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Proceedings from the 2009 Symposium are now available!

Get a copy HERE.

The ORCOL Symposium is held in one of the two years outside of the year when the Canadian Congress on Leisure Research, hosted by the Canadian Association for Leisure Studies, is held.

The 2009 ORCOL Symposium was held on April 30th and May 1st, 2009, and hosted by the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario. The theme of the Symposium was "Leisure, Space, and Change" and examined the relationship of leisure to transformation, across the variety of spaces where leisure occurs.

We were very pleased that the Opening Keynote Address at the Symposium was delivered by:

Dr. Tim Cresswell

Professor of Geography

University of London (U.K.)

Dr. Cresswell is a leading figure in the field of social and cultural geography. His research considers the role of geographical ways of thinking in the constitution of social and cultural life. In a field he has called “critical geosophy,” Dr. Cresswell’s work focuses on how spatially-related modes of thought inform various kinds of practice from the practice of ordering and domination to the practice of disorder and resistance. He is the author of four books on the role of space and mobility in cultural life: In Place/Out of Place (1996), The Tramp in America (2001), Place: A Short Introduction (2004), and most recently, On the Move: Mobility in the Modern World (2006).

For more information on Tim Cresswell, visit his web page.