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New partnership with Sooke Chamber

March 30, 2017

A new agreement between Royal Roads University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management and the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce will create educational experiences for students and tourism opportunities for the region.

In a memorandum of understanding signed earlier this week, Royal Roads and the Sooke Chamber committed to work together to enhance the business opportunities through tourism research.  Initiatives may include internships with Sooke Chamber members, analysis of official community plans zoning regulations and development of a Sooke business development district.

“I’m delighted our students will have opportunities to apply their learning while businesses in the Sooke Region will benefit from the research,” says Royal Roads Vice-President Academic and Provost Dr. Stephen Grundy. “We value our community partnerships as we work together toward common goals.”

Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce President Kerry Cavers looks forward to the benefits the partnership will bring to Sooke.

“The Chamber is always impressed with the quality of work produced by Royal Roads students,” says Cavers. “We are very excited at the opportunity to partner with the university on initiatives that could greatly benefit our members and businesses within the Sooke region.”

Photo: Ruth Hartnup CC 2.0