Research Associates

Since establishing a permanent home at the University of Waterloo in 2011, the CIW has had several opportunities to work with other leading researchers to advance research and knowledge about the wellbeing of Canadians. In 2015, the CIW formalized a group of Research Associates, with an impressive range of knowledge, experience, and understanding of the diverse factors and issues influencing wellbeing.

Martin Cooke

Research Associate

Associate Professor, jointly appointed to the Department of Sociology & Legal Studies and School of Public Health Sciences; cross-appointed to the School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo.

Susan Elliott

Research Associate

Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, cross-appointed to the School of Public Health Sciences, University of Waterloo; United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health

Martha Friendly

Research Associate

Executive Director, Childcare Resource and Research Unit, one of Canada’s key sources of child care data and policy analysis

Margo Hilbrecht

Research Associate

Interim Program Director, The Vanier Institute of the Family; Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo

Takayoshi Kusago

Research Associate

Professor, Kansai University, Osaka, Japan; Former Visiting Professor, Institute of Resources, Environment, and Sustainability, University of British Columbia (2015-2016)

Heather Mair

Research Associate

Professor, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies; cross-appointed to School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo

Steven E. Mock

Research Associate

Associate Professor, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies; Director, RBC Retirement Research Centre; Interim Director, Network for Aging Research (NAR), University of Waterloo

Nazeem Muhajarine

Research Associate, Canadian Advisor

Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan; and Director, Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU), Universities of Regina and Saskatchewan; CIW Canadian Advisor - Healthy Populations Domain

Mike Salvaris

Research Associate, International Advisor

Project Manager, Australian National Development Index; Senior Research Fellow, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne; CIW International Advisor and Research Associate 

Katherine Scott

Research Associate, Canadian Advisor

Senior Researcher with Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA); Former VP Research, Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD); CIW Canadian Advisor - Community Vitality Domain

Simron Singh

Research Associate

School of Environment, Enterprise, and Development (SEED); Program Director, Master of Development Practice (MDP) Program; Teaching Fellow, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo