The countdown continues! We are less than one month away from hosting our second ever â€œFireside Chatâ€ webinar in partnership with CHNET-Works! at the University of Ottawa. This webinar will feature Canadian author and researcher Kelly Hill, reviewing research that explores the public health and well-being implications of recreational arts engagement. Mark your calendars for May 21st 1:00 PM ET, and register today.
April has been a busy month for the Network, as well as its community partners. Our founding community partner, Arts Health BC wrapped up the On The Map: Arts & Health in BC project this week with the launch of a final reportand an online mapplotting arts & health initiatives across BC. Check it out for a glimpse into the arts & health landscape in BC and get inspired to plan arts & heath mapping in other jurisdictions!
Dr. Trevor Hancock is a Professor and Senior Scholar at the School of Public Health and Social Policy, University of Victoria. He is a former Public health physician, population and public health consultant, Victoria, BC. Trevor has worked as a consultant for local communities, municipal, provincial and national governments, health care organizations and the World Health Organization. His main areas of interest are health promotion, healthy cities and communities, healthy public policy, environmental health, health policy and planning, and health futurism. Read More >>
Music and the Brain: Jessica Grahn at TEDxWesternU
Jessica Grahn, Cognitive Neuroscientist, talks about the power of the human mind and how it can be transformed through music.
Trying to find some solace in a new art course during a health crisis, I signed up for Art for Health, a course taught by Suzanne Valois, which also included making mandalas. Mandala means 'that which encircles a Centre', the centre being a meaning or representation (symbol) of a meaning. Discussing dreams and interpreting symbols within them was part of the culture in which I grew up. However, creating symbols within a Mandala was foreign to me.
As explained by Suzanne, the mandala reads from outside in. The process evolved into an intense journey.
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