News and Announcements

Monir Shahzeidi is the recipient of the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal award

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on July 27, 2021 - 11:28am

Monir Shahzeidi recently finished a Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management at VIU. Beyond just graduating, however, she is also the recipient of this year's Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal award. The annual award recognizes the student who has achieved the highest academic standing upon graduation from a VIU master’s degree program.

Shed Your Threads

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on July 7, 2021 - 11:58am

Level the playing field for youth by sharing, swapping and trading athletic clothes, shoes, jackets, recreation and sporting equipment.

Did you know that many kids cannot participate in recreation and sporting activities because they don't have the gear?

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: