The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies is a division of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
In spring 2014, professor Steven Mock (Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, School of Public Health and Health Systems) received the province of Ontario's Early Researcher Award.
The Early Researcher Awards program helps promising and recently appointed researchers make new discoveries while creating jobs for graduate and undergraduate students, post-doctoral fellows and research assistants. The award consists of $150,000 over five years to support the development of a research team.
Mock's research focuses on the challenges that increasingly diverse family forms face when it comes to retirement planning.