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.

Hornblower Magazine Launches New Blog

The Hornblower Magazine, an HTM student-run hospitality magazine launches its brand new blog!  Fantastic interviews, articles and more.  Check it out!


Superb Reviews/Ratings for PJ's on OpenTable

Congratulations to W'13 HTM*3090, W'13 HTM*4110 students, Professor Simon Day and Emma Kamp!   We are very proud of your achievement.    OpenTable Reviews/Ratings for PJ's.

Pj's is a student run restaurant in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the U of G. Each day offers new daily features and themes as created by the student groups running the events.  PJ's is committed to raising awareness of healthy eating habits and this semester they offered nutritional analysis on lunch menu items.

Assistant or Associate Professor Position Available

The School invites applications for one tenure-track position in the area of hospitality service leadership at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

Applications should be submitted no later than April 30th, 2013.




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