Call for Case Studies - Innovative and Promising Practices in Sustainable Tourism

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on April 27, 2020 - 11:02am

Case studies are a valuable way to synthesize and share lessons learned to create new knowledge and enhanced applications in practice. The National Extension Tourism (NET) Design Team and the VIU World Leisure Centre of Excellence are inviting submissions of case studies that highlight innovative and promising practices in sustainable tourism.

IISAAK Talks - An initiative from the IISAAK OLAM Foundation

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on March 27, 2020 - 11:58am

The IISAAK OLAM Foundation facilitates the development of sustainable and resilient communities, builds healthy and equitable relationships between Indigenous and newcomer societies, and highlights Indigenous solutions for reconciling humanity’s relationship with the environment.

The IISAAK Talks, launched on March 27, is a series of short educational videos about Indigenous-led conservation and the teachings that can help us cope with the COVID19 pandemic.

WLCE Events Postponed until further notice

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on March 16, 2020 - 11:08am
Following health authorities' recommendations, WLCE postponed events scheduled to happen in March. 
Please read the communication regarding Shed Your Threads:
Shed Your Threads has been postponed until further notice.
This community event supports leveling the playing field for youth by sharing, swapping and trading athletic clothes, shoes, jackets, recreation and sporting gear.
While the event is currently postponed to support community health in the wake of Covid-19

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.