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.

IMPACT Sustainability Travel & Tourism - Jan 2020

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on December 10, 2019 - 2:35pm

The third Annual IMPACT Sustainability Travel & Tourism Conference will once again bring together stakeholders from the tourism industry to Victoria, to engage in dialogue and discussions on innovation and the contributions of tourism to Canada's sustainable future.

When: January 19 - 22, 2020.

Where: Victoria Conference Centre - Victoria, BC

For more information and registration, please visit:

Thesis Presentation: Claire Qianying Lei

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on December 4, 2019 - 8:41am

The Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management, in conjunction with our World Leisure Centre of Excellence is pleased to introduce Claire Qianying Lei, Graduate Student in progress, who will be presenting her research and thesis.

The purpose of this research is to understand the effect of smart tourism on art centres increasing visitations. To understand this, 300 surveys were developed and distributed to the Lipont Art Centre in order to collect the data. 

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Presentation: 12:30 – 2:30 PM