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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.

Leisure Experience Research Opportunity - Hangzhou, China

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on May 8, 2019 - 7:56am

This is a unique opportunity to engage in a research project with students from WLCE Network.

The students will be conducting ethnographic research in the city of Hangzhou, China, reporting on their experiences as a tourist during the programme. The students will also have the chance to participate in the 4th WLO Expo and Forum "Leisure City, Better Life" and hear from speakers on the topic of leisure studies.

Programme (19 - 25, October 2019)

Thesis Presentation: Jade Nguyen

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on May 3, 2019 - 11:06am

Thesis Title: Tourists and Authentic Experience in Ho Chi Minh City: A Netnographic Approach

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

Recreation Prescription Project - VIU CREATE 2019

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on April 18, 2019 - 5:03pm

Recreation Prescription Project - Photovoice

The Photovoice Activity, part of the Recreation Prescription Project, was displayed last week at the VIU CREATE 2019 and Research Week. The project team was represented by Kenzie Schroeder and Taisa Andrushko, students in the Bachelor of Tourism Management Program.

For the purpose of the Photovoice, the participants received a disposable camera and were invited to capture images that would reflect healthy or unhealthy lifestyles. 

The PechaKucha Night was a Gift!

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on April 3, 2019 - 7:49pm

Exploring the topic Gift and Exchange, the PechaKucha Night Nanaimo Vol.8 that took place at VIU last Friday, March 29, was a true gift for all the participants. Six speakers shared their stories with an attentive audience in a very enjoyable venue, the VIU Trades Discovery Centre. The public was welcomed by volunteer students and could enjoy a social gathering before the presentations, with live music played by Mike Bauche, a welcome drink, and appetizers.