Chris Cooper's trip to Vancouver

Monday, 20 March 2017

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In January and February 2017, Chris Cooper - Co-Director of the Centre for International Tourism and Events Management Research – was awarded competitive funding to visit Vancouver Island University (VIU) in Canada.

In January and February 2017, Chris Cooper - Co-Director of the Centre for International Tourism and Events Management Research – was awarded competitive funding to visit Vancouver Island University (VIU) in Canada. Chris went to VIU under their visiting scholar scheme with the primary aim of linking in with VIU’s World Leisure Centre of Excellence and exploring joint research opportunities between our two centres. Chris also met with their Vice President, Research and plans were made for a major funding application in 2018 to create an international network of tourism and leisure centres. There is also the opportunity to create a Centre for Island Studies at VIU, with Brookes playing a key role in the initiative. Other activities included presenting research methods classes and a public lecture on policy initiatives for destinations in decline. The visit lasted for three weeks and has laid the foundations for a close working relationship between VIU and Brookes researchers.