Environments of Change supports a number of research laboratories in Canada and the UK. Our hub is located at the University of Waterloo, in the Digital Research in Arts and Graphical Environmental Networks (DRAGEN) Lab, but many of our researchers and partners support labs that allow our team to accomplish its work.

Provides high-quality research training opportunities for students at every level. It operates on a collaborative, learner-centred, research model to generate new knowledge and to produce new digital tools for the study of historical nature.

A collaborative centre for digital and open scholarly practices. A multidisciplinary team of faculty, staff, students, and visiting scholars who engage on- and off-campus partners through research, skills training, and community-oriented initiatives

The EQUIS Lab performs research in the design and development of next-generation digital games. Our current focus is on exergames – games that combine entertainment with physical activity

The Games Institute is a multidisciplinary research centre at the University of Waterloo focused on the study of games, gamification, interactive technologies and immersive environments (AR/VR)

The new state-of-the-art lab for Biology, Chemistry and Physics lab sessions, and for self-directed and inquiry-based learning methods

The TRANT Ecological Legacy Lab studies how people shape past and present landscapes. We answer these questions using historical ecology, dendroecology, and experiments. 

The Modelling and Spatial Analysis Lab studies the fields of geographical information science and land-use science. It couples representations of natural and human systems, using agent-based approaches, to estimate the impacts of land-use change, land management, and policy on ecosystem function, human well-being, and sustainable livelihoods