September 29, 2020

Educational Resources/Handouts

We at the HARC believe in the utilization of arts-based approaches to learning, as well as marrying Traditional and Western knowledges where appropriate. Below you can find copies of various teaching and learning resources generated by our HARC team. For more information on any of these documents or, to request facilitation by our team of any of these lesson plans, please contact Marion Erickson at or Laura McNab-Coombs at …

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March 13, 2017

NYU Literature Arts Medicine Database

A link to NYU School of Medicine’s medical humanities database, LitMed: Literature Arts Medicine. See for exceptional listings of visual art, literature, and performance arts on illness and healing or to borrow a phrase from the site, “the human condition curated”. “The Literature, Arts and Medicine Database (LitMed) is a collection of literature, fine art, visual art and performing art annotations created as a dynamic, comprehensive resource for scholars, …

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January 24, 2017

Publications in the Canadian Geographer

  We are very happy to share two Canadian Geographer articles featuring research from UNBC! Going Unscripted: A call to critically engage storytelling methods  and methodologies in geography and medical health science by Sarah de Leeuw, Margot W. Parkes, Vanessa Sloan Morgan, Julie Christensen, Nicole Lindsay, Kendra Mitchell-Foster and Julia Russell Jozkow de Leeuw_et_al-2017-The_Canadian_Geographer_-_Le_G-ographe_canadien Lyana Patrick’s review of the acclaimed text Determinants of Indigenous Peoples’ Health in Canada: Beyond the Social

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September 16, 2016

Yin Kak Honzu: The Earth is Beautiful

Visit the Ecohealth Knowledge to Action Research Group website to view a Wet’suwet’en Story put together by Sarah Harris, the Ecohealth Knowledge to Action Research Group and a collaborative group of Knowledge holders & Elders from the Wet’suwet’en Nation. Digital Story Outline – Yin Kak Honzu: The Earth is Beautiful How they pulled it together:
This is a project in partnership with UNBC and Northern Health’s Ecohealth Knowledge to …

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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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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

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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