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Innovative Leisure Practices Vol.5

Cases as Conduits Between Theory and Practice | Special Issue – Focus on Student Research

The World Leisure Centre of Excellence (WLCE) at Vancouver Island University is privileged to share its fifth volume of case studies, as part of the Innovative Leisure Practices series. 
As in past compilations, the case studies presented in this 2021 edition of Innovative Leisure Practices (Vol. 5) are varied in nature and represent a diverse range of relevant leisure interests, issues, and practices. Significantly, our intention, with the release of this volume, is to highlight the innovative applied work of undergraduate and graduate students at masters, doctoral and postdoctoral levels of study. 
The volume contains 8 case studies profiling innovative practices including:
  1. Homeless Encampments, Hotels, and Equitable Access to Public Space: Advancing Change Towards Socially Sustainable Post-Pandemic Public Spaces in Victoria, British Columbia (Lliam Anthony Broderick)
  2. Leisure as a Cutting Edge Innovation to Increase Self-Determination and Personal Resilience (Stewart Alford, Dana Perlman, Susan Sumskis, Lorna Moxham, and Christopher Patterson) 
  3. Place-making: From a Residents’ Initiative to a Participatory Effect: The Case Study of BOMBAST (Monique Schulte - van Alphen and Nicoline de Heus) 
  4. The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity: A Case Study (Christin S. Collishaw) 
  5. Achieving Sustainability Through Adaptive Reuse Strategies: Beijing 798 Arts District Demonstrates the Power of Cultural and Creative Industry (Lihui Wu) 
  6. Sex Segregation and the Participation of Transgender Adults in Recreational Sport in British Columbia, Canada (Tung Nguyen) 
  7. Measuring the Value of Varsity Athletics Through Student Retention and the Balanced Scorecard Strategy (Reid E. R. Davidson) 
  8. Exploring Culinary Experiences of Visitors in Temporary Settings – the Case of Pop-up Restaurants (Farnoosh Niroo and Christine Van Winkle

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