Canadian Association for Leisure Studies

Association #501
Canadian Association for Leisure Studies (CALS )
Conference dates: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 to Thursday, June 6, 2019
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CALS #501 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.
Join us in beautiful Vancouver BC! The Canadian Association for Leisure Studies (CALS) is hosting a conference in association with the 2019 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of British Columbia ( We will gather in the modern City of Vancouver on the traditional and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. The theme of the conference is “Weaving Our Stories”. In our efforts to “weave our stories” we will honour leisure studies and leisure stories to share diverse leisure perspectives, innovations, behaviours, practices, and methodologies – whether for conducting research or sharing findings. This conference theme reflects the current state of knowledge gathering and dissemination, and builds on the congress theme “Circles of Conversation”. “Weaving our Stories” emphasizes the deep, two-way relationships between the university and the communities it serves. We especially encourage students and new scholars to submit their work, regardless of the stage of their studies.

check back in spring 2019.

Updated: 2019-05-03
Open events: 
Date & time Event Hosted by Series
Jun 6 -
15:30 - 17:00
Leisure as Reconcilliation Canadian Association for Leisure Studies Association events, Reconciliation events
We invite explorations from anyone interested in leisure studies, which may include, but will not be limited to, the following areas: Tourism, Well-being, Community development, Sport, Family, Technology, Parks and facilities, Lifespan, Recreation management, Sustainability, Outdoor recreation, Pop culture, Leisure spaces and places, Diversity, Epistemologies and Methodologies, Scholarship of teaching and learning, Therapeutic recreation
Call-for-papers deadline: 
President's Reception: 
June 5, 2019
Program Chairs: 

Heather Mair, University of Waterloo

Local Arrangement Coordinators: 

Amanda Johnson, Vancouver Island University


For more information, contact the association directly. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.