The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies is a division of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
The role of government is a critical topic when we think about leisure and community. Rec 641 (Leisure and Community) recently invited Catherine Fife – MPP in Kitchener-Waterloo for a visit to discuss government priorities related to our community.
The graduate students held a lively and reflective discussion with Ms. Fife who discussed her involvement in various files and role as a woman politician. Dr. Katie Misener who teaches the course noted that “bringing community leaders such as Catherine Fife and Elizabeth Heald, CEO of the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation, into the course brings theory to life as we explore concepts such as empowerment, social inclusion, sense of community, and policy-making amongst many more”. The students have expressed their gratitude to these leaders for taking the time to enrich our experiential learning in RLS.