Lisa Ostiguy, PhD
Professor, Applied Human Sciences
Lisa Ostiguy has been a full-time faculty member at Concordia since 1992. While completing her doctorate degree in Planning, Policy and Leadership at the University of Iowa, Dr. Ostiguy taught as an Instructor in the department of Physical Education Skills and in the Department of Sport, Health, Leisure and Physical Education. Prior to starting her doctoral degree, Lisa taught in the department of Physical Activity Studies at the University of Regina as an Assistant Professor. Before her academic life began in 1988, Lisa worked in municipal leisure service administration, special events planning, as a programmer in outdoor centers and camps and as a therapeutic recreation specialist in both clinical and community settings. Dr. Ostiguy has worked with a variety of different populations including older adults, adults with mental illness, children with physical disabilities, and adults with cognitive disabilities. In spring of 2000 Lisa was awarded the Tommy Wilson Award for significant contributions to the recreations profession for people with disabilities by the American Association of Leisure and Recreation. Dr. Ostiguy is the co-author of a text titled Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation: US and Canadian Perspectives and has been invited to speak at numerous International, National and Provincial conferences for Therapeutic Recreation practitioners.
1993, PhD., Department of Planning, Policy & Leadership, Specialization: Higher Education Administration, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
1989, MA, School of Sport Studies, Leisure Studies Health, & Physical Education, Specialization: Therapeutic Recreation, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
1988, Bachelor of Recreation, School of Physical Education, Human Movement, Recreation and Dance, Dalhousie University, Halifax Nova Scotia, Concentration: Leisure and Special Populations
1987, Adapted Physical Activity Teaching Certificate, Brighton Polytechnic, Chelsea School of Human Movement, Eastbourne, UK
The impact of therapeutic recreation process with different populations
Teaching and curriculum development in Therapeutic Recreation
The development of measurement tools to evaluate the impact of TR services in Psychiatry and Long Term Care
The development of culturally sensitive tools to assess clients in recreation services
Student retention and development
Development of graduate education to enhance skills in program evaluation
AHSC 432 - Seminar in Therapeutic Recreation
AHSC 450 - Leisure Assessment & Counselling
Mobily, K., Ostiguy, L.(2007) Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation: US and Canadian Persepectives. Venture Publishing, Inc. State College PA. Currently working on a second edition of the text with new chapters and content areas.
Mobily, K., Ostiguy, L.(2004) Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation: US and Canadian Persepectives. Venture Publishing, Inc. State College PA. 344 pages.
Hopp, R., Morden, P. A., & Ostiguy, L. (2004). Creating an environment for online courses in recreation and leisure programs: A case study. SCHOLE, 73-82.
Morden, P. A., Ostiguy, L. (2005) Gender differences in the centrality of work, leisure,family and community and models prediction life satisfaction. In T. Delamere, Randall, C. and D. Robinson (Eds.). Canadian Congress on Leisure Research 11: The two solitudes: Isolation or Impact? (pp 424-429) Nanaimo, BC: Malespina University-College.
Richard MacNeil and Lisa Ostiguy (2005) Leisure and late life widowhood: Voices of Experience In T. Delamere, Randall, C. and D. Robinson (Eds.). Canadian Congress on Leisure Research 11: The two solitudes: Isolation or Impact? (pp 324-328) Nanaimo, BC: Malespina University-College.
Recent conference presentations
Ostiguy, L. (2006, May) Developing critical thinking process in therapeutic recreation services. Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Morden, P. A. & Ostiguy, L. (2005, May). Gender differences in the centrality of work, leisure, family, and community and models predicting life satisfaction. Paper presented at the Eleventh Canadian Congress on Leisure Research, Nanaimo, British Columbia.
MacNeil R., Ostiguy L. (2005, May) Leisure and late life widowhood: Voices of Experience. Poster presented at the Eleventh Canadian Congress on Leisure Research, Nanaimo, British Columbia
Delemare F., Ostiguy, L. (2005, May) Raising the TR profile through research: Tools for the practitioner. CTRA9th Annual conference-TR-Advancing and Thriving May 12-14, Vancouver BC
Ostiguy, L., Delemare, F., MacNeil, R. (2005, May) TR Curriculums: Strategies and Challenges. Tools for the practitioner. CTRA9th Annual conference-TR-Advancing and Thriving May 12-14, Vancouver BC
Ostiguy, L. (2005, February) Publication and Research Opportunities for Therapeutic Recreation Practitioners. Therapeutic Recreation Association of Quebec Annual Continuing Education Workshop. February, Montreal, PQ.