"Voice and Well-Being" Roundtable Discussion - Feb. 18, 2021
This closed meeting was hosted by the “Culture, Creativity, Health and Well-Being” Research Cluster on February 18 from 8:30am to 10:00am PST. The aim was to engage participants in conversation/exchange about the intersection of voice training/practice and well-being (broadly conceived). Invited participants: Dr. Konstantinos Thomaidis, Senior Lecturer in Drama, Theatre & Performance at the University of Exeter; Dr. Gey Pin ANG performer, pedagogue, and director (PhD Drama by Practice-as-Research from University of Kent); Anna-Helena McLean, former principal member of Gardzienice (2000-07), currently a doctoral candidate at Guildhall School of Music & Drama; Christina Shewell, MA, FRCSLT ADVS, spoken voice teacher, and speech/ language therapist; Rena Sharon, Professor of Collaborative Piano Studies at the University of British Columbia. Co-facilitators: Dr. Virginie Magnat, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia; Dr. Alexandra (Sasha) Kovacs, Assistant Professor of Theatre History, University of Victoria; Michael Elliott, Assistant Professor of Theatre, University of Victoria in Victoria.
"Neurodecolonization, Mindfulness, and the Medicine Wheel; An Indigenous model of traditional wellness Webinar"- Feb 1, 2021
Presented by Indigenous Education - UBC, UBC Centre for Mindful Engagement & Eminence Cluster of Research Excellence in Culture, Creativity, Health and Wellbeing
The Medicine Wheel is a symbol used to represent wholeness, balance, and the natural cycles of life. It consists of a circle with four quadrants: Mind, Body, Spirit, and Emotions. This presentation discusses how our wellness can be improved by combing Indigenous and Western evidenced-based sciences into the Medicine Wheel to examine how decolonizing our mindfulness practices, movement, sleep, humour, collectivism, mild biogenetic stress, fasting, environment, genes, food, and beliefs can improve our wellness.
Dr. Michael Yellow Bird is Dean and Professor of the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba. He is a member of the MHA Nation (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara) in North Dakota, USA. His research focuses on the effects of colonization and methods of decolonization, ancestral health, intermittent fasting, Indigenous mindfulness, neurodecolonization, mindful decolonization, and the cultural significance of Rez dogs.
"Book Launch & Cluster Activities Webinar" - Centre for Mindful Engagement - December 3, 2020
Host: Dr. Karen Ragoonaden - Director of the Centre for Mindful Engagement
Eminence Cluster Presenters:
Dr. Virginie Magnat, Dr. Vicki Kelly, Dr. Nathalie Gauthard
This presentation focused on projects developed by members of the UBC funded "Culture, Creativity, Health and Wellbeing" Research Cluster. These projects honour diverse forms of knowledge and experiences; promote intergenerational and cross-cultural community connectivity; and valorize the contributions of those who have traditionally been marginalized or excluded from health-related arts-based qualitative research.
"Being Creative for Health and Well-Being" presentation - Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention - October 22, 2020
This presentation focused on projects developed by members of the UBC-funded "Culture, Creativity, Health and Well-Being" Research Cluster. These projects honour diverse forms of knowledge and experiences; promote intergenerational and cross-cultural community connectivity; and valorize the contributions of those who have traditionally been marginalised or excluded from health-related arts-based qualitative research.
This presentation was co-hosted by Eminence Cluster members Karen Ragoonaden, Virginie Magnat and Tania Willard.