BC Protected Areas Research Forum

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on June 30, 2022 - 9:05am

BC PARF is a partnership between the research community, and regional, provincial and federal park governing agencies. The research forum brings together researchers, advocates, managers, and community members who create, share, and use research for parks and protected areas management in British Columbia. 

BC PARF will be held from 12-14 December 2022 at Vancouver Island University.

Call for Presentations and Pre- and Post-Conference Sessions Open!!

Deadline for Submissions is September 15, 2022.

Global Leisure Debate on June 9th, 2022

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on June 7, 2022 - 11:52am

Global Leisure Debate – Responses to Challenges on Leisure, Mental Health and Well-Being.

WLO is inviting you to meet in an online space for brokering ideas, stimulating debate, and offering creative solutions to the leisure field. On this occasion, and for this topic, we will count on three exceptional international speakers to address the challenges identified in the professional sector. 

Innovative and Promising Practices in Sustainable Tourism - Vol.2

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on January 27, 2022 - 2:40pm

The World Leisure Centre of Excellence at Vancouver Island University and the National Extension Tourism Network are pleased to share the second volume of Innovative and Promising Practices in Sustainable Tourism. This initiative aligns with the mandate of both partners and enables the mobilization of knowledge in sustainable tourism to a global audience.

Happy Holidays

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on December 17, 2021 - 6:49am
On behalf of the World Leisure Centre of Excellence we wish you a leisure filled holiday season. 
We would like to extend our appreciation to all those who have engaged, explored, collaborated or partnered with us in the many projects, activities, events, and research initiatives, we achieved this last year! 
To you and yours, Happy Holidays.
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Innovative Leisure Practices Vol.5

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on December 1, 2021 - 1:24pm
The World Leisure Centre of Excellence (WLCE) at Vancouver Island University is privileged to share its fifth volume of case studies, as part of the Innovative Leisure Practices series. 
As in past compilations, the case studies presented in this 2021 edition of Innovative Leisure Practices (Vol. 5) are varied in nature and represent a diverse range of relevant leisure interests, issues, and practices.

International Mountain Day 2021

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on November 24, 2021 - 8:49am

International Mountain Day 2021 - Webinar: Global Perspectives on Sustainable Tourism in Mountain Regions

International Mountain Day is a United Nations designated day which marks the importance of mountain regions across the globe. This year's theme is 'Sustainable Mountain Tourism' and despite mountain tourism destinations being heavily impacted by COVID-19, there is also "an opportunity to rethink mountain tourism and its impact on natural resources and livelihoods […] and to harness it towards a more resilient, green and inclusive future" (United Nations).

Welcome MA SLM students!

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on September 13, 2021 - 11:19am

The VIU Master of Art in Sustainable Leisure Management program, in conjunction with the VIU WLCE, welcomed its 11th cohort of students this week. This cohort includes Canadian students from British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, and international students from Vietnam, UAE, Iran, China, India, and Ghana.

Thesis Presentation: Brighton Mbilinyi

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on August 16, 2021 - 12:04pm

The Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management, in conjunction with our World Leisure Centre of Excellence is pleased to introduce Brighton Mbilinyi, Graduate Student in progress, who will be presenting his thesis research.

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

World VIUPoints Webinar: "The Transformative Power of a Sustainable Tourism Framework"

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on February 26, 2021 - 12:15pm

The World Leisure Centre of Excellence hosted the World VIU Points Webinar on February 26th with two invited speakers,  Pamela Duynstee, Sustainable Tourism Program Manager for GreenStep Solutions, and Dr. Kajsa Åberg, Regional Development Organization of Västerbotten, northern Sweden.