Dr. Susan Markham-Starr
- PhD, University of Alberta (Recreation and Leisure Studies)
- MSc, Dalhousie University (Leisure Studies)
- Certificate in Municipal Management, Dalhousie University
- MS, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (City and Regional Planning)
- BSc, University of Saskatchewan (Geography)
- The Canadian National Parks Association Research Collection
- Women: The Invisible Pioneers in Recreation and Leisure Research Bibliography
- Pressure Groups and Canadian Recreation Service Delivery Research Bibliography
- The Development of Parks and Playgrounds in Selected Canadian Prairie Cities: 1880-1930 Research Bibliography
Selected Contributions to the Profession
Markham-Starr, S.E. and M.S. Wells. “Public Parks and Recreation in the United States and Canada.” In Introduction to Recreation and Leisure. (3rd edition) Champaign, IL.: Human Kinetics Press, 2019
Markham-Starr, S.E. “The Halifax Common: 250 Years of Community Use and Debate (cows, cricket, circuses, Catholics, The Stones and The Friends).” Paper presented at the Canadian Parks Conference, March 2017.
Markham-Starr, S.E. “A History of Leisure Provision in Canada.” In Leisure for Canadians, (2nd edition) pp. 251-259. Edited by R. McCarville & K. MacKay. State College, PA: Venture Publishing, 2014.
Stanton, T., S.E. Markham-Starr, and J. Hodgkinson, “Public Parks and Recreation in the United States and Canada.” In Introduction to Recreation and Leisure. (2nd edition) Champaign, IL.: Human Kinetics Press, 2013.
Markham-Starr, S.E. “A Place for Research: Priority Considerations for the National Recreation Agenda.” Invited contribution for the background documents to the National Recreation Agenda meetings, 2013.
Markham-Starr, S.E. “Building A Canadian Applied Recreation Research Agenda: Priority Considerations.” Commissioned paper for the 2011 National Recreation Summit, 2011.
Markham-Starr, S.E. “A History of Leisure Provision in Canada.” In Leisure for Canadians, pp. 203-211. Edited by R. McCarville & K. MacKay. State College, PA: Venture Publishing, 2007.
Did You Know?
- I received the first PhD in Recreation and Leisure Studies in Canada.
- I was President of the Canadian Association for Leisure Studies from 1999 to 2005 and continued on the Board until 2013.
- I was the founding Managing Editor of the online, open access journal
- In retirement I continued to serve the profession through contributions to the Leisure Information Network, The National Recreation Summit, and the National Parks Conference.
- I work backstage and out of sight for annual productions of Fezziwig and the Women of Wolfville.