Visiting Scholars

World VIU Points with Dr. Kajsa Åberg - December 10th

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on November 25, 2020 - 12:57pm

VIU's World Leisure Centre of Excellence is pleased to welcome Dr. Kajsa Åberg, Regional Development Organization of Västerbotten, northern Sweden. She is joining the MASLM program in December as a visiting scholar and is the invited speaker for the next World VIU Points to be held online on December 10th, 7:00 - 8:15 am PST.

Dr. Åberg's presentation is titled "Innovations in Destination Development in Small Regional Cities – The Case for Umeå, in northern Sweden". 

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. 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.

Two weeks in Canada: A different vision of a better life

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on January 27, 2020 - 2:32pm

As a seasoned veteran in business stages and corporate conferences, I have traveled all over the world, from Beijing to Caracas, typically spending two, maximum three nights out. With very rare exceptions, I would typically fly two or twelve hours, check into my hotel, meet the conference organizers, perform, attend speakers’ networking dinners or events, and fly back. When not on holidays in Italy or Japan, where my families reside, that would be my routine.

WLCE Visiting Scholar Program - Dr. Bricker's Experience at VIU and Call for Applications

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on November 20, 2019 - 2:04pm

On November 8, the MA SLM cohort said goodbye to the first visiting scholar of the semester, Dr. Kelly Bricker, Professor and Director of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism at the University of Utah. Dr. Bricker is specialized in sustainable tourism and protected areas management and has research and teaching interests in ecotourism, sense of place, community development, natural resources management, value of nature-based experiences, and the impacts of tourism.

World VIU Points - Dr. Marco Bevolo

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on November 12, 2019 - 11:45am

VIU WLCE is pleased to welcome the second visiting scholar of the semester, Dr. Marco Bevolo from Breda University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands. Join us on December 3 for Dr. Bevolo public presentation in which he will explore ways leisure strategies can contribute to the quality of life of refugees and citizens.

WLCE Visiting Scholar

Visiting Scholars 2019 - 2020

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on October 5, 2019 - 8:15am

WLCE Visiting Scholar Program is designed to bring local and international leaders to VIU to engage with students, faculty, and the Vancouver Island region. The purpose of this engagement is to enrich the student experience, to share research and professional experiences, and to explore possibilities for future collaborations. 
WLCE is pleased to welcome the following Visiting Scholars for the 2019 - 2020 Academic Year.