October 3, 2022

Cross-Pollinations: Canadian Health Humanities Virtual Rounds Series

The HARC is excited to be supporting Cross-Pollinations: Canadian Health Humanities Virtual Rounds Series. Cross-Pollinations is an exciting series that will connect the perspectives of health, humanities and the arts in new ways, combining artistic expression with health practice and research. The conversations of Cross-Pollinations will illuminate new and emerging insights and perspectives about health care opportunities and challenges, health care approaches and advances, as well as build connections between …

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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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December 16, 2021

HARC Presentation at the Showcase Series: Prince George

On December 14th, 2021, HARC partook in a showcase about health and medical research out of Prince George. Hosted by Life Sciences BC and Michael Smith Health Research BC, the first presenter (Dr. Sarah de Leeuw) offered an overview of health humanities. The presentation linked the exciting discipline of health humanities to work specifically in and for Northern BC. Please see the video below for a recording of the presentation. …

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July 28, 2021

Anti-colonial Healthcare in a Box Project

The Health Arts Research Centre (HARC) will be producing and distributing a visually engaging, low-barrier, and inviting learning experience entitled “Anti-Colonial Healthcare in a Box.” HARC is very thankful to our project partners at www.youneedthisbox.ca . HARC is also grateful for a generous financial contribution from UBC’s Anti-Racism Initiatives Fund. This contribution allows us in Northern BC to support learners in health professions, medical students, and practicing clinicians across the …

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June 4, 2021

HARC Contributor Presents at Canadian Association of Health Humanities Conference

HARC contributor, Darian Goldin Stahl, presented at the Canadian Association of Health Humanities Conference, Creating Space 11, held in April 2021. The presentation covered Darian’s Research Creation Dissertation titled Book as Body: The Meaning-Making of Artists’ Books in the Health Humanities.  Please click on the video below to watch Darion’s full presentation. Amazing work, Darian!

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April 20, 2021

HARC Research Manager Interviewed on ATPN News

HARC Research Manager Marion Erickson, a Dakelh researcher and graduate student at Thompson Rivers University studying Dakelh midwifery, recently spoke about barriers faced by Indigenous women accessing health services. In the interview, Erickson tackled the colonial violence of forced and coerced sterilization in Canada, a part of the country’s active suppression of Indigenous people. Erickson, who is working on revitalizing doula knowledges, midwifery practices, and Indigenous knowledges around birth and …

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June 4, 2020

Creative Wellness at Home with Marion Erickson

This is a collection of videos created by Marion Erickson to promote and encourage wellness for Indigenous families. Marion Erickson is the Research Manager here at the Health Arts Research Centre. Marion from the Dakelh nation, community of Nak’azdli and is a member of the Beaver Clan. Marion has a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and Community Development. Marion is a Traditional Knowledge researcher whose focus is on revitalizing Indigenous …

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May 27, 2020

Creative Wellness at Home Art Project Instructional Videos

This is a collection of instructional art project videos developed for Creative Wellness at Home for Indigenous Youth from Northern British Columbia. This is a free home-based creative experience is for Indigenous youth from northern British Columbia between the ages of 12 to 18 who are interested in arts and culture in wellness or who may be interested in pursuing careers in a health or social service field. For each …

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November 4, 2019

Poetics, Politics, and Possibilities: Performing Geographies of Writing Differently

This past October, Dr. Sarah de Leeuw gave a presentation titled, Poetics, Politics, and Possibilities: Performing Geographies of Writing Differently, as part of the Creative Geographies & Poetry Conference held at Université Grenoble Alpes in France. A video recording of Dr. de Leeuw’s presentation may be viewed below. A recording of the presentation is also available on the Performance Lab website.

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October 17, 2019

Final Report & Video: Northern BC Indigenous Youth Science and Health Summer Camp

     This past July, 2019, the Health Arts Research Centre worked with First Nations Health Authority, Northern Health, and UNBC to organize and pilot a Science and Health Summer Camp for Indigenous youth from communities in northern British Columbia. The purpose of the camp was to introduce Indigenous youth from northern BC to a postsecondary environment and encourage them to learn more about health and diverse sciences, potentially inspiring …

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