Katie Misener

Katie Misener

Associate Professor, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo

Katie Misener, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Her primary research focuses on the capacity and social impact of nonprofit community sport organizations, with a particular focus on how capacity can be enhanced to support sport service delivery and foster community development through sport. Her current research examines the broader social impact of community sport organizations through their socially responsible efforts and the development of social capital among sport volunteers.

Dr. Misener’s research interests also include the role of sport organizations in community health promotion and creating collaborative value through interorganizational relationships. She has presented her research with industry through the Sport Information Research Centre (SIRC), Parks and Recreation Ontario, OutSport Toronto, World Vision Canada, and Ringette Canada.

Want to inspire a new generation of Canadian athletes? According to research, it’s all about “inspiration” – feelings of inspiration while watching an event may influence post-event sport participation. http://ow.ly/jfmr50B7QPf @Prof_Potwarka @UWRecandLeisure @smrc_crms

Check out my new edited book, "Sport, Alcohol and Social Inquiry: A Global Cocktail"! https://books.emeraldinsight.com/page/detail/Sport-Alcohol-and-Social-Inquiry/?K=9781787698420 Thanks to all contributors for their insightful chapters. @CatherPalm @CarwynJones9 @GuiBodet @LawrenceWenner @TerryEddy @Lamar_Reams and others!

Excited to share this new @MSLJournal commentary by @AlisonDoherty1 @MisenerKatie and I on the "Return to community sport: leaning on evidence in turbulent times" https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23750472.2020.1794940#.Xxb_jb_VrIg.twitter @smrc_crms #communitysport

Delighted to share the pre-print version of this co-authored @EuroSportManQ article with Xiaoyan Xing and Ruo Zhang @smrc_crms @uOHealthRes https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/16184742.2020.1793376#.XxXLcYELucY.twitter

Following our prior communication that the SMAANZ Conference planned for Canberra will be postponed to 2021, we are excited to release details of #SMAANZWeek2020, a free virtual event to be held from 30 Nov to 4 Dec. Call for abstracts and further info at https://bit.ly/2ZncwhH

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