Langara College and the Recreation Studies department are committed to providing opportunities for faculty and students to pursue research.

Faculty Applied Research Projects are completed by the Recreation Studies faculty to undertake research within the recreation field that will;

  • Design new innovative, engaging recreation courses for students in the Recreation Diploma and Degree Programs. 
  • Generate connection to the recreation field for continued professional development, to enhance community relations and share research findings. 
  • Provide opportunities to co-author with partners in the field of recreation strengthening connections to the field and increased dissemination of research.
  • Connect to the Langara academic plan. 

Student Research Projects are completed in their final year of the Bachelor of Recreation Management program.  A mandatory research paper is developed and delivered in relation to a relative topic of interest in the field of recreation.  Each student identifies an agency partner to gain approval for the relevancy of their research question to support current issues and trends in the field of recreation.