Royal Roads and Selkirk College offer pathway to tourism programs

May 7, 2014

Tourism and hospitality management students eager to continue their education in British Columbia have more options thanks to a new transfer agreement between Royal Roads University and Selkirk College.

The transfer agreement allows Selkirk students who have completed the Resort & Hotel Management Program, Culinary Management, and Ski Resort Operations & Management diploma programs to move directly into their third year of study in the BA in International Hotel Management or the BA in Global Tourism Management at Royal Roads University.

“Selkirk College has had a long history of offering excellent tourism and hospitality-related programing at the diploma level,” says Geoffrey Bird, acting director of Royal Roads’ School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM). “Their programs in ski, golf and resort management all complement the level of the degree program that we have here.”

Royal Roads has a long-standing relationship with the Nelson, B.C.-based college. Bob Falle, chair of the Selkirk College School of Hospitality & Tourism sits on the STHM advisory council and the university often hosts information sessions at the college.

“This (agreement) is the result of our ongoing relationship with Royal Roads and a validation of the quality of the programming we hold within our School of Hospitality & Tourism,” Falle says.

The agreement is one of 25 Royal Roads’ STHM currently has in place and they are working on others for institutions in B.C. and across Canada, Bird says.

To learn more about the agreement, see the news release from Selkirk College.