Useful Links

Vancouver Island University (VIU)

Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure, VIU 

World Leisure Centre of Excellence, VIU

International Polar Tourism Research Network (IPTRN)
The International Polar Tourism Research Network (IPTRN) is a group with a shared interest in research that advances the understanding of tourism in and about the Polar Regions. The IPTRN strives to generate, share and disseminate knowledge, resources and perspectives on polar tourism; and strongly supports the development ofinternational collaboration and cooperative relationships between members.

Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG)
The Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) is committed to the dissemination of geographic research and the promotion of geography as a key discipline in education, research, and in the public and private sectors nationally and internationally.

Nordic Society for Tourism and Hospitality Research (NORTHORS)
The aim of the Nordic Society for Tourism and Hospitality Research (NORTHORS) is to provide a platform for academic debate and development in the field of tourism and hospitality in the Nordic countries – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden – and surrounding areas, seen in a wider European and global context. The society has more than 500 members, mainly researchers based in the Nordic countries but increasingly also from further afield. All of them have contributed to the work of NORTHORS by attending one of our events.

Arctic Institute of North America (AINA)
The Arctic Institute of North America was created by an Act of Parliament in 1945 as a nonprofit tax-exempt research and educational organization. Originally based at McGill University in Montreal, the institute moved to the University of Calgary in 1976. In 1979 the Institute became part of the University of Calgary as a university research institute. Our mandate is to advance the study of the North American and circumpolar Arctic through the natural and social sciences, the arts and humanities and to acquire, preserve and disseminate information on physical, environmental and social conditions in the North.

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) 
WUSC – World University Service of Canada – is a leading Canadian non-profit organization in international development, committed to building a more equitable and sustainable world. We work with a unique and powerful network of post-secondary institutions, private-sector partners and volunteers to provide education, employment and empowerment opportunities that improve the lives of millions of disadvantaged youth around the world.

Katimavik offers learning through volunteer service programs for young Canadians looking for a unique experience that enables them to make positive change in their lives and in communities. Katimavik is a not-for-profit charitable organization that has over 36 years of experience crafting and implementing intensive and impactful life-changing programs that address community needs. Since its foundation in 1977, more than 35,000 young Canadians have participated in Katimavik programs and developed valuable, transferable employment skills.Katimavik programs focus on the development of lifelong personal, professional and social competencies in the areas of civic engagement, autonomous living, healthy lifestyle and environmental stewardship.