Welcome to the Environmental Conservation Lab (ECL) 

The ECL is located at 303 Wallace Building and is a hub for students, researchers, and project staff working on issues that have substantial implications for environmental justice and health. Our work, in recent years, has largely focused on food security/sovereignty and energy justice issues and involves extensive collaboration with Indigenous and rural communities and other stakeholders (NGOs, activists, government, industry etc.). We blend academic research, with education, outreach, and activism to tackle a diversity of issues with the aim of achieving desirable and meaningful change.  

If the ECL had a formal mission statement, it would likely highlight the importance of active collaboration with communities and other stakeholders – especially Indigenous, refugee, and rural communities – in achieving environmental and social justice.  

Regardless of the focus, the work and research within the ECL emphasizes the importance of effective outreach, meaningful relationships, and addressing real and relevant concerns of community partners. To that end, we are always interested in partnering with like-minded folks and organizations, and in working with highly motivated graduate and undergraduate students. 

Please feel free to contact us, if you are interested in working with us.  

More information on our projects can be found on the website under “Our Research”.

Our Projects

Wa Ni Ska Tan

Dam Watch International

Kitatipithitamak Mithwayawin: Covid-19 Indigenous

Kis Kin Ha Ma Ki Win

In Land and Life


Our Data Indigenous

One River Many Relations