News for Future students

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Equity, diversity and inclusion in curling and beyond

Heather Mair, Peggy Vacalopoulos, Simon Barrick and Richard Norman

Research in Waterloo’s Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies is making transformative change by identifying barriers that exist, helping to usher in a more diverse membership in a wide range of sports and recreation activities.

Monday, March 7, 2022

Luke Potwarka researching Esports motivations and experiences

Luke Potwarka with Esports collaborative team

Luke Potwarka, Associate Professor in Recreation and Leisure Studies and Director of the Spectator Experience and Technology (SEAT) Lab, is working with a collaboration between University of Waterloo and the University of Warwick (United Kingdom). The collaborative team is focused on ways that Esports can contribute positively to student experiences, student learning, research impact, and community development in higher education. 

Friday, November 12, 2021

Faculty and staff recognized for remote teaching and mentorship

Luke Potwarka and Sara Houston

Last year, the Faculty of Health Teaching Fellows created a one-time Remote Teaching and Mentorship Award to honour the valuable contributions that our faculty and staff make towards creating a vibrant, collegial, supportive, engaging remote learning environment during this unprecedented year.

Congratulations to the award recipients in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies!

Friday, October 15, 2021

Faculty of Health Graduate Mentorship Awards announced

Kim Lopez (left), Mark Ferro (middle), John Hirdes (Right)

Three faculty members have been named recipients of the 2021 Faculty of Health Graduate Mentorship Awards.

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.

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