The HEC Lab

The HEC Lab focuses on reconciliatory, respectful, reciprocal, and responsible community-based participatory research. The Lab is committed to equity-oriented projects that apply social, environmental, and health lenses, and our work comes together through intersections of cultures, places, power/resistance, and relational ethics using innovative, decolonizing research methodologies. The HEC lab is equipped with a wide range of field equipment (audio/video recording, photovoice, and digital story technologies), qualitative data analysis and transcription software, as well as common and individual internet-connected computer work stations. The HEC Lab strives to cultivate the next generation of critically-engaged scholars by providing significant and meaningful research training opportunities for highly qualified personnel.

The HEC Lab is always looking to recruit prospective graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, undergraduate honours students, and volunteers. As a member of the HEC Lab, you will have the opportunity to work and collaborate with a cadre of peers with research interests just like yours. This includes participating in HEC Lab meetings that focus on building academic and professional skills, such as conference presentations, grant writing workshops, developing research projects, and collectively working to contribute to other projects going on in the Lab to ensure all of our outputs are of exceptional quality.

Senior Research Associates

Dr. Diana Lewis
Senior Research Associate
Dr. Jeff Masuda
Senior Research Associate
Dr. Onyx Sloan Morgan
Senior Research Associate
Dr. Deondre Smiles
Senior Research Associate
Dr. Paul Sylvestre
Senior Research Associate

Research Associates

Marc Calabretta
Research Associate
Dr. Megan Harvey
Research Program Manager
Isaac White
Research Associate

Graduate Researchers

Leslie Anderson
PhD Student
Arthi Jeyamohan
PhD Student
Jodi John
PhD Student
Alex Makin
PhD Student
Martina Paloheimo
PhD Student
Amy Cornish
Master’s Student
Katie Doreen
Master’s Student
Samantha Mishos
Master’s Student

Undergraduate Researchers

Ivana Verdin
Undergraduate Researcher
Brenda González
Undergraduate Researcher