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Kyle Rich

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Kyle is an Associate Professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at Brock University. He earned his PhD in Kinesiology at Western University (London, Ontario) in 2017 and has been working at Brock since then.

Kyle's research looks at the impact of policy, community, and inclusion/exclusion on experiences in sport, recreation, and physical activity programming. This research has examined a variety of local, regional, and national programs and how they are implemented in both urban and rural contexts. In particular, Kyle is interested in using community-based and participatory research methodologies in order to help community organizers understand and address local issues in efforts to improve community health. 

Kyle teaches courses pertaining to leisure theory, recreation programming, health promotion, and community development. These courses have been delivered in face to face, blended, and online formats. In particular, Kyle instructed several courses in a degree pathway program for mature students working towards a degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies. 



Roles and Affiliations

  • Editorial Board Member – International Journal of Sport Management (2022-present)

  • Review Editor - Frontiers in Sports and Active Living: History, Culture, and Sociology of Sports

Professional Member

  • Canadian Association of Leisure Studies

  • Leisure Studies Association

  • Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation

  • North American Society for Sport Management

  • North American Society for the Sociology of Sport

  • International Sociology of Sport Association

  • International Society of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise


  •  2019 - Clarke Thomson Award for Excellence in Sessional Teaching (Brock University)

  • 2022 - Emerging Leisure Scholar Award (Canadian Association for Leisure Studies)

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