A world-wide, non-governmental association dedicated to discovering and fostering those conditions best permitting leisure to serve as a force for
human growth, development and well-being.
Visiting Scholars are an integral component of two initiatives at Vancouver Island University (VIU): the MA Degree in Sustainable Leisure Management, and the World Leisure Centre of Excellence. Accordingly, the Visiting Scholar Program is designed to bring local and international leaders to VIU to engage with students, faculty, and the Vancouver Island region. The purpose … Continue reading “Vancouver Island Visiting Scholar Programme – Application deadline 31st. January 2018”
As for every activity we organize, we think about our WLO Members and giving them the voice and the opportunity to participate. For this time, we would really like to see you sharing with us your best leisure moments and experiences from 2017. See below the one of the most memorable “moments” from Cristina Ortega, … Continue reading “WLO Photo Contest – It is your time!!! Share with us your best leisure moment from 2017”
Thomas and Ruth Rivers International Scholarship – Open Call Are you in final year graduate or undergraduate in a college or university program, with a major in recreation, leisure studies, leisure services, leisure resources or tourism studies? Then Thomas and Ruth Rivers International Scholarship is for you!!! – Apply now! More info: http://bit.ly/2j36NfT “My experience … Continue reading “Thomas and Ruth Rivers International Scholarship is now open!”
The Leisure Sports Industry, a new rising industry of China strongly backed by governments at all levels as well as by many experts and scholars, will be one of the pillar industries of the Chinese national economy in the future. As one of the first groups of historical and cultural cities, Shaoxing is also an … Continue reading “WLO Board members participate in the 2017 Shaoxing China International Leisure Sports Industry Forum”
Leisure Media and WLO very gladly announce the signature of a new collaboration agreement between both organizations. While the relation between WLO and Leisure Media is a long one, this new accord aims to re-boost the collaboration.
An Associate Professor at Palacky University in Olomouc (Czech Republic), Donald N. Roberson, Jr. is a WLO member who is passionate about teaching and fostering critical reflection on leisure in the classroom. He just renewed his WLO membership and we asked him a few question for you to know a bit more about your fellow … Continue reading “Donald N. Roberson, Jr. (Czech Republic): “In class I try to expose the students to the different philosophy of recreation and leisure””
The WLO Special Interest Group on “Leisure and Innovation” aims at looking into the diverse fields of innovation in leisure contexts, practices and theories. In a world where change is constant, new challenges and practices arise, also in leisure. Innovation in different areas have consequences in leisure as well as leisure becomes a field of … Continue reading “Interested in “Leisure and Innovation”? Join WLO Special Interest Group (SIG) on the topic”
In Latin America, and in Colombia in particular, a recreation field has always existed which has been made visible through the emerging human manifestations of our cultural specificities, which have been the basis supporting our multiple identities as a region. However, it was in the last four decades that a road for the intentional construction … Continue reading “The construction of the leisure field in Latin America: a chronical of some recent encounters”
This year, Young People Leisure Network (YPLN)’s international invitation under the Young People’s Concert program was accepted by French, Hungarian, Italian, Slovak and Turkish musicians and dancers. This group of young musicians played in front of a large audience at the Citizen’s Leisure Festival (October, Hangzhou, China). Participants very much appreciated the opportunity to perform … Continue reading “Young musicians perform at the Citizen’s Leisure Festival in Hangzhou in the framework of the Young People’s Concert program”
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are intended to focus upon a significant segment of leisure study and/or service. Member-generated and member-driven, they provide a space for WLO members to meet and work together at a global level. SIG are coordinated by the WLO Research and Knowledge Transference Committee, and particularly by the chair of the Committee … Continue reading “Get to know the facilitators and join WLO’s Special Interest Groups!”
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World Leisure Organization is a non-profit organization in Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council since 1990.