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Leisure and COVID-19

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on March 4, 2021 - 2:50pm

The Department of Recreation and Tourism Management, in conjunction with VIU’s World Leisure Centre of Excellence, is pleased to share the work that has been done by our faculty in the field of Leisure in times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published articles:

Tourism Geographies

World VIU Points with Pamela Duynstee and Dr. Kajsa Åberg – February 26th

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on February 17, 2021 - 10:18am

VIU's World Leisure Centre of Excellence is pleased to welcome Pamela Duynstee, Sustainable Tourism Program Manager for GreenStep Solutions, and Dr. Kajsa Åberg, Regional Development Organization of Västerbotten, northern Sweden, invited speakers for the next World VIU Points to be held online on February 26th, 7:00 - 8:15 am PST.

World VIU Points with Dr. Kajsa Åberg - Webinar recording and resources available

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on December 10, 2020 - 1:57pm

The World Leisure Centre of Excellence hosted its first online World VIU Points on December 10th with WLCE Visiting Scholar Dr. Kajsa Åberg who spoke about Innovation in Destination Development in Umeå, northern Sweden. 

The webinar recording is available here

Conversations on Sustainability - Episode 2

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on December 1, 2020 - 2:37pm

Conversations on Sustainability with Dr. Aggie Weighill: The purpose of these conversations is to introduce viewers to diverse individuals working in leisure and to learn more about what they do and how that links to sustainability. Guests will not always focus specifically on sustainability but they will be asked to reflect on how their efforts work towards making the world better for people, the planet, and sometimes profits!

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".