Healthy Environments in Academic Research Teams (HEART)

One of the primary aims of our Strategic Plan is to create respectful and supportive learning and work environments for everyone here at UBC Faculty of Medicine.

This year, the Graduate and Postdoctoral Education office are developing an exciting new program called Healthy Environments in Academic Research Teams (HEART). HEART aims to equip you and your team with the knowledge and tools you need to create a genuinely healthy and inclusive research environment for everyone.

They want to hear your thoughts on what makes a healthy research environment in the Faculty of Medicine and, most importantly, how the HEART program can support lab teams to shape positive change without adding undue burden on already stretched capacity. They are running a series of focus groups for faculty, research staff and trainees throughout November.

It would be great to see as many people as possible involved in shaping such an important initiative.

For more information, please visit

You can also contact Leigh Spanner, Coinvestigator & Key Study Contact or Dr. Michael Hunt, Principal Investigator & Professor of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine at