The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies is a division of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
Three faculty members who recently participated in the Waterloo ExL Institute - an intensive two-day retreat focused on the integration of experiential learning into courses and programs - received grants of up to $5,500 to assist with the implementation of experiential learning into their upcoming courses.
Bryan Grimwood received a grant for REC 433/ENVS 433, Ecotourism and Communities offered in Spring 2019 term. He is creating a blended learning course involving a six-day field experience at the Kandalore Outdoor Centre along with online learning activities.
Zara Rafferty and Kim Lopez received a grant for REC 251, Therapeutic Recreation: Developmental and Emotional Disabilities, an online course offered each winter and spring term for Therapeutic Recreation students. Their grant will be used to develop interactive multimedia simulations that help students engage in real-life practice scenarios.
Congratulations on another fine example of innovative learning practices embedded in our recreation and leisure programs!