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ARPA 2016 Conference Presentations - Student Abstracts

This is the collection of student abstracts prepared for the ARPA 2016 Annual Conference.

A Workshop to Facilitate the Flow and Exchange of Research Knowledge in the area of Aboriginal Sport and Recreation

Summary: There has been an increase in the number of research studies that have explored Aboriginal peoples’ meanings, barriers, and...

Adaptation of a community health assessment...cancer prevention and screening planning and action in rural Alberta communities

Summary: Changes in social and physical environments are valuable community level outcomes as they largely shape the distribution of risk...

Assessing the Impact of a Free Play Intervention on Physical Activity Levels in Preschool Recreation Settings

Summary: Physical activity levels early in life are a predictor of future health, and understanding the contexts associated with...

Asset Management in Calgary Parks Using Emerging Technologies

Summary: In 2009, Calgary Parks implemented an Asset Management based system, moving away from an activity based tracking system. This...

Attending to the Personal in Recreation Programming: ...recreation workers’ lives in relation to Indigenous peoples in community and garden places.

Summary: Recreation program frameworks have typically focused on prescribed outcomes, activity, and the subsequent evaluation, and...

Considering the Practicalities and Possibilities of Intersectoral Collaborations

Co-Authors: William Bridel and Simon Barrick (both Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary), and Joan Bard Miller (Skate Canada...

Effectively implementing parent and athlete education programs in a sports context

Summary: Best practices for program development and implementation focus on creating the best program, implementing it successfully,...

Engaging Communities in Applied Research at Home, at Work, and at Play

Summary: A variety of research initiatives recently completed or currently underway at Vivo for Healthier Generations is shared in this...

Evaluation of the Physical Literacy of Children Between 8 and 12-Years of Age in Calgary, Alberta

Purpose: The purpose of the study was to examine the physical literacy (PL) of children in multiple education sectors in Calgary through...

Exploring Teachers’ Views on Participation in Nature-based Field Trips: Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area

Co-Authors: Heather Ray (Dept of Health & Physical Education), Sonya L. Jakubec (School of Nursing), Scott Hughes (Dept of...

Impact of a Year-Long Physical Literacy Structured Recreation Program on the Motor Proficiency of Kindergarten Students

Purpose: The purpose of the study was to assess the motor proficiency of kindergarten students (age 4/5) throughout the course of a...

Sleeping bags, S’mores and the Great Outdoors: The impact of nature-based leisure on refugee integration in Canada

Summary: This study investigated the impacts of nature-based leisure on the integration of refugees in Canada. The study used semi-...

Sport and physical activity beyond the metropolis: Lessons I learned in rural and small town British Columbia

Summary: The Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015 acknowledges that geographic location plays an important role in the provision of...

The Changing Nature of Outdoor Swimming

Summary: This presentation examines two trends - 1) the move towards the natural treatment of water in outdoor pools, and 2) outdoor,...

You can even climb trees! Exploring a Collaborative Nature Play Initiative

Co-Authors: Nancy Spencer-Cavaliere and Mary Ann Rintoul Summary: This case study explores one particular movement that emerged in...
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