March 15, 2016

“SICK” exhibit at Haida Gwaii Museum – Now Open!!!

Check out the “SICK” Exhibit at the Haida Gwaii Museum that is now open as of April 1 until May 21, 2016! The Health Arts Research Centre is really pleased to be involved in helping to sponsor this great event! Featuring Katie Borserio, Kiki van der Heiden, Sheila Karrow, Eiko Kuroto, Lynn Lee, Penny Richardson, Dafne Romero, Caroline Shooner, Kara Sievewright, Hilary Thorpe and Wendy Watts. Check out this great article written …

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December 23, 2015

Scholarship Fund Seeds Hope Through Research in Mental Health

Two of HARC’s research assistants, Julia MacDonald and Valerie Ward have been recognized for their graduate research and extracurricular involvement with jack.org UNBC. Their experiences and research have been paired with the interests of a community donor who is establishing a scholarship fund in memory of her son.  This scholarship will be to support research in the area of mental health and mental illness. If you are interested in donating, …

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January 13, 2014

Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, The Arts, and Humanities

Ars Medica is a biannual literary journal, started in 2004, that explores the interface between the arts and healing, and examines what makes medicine an art. Ars Medica remains the only medical literary journal in Canada, and one of a handful of such journals in the world, in the rapidly developing international field of the humanities in healthcare. This journal allows a place for dialogue, meaning-making, and the representation of experiences of …

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November 30, 2013

Jane Inyallie

Jane is TseK’ehne First Nations from McLeod Lake, BC. Her mother was Lena Inyallie and her father was Walter Solonas. Jane was born in Prince Rupert BC, and lived in McLeod Lake with her Mother Lena, Maternal Grandmother Harrieta A’Huille as well as her Paternal Grandparents Monique and Theodore Toodick; and other Elders and extended family in McLeod Lake. She later moved with her family to outskirts of Prince George. Jane attended Lejac Residential …

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October 30, 2013

Drawing on Identity: Inkameep Day School & Art Collection

An exhibit of the Virtual Museum of Canada, “Drawing on Identity” tells the story of the Inkameep Day School on the Nk’Mip Reserve and profiles the art produced by children of the Osoyoos Indian Band who attended. A beautiful exhibit cataloguing the artwork and experiences of Inkameep students, and the importance of the art to the Osoyoos Indian Band.  

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October 3, 2013

National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing

The National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing is based in the United Kingdom and comprises organisations from across the country working together to develop a new voice for arts and health. Supported by Arts Council England, this work has involved the development of a Charter for Arts Health and Wellbeing.

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Health Arts Society

The Health Arts Society deliversprofessional music and theatre performances to audiences in health care facilities, providing those isolated from our arts community the experience of enjoying performance arts in their own health care setting.

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First Nations Health Authority Launch

The First Nations Health Authority took over the budget and responsibility for administrating and managing health care services for Aboriginal Peoples in BC on October 1, 2013. The Vancouver Sun reports.

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October 2, 2013

Northword Magazine

Northword Magazine is an independent, regional magazine dedicated to bringing insight into the activities that define “way of life” as it is in northern British Columbia. A crucial focus of this magazine is to reaffirm the connectedness and uniqueness of northern ways of being and creating community, and to celebrate and illuminate a lifestyle characterized by collective dedication.

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Lake – Journal of Arts and Environment

  Lake is a multi-disciplinary journal that publishes fiction, poetry, critical essays, interviews, reviews and visual arts related to the environment. It is housed within the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at University of British Columbia – Okanagan.

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August 31, 2013


Heath Arts Research Centre Room 9-380 Dr. Donald R. Rix Northern Health Sciences Centre University of Northern British Columbia 3333 University way Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9 Canada Tel: (250) 960-5438

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August 30, 2013

Our Story

With the highest rates of both preventable and treatable premature mortality in BC (194.5 and 45.7 deaths per 100,000 population, respectively), the Northern Health Authority has the lowest health status in BC. The 2018 Report of the BC Provincial Health Officer documents deep inequalities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Disparities in well-being are a pressing health issue that require multi-disciplinary and cross-community collaboration and partnership for innovative thinking, working and …

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