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Innovation Infusion Series: Jarkko Saarinen

Jarkko Saarinen is Professor of Human Geography (2003-), at the University of Oulu, Finland, and Senior Research Fellow (2011-) at the School of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Johannesburg. Previously he has been Professor of Tourism at the University of Botswana, Associate Professor of Nature-Based Tourism at the University of Lapland/Finnish Forest Research Institute and Director of a National Park in Lapland. He is currently the Vice-President of the International Geographical Union (IGU) and Associate Editor in the Journal of Ecotourism and serves several editorial boards. In 2013 he received Association of American Geographer’s (AAG) Roy Wolfe Award. His recent publications include books: Nordic Tourism (2009, with Hall and Muller), Sustainable Tourism in Southern Africa (2009, co-edited with Becker, Manwa and Wilson), Tourism and Change in the Polar Regions (2010, co-edited with Hall) and Tourism and Millennium Development Goals (2012, co-edited with Rogerson and Manwa). 

Dr. Saarinen will be visiting VIU from January 17 to 31, 2015 and will be delivering a public Innovation Infusion Talk on Tuesday January 27, 2015 in Building 200 Room 203 from 11:30AM to 1:00PM.  

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