While only some parts of Canada are enjoying cherry blossom-lined streets, the Vernal Equinox means that we can all officially celebrate Spring! This season has always been synonymous with freshness, vitality and an outpouring of creativity, and at AHNC we are taking the opportunity to spread that as far as possible.
Also on the horizon is another â€œFireside Chatâ€ webinar in collaboration with CHNET-Works! at the University of Ottawa. This webinar, entitled â€œThe Arts and Individual Wellbeing in Canadaâ€ will feature Kelly Hill of Hill Strategies Research and review research on the public health and well-being implications of recreational arts engagement. This presentation will focus on findings from the landmark 2013 study, Arts & Individual Wellbeing in Canadaand also include international longitudinal studies on arts engagement and wellbeing. Mark your calendar for Thursday May 21 (1:00-2:30 ET) and register today at http://www.chnet-works.ca
As always, we encourage you to stay in touch via email and our social media channels - we are here to promote and share your events, projects & research endeavours! We wish those of you celebrating a Happy Holi, Nowruz and Spring Equinox.
Hartley Jafine is currently an instructor at McMaster University where he faciltates theatre and arts-based courses/workshops within the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) and Arts & Science programs and Interprofessional Education program. Additionally he is a communications coach at the University of Toronto - Postgraduate Medical Education and an Interprofessional Arts-Based Leaning Specialist at Baycrest Hospital. He holds a BA in Theatre Studies from Acadia University, an MA in Applied Drama from Goldsmiths, University of Read More >>
Make Art (or a Cure) From My Brain Cancer, Says TED Fellow Salvatore Iaconesi
â€œI have a brain cancer.â€
Data artist and TED Fellow Salvatore Iaconesi posted these words this morning, along with a video of himself speaking. With his long ponytail reduced to a scruffy mohawk, he shares this story:
Nathan Miller is a remarkable 17 year old young man from Summerville, SC. Nathan was born in San Angelo, TX in 1997. He was diagnosed with autism in 2001, but is, in his own words, "blessed with the ability to play music, and to communicate." These are both things his older brother Marcus, age 25, who also has autism, cannot do. Marcus has never been able to speak, and is on the profoundly challenged end of the autism spectrum. Despite Marcus's inability to speak, his favorite activity, second only to Read More >>
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