Leeann Ferries

Continuing Lecturer; Associate Dean Undergraduate Studies

Registered Professional with Therapeutic Recreation Ontario

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

Leeann Ferries

Contact information

Office: B.C. Matthews Hall (BMH) 3118

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 46350

Email: lferries@uwaterloo.ca

Teaching interests

My philosophy of teaching fits well with the constructivist theory of learning, acknowledging learning as an active process in which students learn to think critically about the content and consider the ways they can integrate this into their future roles as practitioners. Having been a practitioner, I like to share the passion I have for therapeutic recreation and the many opportunities we have to make a significant difference in individuals' lives. 

  • Inclusion and disability
  • Integrative learning
  • Efficacy-based practice
  • Advancement of therapeutic recreation profession
  • Mental health and well-being
  • Modalities and facilitation techniques
  • Self-reflective practice


  • REC 351: Therapeutic Recreation Facilitation Techniques
  • REC 450: Internship for Therapeutic Recreation


BA, University of Waterloo 

MA, University of Waterlo

Registered Professional with Therapeutic Recreation Ontario, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist