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Faculty

Yvonne Ng-Gerritsen

As an active member of the Therapeutic Recreation profession, Yvonne is passionate about teaching and sharing her experiences with students in the Honours Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation program. Yvonne has a BA and MA in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Waterloo and currently hold designations for R/TRO and CTRS, and will continue to pursue this path to promote regulation of the field.


Peivand Pirouzi

Peivand is a professor at Seneca with experience in teaching and performing clinical research in academia and the pharmaceutical industry in Canada since 1990. Peivand has a PhD in Physiology and Biophysics from the School of Medicine, University of Sherbrooke, and MSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Quebec and an MBA from American Management and Business Administration Institute.

Peivand has been involved in clinical research at Seneca and the nursing, therapeutic recreation, fitness and health, recreation and leisure, emergency services communications and social service worker programs.


Babatunde Oyapero

Babatunde Oyapero is a full-time professor in the Honours Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation program. Babatunde holds a PhD in Recreation and Leisure Studies from the University of Waterloo and a diploma in Therapeutic Recreation-Gerontology from Lethbridge College. He is a member of the Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO) and is currently enrolled in the Master of Education in Postsecondary Education program at Memorial University of Newfoundland.


Sharon McCleave

Sharon McCleave has been a faculty member at Seneca since 1999. Sharon has a BSc. (Hons) from the United Kingdom in osteopathic medicine, an MEd in adult education, and a cross-disciplinary PhD in the health and social sciences. Currently, Sharon is completing an MA in community music, with a focused interest on music as a therapeutic tool in the community setting. She was nominated for TV Ontario’s “Big Ideas Best Lecturer” competition, and won the annual “Best Female Pilot” award at the Brampton Flying Club. Sharon is happiest when she is in the classroom.