Dr. Heather Hall is an Assistant Professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development at the University of Waterloo. She received a PhD in Geography from Queen’s University (Kingston ON), an MA in Planning from the University of Waterloo, and a BA in Geography from Laurentian University (Sudbury ON). Heather grew up in Northern Ontario and has a professional and personal interest in researching planning and economic development in northern regions. This includes: regional development planning, policy and practice; community readiness and community impacts related to natural resource development; and innovation and entrepreneurship in rural and northern contexts. Prior to joining the University of Waterloo, Heather worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Memorial University and the University of Saskatchewan. She is currently a co-investigator with the On the Move Partnership, exploring the community impacts of labour mobility in case study regions across Newfoundland and Labrador. Heather is the co-lead of the University of the Arctic’s thematic network on the Commercialization of Science and Technology for the North and she is the co-author of the newest edition of. Her research has been recognized nationally and internationally by the Canadian Association of Geographers’ Ontario division (CAGONT), the Innovation Systems Research Network (ISRN), the Regional Studies Association and she is an alumnus of the Arctic Frontiers emerging leaders program.