World Tourism Day A Success

World Tourism Day took place on Friday, September 27th and with this years theme of Water Conservation, students of the Hospitality and Tourism program had the opportunity to take a tour of the Nestlé Waters Canada bottling plant.

It was a huge success and it was wonderful to see what the company is doing to promote Water Conservation and Sustainability.

Thank you to those students that took part and to Nestlé for providing such an insightful tour.


Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Recruiting

On Tuesday, October 1st, 2013, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will be recruiting on-campus!  Join their information session from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Rozanski 102.

Students, please register at Recruit Guelph.

Entrepreneur pairs knowledge of food and wine

Christine Fawcett discovered the key to success when she started her own business, Keystone Fine Wines. “I’m not just selling wine; it’s the business of wine,” she says, adding that her knowledge of food and wine combined with her business background allows her to work with a variety of clients in the hospitality industry.

HAFA/HTM Alumni Recognition Event

The HAFA/HTM Alumni Recognition Event will be taking place on October 24th, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jasper Room at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto. Reconnect with classmates and professors!! Complimentary food and beverages will be served.

World Tourism Day Featuring Nestle Water Company

World Tourism Day is quickly approaching on Friday, September 27th with the theme of Water Conservation.

Nestle Water Company will be giving Hospitality and Tourism Management students the chance to be a part of their exclusive tour of the bottling plant here in Guelph. During this tour, they will learn what the company is doing to promote water conservation and sustainability.

HTM Students Attend HFTP Dinner Aboard The Empress

On Thursday, September 19, Prof. Justin Taillon and 11 HTM students attended an HFTP dinner in Toronto on a five-storey boat named "The Empress". At the event students mingled with hotel industry professionals throughout Ontario. Justin Taillon was officially initiated as an elected officer of HFTP, the students impressed the professionals and had a good time, and five students even won the door prizes! HFTP events occur on the third Thursday of each month. Please contact President Fanyi Wei ( for more information and to get involved.

Professor Justin Taillon To Discuss Education Through International Tourism

Professor Justin Taillon has been invited by the University of Waterloo to speak at an annual lecture series. He will discuss "Education through International Tourism", which focuses on how study abroad trips are an important part of a well-rounded education in hospitality & tourism. Other speakers in the series include Geoffrey Wall, Stephen Smith, Sanjay Nepal, Paul Eagles, and many more top Canadian researchers in the field of tourism. The lecture will take place on September 27th at 8:30am in the University of Waterloo Arts Lecture Hall (AL211).

UGSRP's Annual Forum Featuring Jonathan Bloom - Oct 3

The University of Guelph Sustainable Restaurant Project (UGSRP) will be holding its 3rd annual forum on Thursday, October 3rd on campus at the Lifetime Learning Centre (OVC), Room 1714 at 7:00 p.m.  Featured speaker is Jonathan Bloom, Journalist, Consultant, Food Waste Expert and Author of "American Wasteland".  Also speaking will be Robin Poirier of Ocean Wise and HTM's Professor Bruce McAdams.

Sponsor, Earls Kitchen & Bar will be holding a reception in PJ's Restaurant in Macdonald Stewart Hall immediately after the forum.

HTMSA Launches New Mentorship Program

The Hospitality and Tourism Management Student Association (HTMSA) is launching a new HTM Mentorship Program!

The program will create a connection between 1st and 4th/5th year students, helping them become more engaged within the School and the U of G community. 

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