Recent Work

Recent, current and ongoing activities, initiatives and projects exploring the relationships between creative expression, the arts, health and healing in the north. Through our works, HARC, our partners and collaborators strive to create and sustain a dynamic, inclusive, strengths-based forum for innovative inquiry and practice around renewing and expanding health, wellness and well-being in northern communities.

May 12, 2021

HARC Research Manager Receives BC NEIHR Master’s Scholarship

The Health Arts Research Centre is pleased to announce that HARC Research Manager and UNBC Alumni Marion Erickson is a recipient of the BC Network Environment for Indigenous Health Research (BC NEIHR) Masters Scholarship. Marion’s Research focus is on revitalizing Dakelh midwifery through a Dakelh Doula training curriculum for the purpose of enhancing perinatal health outcomes in a predominately rural Indigenous nation. The BC NEIHR Master’s Scholarship program aims to help …

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May 3, 2021

HARC Contributor Receives Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s Award

Congratulations to HARC contributor and UNBC Interdisciplinary Studies Master’s student, Katya Korol, for receiving a CIHR-funded, Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s-level award. Katya’s research focuses on the health-related experiences experiences of those engaging with food sovereignty and Indigenous food sovereignty in colonial northern British Columbia. For more information about Katya’s scholarship, please visit  

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HARC Contributor and Postdoctoral Researcher Lands Tenure-Track Position

The HARC team would like to congratulate Vanessa Sloan Morgan, HARC team member and postdoctoral researcher, who is leaving us for a tenure-track faculty position at UBC Okanagan. Vanessa’s position is in Political Ecology and Critical Human Geography in UBCO’s Department of Community, Culture, and Global Studies. Congratulations, Vanessa! The HARC team will miss you!

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HARC Contributor Receives SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship

The Health Arts Research Centre would like to congratulate Christine Anonuevo, HARC contributor and UNBC Health Sciences PhD Student, for receiving a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship. Christine’s research revolves around Solidarity Stories: Documenting Racialized and Gendered Leadership that Connects Health Inequities to Resource-Based, Extractive Infrastructure in Northern British Columbia (BC). For more information about Christine’s award, please visit  

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April 20, 2021

Educating Medical Students’ ‘Hearts and Minds’: A Humanities-Informed Cultural Immersion Program in Indigenous Experiential Community Learning

The HARC team is thrilled about the recent, open-access publication of: “Educating Medical Students’ ‘Hearts and Minds’: A Humanities-Informed Cultural Immersion Program in Indigenous Experiential Community Learning” in the International Journal of Indigenous Health. This health-humanities-focused research publication is the result of the work of many HARC contributors and partners, and can serve as a resource for medical education programs considering initiatives which leverage experiential pedagogies and humanities-informed approaches to …

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May 5, 2021

Our Medicines: A Cultural Humility Workshop for Healthcare Practitioners

With thanks and appreciation to the Elders, the Neyu team, the organizing team, and all the participants, we are proud to share that HARC’s accredited Cultural Humility Workshop for healthcare practitioners, “Our Medicines”, was a success. Twenty-nine participants from a variety of health care backgrounds took part in the informative and inspiring workshop facilitated in collaboration with Neyu Team, Guy and Ruby Prince and Two Rivers Gallery. In addition to learning more about the need to …

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