Bryan Smale, Ph.D., is the Director of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (ciw.ca) housed in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo (UW), a Professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies with a cross-appointment to the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at UW, and a Research Faculty Associate in the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience.
He received his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Western Ontario after receiving a Master’s and B.A. in Leisure Studies from the University of Waterloo.
He is currently a member of Statistics Canada’s Advisory Committee on Social Conditions, on the Steering Committee of Research Data Canada, and Editor in Chief of Leisure/Loisir.
His research focuses on the role of leisure in the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities, the spatial distribution and analysis of leisure in communities, time use allocation, and social indicators research.
Expertise: wellbeing, space and place, time use allocation, research methods, quantitative analysis