Shed Your Threads Campaign

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on February 11, 2020 - 12:50pm

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

Aiming to reduce leisure barriers through access to appropriate gear, VIU, School District 68, City of Nanaimo Parks, Recreation and Culture, and Island Health have joined together for a Shed Your Threads Campaign.

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.

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.

New partnership will allow VIU students to take outdoor experiential learning beyond the boundaries of British Columbia

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on January 24, 2020 - 3:01pm

A new partnership will allow Canadian and Norwegian university students to benefit from interdisciplinary nature-based recreation and outdoor wellness education programs offered in both countries.

Putting Leisure on the Map

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on December 10, 2019 - 6:30pm

The 10th anniversary of VIU's World Center for Leisure Excellence was celebrated on November 29, with a special edition of PechaKucha Nanaimo with the theme "Putting Leisure on the Map". The event was held at Vancouver Island University and brought together VIU representatives, faculty members, visiting scholars, students, alumni, and community members on an evening filled with fun and inspiring stories related to leisure research and practice.