The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies and the Hallman Lecture Series are proud to present the Shaw-Mannell Leisure Research Award and Hallman Lecture featuring 2021 recipient, Lucie Thibault.
The award recognizes international career contributions to the study of leisure, broadly defined, and influence on leisure scholarship at the University of Waterloo. The award is named in honour of retired faculty members Sue Shaw and Roger Mannell to recognize their outstanding individual career achievements.
Quality mentorship is critical in developing future academicians in any field, including sport and leisure studies. Our model of training doctoral students is founded almost exclusively on a focus on research where we nurture this culture of research and work on perfecting the research skills of our trainees. This training typically does not include teaching, nor does it include service and its relevance in their future role as professors. How do we develop conscientious, considerate, agile, resilient, and good citizens of our academic fields and units who 1) care as deeply for teaching and helping students learn as they do for research and 2) care as much about social justice, social responsibility, equity and fairness, diversity, and inclusion as well as responsible stewardship?
Mentor is defined as “a trusted counselor or guide” while mentorship is defined as “the influence, guidance, or direction given by a mentor” (Merriam-Webster, 2021). The expression ‘it takes a village’ speaks to the fact that finding one person who has the experience, the knowledge, the skills, the time, and the guidance that one needs is nearly impossible. As such, mentorship may originate from multiple individuals within your community at large (e.g., school, work, social network, sport and leisure activities). In this lecture, I 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.
- Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at University of Ottawa since 2018
- Recipient of the 2008 Earle F Zeigler Award, the most prestigious award given by the North American Society of Sport Management (NASSM)
- Previously held faculty positions in sport management at University of Ottawa, The University of British Columbia, and Brock University
- Co-editor of the recently published Contemporary Sport Management (7th edition)
- Research focuses on the impacts of global sport events and community sport participation