Student Research & Activities

Vancouver Learning Lab: “A better life is possible”

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on January 27, 2020 - 4:48pm

In December 2019 I spent two weeks as a Visiting Scholar with the World Leisure Centre of Excellence at Vancouver Island University (read more here). My two weeks were attached to one of six courses required by the Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management, SLM 604 Influencing Change towards Sustainability. For my business speaker standards, this was an odd choice that I did not hesitate in taking for reasons that, at the time of the application, were unclear to me, first of all.

Thesis Presentation: Claire Qianying Lei

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on December 4, 2019 - 8:41am

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

The purpose of this research is to understand the effect of smart tourism on art centres increasing visitations. To understand this, 300 surveys were developed and distributed to the Lipont Art Centre in order to collect the data. 

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Presentation: 12:30 – 2:30 PM

Engaging Indigenous Youth in Tourism

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on November 26, 2019 - 9:08pm

As part of her Indigenous Tourism course last year, Chyanne Trenholm made the decision to create a video on the opportunities and roles available in tourism for Indigenous youth. Trenholm is an Indigenous 4th-year student from Homalco First Nation in Campbell River, BC, studying Tourism Management at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo.

Leisure Experience Research and 2019 World Leisure Forum

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on November 17, 2019 - 1:55pm

Our graduate student Chinny Lee shared with us her experiences participating in the Leisure Experience Research Opportunity, in Hangzhou, in October. The programme was offered by the World Leisure Organization and the WLCE Network, and it was integrated into the 4th World Leisure Expo and Forum.

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Thesis Presentation: Xinyi (Ivy) Lu

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on November 15, 2019 - 5:34pm

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

This qualitative study explored the physically active experience of Chinese students studying
in Canada. The research focused on the factors facilitating participation in physical activities. In order

VIU and WLCE Leading Tourism Research and Graduate Student Learning Opportunities in the Arctic

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on November 1, 2019 - 8:42am

VIU may not be located in the Arctic, but it has been a lead player in projects with six other circumpolar universities aimed at creating and mobilizing knowledge on the tourism issues experienced in the most northern and peripheral regions of the world.

Thesis Presentation: Di Shan

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on October 31, 2019 - 8:34am

Thesis Title: An Analysis of the Push/Pull Travel Motivations of Canadian Older Adults

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

TTRA Canada Chapter - 2019 Conference

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on September 12, 2019 - 1:05pm

Sharing research from Ghana in Canada!

WLCE is pleased to share that undergrad students Jocelyne Fournier, Annie Boersen, Georgia Brennan and Megan Fortune - who participated in the 2019 VIU Ghana Research and Study Tour - will be presenting posters at TTRA Conference. Their research focuses on the tourism product evaluation done in Atsiekpoe and the Visitors’ Satisfaction evaluation done at the Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary. 

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