VIU WLCE

Dr. Aggie Weighill is looking into how the pandemic affected Recreation Programming in the Yukon

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on September 17, 2021 - 4:06pm

How people view the role and importance of physical activity in the well-being and social togetherness of their community is a question that Vancouver Island University (VIU) Recreation and Tourism Professor Dr. Aggie Weighill is looking to answer as part of a new research project in the Yukon.

Brighton Mbilinyi Thesis Presentation available on YouTube

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on September 17, 2021 - 12:36pm

The Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management, in conjunction with our World Leisure Centre of Excellence, would like to congratulate Brighton Mbilinyi, Graduate Student for successfully presenting his research thesis on August 23, 2021.
The recording of the thesis defense is available on Youtube.

Thesis title: Assessing the role and responsibilities of tour guides in Tanzania

Monir Shahzeidi is the recipient of the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal award

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on July 27, 2021 - 11:28am

Monir Shahzeidi recently finished a Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management at VIU. Beyond just graduating, however, she is also the recipient of this year's Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal award. The annual award recognizes the student who has achieved the highest academic standing upon graduation from a VIU master’s degree program.

Shed Your Threads

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on July 7, 2021 - 11:58am

Level the playing field for youth by sharing, swapping and trading athletic clothes, shoes, jackets, recreation and sporting equipment.

Did you know that many kids cannot participate in recreation and sporting activities because they don't have the gear?

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.