Towards just and sustainable human-nature relationships

The Nature Leisure Community Research Group investigates human-nature relationships in contexts of leisure, livelihoods, and learning.

The Research Group is interdisciplinary in scope, and engages with various fields of interest, including: tourism studies, outdoor recreation and education, environmental philosophy and management, Indigenous-Settler relations, and community development.

Within this social science framework, the Research Group’s mission is to understand, envision, and enact human relationships to the natural environment that are characterized by responsibility, justice, well-being, and sustainability.

Considering grad studies?

If you're a conscientious student with a passion for exploring the nexus of nature, leisure, and community, check out our student research and contact Bryan Grimwood for information about the group's activities.

Meet our people

Lauren King

Lauren King

PhD Candidate, Environment and Resource Studies