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.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Therapeutic Recreation student wins the E Co-op Pitch Competition for the first time in RLS history

Katie Aubrey headshot

Katie Aubrey pitched her Enterprise Co-op business idea, Elevate, at the Ignition Week Pitch Competition, and placed in the top rank!

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Alumnus raises funds for cancer by playing world’s longest hockey game

Terry Martin in the World's Longest Hockey Game 2021

Terry Martin (BA ’20, Recreation and Sport Business) is one of 40 hockey players who will rotate six-hour shifts in an attempt to achieve a record-breaking total of 251 consecutive hours of play.

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.

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