Dean Twynam Awarded for Leadership in Tourism Education

Dr. Dave Twynam, Dean of the Faculty of Management at VIU (centre) has received the Transfer & Articulation Community Leadership Award from the B.C. Council on Admissions and Transfer. He's shown with VIU students while attending the World Leisure Congress in Alabama in September.

November 25, 2014 - 3:45pm

Dr. Dave Twynam, Dean of Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Faculty of Management, has been recognized for his ongoing work on the BC Tourism Program Articulation Committee.


A committee of the B.C. Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT), the BC Tourism Management Articulation Committee works to ensure that collaboration and collegial relationships between BC’s post-secondary tourism educators result in smooth transitions for students who transfer institutions to complete their credentials.


Twynam received the Transfer & Articulation Community Leadership Award in Richmond on Nov. 14, nominated unanimously by his peers on the BC Tourism Management Articulation Committee.


“Dr. Twynam’s wealth of experience as an educator, administrator and practitioner has been invaluable to the work of the Tourism Management Articulation Committee,” said Rob Ferguson, Chair for VIU’s Department of Recreation and Tourism Management, and one of Twynam’s nominators.


Twynam, who has devoted more than 15 years of his career to leadership in tourism education in BC, is recognized for the positive and lasting impacts he has made on the institutions he has been associated with, the colleagues he has worked alongside, and the student experiences he has shaped over his career, added Ferguson, who currently serves as chair of the BC Tourism Management Articulation Committee.


As the previous Dean of the School of Tourism at Thompson Rivers University (TRU), Twynam was involved in the inaugural launch of the Bachelor of Tourism Management program, first offered at several other BC post-secondary schools, and was involved in the ongoing development of the degree.


As System Liaison Person (SLP) for the Tourism Management Articulation Committee for 15 years, Twynam worked to ensure that articulation meetings remained focused on the mandate of expanding educational opportunities and mobility for students.


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