Lara Lauzon

Lara Lauzon
Associate professor
Office: MCK 126

BA, MA, PhD (UVic)

Area of expertise

Teacher wellness; college and university student health and wellness; worklife balance; leadership


Dr. Lara Lauzon is an Associate Professor. She has taught courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Lara also produced and hosted an award winning internationally syndicated health and fitness show called Body Moves. She has won numerous awards including a Faculty of Education Teaching Excellence Award (2007), a Graduate Student Award for Teaching Excellence (2000), the Victoria “Y” Women of Distinction Award for Fitness and Health (1997), and the B.C. Promotion Plus Leadership Award (1992) for promotion of girls and women in fitness and sport.

Research interests

  • Teacher wellness
  • College and university student health and wellness.  Hear Lara talk about her work with students on health and wellness. 
  • Worklife balance
  • Leadership

Selected publications

Lauzon, Lara (2014) Learning and Leading: Recreation and Health Education Student’s Perspectives on Building Leadership Capacity, International Leisure Review Vol. 3, Issue.1. pp. 75-103.

Hales, D., & Lauzon, L. (2014).  An Invitation to Health, 4th Canadian Edition. Toronto: Nelson Education Ltd.

Edginton, C.R., Hudson, S.D., Scholl, K.G., & Lauzon, L. (2011).  Leadership in Recreation, Leisure and Parks Services.  Illinois: Sagamore Publishing.

Lauzon, L. (2012). Teacher Wellness. In Pedagogy in Motion: Establishing a Community of Inquiry for Studies in Human Movement.  Ellen Singleton and Aniko Varpalotai, (Eds./contributing authors). University of Western Ontario: Althouse Press.