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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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  • 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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  • 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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