Tourism Education Futures Initiative Conference comes to U of G June 4 to 7

The University of Guelph and the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management are preparing to welcome approximately 60 international delegates to the eighth Tourism Education Futures Initiative Conference (TEFI8) from June 4 to 7. This year’s theme, “Transformational Learning: Activism, empowerment and political agency in tourism education” is in keeping with TEFI’s mission to push boundaries, think creatively and inform and support tourism educators and students to transform the world for the better.

Students Certified in Event Management

Each year Prof. Taillon offers an event management certification through Cvent as a component of HTM*2070. For the first time Prof. Taillon offered this certification to all HFTM students, even if they were not enrolled in the course. This year nine students who were not enrolled in the course went above/beyond by taking and passing the exam for this professional designation.

Upcoming Summer Awards

A great opportunity for students to apply for the following scholarships and travel grant.  The application deadline is May 15th for all.

CARA Scholarship [I0881]  $1000

'Last Chance Tourism: A Race to be Last'

Professor Justin Taillon has published a book chapter with Professors Jackie Dawson (University of Ottawa), Harvey Lemelin (Lakehead University), and Emilie Stewart (Lincoln University in New Zealand) titled "Last Chance Tourism: A Race to Be Last". The chapter discusses the emerging idea of "last chance tourism", which is motivation to visit a location based on the fact that it is a disappearing landscape. Examples included in the publication include the arctic due to climate change and the Ese'eja of the Amazon due to changes in culture.

2014 HAFA/HFTM AA Golf Tournament

Join alumni and friends on Friday, May 30th, 2014 at our 10th annual golf tournament. This year it will be held at the Richmond Hill Golf Club at 8755 Bathurst Street in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Continental Breakfast is served at 7:45 am with tee-off (shotgun start) at 8:30 am. The early bird rate is $150 per golfer before 3 p.m. on April 17th, $165 after April 17th. Golf only is $120 and lunch only is $30. Registration is now open.

Professor Bruce McAdams interviewed on tipping

Professor Bruce McAdams was interviewed and participated in a discussion this morning on CBC's 'The Current'. 

A new study confirms that tipping has little to do with service and more to do with where you live, the colour of a server's hair, the use of smiley faces and the occasional touch.   Should we end tipping in Canada?  Several people are interviewed with differing views on what that would do to the restaurant industry.

HFTM Student Thomas Beckett is Dean for a Day

Thomas Beckett in his 4th year of the Hotel & Food Administration major talks about his experience acting as Dean for a Day with Dean Julia Christensen Hughes.

Garden2Table wins 1st place for College Exhibit at College Royal

During College Royal this year, Garden2Table opened up the doors of the foods lab to teach children how to create healthy recipes! They enjoyed the microwave potato chips the most, and were surprised to learn they also enjoyed kale chips.

It was a successful weekend in which 60-80 kids attended the event. Garden2Table also won first place exhibit in the College of Management and Economics! Thanks for a great weekend!

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