MA SLM Students awarded the British Columbia Graduate Scholarship

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on October 22, 2020 - 11:01am

Congratulations to MA Sustainable Leisure Management students Monir Shahzeidi and Lliam Broderick, recipients of the British Columbia Graduate Scholarship. Each student was awarded $15,000 to assist with their graduate research. The students will share their knowledge with the VIU community during Research Week, and we look forward to learning more about their research and path as emerging leisure scholars.

Thematic Analysis - Graduate Research Workshop

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on October 20, 2020 - 11:45am

Hello MA SLM students!

Check out the next Graduate Research Workshop and consider joining in!

Title: Thematic Analysis

In this session, students will be able to answer the questions: What is a research theme? How do I develop themes from the data I have collected? And how do I establish methodological integrity with such a ‘subjective’ analytic approach?

Speaker: Dr. Garrett Stone

I Can't Get Motivated

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on October 13, 2020 - 10:12am

Hello Students!

Check out the next Graduate Research Workshop and consider joining in!

Having trouble focusing? Need some resiliency? Can’t seem to write well? Getting bored with your research? Guess what? You are not the only one… so let’s talk about it and build some strategies to get you back on track.

Title: I Can't Get Motivated

Speaker: Joanne Schroeder - Chair, MA Sustainable Leisure Management with guest Sharon Kelly - VIU Professor and Success Coach

16th World Leisure Congress goes hybrid

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on October 9, 2020 - 2:42pm


The 16th World Leisure Congress to be held in Pinggu-Beijing from April 15-21, 2021 will have a virtual component to include participants who will not be able to travel to China due to the many travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Abstract Submission deadline extended until Friday, 30th October 2020.

Thinking about leisure during a global pandemic by de la Barre, Stone, McKeown & Schroeder (2020)

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on October 7, 2020 - 11:56am

The COVID-19 pandemic arrested the world in a dramatic manner as of March 2020. As countries placed themselves under lockdown to avoid the worst case scenarios expected from the novel virus, we witnessed economies shut down, and residents of the smallest communities to the largest cities ‘shelter in place’ as they could. Very quickly, a smorgasbord of disparities and privileges were highlighted and discussions, at local and global levels, began in earnest.

Graduate Research Workshop - Let’s Talk Ethics

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on October 4, 2020 - 12:19pm

Check out the next Graduate Research Workshop offered by the Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Office and consider joining in!

Title: Let’s Talk Ethics: Meet- up with Research Ethics Officer Chris Turner

Speaker: Chris Turner - Research Ethics Officer - Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 6th  6:30-7:30 am PDT

2020 Run for the Hippos

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on September 16, 2020 - 2:28pm

The Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary in the Upper West Region Africa is home to one of Ghana's last hippo populations. For over 20 years the WCHS has worked to ensure the health and safety of the hippos while also improving the livelihoods, health, and wellness of the people of living within this protected area.