News and Announcements

Tourism Vancouver Island 56th Annual Conference & AGM

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on September 18, 2019 - 1:18pm

Great opportunity to join Tourism Industry professionals at the 56th Annual Tourism Vancouver Island Conference & Annual General Meeting that will be happening in Nanaimo on October 8 - 10th at the Coast Bastion Hotel.

For more information about the conference, including the program and registration, please visit: https://www.tviconference.ca/

Welcome to the MASLM New Cohort

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on September 11, 2019 - 1:24pm
VIU WLCE is pleased to welcome the new cohort of students of the Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management.

During the Welcome Week, new students had the opportunity to get to know each other, meet faculty, interact with thesis cohort students, be introduced to the learning environment and expectations of the MASLM, and learn more about VIU and the Nanaimo region.

Welcome, everyone!! WLCE team wishes you all much success in your studies!

Thesis Presentation: Nobeia Zhang

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on August 22, 2019 - 12:31pm

Thesis Title: Winter tourism experiences and Chinese visitors to the Yukon Territory, Canada: Implications for sustainable tourism development

The Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management, in conjunction with our World Leisure Centre of Excellence, is pleased to introduce Xinhui (Nobeia) Zhang, Graduate Student in progress, who will be presenting her research and thesis.

Grandkids University 2019 - Adventure for Living

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on July 5, 2019 - 3:50pm

Adventure for Living

The Recreation and Tourism Management Department, with the support of VIU Outdoor Recreation and WLCE, joined the 2019 GrandKids University. The facilitators Amanda Johnson, Vanessa Moraes, Matt Kellow, and Farhad Moghimehfar conducted the activities of the 'Major' Adventure for Living in a very fun and informative way.

Grandkids University 2019

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on July 2, 2019 - 3:46pm

GrandKids University is an incredible 2-day program that offers children ages 7 – 13 and their grandparent a chance to get a taste of VIU. Enrol in a “Major” and spend two days participating in four 2-hour classes in that Major. Over the past 10 summers, grandparents and their grandkids have enjoyed spending time together, learning cool things, and becoming familiar with VIU. 

Thesis Presentation: Yasel Acosta

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on June 11, 2019 - 4:52am

Thesis Title: Understanding resident perceptions towards tourism development - A case study of Hopkins, Belize using the Tourism Impact Attitude Scale

The Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management, in conjunction with our World Leisure Centre of Excellence, is pleased to introduce Yasel Acosta, Graduate Student in progress, who will be presenting her research and thesis.

Thesis Presentation: Ninon Chiberches

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on June 4, 2019 - 2:12pm

Thesis title: Entrepreneurship Profiles of Guest Ranch Operators In The Cariboo Region, British Columbia

The Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management, in conjunction with our World Leisure Centre of Excellence is pleased to introduce Ninon Chiberches, Graduate Student in progress, who will be presenting her research and thesis.