Welcome to the Centre for Environmental Health Equity!

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Welcome to the Centre for Environmental Health Equity. Our faculty and staff are based at several universities across Turtle Island, including at the University of Victoria, located on lək̓ʷəŋən territory, and at Queen’s University on the territory of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. This website provides information on our past and present research and knowledge mobilization endeavours, our team and alumni, key publications, and opportunities for collaboration, training, and policy and practice engagement. Contact our team if you would like to learn more about our role in supporting Canadians’ right to a healthy environment.

Dr. Jeff Masuda
Canada Research Chair and CEHE Director

Dr. Elijah Bisung
CEHE Associate Director

Goals and Objectives
Our goal is to undertake research that supports community efforts to address environmental conditions, from local to global, that jeopardize people’s health and that constrain their ability to realize their fullest potential. To achieve this goal, we:

  1. Foster collaboration among diverse knowledge constituencies: We work to provide common ground and to strengthen relationships among community experts, academic researchers, policymakers, and other thought leaders who are concerned about environmental health inequities;
  2. Advance cutting-edge, mixed method research: We develop and implement, systematic, creative, and community relevant research-to-action projects based in scientific evidence, Indigenous ways of knowing, policy best practices, and grounded expertise developed through lived experience; and
  3. Share what is learned: We build and facilitate dynamic knowledge mobilization platforms based in arts and humanities-based practices in order to share new information and ideas to support community advocacy and policy action that results in more equitable environmental conditions in Canada.