June 2014 | Issue 14
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In the beginning of June we partnered with CHNET-Works! at the University of Ottawa to host a free webinar called, “What Does Art Have to do with Health”.  The webinar raised questions about the intersection of Arts and Health and provoked insightful discussions. To download a copy of the presentation, visit item #395 on the CHNET-Works! website.  An audio recording of the webinar will be posted soon!

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Lastly, The Connector will be taking a break for the summer. Our next newsletter will be coming your way in September 2014, but in the meantime do not hesitate to connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, or by email. 

In the spirit of creativity and wellness,
Nicki Kahnamoui
Acting Executive Director, Arts Health Network Canada
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Arts and Health Champions

Frédéric Julien 

Frédéric Julien has been active in the performing arts for several years as an artist, a cultural manager and a consultant. He holds a Master's degree in music, as well as a graduate diploma in project management. Frédéric has worked in the field of performing arts presentation at the department of Canadian Heritage, at Réseau Ontario and at the Canadian Arts Presenting Association where he currently manages research and arts promotion activities. Frédéric has a keen interest in 



Powerful Images Show a World Where Verbal Abuse Leaves Physical Scars

What if verbal abuse left the same scars as physical abuse? Would it be taken more seriously? That’s what photographer Richard Johnson hopes to accomplish with his new photo project, “Weapon of Choice.”
The series uses a makeup artist to put bruises and scars on photo subjects. 



Tracey Todd

Tracey Todd is an Education Assistant with the Richmond School Department in Richmond, B.C. Tracey has become passionate about raising awareness of Eating Disorders after her daughter was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa in 2013. Having witnessed the destruction and devastation of an eating disorder first-hand, she is determined to raise awareness and educate others about this prevalent, yet misunderstood illness.




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Music Recreation in Dementia Care
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Digital Story Screening: The Risks and Benefits of HIV Disclosure
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Call for Reflections

June 30, 2014
Art contest for BC's students: Depict What Youth Mental Health Means to You

July 31, 2014
The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing | 6th Annual International Arts and Health Conference

March 15, 2015
Call for Papers | Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice  

Check Out Our Website for a Full Listing of Upcoming Opportunities>>
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