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Hillel Ruskin Memorial Scholar Lecture Award


The Hillel Ruskin Memorial Scholar Lecture Award seeks to perpetuate and recognize the contributions of the namesake of this award by sponsoring a scholarly lecture focused on advancing concepts related to leisure, leisure education and leisure policy development. The Hillel Ruskin Memorial Scholar Lecture Award is presented at the biennial World Leisure Congress.

The Hillel Ruskin Memorial Scholar Lecture Award was conceived at the IX World Leisure Regional Conference held in Malmo, Sweden in 2005. Subsequently, the first award was made at the 2008 X World Leisure Congress in Quebec City, Canada.
  

Criteria for Selection
  • Scholarly record for a number of years as evidenced by publications and scholarly presentations;
  • Public service and leadership as evidenced by professional presentations, consultation, and professional leadership;
  • Commitment to the profession through service at global, national, regional, state/provincial, and/or local levels; and
  • Research expertise as evidenced by research projects, research publication and/or grants.

Selection Procedures

Applications will be evaluated on:
  • Impact of their research and scholarly contributions to the professional literature;
  • Relevance of their scholarship to leisure, leisure education and as practice; and/or
  • Impact of their professional leadership.

Application/Award Procedures

The nomination file should include the following:

  • Name of the individual, title, organizational affiliation and full contact details;
  • A written statement of not more than 1,000 words that addresses the nominees scholarly efforts and/or other professional contributions, referencing the impact that the nominees contributions have made to the professional literature and/or professional practice; and
  • The nominees curriculum vita.

Recognition/Benefits to the Recipient
Each award winner receives a framed certificate and presents a featured scholarly lecture at the biennial World Leisure Congress.

We Foster Inquiry

Research and scholarship to discover the personal and social potentialities of leisure experiences.

We Engage in Informed Advocacy

By advocating for conditions optimizing leisure experiences: legislation, infastructure, leadership and programming.