Troy Glover is a Professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies and Director of the Healthy Communities Research Network at the University of Waterloo. Focused primarily within an urban context, his research explores the role(s) of leisure, tourism, and events in advancing or deterring community. Dr. Glover's work within the areas of social capital and transformative placemaking aims to expose social inequities to encourage critical reflection about exclusive practices or policies that privilege certain groups over others. His approach often favours a social ethic whereby community members are knowers of their own lived experiences with capabilities and entitlements to forward their own visions of a healthy community. Thus, Dr. Glover's research is also aimed at engaging community members directly in dialogue to envision their aspirations for the future of their community.