Bryan Smale

Bryan Smale

Professor, Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo

Bryan Smale, Ph.D., is Director of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) housed in the Faculty of Health at the University of Waterloo (UW), Emeritus Professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies and cross-appointed to the Department of Geography and Environmental Management. He received his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Western Ontario and both his Masters and B.A. in Leisure Studies from the University of Waterloo. He is currently a member of Statistics Canadas Advisory Committee on Social Conditions, Research Consultant on UNICEF Canadas Child and Youth Well-being Index, a former Research Advisor to the Vanier Institutes Canadian Family Well-Being Index, former Chair and President of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Leisure Studies (CALS), and past Editor-in-Chief of Leisure/Loisir. His research focuses on the wellbeing of individuals and communities, the role of leisure in wellbeing, the spatial distribution and analysis of leisure in communities, time use allocation, and social indicators research. He was elected a Fellow to the Academy of Leisure Sciences in 2012, awarded the Hall of Heroes Leadership award in 2020 by the Community Indicators Consortium, and honoured in 2020 with the Outstanding Contribution to Leisure Studies Award by the Canadian Association of Leisure Studies.


ID Event Name Duration Start Date
Are we beyond a reliance on GDP? An overview of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing 2 Hours October 26, 2023

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