Student Research & Activities

    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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    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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    Recreation Prescription Project

    The Recreation Prescription Project is a partnership between Vancouver Island University (VIU), the City of Nanaimo Parks and Recreation, Division of Family Practice, and the Nanaimo Ladysmith School District to introduce Grade 5 students to more active and healthy lifestyles. The 16-week...

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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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