Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Winning Olympic medals associated with increased physical activity in hometown youth

Competitive lane swimmer doing front crawl.

Olympic medals are not only good for the country and athletes who win them, but they can also have trickle-down effects on youth sports participation and leisure-time physical activity, a new study has found.

Monday, May 17, 2021

Sherry Dupuis appointed University Research Chair

Sherry Dupuis

Sherry Dupuis, a professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, has been appointed a University Research Chair (URC), effective July 1, 2021. The University established the title to recognize faculty members for exceptional achievement in a particular field of knowledge.

Friday, November 27, 2020

New study examines socially conscious dating apps

Couple walking downtown in evening.

Researchers from the University of Waterloo and Bumble have partnered to study how interacting in a space that promotes justice and social equity affects dating.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Documentary showcases that 'Music is Life' in a dementia-care centre

Older gentleman plays guitar.

“Music is a universal language that can move us physically, emotionally, relationally in ways that other things can’t,” says Sherry Dupuis, one of the researchers involved with a new documentary on the benefits of musical engagement for those living with dementia. Music is Life premieres on World Alzheimer’s Awareness Day, September 21.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Kimberly Lopez receives Emerging Scholar Award

Kimberly Lopez

Kimberly Lopez, a professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, has received the 2020 Emerging Scholar Award from the Canadian Association of Leisure Studies (CALS).

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