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    Call for Case Study submissions

    Innovative Leisure Practices:Cases as Conduits between Theory and PracticeCase studies are a valuable way for researchers and practitioners to synthesize and share knowledge with external audiences in a way that allows others to reflect, discuss and learn from approaches taken in other contexts....

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    Feeling overwhelmed? Join our reading circle to learn how to bring more leisure into your life!

    What: A reading circle is a group of people who get together to explore a topic in further detail through the medium of books.When: Kickoff Event Monday, January 26th, 5:00 pm – Each Reading Circle team will meet 2 or 3 times between January 26th and April 6th Where: Kickoff Event at Fibber Magees...

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    ATLAS Africa Conference 2015

    ATLAS Africa Conference 2015 - Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaTourism and Inclusive Growth in Developing EconomiesThe theme of the 9th ATLAS Africa conference focuses on the relation between tourism and inclusive growth. Although inclusive growth as a concept is increasingly discussed by academics,...

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    TTRA - Educational Webinar Series

    Travel and Tourism Research AssociationEDUCATIONAL WEBINAR SERIESHow Research Can Estimate the ROI of Social MediaOverviewWith increasing advertising budgets for social media, we often question: what's the Return On Investment (ROI) for our endless efforts of posting, tweeting and blogging?  Is...

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    ACER VIU - Climate Cafe

    Awareness of Climate change through Education and Research invites you to join them on Wednesday, December 3 at 6pm for a showing of DISRUPTION.Synopsis:‘When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little when we know so much?’Through a relentless investigation to find the answer, Disruption ...

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    Resilient Cities 2015 Call for Contributions

    Resilient Cities 2015 Call for Contributions is now openICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the World Mayors Council on Climate Change, and the City of Bonn, are pleased to announce the next edition in the Resilient Cities congress series - the annual global forum on urban resilience:...

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    New research assistants hired

    The Centre is pleased to announce three new Grad students that are joining us to move forward the work in the development of the Centre. We could not accomplish the work that we do without them so thank you to the VIU Work Opportunities for funding these important positions.Caleigh EllisMy research...

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    Overwhelmed? Read Brigid Schulte's new book and bring leisure into your life

    By Nicole Vaugeois“As I began to think more about leisure time, I realized that I kept putting it off, like I was waiting to reach some tipping point: If I could just finish picking all the weeds, chopping the invasive bamboo, cleaning out the crayons and shark teeth and math papers and toys and...

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    St.Eustatius Sustainable Conference - Tourism Development in the Community

    By Nicole VaugeoisDeveloping tourism in small island developing states has been the subject of much academic research over the past 20 years. When thinking about tourism in the Caribbean, it likely conjures up images of large cruise ships, all-inclusive resorts and mass tourism. Indeed these...

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