Graduate Association of
Recreation and Leisure Studies
GARLS was founded in 1992 when the association grounded its constitution. The mandate of the group is to promote a sense of community among RLS graduate students and to provide a formal channel or voice through which RLS graduate students may be represented in other areas of university affairs.
As expressed in the objectives, there are opportunities for peer-mentorship, mutual support both personal and financial, networking through contact with alumni, and academic and administrative representation. Perhaps at the heart of the association is a strong sense of social cohesion established through lively events organized by GARLS.
The current President of GARLS for the academic year 2010/2011 is Jasveen Rattan You can reach Jasveen.
Graduate Leisure Research Symposium
Since 1993 the graduate students have hosted this Research Symposium as a venue for graduate
students to present completed research as well as works in progress. Presenters are drawn from the University of Waterloo as well as other North American universities.
Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies
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