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

  • May 9, 2019
    The Recreation Prescription Project is a partnership between Vancouver Island University (VIU), the City of Nanaimo Parks and Recreation, Division of Family Practice, and the Nanaimo Ladysmith...
  • Hangzhou Tourism Experience
    May 8, 2019
    This is a unique opportunity to engage in a research project with students from WLCE Network. The students will be conducting ethnographic research in the city of Hangzhou, China,...
  • May 3, 2019
    Thesis Title: Tourists and Authentic Experience in Ho Chi Minh City: A Netnographic Approach The Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management, in conjunction with our World...
  • Rec Prescription
    April 18, 2019
    Recreation Prescription Project - Photovoice The Photovoice Activity, part of the Recreation Prescription Project, was displayed last week at the VIU CREATE 2019 and Research Week. The project team...

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