Tourism Research Centre

About Us

On January 20, 2003 a group of faculty engaged in tourism-related research came together to establish a Tourism Research Group. The primary purpose of the group was to collaborate on research projects of mutual interest and develop a centre to facilitate collaboration around tourism research. On Thursday March 17, 2003, the Board of Governors of Brandon University established the Tourism Research Centre at Brandon University. The goals for establishing a research centre for tourism include:

  1. Building networks on campus and beyond
  2. Building research programs with those interested in tourism research
  3. Facilitating outreach opportunities with communities and tourism agencies and organizations


Dr. Chris Malcolm and Dr. Doug Ramsey, founding members of the Tourism Research Centre, published a Research Connection that highlights two of their recent projects: an analysis of the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre and an analysis of 24 community museums in southwestern Manitoba.

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Research Interests

Faculty research interests include:

  • Rural Economic Diversification (Community Futures, Western Diversification),
  • Craft and Artisanal Industries and Community Development,
  • Mexico (resorts) and Manitoba (Inglis Grain Elevators),
  • Whale Watching (east and west coast of Canada),
  • Heritage Tourism,
  • Religious Tourism,
  • Cross-border Shopping
  • Tourism in Peripheral Areas