World Leisure Centre of Excellence

    World VIU Points - Dr. Kelly Bricker

    VIU WLCE is pleased to welcome the first visiting scholar of the semester, Dr. Kelly Bricker from the University of Utah. Join us for her public presentation on October 29. Dr. Bricker will explore the connections between nature-based tourism and health.

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    2019 International Indigenous Tourism Conference - November 12-14, Kelowna, BC

    IITC 2019 is hosted on the traditional territory of the Syilx Nation, in partnership with the Nlakápamux and Secwépemc Nations, Tourism Kelowna, Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, and Indigenous Tourism BC.This year’s conference theme is “Inspire. Transform. Unite. Accelerating Indigenous...

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    Visiting Scholars 2019 - 2020

    WLCE Visiting Scholar Program is designed to bring local and international leaders to VIU to engage with students, faculty, and the Vancouver Island region. The purpose of this engagement is to enrich the student experience, to share research and professional experiences, and to explore...

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    New online publication: "Innovative and Promising Practices in Sustainable Tourism"

    Innovative and promising practices in sustainable tourism. Edited by Nicole Vaugeous, Miles Phillips, Doug Arbogast and Patrick Brouder The intent of this volume is to provide an opportunity for academics, extension professionals, industry stakeholders and community practitioners to reflect,...

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  • VIU TVI partnership

    New learning partnership agreement between VIU and Tourism Vancouver Island

    On Wednesday, September 25th, representatives from each organization came together in front of approximately 50 VIU undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty and staff of the Faculty of Management, Department of Recreation and Tourism, to sign a formal learning partnership agreement....

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  • Wakayama at VIU

    Visitors from the Center for Tourism Research - Wakayama University

    Last week, VIU WLCE received the visit of the Associate Professor Eiji Ito, Deputy Director of the Center for Tourism Research from Wakayama University, along with the Executive Officer of the Center, Ms. Kazue Nakamoto, and the Associate Professor Tsuyoshi Kigawa. The group came to VIU to learn...

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  • TAVI Conference

    Tourism Vancouver Island 56th Annual Conference & AGM

    Great opportunity to join Tourism Industry professionals at the 56th Annual Tourism Vancouver Island Conference & Annual General Meeting that will be happening in Nanaimo on October 8 - 10th at the Coast Bastion Hotel. For more information about the conference, including the program and...

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    TTRA Canada Chapter - 2019 Conference

    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 Research and Study Tour - will be presenting posters at TTRA Conference. Their research focuses on the...

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  • MASLM

    Welcome to the MASLM New Cohort

    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, meet faculty, interact with thesis cohort students, be introduced to the learning environment and...

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  • WL Journal

    World Leisure Journal - Call for Papers

    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 University) Article Due Date: 20 December 2019 Publication Date (approximate): Volume 62, Issue 2, 2020 This...

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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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