RYERSON GETS SMART Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism accredited by Tourism HR Canada
Posted on 05/10/2017 | About Toronto, Ontario
Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (TRHTM) is the first university-level programme in Canada to be accredited by Tourism HR Canada. The SMART Accreditation Program provides post-secondary institutions an opportunity to demonstrate that their programme meets or exceeds industry standards. It also provides benchmarks that tourism educators can use to improve their programs.
TRHTM is one of four post-secondary institutions to receive the SMART + Premium accreditation by Tourism HR Canada.
“We are honoured and proud to be the first university programme in Canada to receive the SMART + Premium accreditation from Tourism HR Canada,” said Frederic Dimanche, director of the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
“This accreditation re-affirms our school’s commitment to providing the education and experience to empower our students to be nimble and agile business leaders in today’s fast-paced tourism economy.”
“This recognition is an impressive accomplishment, and we commend the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management for their commitment to creating programming that reflects current industry needs and provides the type of graduate that will be integral to growing Canada’s tourism sector,” says Tourism HR Canada president Philip Mondor.
Ted Rogers School of Management’s hospitality and tourism management programme is well established and has deep roots.
Launched in the early 1950s as Canada’s first hospitality programme, the school is now home to nearly 1,000 students, more than 4,500 distinguished alumni and some 20 industry-connected faculty and instructors.
Notable graduates include Robin McLuskie, vice president of Colliers International Hotels, Vito Curalli, executive director of sales for Hilton Hotels and Bill Stone, executive vice president of CBRE Hotels.
The programme offers students management skills, experiential learning opportunities, co-op opportunities, case competitions and practical hands-on experience to propel them to become leaders in the hospitality and tourism industries.