Formed as a means for graduate students in the wide-ranging fields of recreation, leisure, tourism studies and therapeutic recreation to come together and share research and ideas, the Graduate Leisure Research Symposium is a forum to present to peers and faculty in a low-stress and supportive environment.
Hosted by the Graduate Association of Recreation and Leisure Studies (GARLS), the symposium aims to:
- advance discourses of knowledge surrounding leisure research (broadly defined to include recreation, sport, tourism, therapeutic recreation, and the like)
- facilitate scholarly communication among students and faculty interested in various aspects of leisure research
The 2020 GARLS Symposium will be held on May 1, 2020 at the University of Waterloo.
Call for Abstracts
We invite graduate students (and senior undergraduate students pursuing research) interested in
any aspect of leisure, recreation, sport, and tourism research to submit an abstract for the
Symposium, and to take advantage of this unique opportunity for scholarly and professional
You can download the 2020 Symposium Call for Abstracts here.
The submission deadline is Friday February 14, 2020 at 5:00pm EST