Activism, empowerment and political agency in tourism education

University of Guelph, Canada, 4-7 June 2014

Access and Transport

Guelph is very easy to get to for international travellers. Toronto’s Pearson International Airport is 45 minutes east of Guelph. Transportation to Guelph can be arranged with the local shuttle service “Red Car”. For anyone who is coming from Toronto or who wishes to go there after the conference, there is an Express Bus (GO Transit) that connects the main transportation hub in Toronto (Union Station) with the University Centre, a short walk to the East Village Townhouses and the Delta Guelph.


The Conference will be held in the state-of-the-art facilities of our newly opened $70-million Pathobiology Building. It features a 120-seat theatre for full TEFI sessions, as well as seminar rooms Guelphcurrent20studentsfor break-out sessions, and is a short walk from the 2 accommodation venues discussed below.

We will also be able to tour our temporary (awaiting renovation of a large building to house the College of Management and Economics - CME) facilities (OVC – former VMI building) dedicated to transformational learning. It includes a "transformational learning" classroom for 50 students (dedicated to "Introduction to Business"); expanded space for CBaSE (Co-operators Centre for Business and Social Entrepreneurship) including a "presentation room" for meeting with and making presentations to clients and for teams practicing for competitions; an "innovation hub" where our Entrepreneurs in Residence will mentor students with new business ideas; a Career Centre dedicated to supporting the employment of CME students; and offices for our Alumni Affairs and Developm