MSc Degree Program Approved!

We are delighted to announce that we have received notification from the MTCU that the new Master of Science degree program in Tourism and Hospitality was “Approved to Commence”. The School has received QC and AC Approval Letters for the MSc program in Tourism and Hospitality and GDip (Type 1) in Tourism Studies and GDip (Type 3) in Tourism Research. A hearty congratulations to the school faculty and to all involved in the process.

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2013 OHI Top 30 Under 30 HTM Alumni Recipients

Congratulations to four HAFA graduates that were among the 2013 Ontario Hostelry Institute Top 30 Under 30 winners.  They include:

Cindy Arman (HAFA 2009) - Babi & Co. Indonesian Street Food
Nicole DeAthe (HAFA Co-op 2010) - Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants
David Humphrey (HAFA 2011) - Westmont Hospitality Group
Meaghan Misener (HAFA Co-op 2007) - Shangri-La Hotel Toronto

Press Release - A Forum on Gratuities


TIPPED OUT? – A Forum on Gratuities

Is it time to re-think tipping? 

GUELPH, Ont.  March 19, 2013 - The School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, University of Guelph;  and George Brown College Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts are thrilled to announce Tipped Out, a forum on handling tips in restaurants.  The forum will be held on Monday, April 29th, 2 – 4 p.m. at George Brown College, St. James Campus, Room 128, 200 King Street East, Toronto.  There is no charge to attend.

Professor Introduces New Column in Magazine

On April 18th, a group of students along with Professor Taillon attended the HFTP Regional Conference at the Marriott on Yonge Street in Toronto. The all-day event featured speakers and hotel industry professionals from all over Eastern Canada: from Toronto and Ottawa to Montreal and Halifax. Session topics included best practices in cash handling procedures, leadership, team-building, and management strategies for the hotel industry's multi-generational workforce.

International Exchange Partners - MCI

The Management Centre Innsbruck (MCI) in Austria is one of the School's international exchange partners for the past 10 years. Professor Joe Barth is currently in Austria teaching an entrepreneurship course with John Walsh, Vice-Provost, University of Guelph-Humber.  Photo:  l-r, Joe Barth, Hubert Siller, Director of the MCI Tourism Programs and John Walsh.

HFTP Sending Two HTM Students to 2014 HITEC Conference

The professional association HFTP has agreed to cover the costs of sending two students annually to their HITEC conference. The students will work the event, which is one of the world’s largest boasting an attendance of approximately 7,500 industry professionals. The students will also make a presentation at iHITA, which is the academic conference associated with HITEC. This is an amazing opportunity and resume-booster! The University of Guelph is fortunate to be one of twenty Universities worldwide HFTP is offering this to.

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