World Leisure Centre of Excellence

  • Indigenous Tourism

    Engaging Indigenous Youth in Tourism

    As part of her Indigenous Tourism course last year, Chyanne Trenholm made the decision to create a video on the opportunities and roles available in tourism for Indigenous youth. Trenholm is an Indigenous 4th-year student from Homalco First Nation in Campbell River, BC, studying Tourism Management...

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    WLCE Visiting Scholar Program - Dr. Bricker's Experience at VIU and Call for Applications

    Dr. Kelly Bricker shared her experience as a Visiting Scholar at VIU, and WLCE just released the 2020-21 Call for Applications
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  • WLCE Hangzhou

    Leisure Experience Research and 2019 World Leisure Forum

    Student Blog - Graduate student Chinny Lee shared her learning experience in Hangzhou, in October.
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    Thesis Presentation: Xinyi (Ivy) Lu

    Thesis Title: Leisure Experience of Chinese International Students: The Factors Facilitating Participation in Physical Activities
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    World VIU Points - Dr. Marco Bevolo

    VIU WLCE is pleased to welcome the second visiting scholar of the semester, Dr. Marco Bevolo from Breda University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands. Join us on December 3 for Dr. Bevolo public presentation in which he will explore ways leisure strategies can contribute to the quality of life of...

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    PechaKucha Nanaimo Vol.9 - Putting Leisure on the Map

    This PechaKucha Night celebrates 10 years of leisure enquiry and practice.
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    VIU and WLCE Leading Tourism Research and Graduate Student Learning Opportunities in the Arctic

    VIU may not be located in the Arctic, but it has been a lead player in projects with six other circumpolar universities aimed at creating and mobilizing knowledge on the tourism issues experienced in the most northern and peripheral regions of the world. Working together with the University of...

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    Thesis Presentation: Di Shan

    Thesis Title: An Analysis of the Push/Pull Travel Motivations of Canadian Older AdultsThe Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management, in conjunction with our World Leisure Centre of Excellence is pleased to introduce Di Shan, Graduate Student in progress, who will be presenting her research...

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  • WLCE annual report

    2018 - 2019 WLCE Annual Report

    After a very productive year, VIU's WLCE is pleased to release its latest Annual Report. Download the 2018-2019 WLCE Annual Report and learn more about the WLCE activities in 2018 - 2019, including our Visiting Scholars program, students' field trips, research and scholarly activities, community...

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    World VIU Days - Ghana Research & Study Tour

    A Problem Shared is Half Solved: Lessons Learned From the FieldThe VIU GRST Team will be hosting a session during the World VIU Days sharing their research and lessons learned while traveling in rural Ghana.When: November 6, 2019Where: B356 / R109Time: 11:30 am - 1: 00 pm 

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Vancouver Island University and the World Leisure Centre of Excellence acknowledge and thank the Snuneymuxw, Quw’utsun, Tla’Amin, Snaw-naw-as and Qualicum First Nation on whose traditional lands we research and share knowledge.

WLCE Mission

The World Leisure Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Leisure Management brings together established and emerging scholars from around the globe to share innovative ideas, engage in dialogue and collaborate in research and teaching.
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