Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management


The MA in Sustainable Leisure Management (MASLM) allows leaders the opportunity to explore and apply innovative solutions to sustainability challenges in the global context. Students are instructed by VIU faculty, international scholars from the
World Leisure Organization and recognized leaders in sustainable development.In today's climate, all industries must examine and enhance their sustainability practices. This requires innovative thinking and leadership to bring about change.

This 2 year program starts with an 8 month residency for coursework in Nanaimo. Students then participate in an applied field experience and complete a research thesis. The MASLM program prepares leaders to examine and create solutions, which ensure that residents and travelers alike can enjoy recreation experiences, natural and cultural amenities, heritage resources, and adventure as part of their life experiences on a sustainable basis.

MASLM faculty and staff are dedicated to making your educational journey one of great discovery. We are excited by this program and the potential to interact with the international community to further our collective understanding of innovation and sustainability in leisure.

World Leisure Centre of Excellence Blog

  • April 26, 2018
    The WLCE at VIU is pleased to welcome the following Visiting Scholars for the 2018/2019 Academic Year.  Visiting Scholars 2018 / 2019 The NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences...
  • April 26, 2018
    Expressions of interest are being received until May 30, for this peer reviewed case studies volume that highlights innovative leisure practices.  For more information and to submit a proposal case,...
  • April 26, 2018
    Dr. Lorie Tuma Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA Dr. Tuma is an assistant professor at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan and an expert in social media. Prior to this...
  • January 18, 2018
    Impact Sustainability Travel & Tourism 2018 Tourism Victoriawww.tourismvictoria.com Don't miss Impact, a sustainability event for people working in, or interested in travel and tourism. 

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