World Leisure Centre of Excellence

  • WLCE Field School

    2018 WLCE Field School experience presented at VIU Global Citizens Week

    The more we share, the more we learn. On February 6, Carson Anderson, Dylan Swaikoski, Kenzie Schroeder, and Vanessa Moraes, students of the Recreation and Tourism Department, presented their experiences in the 2018 WLCE International Field School, that took place in Brazil. The activity, hosted by...

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    VIU students and faculty attended the 2019 Impact Sustainability Travel & Tourism

    VIU students and faculty members of the Recreation & Tourism Department attended the 2019 Impact Sustainability Travel & Tourism Conference that took place in Victoria this past January.  Joanne Schroeder, Dr. Aggie Weighill, and Dr. Garret Stone, along with current students of the Master...

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  • 2018 WLCE Field School

    2018 WLCE Douglas Ribeiro da Silva International Field School - Case Study Volume

    2018 WLCE Douglas Ribeiro da Silva International Field School - Perus, Brazil Case Study Volume VIU WLCE is very pleased to release the Case Studies Volume as a result of the 2018 WLCE Douglas Ribeiro da Silva International Field School. This case study volume — available in English and Portuguese...

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  • GRTSP

    Gold River Tourism Strategic Plan

    VIU WLCE is pleased to share the Gold River Tourism Strategic Plan.  Between April and October of 2018, researchers from Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) World Leisure Centre of Excellence (WLCE), Master of Community Planning Program (MCPP), and Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research...

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  • BCTIC

    2019 BC Tourism Industry Conference

    2019 BC Tourism Industry Conference February 27 - March 1, 2019 JW Marriott Parq Vancouver Vancouver, BC For over 20 years, the BC Tourism Industry Conference has been providing a forum for tourism businesses and stakeholders from around British Columbia to come together to learn from experts and...

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  • Island-Coast Regional Forum

    Vancouver Island / Coast Regional Forum - BC Recreation and Parks Association

    Vancouver Island / Coast Regional Forum  The strength of networking The 2019 Vancouver Island/Coast Region forum is a 1 -day gathering that facilitates dialogue on current themes directly related to the business and people of Parks & Recreation. Important Information: Forum Date: February 22,...

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  • Perus SP

    World VIUPoints: Favela Tourism and the Occupation Movement - Global Citizens Week

    Favela Tourism and the Occupation Movement Slum Tourism is controversial and yet it has the potential to overcome discrimination through community development.  Join the VIU students and faculty who went to Brazil and hear the stories of a transformative experience. What: World VIU Points – Global...

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    Visiting Scholar - Dr. Daniel Theriault

    World VIU Points - Visiting Scholar Presentation Learning to See: Lessons Learned Seeking Social Change "Are you seeking social change through your work? Using examples from my career as an academic, I invite listeners to consider the possibilities for change which emerge when we see beyond basic ...

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  • Pechakucha

    PechaKucha Night Vol 7 - Journeys

    The PechaKucha Night that took place in the Nanaimo Museum on November 19th was a collaboration between the World Leisure Centre of Excellence and the second-year students of the Tourism Program. The students were responsible for organizing and running the event as their learning practice related...

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    Visiting Scholars Program - CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

    Visiting Scholars Program - 2019/2020 We are seeking applications for our “Visiting Scholars Program”. Visiting Scholars are an integral component of two initiatives at Vancouver Island University (VIU):  the MA Degree in Sustainable Leisure Management, and the World Leisure Centre of Excellence....

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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.

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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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