Heart:BEATS Brain, Exercise, Arts, Trans-disciplinary Synergies

Oct 19, 2019

Music Building, 6361 Memorial Road, Vancouver, BC
Transcending Boundaries: A Constellation of Conversations and Concerts

The data is in — a tidal wave of new understanding of ancient practices shows that arts-medicine phenomena abound — dancing helps Parkinson's patients, singing promotes wellbeing and memory for dementia patients, music-based therapies helps stroke victims regain speech and autistic children communicate. Arts and humanities help medical students develop skills and empathies, while medical/psychotherapeutic practices help music students with injury prevention and performance confidence. Exercise-based community arts assist health and wellbeing across the lifespan. Drama therapies traverse an array of conceptual and emotional boundaries. Art modalities can be powerful agents of knowledge translation across the academic spectrum, and to build eloquent bridges for cross-cultural understanding.

And all around the world, all of us engage Art in some way, everyday - and always have, for as far back as we can trace human communities. Some (like Darwin) have said it is one of the grandest mysteries of our species.

HeartBEATS will include speakers and performers from a broad spectrum of artistic practices and diverse research areas whose work draws connections between realms. 

Join us to explore how art connects us to wellness, health,  and to everyone/thing else.

More information, including the day's schedule: music.ubc.ca/transcending-boundaries

This event is co-hosted by The UBC School of Music and the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.



6:00pm-7:30pm, Jan 28, 2020

Summary: Around the world, countries are celebrating, worrying about and sometimes ignoring population aging.

11:30am-1:00pm, Jan 31, 2020

Do you want to take the fear out of conversations about driving? Are you curious what your options are if you feel you’re not safe to continue driving?

6:00pm-7:30pm, Feb 11, 2020

Bio: Dr. Evan Adams is of Tla’amin First Nation ancestry. In his role as CMO, Dr.

12:00pm-2:30pm, Feb 12, 2020

Creation of any kind has a meditative quality, and can help you clear your mind, figure out how you feel, or document your history.

12:30pm-2:00pm, Feb 12, 2020

Are you interested in learning more about how technology can help in your everyday life?

6:00pm-7:30pm, Mar 10, 2020

6:00pm-7:30pm, Mar 24, 2020

Summary: Step counting is now a widespread and acceptable approach to self-monitoring physical activity courtesy the recent surge in wearable technologies.

Past Events

11:00am-1:00pm, Jan 8, 2020

6:00pm-7:30pm, Jan 7, 2020

Summary: Life expectancy in the U.S. has dropped for three consecutive years, and life expectancy at birth in Canada has stopped rising.

7:30pm-9:30pm, Dec 12, 2019

Join the HR MacMillan Space Centre and the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health for another lecture in their Universe of the Brain series.Take part in an interactive evening, with leading exp

11:00am-12:30pm, Dec 3, 2019

Dr HR Nagendra will present research on yoga, its role in health and health care as well as standards and quality issues.

7:30pm-9:00pm, Oct 19, 2019

This event is free, registration is not required.

Oct 19, 2019

The data is in — a tidal wave of new understanding of ancient practices shows that arts-medicine phenomena abound — dancing helps Parkinson's patients, singing promotes wellbeing and memory for dem

12:00pm-1:00pm, Apr 25, 2019

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Apr 5-6, 2019

Spasticity is a medical disorder that occurs after injury to the brain or spinal cord.  Tens of thousands of Canadians are affected, making it difficult to move their limbs.

6:30pm-7:30pm, Jan 22, 2019

Doors open at 6:00, talks will begin at 6:30. This talk is geared to parents, young people and teachers who are interested in learning how education changes the brain.