Heather L. Mair


Cross-appointed to School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science

Heather Mair

Contact information

Office: B.C. Matthews Hall (BMH) 2308

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 45917

Email: hmair@uwaterloo.ca

Website(s): Partners Transforming Curling (PTC)

Remote video URL

Research interests

  • Leisure, tourism and sport policy development
  • Food and leisure
  • The politics of tourism and rural development
  • Leisure, tourism, sport and community development
  • Critical and qualitative inquiry 

Heather was recently named Research Chair of Rural Community Development and Wellbeing for the Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health, a non-profit dedicated to improving rural health through education, communication and research.


  • REC 230: Outdoor Recreation, Tourism, and the Natural Environment
  • REC 280: Introduction to Tourism
  • REC 621: Issues in Leisure and Social Justice


BA, Carleton University

MA, Carleton University

PhD, University of Guelph

Selected publications

See Google Scholar for full list of publications.