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Public Health Simulation Lab


The Environmental Health Simulation Lab (S-Lab) is a key institute in the Centre for
Science, Research and Innovation that enables students and faculty to bring their research
to the community by providing real-life conditions in a simulated environment.

The S-Lab simulates facilities for the training of students enrolled in the Environmental
Health After Degree program. It will further enhance students’ learning through visualisation
and hands-on experience by utilizing Augmented Reality (AR). AR will revolutionize the
training for the human sector by allowing students to experience real world situations in a
controlled environment. AR prepares professionals for areas previously considered
dangerous and risky, and helps to improve responses and judgment to address them
effectively and efficiently.

The S-Lab will pave the way in training the next generation of front-line practitioners to
sharpen their skills and competencies to improve the productivity of the workforce and
protect the health of Albertans across multiple sectors such as oil & gas, construction, and
public health.


  1. Serves as an innovative training facility both for students and Environmental Health
    Officers across health authorities in the Prairie Provinces: Alberta, Saskatchewan and
  2. Enhances hands-on learning of students, and professional development of front-line
    public health practitioners.
  3. Showcases Canadian public health practices to the general public and international
  4. Bridges the latest science research with applied skills development and knowledge
    translation in areas such as health risk assessment and management.
  5. Brings stakeholders together such as academic researchers, policy-makers,
    environmental health practitioners, and industry.

The S-Lab will bridge what was humanly impossible with the possible, and take training in
traditional sectors such as environmental health to the next frontier where arts and science