Welcome to the HEC Lab

The Health, Environment, and Communities Research Lab (HEC Lab) is a research group co-located between Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) and Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia). Our research is centred on principles of social, environmental and health equity and focuses on three main themes:

Exploring participatory research with community partners concerning issues that are important to them,

Sharing development and testing of innovative, decolonizing research tools and methodologies, and

Understanding ethical tensions and institutional barriers associated with community-based participatory research.