World Leisure Centre of Excellence

    Thesis Presentation: Eshu Karwal

    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, is pleased to introduce Eshu Karwal, Graduate Student in progress, who is presenting his research and thesis. Whale...

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    2020 Beijing - Pinggu World Leisure Congress “Leisure Makes Life Better” - Call for Abstracts

    The 16th World Leisure Congress will be held in Pinggu, Beijing, from the 17th. to 23rd. October 2020 hosted by the Beijing City Government and co-organized by World Leisure Organization (WLO), Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism and the Pinggu District Government. The Congress, themed “Leisure...

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    Sustainable Tourism & Outdoor Recreation Conference - Oct 2019

    Registration is now open for 2019 Sustainable Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Conference, the primary event for Sea Grant and Land Grant Extension faculty working in tourism. The conference will take place Oct 8-11, 2019 in Astoria, Oregon, and is being hosted by Oregon State University Extension...

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    Thesis Presentation: Nobeia Zhang

    Thesis Title: Winter tourism experiences and Chinese visitors to the Yukon Territory, Canada: Implications for sustainable tourism development The Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management, in conjunction with our World Leisure Centre of Excellence, is pleased to introduce Xinhui (Nobeia)...

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    SLM 606 - Field Experience - Tosh Koroscil

    In this post, the MA SLM student Tosh Koroscil shares his experience in the SLM 606. Enjoy the reading! "My role as Green Team Coordinator for Vancouver Island Music Fest was a positive and rewarding experience, albeit a very exhausting one. The requirements of the position were as I expected them...

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    MASLM Scholarship Opportunity - Creative Economies Project

    Know anyone interested in a Master's Scholarship?! Here is a great opportunity for MASLM students! Drs. Suzanne de la Barre and Patrick Brouder are looking for a couple of students to join us at the World Leisure Centre of Excellence at VIU on the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (...

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  • GKU 2019

    Grandkids University 2019 - Adventure for Living

    Adventure for Living The Recreation and Tourism Management Department, with the support of VIU Outdoor Recreation and WLCE, joined the 2019 GrandKids University. The facilitators Amanda Johnson, Vanessa Moraes, Matt Kellow, and Farhad Moghimehfar conducted the activities of the 'Major' Adventure...

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    Grandkids University 2019

    GrandKids University is an incredible 2-day program that offers children ages 7 – 13 and their grandparent a chance to get a taste of VIU. Enrol in a “Major” and spend two days participating in four 2-hour classes in that Major. Over the past 10 summers, grandparents and their grandkids have...

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    Thesis Presentation: Yasel Acosta

    Thesis Title: Understanding resident perceptions towards tourism development - A case study of Hopkins, Belize using the Tourism Impact Attitude Scale The Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management, in conjunction with our World Leisure Centre of Excellence, is pleased to introduce Yasel...

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  • Bilbao

    Internships at World Leisure Organization

    VIU WLCE students travel to Europe to take Internships at WLO office in Bilbao, Spain and to visit WLCE Breda in the Netherlands Internship opportunities are part of the Educational Services offered by World Leisure Organization and its Network of Centers of Excellence. This year, two students from...

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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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