Upcoming events

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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October 4, 2021

Upcoming Embodied Books Workshop Series

Are you interested in learning a new artistic skill? Do you have experiences with healthcare, illness, disability, caretaking, or other topics related to health? Then please join us for the Embodied Books workshop series! What: The purpose of Embodied Books is to investigate how creating and reading artists’ books (fine art that takes on the form of a book) can help us to understand these experiences in more complete or …

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September 15, 2021

Prince George PRIDE event supported by HARC was a Success

The Health Arts Research Centre was honoured to support an amazing, giant mural project which took place on Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Prince George in celebration of the LGBTQIA2S+ community. While churches have been dangerous and fearful places for those who identify as LGBTQIA2S+, this mural is a means of re-claiming this space as one which can promote healing and healthy relationships. As part of the Pride Car Rally …

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September 1, 2021

2021 Northern Indigenous Summer Science Camp

The HARC’s 2021 Northern BC Indigenous Youth Summer Science Camp was a success! Please find a video of our 2021 Northern Indigenous Summer Science Camp below!   Although we were unable to host an in-person camp in Prince George in 2021 due to the unique challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, our team worked hard to bring our fully-funded Summer Science Camp directly to campers through a community-based virtual hybrid …

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July 27, 2021

HARC Research Manager Receives Telus Storyhive Film Making Grant

Congratulations to HARC Research Manager, Marion Erickson, on receiving the Telus Storyhive Film Making Grant! Marion’s Project may be featured on TELUS Optik TV On Demand, TELUS websites, the STORYHIVE website and other TELUS branded websites or social media platforms. Marion’s Project may also be featured on Air Canada’s Inflight Entertainment System. Please hit the like button on our page to stay updated! More information about TELUS Storyhive can be …

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July 19, 2021

Land-Based Healing Wellness Program

HARC is pleased to be supporting more wildcrafting and medicine making programs offered by The College of New Caledonia! Some of the planned activities include learning about the traditional land stewardship and ethical gathering of plant medicines, making a simple drying rack and gathering plant medicines. These programs are based at the Fort St James Campus. Participants must be 15 years of age or older, and be able to walk …

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June 10, 2021

“Land-Based Healing” Wellness Programming

The College of New Caledonia (Nechako) is pleased to offer two “Land-Based Literacy” wildcrafting and medicine-making programs in July/August and September/October. Funding for this programming is made available through funding from Decoda Literacy and the Health Arts Research Centre (UNBC). Some of the planned activities include learning about traditional land stewardship and ethical gathering, and gathering and making plant medicines. Planned projects* include: plant medicine salve/oil, health tea/beverages, floral jelly …

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March 30, 2021

Dakelh Language Lessons for Healthcare Practitioners

The HARC will be hosting Dakelh Language Lessons for Healthcare Practitioners and Dakelh Language Learners in May 2021! If interested, please direct your questions to Marion Erickson <Marion.Erickson@unbc.ca> and register through this google form.    

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March 19, 2021

Beauty and the Bush Wellness Programming

The HARC is thrilled to be supporting a project in the Nechako region put on by the College of New Caledonia. The project is called “Beauty and the Bush” and it involves wildcrafting and plant medicine-making taking place in April-June 2021! Please click on the photo below to access a PDF document with more information and stayed tuned to our website and social media pages for project updates!     …

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February 2, 2021

Narrative Medicine Workshops

The HARC is excited to announce that Drs. Sarah de Leeuw, Mona Maleki, and Mei Wen facilitated a Narrative Medicine event for physicians on February 23rd 2021.   The virtual event was held by more than 40 physicians and was a resounding success as illustrated by this feedback document. Please stay tuned for upcoming Narrative Medicine workshops!

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January 12, 2021

Journeys to Medical Professions: a Panel Presentation for Indigenous Peoples

The Health Arts Research Centre is hosting a panel entitled, “Journeys to Medical Professions: a Panel Presentation for Indigenous Peoples” this presentation is for Indigenous peoples of all ages who are interested in entering careers in Medicine. The panelists will share their stories about their experiences in pursuing post-secondary education and they will provide helpful information on how to enter into medical professions through post-secondary school. Panelists include Dr. Randi George (Wet’suwet’en …

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January 5, 2021

Tree of Life Art Workshop

The Health Arts Research Centre in the Northern Medical Program at UNBC is pleased to support the Tree of Life Art Workshop. This event is postponed until further notice. To register, please visit https://forms.gle/W48qU7ySATH1SHw59

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August 29, 2020

Science, Art, and Indigenous Ecological Knowledge: Holistic Approaches to Inspiring Next Generation Health and Wellness Practitioners

HARC is dedicated to renewing health in Northern BC through creative, geographically-specific, and socio­culturally means. HARC works as an agent for building capacity to bring knowledge into practice, especially in the North, and especially for Indigenous peoples and communities. Using Art, Dakelh Oral History, and Science as holistic mediums, members of the HARC team have developed a toolkit to help teachers in inspiring students to take up health careers. The …

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January 30, 2020

Upcoming Global Friday Event

‘Why Would They Care?’: Youth, Resource Extraction, and Climate Change in Northern British Columbia, Canada Vanessa Sloan Morgan Postdoctoral Fellow Geography Department & Health Arts Research Centre University of Northern British Columbia Date:  January 31, 2020 Time: 12:00 – 1:30pm Location: 5-175 Also available via Livestream www.unbc.ca/livestream ABSTRACT:  Discussion about local decision-making tends to overlook rural and remote youth engagement. Resource extractive industries are, however, fixtures in many rural, remote, northern, …

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