Leisure and COVID-19

Leisure and COVID-19

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on March 4, 2021 - 2:50pm

The Department of Recreation and Tourism Management, in conjunction with VIU’s World Leisure Centre of Excellence, is pleased to share the work that has been done by our faculty in the field of Leisure in times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published articles:

Tourism Geographies

Thinking about leisure during a global pandemic by de la Barre, Stone, McKeown & Schroeder (2020)

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on October 7, 2020 - 11:56am

The COVID-19 pandemic arrested the world in a dramatic manner as of March 2020. As countries placed themselves under lockdown to avoid the worst case scenarios expected from the novel virus, we witnessed economies shut down, and residents of the smallest communities to the largest cities ‘shelter in place’ as they could. Very quickly, a smorgasbord of disparities and privileges were highlighted and discussions, at local and global levels, began in earnest.

Wellbeing through Leisure in Times of Pandemics

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on September 25, 2020 - 11:41am

Check out the 2nd New Leisure Studies: International Perspectives international webinar, exploring the topic "Wellbeing through leisure in times of pandemics".

The goal of this series is to bring together scholars from around the world to discuss practical solutions to the most pressing issues in leisure.

The second webinar will take place on October 3 at 12:00-1:30 am (AEST) / October 2 at 7 am (PDT)