Bio (Kelly Whitney-Gould)

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Kelly Whitney-Gould


Associate Faculty


Tourism and Hospitality Management


Kelly Whitney-Gould researches the value and relevance of local Indigenous languages in tourism settings. She examines the value of community-centric approaches wherein the needs, aspirations and perspectives of Indigenous peoples inform questions of development. Her future research will examine Indigenous perspectives on embedded values expressed through commonly used jargon in the visitor industry.


Whitney-Gould teaches courses in tourism management, conducts training workshops in rural and remote communities and consults on sustainable tourism development from her home on Haida Gwaii. She is an associate faculty member for the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management and teaches in the Master of Arts in Tourism Management program.


Whitney-Gould holds a PhD in Tourism Management from the University of Otago, New Zealand (2014) and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Northern British Columbia (2016).