Leisure Matters Panel

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on March 31, 2022 - 6:31pm

In celebration of World Leisure Day 2022, the World Leisure Centre of Excellence at Vancouver Island University would like to invite you to join our panelists in discussing relevant leisure-related themes:
Leisure Matters – Does it Really Matter?
Recognition – Is Leisure Really on the Political Agenda?
Community Cohesion and Leisure Careers – Do they align?

Date: April 14th, 2022 | 9:00 to 10:30 AM PDT

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).

New Leisure Studies: International Perspectives

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on November 4, 2021 - 9:59am
The new season of New Leisure Studies: International Perspectives webinar is back!
We will start on Friday, November 5th, after last year's successful edition by bringing virtual encounters on contemporary issues in leisure.
Topic: “Use of technology in the contemporary leisure industry across the world”
When: Friday, November 5th at 7:30 AM PST (10:30 AM Eastern time)

CPCIL Webinar on October 7 - Register now!

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on October 6, 2021 - 1:47pm

The State of parks-related knowledge mobilization in Canada: Cases from Alberta, BC, and Ontario.

This webinar will share and compare observations of case studies conducted in five distinct Canadian landscapes. Each case study explores the types of parks and conservation-related knowledge that are known in the region and how this knowledge is used (or not) to advance protected area goals.

Explore the meanings and practices of cultural sensitivity in tourism

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on April 15, 2021 - 1:36pm
Join members of the ARCTISEN research team who will Explore the meanings and practices of cultural sensitivity in tourism. What is cultural sensitivity and how can local tourism actors benefit from using cultural sensitivity in tourism development? The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the need and offered opportunities for rethinking our strategies of building a more sustainable tourism industry. Various tourism researchers will present and discuss the role and importance of cultural sustainability in Arctic tourism.

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.

Agritourism Gatherings: Indigenous and Tribal Perspectives on Agritourism

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on November 18, 2020 - 12:56pm

The International Workshop on Agritourism presents Agritourism Gatherings: A virtual series for farm, food, and travel communitiesThe series brings together farmers, researchers, service providers, tourism experts, and many others to share their knowledge and experience from around the world.

The upcoming webinar is tomorrow, November 19 (9 am PST) with the topic: Indigenous and Tribal Perspectives on Agritourism.