News and Announcements

World VIU Points with Dr. Kajsa Åberg - December 10th

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on November 25, 2020 - 12:57pm

VIU's World Leisure Centre of Excellence is pleased to welcome Dr. Kajsa Åberg, Regional Development Organization of Västerbotten, northern Sweden. She is joining the MASLM program in December as a visiting scholar and is the invited speaker for the next World VIU Points to be held online on December 10th, 7:00 - 8:15 am PST.

Dr. Åberg's presentation is titled "Innovations in Destination Development in Small Regional Cities – The Case for Umeå, in northern Sweden". 

Agritourism Gatherings: Indigenous and Tribal Perspectives on Agritourism

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on November 18, 2020 - 12:56pm

The International Workshop on Agritourism presents Agritourism Gatherings: A virtual series for farm, food, and travel communitiesThe series brings together farmers, researchers, service providers, tourism experts, and many others to share their knowledge and experience from around the world.

The upcoming webinar is tomorrow, November 19 (9 am PST) with the topic: Indigenous and Tribal Perspectives on Agritourism.

Community Engagement and Your Research - Graduate Research Workshop

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on November 2, 2020 - 3:51pm

Hello students!

Check out the next Graduate Research Workshop and consider joining in!

Title: Community Engagement and Your Research

Speaker: Tanis Dagert - Community Liaison and Knowledge Mobilization Officer

Meet-up with Tanis Dagert, Community Liaison and Knowledge Mobilization Officer to learn about opportunities and best practices to engage with community and share your knowledge.

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 3rd12:00-12:45 pm PDT 

WorldVIU Days 2020

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on October 30, 2020 - 12:55pm

The WorldVIU Days is an annual event that takes place in the fall and explores the way culture influences our world view. This year's event will focus on creating a connected community through showcasing efforts that students, staff, and faculty are making to increase social connections between people from different cultural backgrounds.

Three Kinds of Lies: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics - Graduate Research Workshop

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on October 29, 2020 - 8:01am

Hello students!

Check out the next Graduate Research Workshop and consider joining in!

Title: Three Kinds of Lies: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics -Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

In this workshop, Farhad will review some of the most common (purposeful or non-purposeful) misusage of numerical data. This session will help graduate students to identify the most common misrepresentation of data and avoid making these mistakes in their research report.

Speaker: Dr. Farhad Moghimehfar

MA SLM Students awarded the British Columbia Graduate Scholarship

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on October 22, 2020 - 11:01am

Congratulations to MA Sustainable Leisure Management students Monir Shahzeidi and Lliam Broderick, recipients of the British Columbia Graduate Scholarship. Each student was awarded $15,000 to assist with their graduate research. The students will share their knowledge with the VIU community during Research Week, and we look forward to learning more about their research and path as emerging leisure scholars.

Thematic Analysis - Graduate Research Workshop

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on October 20, 2020 - 11:45am

Hello MA SLM students!

Check out the next Graduate Research Workshop and consider joining in!

Title: Thematic Analysis

In this session, students will be able to answer the questions: What is a research theme? How do I develop themes from the data I have collected? And how do I establish methodological integrity with such a ‘subjective’ analytic approach?

Speaker: Dr. Garrett Stone