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The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies hosted its winter colloquium with guest speaker Dr. Caroline Fusco (University of Toronto).
“Dr. Fusco did a great job of showing how her theory of ‘bio-spatiality’ can be applied to settings in a range of sport and play environments.” Says Dr. Erin Sharpe, associate professor and RECL colloquium committee member.
“Her work informs theory and practice in not only recreation and leisure studies, but also physical and sport education, geography, and child studies.”
Fusco's work is particularly interested in the ways that different sport and play landscapes shape our ideas around health and physical activity, as well as what it means to be a ‘healthy child’.
“Dr. Fusco's talk was inspiring and I felt privileged to be present and learn in such an intimate setting.” Said Austin Oswald, a Master of Arts candidate in Leisure Studies.
In her talk, Dr. Fusco brought together her research on schools, fitness gyms, public parks, and active transportation, to illustrate the ways that these different landscapes produced particular ideas about health, and about the role of the child in taking on the responsibility of being healthy.