Incoming Student Orientation 2020

Welcome new students to Recreation and Leisure Studies.

It’s time to get started! 

The information found on this page will be able to guide you as we navigate this Fall term online. We refuse to let the pandemic hold us back. As you progress through the term, our faculty and staff are here by your side to provide you with all the support and encouragement you’ll need to help you succeed! 

We are excited to welcome you to your new academic home at Brock! Our focus for orientation is to create an opportunity for you to form connections with the people in your program, including faculty, staff, and fellow students. We also hope our sessions give you answers to what you can expect as a student in the Recreation and Leisure Studies (RECL) program.   

Virtual *live* sessions were scheduled throughout the day of Tuesday September 8, 2020. Recordings can be viewed below.

So grab a snack and come on out to our virtual meet & greet and information sessions!!  

Erin Sharpe - Welcome Message September 2020

RECL Live Virtual Orientation Events 

Tuesday September 8, 2020

Couldn’t make it to the live event? Look below for the links to watch the recording on YouTube!

Watch the session that took place at 11:00 a.m. to get to know the faculty and staff in the Recreation and Leisure Studies program!

Learn about who they are, what they do, and the courses you will take with them.  

Click here to View recording

Watch the session that took place at noon hosted by the Department Chair and Academic Advisor to learn more about what to expect as a student in the program, what you need to know to be successful, and where to go for advice and information. 

Click here to view recording

This interactive session took place at 2:00 p.m. and was hosted by current students in the program as well as the instructor of your first RECL course, RECL 1P99!

Those who participated left this session having made some connections with your new classmates and people you can reach out to for advice and support.   

This session was not recorded.

The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies and Brock websites have a number of resources available to you. We recommend you take some time to familiarize yourself with these site below as well as the links and buttons in the left column as part of your self-guided orientation.

Social media

Follow us on Instagram @brockurecandleisure 

Follow us on Twitter @BrockRECL 

Find out more about Brock RECL Council by following them on Instagram @brockreclcouncil 

Dean Welcome Messages

Take a moment to get to know the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and the Associate Dean, Teaching and Undergraduate Studies by watching their video welcome messages.


Recreation and Leisure Studies Calendar

Learn more about degree requirements and course information in the current Recreation and Leisure Studies Calendar.

Important Dates

Stay on schedule and be sure you don’t miss any deadlines

Contact Us


Rachael Bujtas
Office: STH 357
905 688 5550 x3259

Department chair

Erin Sharpe
Associate Professor
Office: STH 356
905 688 5550 x3989


Michael Fawkes
Office: STH 354
905 688 5550 x4098


Ty Bolibruck
Interim Experiential Education Coordinator
Office: STH 353
905 688 5550 x4418

Quinn Vos
Experiential Education Coordinator, Niagara Catholic