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 5, 2022

HARC Hosts Workshop at RONOC – Realities of Northern Oncology Conference 2022

On Thursday April 28, 2022, HARC contributors Dr Sarah de Leeuw, Marion Erickson, and Laura McNab-Coombs facilitated a workshop at the Realities of Northern Oncology Conference at University Hospital of Northern British Columbia in Prince George. The hybrid workshop, titled PRACTICING YOUR BEST MEDICINE: PREPARING FOR INDIGENOUS PATIENTS, had roughly 75 attendees who joined in-person and online. The workshop explored current conversations about working with Indigenous peoples and communities, applying …

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HARC Facilitates Visioning Exercise with Advisory Group for CSFS & UNBC Elder Wellness Project

On Friday, April 29th, HARC facilitated a visioning exercise for the first in-person gathering of the Advisory Group for the Elder Wellness Project, an initiative focused on strengthening mental wellness and suicide prevention for Elders in the northern Interior. The Elder Wellness Project is funded by a 5-year $1.5M grant received in 2019 by Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) and UNBC. HARC Research Director, Dr Sarah de Leeuw represents UNBC …

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April 27, 2022

Be/Cause You Care Box

In British Columbia, there has been public conversation about anti-Indigenous racism in the healthcare system. There have also been nation-wide conversations and public responses to anti-indigenous racism, the role of White privilege and systemic racism, authentic allyship, and the need for more anti-racist actions.  The Health Arts Research Centre in the Northern Medical Program at UNBC, Northern Health, Indigenous Health, UBC Anti-Racism Initiatives, and the team from You Need …

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April 14, 2022

Please Join Us for a Night of Art and Research!

The Health Arts Research Centre invites health care learners and professionals to Pope Mountain Arts in Fort St. James to participate in a research project titled “Cultural Agility in Northern BC‘s Healthcare System: Increasing Indigenous Employment Participation and Responsiveness to Indigenous Well-Being.” Please click the following link to be registered as a participant in this research: https://forms.gle/MFqnvmrYwJYtVCvv9.

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