Indigenous Health Lab Indigenous Health Lab
Western Social Science
  • Mouth of the Pic River: Biigtigong Nishnaabeg

  • Landscape Photo

    Pukaskwa National Park: Northern Shore of Lake Superior

  • People

    Indigenous Health Lab Group 2017

Indigenous Health Lab

The Indigenous Health Lab is located within the Faculty of Social Science at Western University, London, Ontario. In this lab, we work on community-based projects that enable Indigenous communities to address their environment and health concerns.

Lab News

July 2019

In late June/early July, Dr. Richmond and some of her team (Katie, Elana, and Steven) represented the IHL at two conferences in Aotearoa: the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) conference hosted by the University of Waikato in Hamilton, NZ, and the International Medical Geography Symposium (IMGS) conference in Queenstown, NZ. Highlights included: the amazing conference sessions, the breathtaking views, the performance by Ngā Tūmanako at the NAISA poroporoaki, learning about Māori culture, the Waitomo glow worm cave, mountain hiking, and the local hospitality. We can't wait to return!

June 2019

From August 12-15, 2019, the Indigenous Health Lab (Department of Geography, Western University) will support an intensive qualitative analysis workshop for established and emerging scholars using NVIVO software and working in the area of Health and the Environment. Participants can expect to learn to import, code, sort and present their interview data. Read more

Congratulations to two of our PhD students, Vanessa Ambtman-Smith and Steven Vanloffeld. They have both been selected as 2019 Trudeau Foundation Scholars!  Read more
Trudeau Foundation Website

September 2018

September 11: Congratulations to Dr. Richmond, one of seven Atlohsa Peace Award recipients - Read more

September 1: Welcome to our newest team members, Steven, Laney, and Juan! 

Group Photo, IMGS Queenstown, NZ.
July 2019
Dr. Richmond delivering her acceptance
speech at the Atlohsa Peace Awards