Mining Cluster Study Request

Heather Hall

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Dr. Heather Hall, an Assistant Professor in Economic Development and Innovation at the University of Waterloo, is conducting a research study with mining supply and services companies and organizations in Greater Sudbury in collaboration with the Creating Digital Opportunities Partnership Extractive Industries Studyat the University of Toronto. This research will provide an update on the mining supply and services cluster and identify future trends.


Participation in this research study is voluntary and will involve an interview that will take approximately 30 minutes to complete over the phone. The questions are quite general (for example, During the last three years did your company offer new or significantly improved products (goods or services) to your clients or introduce new or significantly improved production/manufacturing processes?).  


If you are interested in being involved, please contact Dr. Heather Hall at h.hall@uwaterloo.ca or Divya Softa at dsofta03@gmail.com


Research Team


Dr. Heather Hall was born in Kirkland Lake and raised in Sudbury. She is one of the leading scholars on innovation and economic development in rural and northern regions in Canada. Her work has been recognized nationally and internationally and has informed government policy in Canada, Northern Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Sweden.


Divya Softa is a Master of Environment Studies candidate in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development. 



Heather Hall, PhD

Assistant Professor

School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED)

University of Waterloo

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Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G1


519-888-4567, ext 37819



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