The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies is a division of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
Welcome to Waterloo for CCLR15 in May 2017!
University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario is delighted to host the fifteenth Canadian Congress on Leisure Research (CCLR15) on May 23-26, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kitchener.
The conference theme, "Engaging Legacies", looks at co-creating histories of inclusive communities through research, excellence, knowledge translation, innovation and action, as well as creating legacies that are engaging and not soon forgotten.
Registration is now open
Registration for the conference is now open. Early bird rates are available until March 15, 2017.
Book your accommodations
The Crowne Plaza hotel is our host venue for the conference. This newly renovated hotel is offering great discount rates for conference attendees using the group booking code listed.
Pre-conference workshops are sessions designed to enable more in-depth exploration of a particular topic. These events will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, and may be half- or full-day length. Separate registration fees will apply for participants at these sessions. Please note that space for pre-conference workshops is limited.
Program overview now available
See the overview schedule of the conference for an introduction to some of the exciting features we have in store for participants. The full conference program with presentation schedules will be available soon.
Marion Miller award
The Marion Miller Award was created to honour Marion Miller, who was a promising graduate student working with Dr. Jack Ellis at York University during the 1970s. Ms. Miller was very much involved in the Ontario Research Council on Leisure (ORCOL) at that time, and was one of the key organizers of the Second Canadian Congress on Leisure Research, held in Toronto in 1978. Tragically, she died in a plane crash just prior to the Congress. This award for the most outstanding paper authored by a student has since been presented by ORCOL at each subsequent Canadian Congress on Leisure Research to honour Marion Miller. Details about award eligibility, format, and selection criteria are now posted. Deadline for submissions is April 21, 2017.