News and Announcements

Explore the meanings and practices of cultural sensitivity in tourism

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on April 15, 2021 - 1:36pm
Join members of the ARCTISEN research team who will Explore the meanings and practices of cultural sensitivity in tourism. What is cultural sensitivity and how can local tourism actors benefit from using cultural sensitivity in tourism development? The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the need and offered opportunities for rethinking our strategies of building a more sustainable tourism industry. Various tourism researchers will present and discuss the role and importance of cultural sustainability in Arctic tourism.

"The World Leisure Organization: Stakeholder Analysis of the WL Family Network"

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on April 9, 2021 - 10:25am

VIU's World Leisure Centre of Excellence would like to invite you to MA SLM student Patricia Verhage's presentation at VIU's CREATE Conference 2021.

The presentation is titled: "The World Leisure Organization: Stakeholder Analysis of the WL Family Network" and it is a case study based on preliminary results of her thesis of the whole WLO network and its family - the most involved members of WLO. This research project has been created in cooperation with the WLO and the VIU. 

16th World Leisure Hybrid Congress - Registration Open and Free!

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on April 6, 2021 - 1:13pm

The 16th World Leisure Hybrid Congress – Leisure Makes Life Better – aims to provide the space to learn from leading experts in the leisure field and network. The 16th World Leisure Congress will be hosted in a hybrid modefrom April 15th to 21st, 2021, giving the opportunity for a face-to-face and an online experience, no matter where you are.

Meet a Professional Around the World

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on March 30, 2021 - 9:17am

The World Leisure Organization offers online forums on leisure-related matters (theories & practices) for interested young people, with invited leading scholars and professionals from around the world.

The online forums are free and are scheduled for about one hour. (45 min. of presentation + 15 min. of Q&A).

*Regular participants (at least 6 times) will get a certificate of attendance by WLO.

Upcoming “Meet a Professional Around the World” series as follows:

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

World VIUPoints Webinar: "The Transformative Power of a Sustainable Tourism Framework"

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on February 26, 2021 - 12:15pm

The World Leisure Centre of Excellence hosted the World VIU Points Webinar on February 26th with two invited speakers,  Pamela Duynstee, Sustainable Tourism Program Manager for GreenStep Solutions, and Dr. Kajsa Åberg, Regional Development Organization of Västerbotten, northern Sweden.