The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies is a division of the Faculty of Health
Faculty members in Recreation and Leisure Studies have received significant honours in recognition of their teaching contributions, including:
Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Waterloo
The Distinguished Teaching Award was established by the Senate of the University of Waterloo in December 1975 to recognize the importance of excellence in teaching at all levels in the University. Recipients are nominated and selected bya committee of faculty and students, with three awards typically given each year.
Ron McCarville, 2003 (Professor Emeritus)
Faculty of Health Teaching Award
The Faculty of Health Teaching Award honours teaching excellence among full time faculty, instructional staff, lecturers, clinical teachers, and demonstrators. Typically one award is presented annually.
Zara Rafferty, 2018
Luke Potwarka, 2014
Faculty of Health Graduate Mentorship Award
Katie Misener, 2020, Senior Graduate Mentorship Award
Kimberly Lopez, 2021, Emerging Graduate Mentorship Award
Faculty of Health Remote Teaching and Mentorship Award 2021
This one-time, peer-nominated award was created by the Teaching Fellows team to honour the valuable contributions made by faculty and staff toward creating a vibrant, collegial, supportive, engaging remote learning environment during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020-2021.
Excellence in Teaching Award, The Academy of Leisure Sciences
Corey Johnson, 2016
Innovation in Teaching Award, The Academy of Leisure Sciences
Karla Boluk and Corey Johnson, 2019
Most Inspirational Lecturer Award, Ulster Business School/University of Ulster
Karla Boluk, 2014
Excellence in Service Learning Award, University of Georgia
Corey Johnson, 2013