News and Announcements

BC Protected Areas Research Forum

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on June 30, 2022 - 9:05am

BC PARF is a partnership between the research community, and regional, provincial and federal park governing agencies. The research forum brings together researchers, advocates, managers, and community members who create, share, and use research for parks and protected areas management in British Columbia. 

BC PARF will be held from 12-14 December 2022 at Vancouver Island University.

Call for Presentations and Pre- and Post-Conference Sessions Open!!

Deadline for Submissions is September 15, 2022.

Global Leisure Debate on June 9th, 2022

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on June 7, 2022 - 11:52am

Global Leisure Debate – Responses to Challenges on Leisure, Mental Health and Well-Being.

WLO is inviting you to meet in an online space for brokering ideas, stimulating debate, and offering creative solutions to the leisure field. On this occasion, and for this topic, we will count on three exceptional international speakers to address the challenges identified in the professional sector. 

2022 Western Regional Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on May 3, 2022 - 1:08pm
Seventeen graduate schools across western Canada are sending their local Three-Minute Thesis Competition
winners to compete in the 2022 Western Regional Competition!
Originally developed by the University of Queensland, the Three-Minute Thesis is an annual research communication competition challenging graduate students to communicate their scholarly research

Leisure Matters Panel

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on March 31, 2022 - 6:31pm

In celebration of World Leisure Day 2022, the World Leisure Centre of Excellence at Vancouver Island University would like to invite you to join our panelists in discussing relevant leisure-related themes:
Leisure Matters – Does it Really Matter?
Recognition – Is Leisure Really on the Political Agenda?
Community Cohesion and Leisure Careers – Do they align?

Date: April 14th, 2022 | 9:00 to 10:30 AM PDT

WL Youth Ambassadors Contest 2022

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on March 10, 2022 - 1:25pm

The World Leisure Youth Ambassadors’ Network is inviting young people from all over the world to introduce their skills in art, hobbies and volunteering within a worldwide contest.

If you are a painter, draw pictures, record short films, work as a coach or volunteer, helped people in need, or participated in an environmental project, then you can apply to become the:


Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on March 9, 2022 - 7:39pm

The World Leisure Organization (WLO) is opening the call for the editor-in-chief for the period 2022-2024. As the official journal of the World Leisure Organisation (WLO), the purpose of the World Leisure Journal is to stimulate and communicate research, theory, and critical thought in regard to all forms of leisure.