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The PEACE Project
Palliative Education through Art Communication and Engagement
In partnership with Dalhousie University's Associate Professor of Nursing, Brenda Sabo, and 18 other researchers including faculty from The Fountain School for Performing Arts, we are creating a new work based on first-hand dialogues with cancer patients, and their families, about their experience with palliative and end-of-life care.  

This project is being created to demystify palliative care in an effort to raise awareness about the necessity and value of end-of-life care for individuals with advance stages of terminal cancer, and how we begin to change social stigmas and stereotypes surrounding death and dying.

This is a two-year project funded in full by The Canadian Cancer Society using a new approach to education through arts-based knowledge to action translation tools.  Artists partnering with scientists and medical practitioners to create new methods of communication and dissemination of information.

To date the PEACE Project has been presented at:
        *STLHE Conference 2017: Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
        *St. Michael's Hospital, Li Ku Shing Knowledge Institute, Toronto, Ontario
        *Revera Care Centre, Donway Place, Toronto, Ontario
        *Hope & Cope Wellness Centre, MontrĂ©al, Quebec
        *Halifax Central Library, Halifax, Nova Scotia
        *Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia


"Where art and science meet: The PEACE Project initiates frank conversations about the many social stigmas and stereotypes surrounding palliative care, death and dying. This is an intimate and personal piece, full of humour, and is the result of an interprovincial research collaboration (Halifax, Montreal and Toronto) led by Dr. Brenda Sabo (Dalhousie School of Nursing) with artistic direction by Alexis Milligan (Transitus). The research phase for this project was fully funded by the Canadian Cancer Society. "


CAST: Michelle Raine, Stepheny Hunter, Samantha Thompson, Zac C. Comeau
DESIGNER: Steve Lucas