Hallman lecture series

'It Takes a Village': Mentorship in Health, Sport and Leisure Studies

Friday, December 3, 2021 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST (online lecture)

Headshot of Lucie Thibault

Keynote speaker

Lucie Thibault
Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa, and the 2021 Shaw-Mannell Leisure Research Award recipient.

Quality mentorship is critical in developing future academicians in any field, including sport and leisure studies. Our model of training students is founded almost exclusively on research where training typically does not include teaching. So how do we develop conscientious, considerate, agile, resilient and good citizens who care as deeply for teaching and helping students learn as they do for research and care as much about social justice, social responsibility, equity, diversity and inclusion?

The expression ‘it takes a village’ speaks to the fact that finding one person who has the experience, knowledge, skills and time that one needs is nearly impossible. As such, mentorship may originate from multiple individuals within your community at large. This Hallman lecture will address the importance of carefully considering what we do, how we work, why we work in this manner, with whom we work and how we interact with our colleagues and students as part of mentorship.

To register, visit 2021 Shaw-Mannell Award and Hallman Lecture: Lucie Thibault


About the Lyle S. Hallman Professorial Endowment

Lyle S. Hallman (1922-2003) was a developer, contractor, and noted philanthropist in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. He was the recipient of many awards, including the Order of Canada, the Canada 125 medal, the Paul Harris fellowship from the Rotary Club and an honorary doctorate from the University of Waterloo.

Lyle, with his wife Wendy, was an outstanding friend and benefactor to the Faculty of Health and funded the Lyle S. Hallman Institute for Health Promotion and established a number of endowments to expand and sustain the ongoing health promotion activities within the Faculty.

The Lyle S. Hallman Professorial Endowment was established by Lyle and Wendy to provide focused academic leadership to evaluate health promotion programs and their effectiveness in changing behaviour, and to stimulate new research in areas such as cardiac rehabilitation, dementia care, fitness and nutrition, and school-based smoking prevention programs. The endowment provides the funding to appoint one faculty member dedicated to this focus or to attract distinguished visiting researchers to the University of Waterloo to give academic presentations to both graduate and undergraduate students and faculty members, establish research collaborations with UW professors, and offer public lecture opportunities for community members including public health practitioners, educators, and other professionals.

We are deeply grateful for Lyle's generous spirit and the continued support of the Hallman family through the Lyle S. Hallman Charitable Foundation. The University of Waterloo is proud to be part of the Hallman Foundation’s vision for a caring community that invests in its children, its healthcare, and its institutions of higher learning.