World Leisure Centre of Excellence

    Thesis Presentation: Ninon Chiberches

    Thesis title: Entrepreneurship Profiles of Guest Ranch Operators In The Cariboo Region, British Columbia The Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management, in conjunction with our World Leisure Centre of Excellence is pleased to introduce Ninon Chiberches, Graduate Student in progress, who will...

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    Recreation Prescription Project

    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 School District to introduce Grade 5 students to more active and healthy lifestyles. The 16-week...

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  • Hangzhou Tourism Experience

    Leisure Experience Research Opportunity - Hangzhou, China

    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, reporting on their experiences as a tourist during the programme. The students will also have the chance to participate...

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    Thesis Presentation: Jade Nguyen

    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 Leisure Centre of Excellence is pleased to introduce Ngoc Dan Thanh (Jade) Nguyen, Graduate Student in progress, who will...

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  • Rec Prescription

    Recreation Prescription Project - VIU CREATE 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 was represented by Kenzie Schroeder and Taisa Andrushko, students in the Bachelor of Tourism...

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  • PechaKucha Nanaimo

    The PechaKucha Night was a Gift!

    Exploring the topic Gift and Exchange, the PechaKucha Night Nanaimo Vol.8 that took place at VIU last Friday, March 29, was a true gift for all the participants. Six speakers shared their stories with an attentive audience in a very enjoyable venue, the VIU Trades Discovery Centre. The public was...

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    Thesis Defense: Olivia Li

    Thesis Title: An Exploratory Study of Factors Affecting Sustainable Cosmetic Consumption The Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management, in conjunction with our World Leisure Centre ofExcellence congratulates Wei (Olivia) Li, Graduate Student in progress, for the completion of her research...

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  • PechaKucha Nanaimo

    PechaKucha Night Vol.8

    Gift and Exchange: Recognizing Giving and Receiving as Foundational to the Human Experience From the tangible to intangible, the conventional to unconventional and the practical to impractical, giving gifts and exchanging offerings are practices that extend cross-culturally, are timeless and...

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    Visiting Scholar - Dr. Marc-Andre Lavigne

    World VIUPoints - Visiting Scholar Presentation“We have great ideas! Why don’t policymakers listen to us?”Bringing innovation to any community requires specific skills, from thinking outside the box to mobilizing various stakeholders. Nevertheless, great ideas are often pushed aside and do not ...

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    Thesis Defense: Britta Peterson

    Thesis title: Re-Creation through Recreation: Exploring Contemporary perspectives of Indigenous Leisure The Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management, in conjunction with our World Leisure Centre of Excellence is pleased to introduce Britta Peterson, Graduate Student in progress, who will be...

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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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