Community Researchers

As the official sport and recreation education partner of Community Researchers (CR), the Centre for Sport Capacity is proud to foster our mutual desire with CR to establish a vibrant cooperative collaboration. Together we explore potential research opportunities that connect students and nonprofit sport and recreation organizations. 

Brock University students, supervised by CSC Members, work alongside CR experts and sport and recreation leaders to develop and execute complimentary research projects that provide insightful evidence-based reports to help them build capacity in their organizations. Students gain unique outside of the classroom experience while volunteering or formally integrating their work into a course credit. Either way, it is a valuable experiential learning experience. 

Community Researchers is a non-profit organization connecting young researchers with experienced mentors to conduct important community projects.  

The Centre for Sport Capacity is proud to showcase the students who have collaborated with CR. The Community improvement research reports by Brock University Graduate students Bobby Dhaliwal, Caroline Hummel  & Tess Armstrong are outlined below. 

If you are interested in becoming a Student Researcher for a CSC-CR initiative, then please submit your information through this intake form. Be sure to note you are interested in the CSC-CR research opportunities in the comment box. 

ASSESSING THE INTENT OF SPORT FACILITIES BECOMING GREENER 

Client: CARAH Hockey
Lead Researcher: Kayley Webster
CSC Advisor: Dr. Martha Barnes, Department of Recreation & Leisure Studies

CANADIAN GIRLS BASEBALL PLAYER FEEDBACK 

Client: Canadian Girls Baseball
Lead Researcher: Mandisa Lau
CSC Advisor: Dr. Michele Donnelly & Dr. Shannon Kerwin, Department of Sport Management 

IMPACT OF PLAY-ON! HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

Client: Play-On!  
Lead Researcher: Ryan Hyndman 
CSC Advisor: Dr. Julie Stevens, Department of Sport Management 

Play On! Infographic

2021 Parks and Recreation Opinion Survey

ClientParks and Recreation Ontario 
Lead Researchers: Bobby Dhaliwal & Ryan Hyndman
CSC AdvisorDr. Michael Van Bussel & Dr. Julie Stevens, Department of Sport Management

2021 Port Hope Youth Needs Project

ClientMunicipality of Port Hope 
Lead ResearcherCaroline Hummel 
CSC AdvisorDr. Corliss BeanDepartment of Recreation and Leisure Studies

Port Hope Youth Needs Infographic

Building A Case for the Varsity Mental Health Coordinator

Client: Student-Athlete Mental Health Initiative (SAMHI)
Lead Researcher: Tess Armstrong
CSC AdvisorDr. Corliss BeanDepartment of Recreation and Leisure Studies