Research Cluster in Culture, Creativity, Health and Well-Being

RESEARCH CLUSTER in CULTURE, CREATIVITY, HEALTH and WELL-BEING

Karen Ragoonaden

Karen Ragoonaden

RESEARCH LEAD

Professor of Teaching, Okanagan School of Education, UBC Okanagan

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Virginie Magnat

Virginie Magnat

RESEARCH LEAD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan

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This research cluster team is exploring synergies between cultural, creative and mindfulness practices that have the potential to foster and sustain health and well-being. 

ABSTRACT

This cluster draws on the collective expertise of researchers from Canada, the U.K. and France to co-develop an arts-based community-engaged research model. The team members combine cultural, creative and mindfulness practices and integrates the perspectives of Indigenous scholars and artists to explore the cultural, spiritual and environmental dimensions of health and well-being.

The team received a UBCO Cluster of Research Excellence award in 2018.

RESEARCH TEAM MEMBERS

Tania Willard

Assistant Professor, Creative Studies, Visual Arts, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan

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Evan Adams

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch

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Sarah Dow-Fleisner

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

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Rena Sharon

Professor, Collaborative Piano, Faculty of Music, UBC Vancouver

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Vicki Kelly

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University

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Bryony Onciul

Associate Professor of Museology and Heritage Studies, Department of History, University of Exeter

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Konstantinos Thomaidis

Senior Lecturer, College of Humanities, Drama, University of Exeter

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Nathalie Gauthard

Professor in Performing Arts, University of Artois

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Contact

Cluster of Research Excellence in Culture, Creativity, Health and Well-Being 

Karen Ragoonaden, Project Lead, Faculty of Education, UBC Okanagan
karen.ragoonaden@ubc.ca

Virginie Magnat, Project Lead, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan
virginie.magnat@ubc.ca

Liz Saville, Project Coordinator, Faculty of Education, UBC Okanagan
lsaville@mail.ubc.ca

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