Message from Ann Buller
College is proud to have embarked on a unique strategic initiative that focuses on the burgeoning field of cultural and heritage tourism. Our effort takes the shape of an institute dedicated to advancing knowledge of multiculturalism and heritage as they relate to tourism. This institute provides a one-of-a-kind, vital platform for highlighting the rich and vibrant multicultural student population we boast of, for forging community partnerships across the Greater Toronto Area, and for exploring collaborative ventures with similar entities across the continent and globe.
We believe an investment in the Culture and Heritage Institute will be beneficial to our students, the local community and to the industry. Where better to host a program highlighting cultural and heritage tourism studies as part of the
Hospitality, Tourism and Culture than at
College, whose students and staff represent 100 ethnocultural groups and speak more than 80 distinct languages?
The Institute is poised to foster partnerships with public and private organizations in the cultural and heritage sector, and thus, it provides unique learning opportunities and skill sets fundamental to the career paths for our students and working professionals, such as your own staff. I invite you to get involved in our pioneering venture at the ground level. This is one project we expect to take flight, thanks to the momentum we have gained from our partners!