Thursday, March 24, 2011

Toronto Star features article on Jack Pearse, founding member of Recreation and Leisure Studies

Being a child your whole life doesn’t mean you can’t be successful. Take a glimpse into the life of Jack Pearse, an Ontario camp leader legend and cofounder of the department of recreation and leisure studies at the University of Waterloo.

Read article in The Star.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) forum gives voice to those with dementia

In late March, people living with dementia from all over the world will gather in Toronto for a unique forum called “A Changing Melody.” A Changing Melody gives people with dementia a chance to share experiences and strategies regarding living with memory loss.

“Together we can join forces to amplify the voices of people with dementia and continue to change the perceptions and misunderstandings of living with the disease,” says Sherry Dupuis, Director of the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) at the University of Waterloo.

Friday, March 11, 2011

New film highlights Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program's (MAREP) partnership approach to dementia care

The Kenneth G. Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) at the University of Waterloo is an innovative program that adopts a partnership approach and integrates research and educational activities in an effort to improve dementia care practices in Canada.

At the 2011 Alzheimer Disease International conference, MAREP was highlighted as a leader in dementia care and was featured in a new film showcasing MAREP’s innovative authentic partnership approach.

Watch video.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Heather Mair examines ethnic diversity in the sport of curling

Why is the roaring game still lacking ethnic diversity?

The sport of curling has grown in recent years but with 91% of participants responding that they are “Caucasian” it seems the sport is lacking to reach out to the ethnically diverse groups that belong to Canada. Waterloo’s Heather Mair has reported diversity issues in Toronto’s Curling Clubs for the Curling Association to get a better understanding.

Read media release in Globe and Mail (PDF).

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