Conference Theme

The theme for the 2018 Conference is ‘The Future of Work in Tourism and Hospitality’.  The Conference program will include two internationally respected Keynote Speakers in the field of tourism and hospitality human resource management, industry panel sessions, and paper presentations by academics and practioners.

The Keynote Speakers are both experts in the tourism and hospitality human resource management field and as such, will bring valuable focus and perspective to the Conference and its theme.

John Walsh

John Walsh is the Vice-Provost of the University of Guelph-Humber located in Toronto. He has held that position since 2005 and has led the growth of this innovative Post Secondary Educational institution through progressive and learner focused strategies that are widely respected as a model for future PSE development.

John was the Acting VP Academic and Acting president of Royal Roads University from 1995 to 1997 and has worked with the BC government on PSE and trades programming since the early 1990’s.

His ideas about the future of education in the Tourism and Hospitality Management sector are well worth consideration.

He is now close to a decade smarter and will make a valuable contribution to our 2018 Conference.

Tom Baum

Tom Baum is a Professor in the Strathclyde Business School at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. He has been the Head of the Department of Human Resource Management for many years now and is widely acknowledged to be a leading expert in the area of HRM and OB focusing on the Tourism and Hospitality Management sector.

His early research was used by Geoff Bird, Terry Hood, and Brian White in the early 2000’s in the development of the BC Learning System, sponsored by the CTHRC and the then Capilano College.

Tom is currently writing a book on the future in the THM sector along with five other authors from UQ, Griffith, William Angliss, and Okanagan College, for Channel View.