News and Announcements

  • TAVI Conference

    Tourism Vancouver Island 56th Annual Conference & AGM

    Great opportunity to join Tourism Industry professionals at the 56th Annual Tourism Vancouver Island Conference & Annual General Meeting that will be happening in Nanaimo on October 8 - 10th at the Coast Bastion Hotel. For more information about the conference, including the program and...

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  • MASLM

    Welcome to the MASLM New Cohort

    VIU WLCE is pleased to welcome the new cohort of students of the Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management. During the Welcome Week, new students had the opportunity to get to know each other, meet faculty, interact with thesis cohort students, be introduced to the learning environment and...

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  • WL Journal

    World Leisure Journal - Call for Papers

    World Leisure Journal - Taylor and Francis Group Call for Papers - Special Issue: Leisure, Community and Economic Development Guest Editor: Professor Joanne A. Schroeder (Vancouver Island University) Article Due Date: 20 December 2019 Publication Date (approximate): Volume 62, Issue 2, 2020 This...

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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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    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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    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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