Ryan Snelgrove

Associate Professor
Ryan Snelgrove

Contact information

Office: B.C. Matthews Hall (BMH) 2206

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 43723

Email: ryan.snelgrove@uwaterloo.ca


Research interests

My research focuses on the strategic management of sport systems, organizations, and events. In particular, I explore how and why sport organizations adapt to their social environments or resist change, and how sport events can be managed and leveraged to create positive social outcomes. I extend the impact of my research by partnering with organizations and contributing to the public discourse.

Graduate supervision and student opportunities

I am currently accepting applications from graduate students with research interests related to:

  • Youth sport
  • Sport policy
  • Sport development
  • Organizational change
  • Event management
  • Strategic management

Graduate studies application details

Teaching interests

  • Sport policy and strategy
  • Sport management
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Research methods


  • REC 213: The Business of Professional Sport
  • REC 218: Social Entrepreneurship for Change
  • REC 662: Foundations for Quantitative Inquiry


BBA, Wilfred Laurier University 

MHK, University of Windsor

PhD, University of Waterloo

Selected publications

See Google Scholar for full list of publications.