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Rebecca Genoe

Associate Professor

Office: CK 164.3
Phone: 306-585-4781
Fax: 306-585-4854

Research interests
My research interests lie in the area of leisure and aging. More specifically, I am interested in better understanding the role of leisure in the lives of older adults living with dementia or a chronic illness. Taking a qualitative approach, I explore how older adults use leisure to cope with illness as well as the impact that chronic illness has on their leisure and their identities.

Recent Publications

Genoe, M.R. (2013). "There is life after diagnosis": Leisure, dementia, and meaning-focused coping. Recreation and Society in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, 4(1), 1-23.

Genoe, M.R., & Dupuis, S.L. (2013). Picturing leisure: Using photovoice to capture the lived experience of leisure and dementia. The Qualitative Report, 18(Art. 21), 1-21. Retrieved from

Genoe, M.R., Keller, H.H., Dupuis, S.L., Schindel Martin, L., Reimer, H., Cassolato, C., & Edward, G. (2012). Adjusting to mealtime change within the context of dementia. Canadian Journal on Aging, 31(2), 173-194.

Genoe, M.R., & Dupuis, S.L. (2012). The meaning of leisure within the dementia context. Dementia, 11(4), 428-450. doi: 10.1177/1471301212447028

Genoe, M.R., & Dupuis, S.L. (2011). "I'm just like I always was": A phenomenological exploration of leisure, identity, and dementia. Leisure/Loisir, 35(4), 423-452. doi:10.1080/14927713.2011.649111