Interim Program Director
As the Interim Program Director, Margo Hilbrecht, PhD, is responsible for overseeing projects and partnerships on behalf of the Vanier Institute of the Family. She has extensive experience in the non-profit sector as a Senior Research Associate with the Centre for Families, Work and Well-being (University of Guelph) and as the Associate Director of Research at the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (University of Waterloo). Most recently, she was the Academic Director for Greo, an independent knowledge translation and exchange organization, where she worked with an extensive network of national and international researchers to prevent and reduce harm from gambling.
Margo has written and collaborated on academic articles and reports about the social and health consequences of changing employment practices; work-life integration; and quality of life in relation to time use and leisure. Margo holds a PhD in Leisure Studies from the University of Waterloo, where she has an Adjunct appointment in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies.