Context and People

As the tourism industry grows locally, nationally, and internationally, so does the need for tourism research!

Rationale for Establishing a Research Centre for Tourism:

  1. Several faculty members engaged in tourism research on campus
  2. Tourism is the fastest growing industry in the world
  3. Current trend towards tourism development in Manitoba
  4. Rural Development and Geography courses on tourism at BU
  5. History of tourism research and publication in the Rural Development Institute

Current Members of the TRC:

  • Dr. Doug Ramsey, Rural Development (Coordinator)
  • Dr. Derrek Eberts, Geography (Vice-Coordinator)
  • Dr. Chris Malcolm, Geography (Secretary)

Honorary Members of the TRC:

  • Dr. John Everitt, Geography (retired)
  • Dr. Kim Lemky, Aurora College, NWT
  • Dr. Dan Olsen, now at Brigham Young University, Utah