New Capilano University and Fleming College agreement allows diploma graduates to complete a degree in tourism management

Peterborough ON – (March 19, 2021) – Capilano University and Fleming College are pleased to announce a new 2 + 2 block agreement that allows Tourism and Hospitality diploma graduates from Fleming College to continue their education and complete a Bachelor of Tourism Management degree at CapU. This agreement, which came into effect on Mar. 1, opens a new pathway for both current students and recent graduates of Fleming College.

“Capilano University’s School of Tourism Management is thrilled to partner with Ontario’s Fleming College,” said Stephanie Wells, chair of the School of Tourism Management at Capilano University. “We are confident our graduates will be equipped to help lead the post-pandemic economic recovery efforts in tourism and hospitality across Canada.”

The block transfer agreement applies to graduates of Fleming’s Ontario College Diploma in Tourism -Global Travel and Ontario College Diploma in Hospitality – Hotel and Restaurants Operations.

“Hospitality and tourism have been two of the hardest hit industries over the course of this pandemic,” said Maureen Adamson, Fleming College President. “With people eagerly waiting for the opportunity to travel again when it is safe to do so, Fleming’s cross-country partnership with CapU will prepare our students with the skills and training that will be in high demand.”

Ontario and BC represent Canada’s most significant tourism economies, with one in 11 jobs depending on the tourism industry. 

CapU has been a leader in tourism education in Western Canada for over 40 years. Its School of Tourism Management offers students globally experienced faculty, experiential learning and impactful community engagement.

This agreement expands the University’s reach to students in Ontario. It opens opportunities for tourism and hospitality diploma graduates from Ontario to broaden their education with deeper learning and work experience opportunities in Vancouver and the Sea-to-Sky region.

About Capilano University
Capilano University is a teaching-focused university based in North Vancouver, with programming serving the Sunshine Coast and the Sea-to-Sky corridor. The University offers 94 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, in areas as diverse as film, early childhood education and tourism management. Capilano University is named after Sa7plek (Chief Joe Capilano), an important leader of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation of the Coast Salish Peoples. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the LíỈwat, xʷməθkʷəỷəm (Musqueam), shíshálh (Sechelt), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and SəỈílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

For more information, or to schedule interviews, please contact:

Linda Munro
Capilano University
t: 604 220 8937
e: lindamunro@capilanou.ca
www.capilanou.ca

Amar Shah
Fleming College
t: 705-749-5530 x 1370
e: amar.shah@flemingcollege.ca
www.flemingcollege.ca