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845Fwd: Attn: Canadian universities and colleges - tourism and climate change student symposium

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  • Alan A. Lew
    Nov 4, 2009
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    From: Rachel Dodds <r2dodds@...>
    Date: Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 10:22 AM
    Subject: Attn: Canadian universities and colleges - tourism and climate change student symposium

    Hello to all Canadian colleges and universities!

    I would like to bring to your attention a Canadian on-line student symposium to be held in March for students nation-wide.

    It would be super to see a number of universities and colleges participate and I have attached the proposal for schools. The Foundation is trying to determine participating numbers so if you are interested, please contact the project coordinator, Azma, at aousmand@... asap.


    To be hosted by The Icarus Foundation (www.theicarusfoundation.com) in early Spring, 2010, students will present and discuss research, issues and possible solutions surrounding climate change and tourism. Through interactive presentations, including aspects of video, audio, text, or still images presentations will foster discussion and next steps for tourism to move forward. 

    Project Goals

    The goals of this web symposium will be:

    1.      To foster research and climate change/sustainability interest among students

    2.      To enable students to share current research directly with industry

    3.      To enable students from the various colleges and universities to join together to present their research, network and discuss key issues in today’s industry via an online conference

    4.      To post and promote university’s and colleges research


    Presentations will be no longer than 5 minutes to ensure on-line engagement and will outline findings of research or a project which may include:

    §         Impacts of climate change on tourism

    §         Mitigation strategies and/or best practices in industry or communities

    §         Adaptation techniques or strategies relating to hospitality and tourism

    §         Consumer behavior/response to climate change and tourism


    Dr. Rachel Dodds
    Assistant Professor,
    Ted Rogers School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
    Ryerson University

    Tel: 416-979-5000 x 7227
    Email: r2dodds@...

    350 Victoria Street
    Toronto, ON M5B 2K3