Healthy Environments in Academic Research Teams (HEART)

Research shows that healthy learning and work environments are crucial to the well-being and performance of faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and students. Establishing and sustaining healthy research environments is therefore fundamental for our people to thrive in their learning and research, and enabling the Faculty of Medicine to achieve our goal of actively transforming health for everyone.

The Healthy Environments in Academic Research Teams (HEART) program recognizes that each of us has an important role in creating healthy research environments, from lab leadership to new trainees. It aims to:

  • Equip all members of our research community with the understanding and skills they need to promote healthy, inclusive and productive environments for all
  • Recognize those lab teams that are committed to creating positive change
Faculty of Medicine graduate students answer "What does a healthy research environment look like?"

Get in touch

If you have any questions about HEART or would like to help shape the project, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Please contact:

Leigh Spanner, HEART Project Coordinator, Graduate & Postdoctoral Education Office, Faculty of Medicine,

Dr. Michael Hunt, Professor of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine,