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

  • September 12, 2019
    Sharing research from Ghana in Canada! WLCE is pleased to share that undergrad students Jocelyne Fournier, Annie Boersen, Georgia Brennan and Megan Fortune - who participated in the 2019 VIU Ghana...
  • MASLM
    September 11, 2019
    VIU WLCE is pleased to welcome the new cohort of students of the Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management. During the Welcome Week, new students had the opportunity to get to know each other...
  • WL Journal
    September 11, 2019
    World Leisure Journal - Taylor and Francis Group Call for Papers - Special Issue: Leisure, Community and Economic Development Guest Editor: Professor Joanne A. Schroeder (Vancouver Island...
  • September 10, 2019
    Thesis Title: Content Analysis of whale watching operators' websites The Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management, in conjunction with our World Leisure Centre of Excellence...

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