The CIW, as part of the University of Waterloo community, is doing its part to train the next generation of researchers. Research Assistants (RAs) and/or Co-op students work with us each term to assist with research, knowledge mobilization, and web-based communications activities. 

Ashley Flanagan

Graduate Research Assistant

Ashley Flanagan is Ph.D. candidate in Recreation and Leisure Studies specializing in Aging, Health, and Wellbeing at the University of Waterloo. In the winter 2017 term, she joined the CIW as a Research Assistant to work on our Canadian Older Adult Wellbeing Report. 

Jessie Gao

Graduate Research Assistant

Jessie Gao is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo. She started working with the CIW in spring 2017 and is supporting our Wellbeing Waterloo Region project which includes analyzing and standardizing regional data and CIW survey data. 

Rachel Hammermueller

Co-op student

Rachel joined the CIW in the fall of 2016 and winter 2017 terms as the CIW's Digital Communications Assistant as part of co-op for her English Literature and Rhetoric degree with the University of Waterloo.

Kai Jiang

Graduate Research Assistant

Kai Jiang is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo. At the CIW, Kai’s job is updating, analyzing and standardizing national, provincial, and regional data.

Lindsay Kalbfleisch

Graduate Research Assistant

Lindsay was an MA candidate in the department of Recreation and Leisure Studies. Lindsay joined the CIW as a Research Assistant in the summer of 2015 and stayed with us until her graduation in spring 2017. 

Earl Walker

Graduate Research Assistant

Earl is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo. He has been working with the CIW and UNICEF since the fall of 2016 on a project to create a wellbeing index for children and youth in Canada. 

Annabel Wiersma

Co-op Student

Annabel Wiersma was an Arts & Business student, majoring in Psychology at the University of Waterloo. She did the co-op specialization, which led to her 8 month co-op position at the CIW in 2016 working as a Community Wellbeing Survey Manager.