Students

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 initiatives, knowledge mobilisation and community engagement, and web-based communications activities. 

Ashley Flanagan

Graduate Research Assistant

In addition to her own dissertation work, Ashley has recently started working at the CIW as a research assistant working on the Canadian Older Adult Wellbeing Report. 

Kai Jiang

Kai Jiang

Graduate Research Assistant

Kai Jiang is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo. At the Canadian Index of Wellbeing, Kai’s job is updating, analysing and standardizing national, provincial, and regional data.

Lindsay Kalbfleisch

Lindsay Kalbfleisch

Graduate Research Assistant

Lindsay is a second-year MA candidate in the department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, working under the supervision of Dr. Steven Mock. Lindsay joined the Canadian Index of Wellbeing team in the summer of 2015 as a Research Assistant.

Annabel Wiersma

Luisa Annabel Wiersma

Graduate Co-op Student

Luisa Annabel Wiersma is a fourth year 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 working as a Community Wellbeing Survey Manager.