Your support helps future researchers reach new heights. Thank you!

Hi, I'm Elaine!

I believe the ReCon experience is invaluable to the development of researchers and professionals in our communities. 

  • BSc. Kinesiology alumni from UAlberta.
  • Current MA Recreation and Leisure Studies student.  

I hope that one day, my research and work will service communities of diverse cultural backgrounds to increase access opportunities that improve quality of life.

Canada is a diverse and complex place. 

  • Health and wellness through physical activity, active living, recreation, and leisure are increasingly important as our communities grow and age.
  • I'm interested in working in the industries that utilize research to support existing community groups, infrastructures, and advocates for quality of life.
  • I advocate for research-informed frameworks to be used in community services to improve quality of life for all. Especially communities of diverse cultural backgrounds. 


ReCon may be the first ever academic conference for some students! 
Your support goes towards providing graduate students a chance to:

  • access professional development opportunities,
  • develop transferable skills for workplace and research,
  • facilitate critical academic engagement and conversations,
  • allow students to present, share, discuss, learn, grow, and challenge each other in a safe and educational environment.

Past life-changing experiences for graduate students in KSR include students from all over the world and Canada.

THANK YOU for supporting us!

Elaine Yip Elaine Yip

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Paving the Way

Subsidized a portion of the conference registration for a student to attend ReCon. Thank you!

Opening Doors

Creates a door and an opportunity for a student to gain invaluable experiences in a research and professional development environment. Thank you!

Grow and Learn

Support a student to attend their first ReCon for a life-changing opportunity to grow and learn, network, and develop skills to towards future professional and personal development! Thank you!

Thank You for Your Gift

Our success relies on the generosity of our community. A gift today will have a lasting impact, and we are so grateful for it.