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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Innovation Infusion: Amanda J. Johnson

The World Leisure Centre of Excellence at VIU would like to invite you to the Innovation Infusion Series event on Wednesday, March 16th, from 11:30 AM to 12:50 PM at Building 180-Room 134.

As a new faculty member at VIU, Dr. Amanda J. Johnson will present a speech on Successful Winter Tourism Destinations: an examination of the Forks National Historic Site, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Dr. Amanda J. Johnson is a Co-Director of the Tourism and Community Knowledge Network and an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba. The primary focus of Amanda’s research is on community-based meanings of public leisure spaces. Amanda typically examines landscapes of everyday life and how these spaces and places are managed to ensure preservation and sustainability while allowing for everyday and practical use by a diversity of individuals and communities.


Dr. Johnson is a member of the Gas Station Arts Centre Board of Directors, she prefers being outside (even during a Winnipeg Winter), and when not expounding the virtues of accessible public leisure spaces to unsuspecting undergraduate students she is pretending to be actively engaged in the lives of her 4 year old twin boys.

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