NEWS

Jun 5 2019

Nicole Peel (Australia): “Leisure to me means being able to do something that makes me feel free and allows me to express myself”

We give a warm welcome to Nicole Peel, who has recently joined us as a WLO member. She works as an Associate Lecturer on Therapeutic Recreation at the School of Science and Health at Western Sidney University, and has recently published about the state of leisure studies in Australia and New Zealand.

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Jun 5 2019

Reflections after the events supported by the WL Latin American Chapter in Mexico: progress in the Latin American process

By Carlos Alberto Rico, WL Board of Directors member

The first event articulated two academic spaces: The Congress of the Latin American Association of Sports Management-ALGEDE and the VIII Latin American Recreation Encounter. These were held in the city of Colima, Mexico, under the organization of the University of Colima. Advances in research, education and recreation management were discussed at these events. Nevertheless, one of the main achievements was the advance on the working agenda of the Latin American Recreation Network, given that several countries of the continent, which have been working systematically in the field, were present.

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Jun 5 2019

Yu Niu (United States): “My study aims to better understand the benefits of leisure for older adults”

Yu Niu is researching on the impact of leisure in older adults’ lives. She is enrolled in a PhD program at the Department of Tourism, Recreation & Sport Management of the University of Florida. We are glad to welcome her as a new WLO member!

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Jun 5 2019

New actors join the local organizing team of the WL Expo in Hangzhou, and the topics of the WL Forum are now set!

As part of the May trip to China, a WLO delegation formed by WLO Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Cristina Ortega and Events, and Communications Coordinator, Mireia Iglesias, met the WL Expo Office in Hangzhou on the 14th May. This meeting was entirely devoted to the organization of the 4th WL Expo and Forum (18-20th October 2019, Hangzhou, China). This event is guided by Zhejiang Provincial People’s Government, and hosted by Hangzhou Municipal People’s Government and the WLO. As a novelty, new players have entered the local team in the role of organizers: Hangzhou Bureau of Commerce and Hangzhou Commerce and Tourism Group.

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Mar 29 2019

Sharing by Professor Atara Sivan, Chairperson: World Leisure Organization – Hong Kong Chapter

Professor Atara Sivan, Board member of World Leisure Organization (WLO) and Chairperson of World Leisure Organization-Hong Kong Chapter (WLO-HK) was invited as a guest of honor to the graduation ceremony of “Boardgaming Instructor Certificate Program – Class of 2018” led by Jollythinkersand Play Infinityin Hong Kong. Graduates of the course, which targets individuals and groups interested in modern boardgaming, were educators, social workers and church leaders who have been contributing to the field of leisure through the use of these games.

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