Professor, Vancouver Island University
I am the BC Regional Innovation Chair in Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development at Vancouver Island University. I am also the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the World Leisure Center of Excellence at VIU.
Where Is Here
BY NICOLE VAUGEOIS
@ VOL 4
ON JUN 07, 2016
As Regional Innovation Chair in Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development, Dr. Nicole Vaugeois supports rural communities to use amenity based industries like tourism and recreation to diversify their economies. Nicole was the lead investigator of the cultural mapping project Where is here? which examined what connects residents to their downtown core. Nanaimo was one of three cities included in the project.