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.
Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies; Cross-appointed to the Department of Geography and Environmental Management; Research Faculty Associate in the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience, University of Waterloo
Department of Sociology & Legal Studies; School of Public Health & Health Systems, University of Waterloo
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics; Environment and Resource Studies, Faculty of Environment; Director, Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo
Department of Geography and Environmental Management, cross-appointed to the School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo; United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health
Childcare Resource and Research Unit
Recreation and Leisure Studies, School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University
Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED), University of Waterloo
Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO)
Urban Studies and Geography, Simon Fraser University
Takayoshi Kusago is a Professor at Kansai University, Osaka, Japan, and a Visiting Professor, Institute of Resources, Environment, and Sustainability, University of British Columbia for 2015-2016.
Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition; Jarislowsky Chair in Families and Work, Centre for Families, Work and Well-Being, University of Guelph
Heather Mair is an Associate Professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo. Heather’s work concentrates on broad notions of community and individual wellbeing as they can be realised (or threatened) through sport, tourism, and leisure.
School of Public Health and Health Systems, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo
Department of Sociology, University of Toronto
Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies; Director, RBC Retirement Research Centre; Interim Director, Network for Aging Research (NAR), University of Waterloo
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
Department of Economics; Chair, Status of Women and Equity Committee, Faculty Association, University of Waterloo
Australian National Development Index (ANDI)
Canadian Council on Social Development
School of Environment, Enterprise, and Development (SEED); Program Director, Master of Development Practice (MDP) Program; Teaching Fellow, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo
Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo