Presentations

Recent Selected Peer Reviewed Presentations

  1. Mapping resident place attachment in the downtown core: Case study of the “Where is Here?” Project. Presentation at the National Extension Tourism Conference, Princeton, N.J. August 8-10, 2017.
  2. Connecting leisure and small city downtown areas through cultural mapping. Canadian Congress on Leisure Research, Waterloo, ONT, May 2017.
  3. Social entrepreneurship, reporting performance and organizational ambidexterity in the case of parent charities in BC. Canadian Congress on Leisure Research conference, Waterloo, ONT, May 2017. Yufan Yang, Nicole Vaugeois, John Predyk.
  4. Uncovering and mapping place attachment in small cities. Travel and Tourism Research Conference, Edmonton, AB, September, 27-30, 2016.
  5. Diversification through Agritourism in British Columbia, Canada. National Extension Tourism Conference in Galveston, Texas October 29-31, 2015.
  6. Providing communities with improved marketing intelligence. National Extension Tourism Conference in Galveston, Texas October 29-31, 2015.
  7. Designing systems for community based visitor data: A collaborative case study on Vancouver Island. International Travel and Tourism Research Association Conference Proceedings in Portland, Oregon, June 15-18, 2015. Pete Parker, Nicole Vaugeois, Laurel Sliskovic, Nichola Evernden. Received best poster award.
  8. Labour of Love: Insights on the Traditional Craft Trades Sector in Canada. Presentation at the World Leisure Congress held in Mobile, Alabama. September 6-9, 2014. Nicole Vaugeois, Monica Shore, Pascale Knoglinger, Nichola Evernden and Jenny Horn.
  9. Rethinking innovation and sustainability. Presentation at the World Leisure Congress held in Mobile, Alabama. September 6-9, 2014.
  10. Modernizing systems to provide enhanced market intelligence to communities for tourism development decisions. Presentation at the World Leisure Congress held in Mobile, Alabama. September 6-9, 2014. Nicole Vaugeois, Nichola Evernden and Laurel Sliskovic
  11. Encoders of knowledge: The experience of an international research alliance in knowledge mobilization via online blogging. The Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum, Mississauga June 3-5, 2013. Nicole Vaugeois and Brianne Labute.
  12. Island “mistrust”: Reconfiguring Island sustainability using a one pillar tool. Island studies conference. Gabriola Island. (with Dr. Pat Maher) May 10-12, 2013.
  13. Embedding leisure in sustainability efforts: The integrated community sustainability planning process in Canada. Presentation and published abstract. World Leisure Association Congress, Rimini, Italy, October 2012. Nicole Vaugeois and Joanne Schroeder.
  14. Accessibility to trails: Equestrian use, satisfaction and needs. Presentation and published abstract. World Leisure Association Congress, Rimini, Italy October 2012.
  15. Advancing place-based development through amenities. Presentation given at the International Rural Sociology Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, August 2012.
  16. Understanding the role of rural context in tourism development: Observations from BC. Presentation given at the International Rural Sociology Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, August 2012.
  17. Enhancing trail access for equestrians: Case studies from BC. Presentation given at the International Rural Sociology Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, August 2012.
  18. Pondering Policy Supports for Amenity Based Rural Development. Canada’s Rural Policy Conference, Ottawa, May 24-25, 2012.
  19. The homogeneity dilemma: Fine tuning tourism supports for rural communities. 1st Annual Rural Research Workshop: Policy to Research and Back Again. Ottawa, May 5, 2011.

Invited Presentations:

