News and Announcements

    World VIU Points - Dr. Marco Bevolo

    VIU WLCE is pleased to welcome the second visiting scholar of the semester, Dr. Marco Bevolo from Breda University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands. Join us on December 3 for Dr. Bevolo public presentation in which he will explore ways leisure strategies can contribute to the quality of life of...

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    PechaKucha Nanaimo Vol.9 - Putting Leisure on the Map

    This PechaKucha Night celebrates 10 years of leisure enquiry and practice.
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    Thesis Presentation: Di Shan

    Thesis Title: An Analysis of the Push/Pull Travel Motivations of Canadian Older AdultsThe Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management, in conjunction with our World Leisure Centre of Excellence is pleased to introduce Di Shan, Graduate Student in progress, who will be presenting her research...

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  • WLCE annual report

    2018 - 2019 WLCE Annual Report

    After a very productive year, VIU's WLCE is pleased to release its latest Annual Report. Download the 2018-2019 WLCE Annual Report and learn more about the WLCE activities in 2018 - 2019, including our Visiting Scholars program, students' field trips, research and scholarly activities, community...

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    World VIU Days - Ghana Research & Study Tour

    A Problem Shared is Half Solved: Lessons Learned From the FieldThe VIU GRST Team will be hosting a session during the World VIU Days sharing their research and lessons learned while traveling in rural Ghana.When: November 6, 2019Where: B356 / R109Time: 11:30 am - 1: 00 pm 

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    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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    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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