Leisure studies

New Leisure Studies: International Perspectives

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on November 4, 2021 - 9:59am
The new season of New Leisure Studies: International Perspectives webinar is back!
We will start on Friday, November 5th, after last year's successful edition by bringing virtual encounters on contemporary issues in leisure.
Topic: “Use of technology in the contemporary leisure industry across the world”
When: Friday, November 5th at 7:30 AM PST (10:30 AM Eastern time)

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)

Call for papers for the World Leisure Journal

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on August 23, 2020 - 10:06am

This special issue of the World Leisure Journal will address leisure and aging internationally. While free time itself may have changed with the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, leisure behaviors and patterns have also shifted dramatically. We have seen a drastic reduction to leisure, with the pandemic affecting everything from international travel to opportunities for connection that typically occur in social leisure spaces. However, interesting patterns of self-expression and health-protective activities have also emerged.

Interview with Dr. Aggie Weighill for CBC All Points West

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on July 16, 2020 - 3:42pm


Vancouver Island University has approved funding for research projects related to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of them will delve into how physically distanced leisure activities have helped us cope with the stresses of the health crisis. Dr. Aggie Weighill, a VIU Recreation and Tourism Professor, was featured on CBC All Points West and spoke about the study titled Leisure as a Mechanism for Coping with Stress Related to Public Health Interventions due to COVID-19.

"MEET A PROFESSIONAL AROUND THE WORLD” - on June 17, with Dr. Farhad Moghimehfar

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on June 16, 2020 - 5:20pm

The World Leisure Organization is offering a series of online forums on leisure and recreation for interested young people around the world, with invited leading scholars and professionals around the world. 

This is an initiative from the World Leisure Organization Youth Ambassadors Committee.

The upcoming one is TOMORROW, June 17, 2020.

Invited speaker and topic:

Dr. Farhad Moghimehfar, Ph.D., Vancouver Island University

Leisure Studies Journal Graduate Paper Award

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on February 21, 2020 - 11:20am

The Leisure Studies Graduate Paper Award is sponsored by Taylor & Francis and is intended to support the development of outstanding scholarship by graduate students working in leisure studies across the world. The award will be made to a graduate student who submits a lead-authored paper for consideration by a panel of judges, including representatives from the journal’s Managing Editors and Editorial Board.