  1. Transforming the academy through community engaged scholarship. Keynote speaker at the new employee orientation at Vancouver Island Unversity, August 29, 2017.
  2. The potential role of participatory rural appraisal methods in aboriginal tourism development. Sustainable Indigenous Tourism Conference, Nanaimo. BC April 2017.
  3. Seizing opportunity: Understanding business development in official language minority communities in the small-scale food processing industry in BC. National Economic Forum, Montreal, QC held May 16-17, 2016.
  4. Attracting long term prosperity for BC rural communities, BC Local Government Management Association, Nanaimo, BC held June 20-22, 2016.
  5. Crafting a sense of place. Ontario Food Tourism Summit, Toronto, ON held November 9th, 2015.
  6. Broadening perspectives on the role of leisure and tourism in rural prosperity. University of Manitoba – HLHP Research Institute Speaker Series – October 9th, 2015.  Winnipeg, MN.
  7. Sustainable rural tourism. Innovative best practices to foster place-based tourism development in Ontario’s rural communities. University of Guelph, Guelph, ON. September, 2015. With support from stakeholders and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
  8. Long term prosperity for Haines Junction, Yukon. Presentation given to the public at the St. Elias Convention Centre in Haines Junction on March 26, 2015. With support from the Yukon Government, Economic Development Branch.
  9. Moving forward on active transportation. Public presentation to local political candidates in Port Alberni, BC on November 4, 2014.
  10. Build it and they will come: Insights on tourism product development. Invited moderator for a panel including Lillian Hunt, Cathy Mailhot and Janet Docherty. Vancouver Island Economic Alliance, Nanaimo, BC on October 30, 2014.
  11. The important role of agritourism in the resilience of the family farm and regional economy. Invited presentation to the Canadian Federation of University Women, Nanaimo Chapter on October 27, 2014.
  12. Promoting and protecting paradise: Insights on sustainable island tourism. Invited speaker to the Statia Sustainable Tourism Conference held in St. Eustatius on Sept 25-27, 2014.
  13. Trail networks: Attractive amenities for regional economic investment. Invited speaker to the Vancouver Island Spine Trail conference held in Courtenay, June 2014.
  14. Creating resilient, attractive, sustainable coastal communities for tomorrow’s generations. Invited keynote presentation to the Rural Economic Development Meeting held in Deep Bay, BC, June 3, 2014.
  15. Enhancing agritourism supports in the Vancouver Island region. Invited presentation to the Agriculture Advisory Committee for the District of North Cowichan. May 2014.
  16. Economic rationale for investment in active transportation networks. Invited speaker to the Walkable Communities Meeting held in Powell River, May 2014.
  17. A Case study on case studies in sustainability. Invited presenter at the Vancouver Island University Interdisciplinarity Symposium, Nanaimo, BC, May 2014.
  18. Enhancing innovation in agritourism: Expanding synergies between agriculture and tourism. Invited speaker at the Islands Agriculture Show, February 2014.
  19. The role of tourism in regional resilience. Invited speaker to the Tourism Vancouver Island Annual Professional Development Days held in Sidney, BC and Tofino, BC in March 2014.
  20. Creating resilient coastal communities. Invited by the Powell River Economic Development Commission to give a public lecture at Vancouver Island University held on October 21, 2013
  21. BC Tourism Labour Market Strategic Analysis. Invited presentation to the District of Tofino Council on October 10, 2013.
  22. Positioning Tofino for prosperity. Invited by the District of Tofino to give a public lecture at Tofino Botanical Gardens on October 9, 2013.
  23. BC tourism labour market strategic analysis. Invited presentation to the District of Tofino Council on October 10, 2013.
  24. Positioning resort municipalities into the future. Invited keynote for the Resort Municipalities Collaborative Annual Meeting in Tofino, May 7-9, 2013.
  25. Maximizing collective returns from tourism. Keynote presentation at the Qualicum and Parksville Chambers of Commerce Meeting, May 16, 2012 at the Qualicum Civic Center.
  26. Rethinking how Amenities can be an economic development driver for your community. Pacific Northwest Economic Development Council, Osoyoos, BC. June 17-20, 2012.
  27. Myopia, Impact of Regional Tourism. Pacific Northwest Economic Development Council, Osoyoos, BC. June 17-20, 2012.
  28. Equestrian Tourism in British Columbia, Canada: Its evolution, current state and potential. Presentation for “Horses, Tourism and Leisure: Continuities, Transformations and Change”. May 9-11, 2012 in Saumur, France.
  29. Federal and Provincial Tourism Strategies: Linking in with the bigger picture. Tourism Association of BC Policy Conference, April 2012, Vancouver, B.C.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Presentations

  1. Bringing the outside in using visiting scholars. University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Conference, May 11-13, 2016.
  2. Persisting and succeeding: Creative program design for aboriginal learners combining place, community building and experiential learning. University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Conference, May 11-13, 2016. With Rob Ferguson.
  3. Supporting persistence among aboriginal learners combining place, community building and experiential learning. Vancouver Island Teaching and Learning Conference, May 8-9, 2016. With Rob Ferguson.
  4. Pulling together: Partnership, collaboration and trust within aboriginal education. Vancouver Island University Teaching and Learning Conference, May 8-9, 2016. With Rob Ferguson, Sheila Cooper, Frank Brown and Dave Pinel.
  5. Prioritizing place-based education to engage learners with external stakeholders and societal realities. University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching held May 12-13, 2015 at the University of Calgary.
  6. Supporting persistence among aboriginal learners through experiential learning and community building. University of British Columbia Okanagan Learning Conference on May 6-7, 2015. With Rob Ferguson and Dave Pinel.
  7. Redesign of a capstone course to mirror shifting priorities among learners and professional practice. Presentation for the University of British Columbia Okanagan Learning Conference on May 6-7, 2015.
  8. Modernizing assessment tools to engage the Net Generation. Presentation with John Predyk at the University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching to be held May 12-13, 2015 at the University of Calgary.
  9. Sequencing and sandwiching feedback for maximum learning. University of Calgary Conference on Post-Secondary Learning and Teaching: Assessment: Motivating, Supporting and Evaluating Learning. May 2014. With Micki McCartney.
  10. The use of continuous improvement theory to enhance undergraduate research. Presentation at the Lilly West Teaching and Learning Conference, Pomona, California, March 14-16, 2013.
  11. Long term impacts of rural extension activity on career satisfaction and trajectory. Poster presentation at the Lilly West Teaching and Learning Conference, Pomona, California (with Shannon Bence, MA student) March 14-16, 2013.
  12. Engaging all undergraduates in research: A model in recreation and tourism management. Invited plenary speaker at the Engagement Conference held at Murray State University in Kentucky, February 22, 2008.
  13. Service learning and research in management: A model in recreation and tourism. Workshop presenter at the Engagement Conference held by Murray State University, Kentucky, February 22, 2008.
  14. Where Rubber (Learning) hits the road: the benefits of the study tour experience. presentation given with Ken Hammer and Jeff Vos at the International Society for Teaching and Learning Conference held in Vancouver from October 13 to 15, 2005.
  15. The real fear factor: Demystifying research to undergraduate students at Malaspina University-College. Presentation at the Canadian Summit on the Integration of Teaching and Research held in August, 2005 at the University of Alberta, Edmonton.
  16. Research: Friend or foe of teaching? Presentation at the Canadian Summit on the Integration of Teaching and Research held in Edmonton in August, 2005 at the University of Alberta (with Ken Hammer)
  17. Inquiring minds want to know…Enhancing learning by linking research to the classroom. Presentation to the Tourism Educators Conference, Vancouver .B.C. May 15, 2004.
  18. Win-win-win scenarios: Expanding learning capacity, connecting with industry and profiling students: A case study of a resort management workshop at Malaspina University-College. Presented at the Tourism Educators Conference in Kamloops, British Columbia May 6-8, 2003.