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Dr Candace Blayney Joins Royal Roads UniversityBack To News August 1st, 2010
Dr. Candace Blayney recently joined the Royal Roads University School of Tourism and Hospitality Management as core faculty. Dr. Blayney has taught at a number of other institutions including BCIT, Georgian College, Holland College, Okanagan College, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, and Technical and Adult Further Education in Australia.
From 2001 to 2010, Dr. Blayney was Assistant Professor in the Tourism and Hospitality Management Degree program in the Department of Business and Tourism at Mount Saint Vincent University in Nova Scotia.
Dr. Blayney holds an MBA from Athabasca University and a Ph.D. from Arizona’s Northcentral University. She also holds a B.A. (Psychology) and a B.Ed. from the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Blayney holds a CHA credential from the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute. Dr. Blayney belongs to provincial, national, and international associations including: Hotel Association of Nova Scotia, Hotel Association of Canada, Nova Scotia Tourism Human Resource Council, Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council, and SKAL International (International Association of Travel and Tourism Professionals).
Dr. Blayney’s research interests include: sustainable tourism practices; leadership practices in accommodations management; business strategies; and uncovering trends in the career progression of hotel managers. Candace also believes in the value of international travel and work experience and was very involved in two mobility projects which allowed her students to complete exchanges in Scotland, Finland, Spain, Utah and Hawaii.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Blayney has years of experience in the tourism industry. She worked as a resort condo manager in Penticton and enjoyed 10 years as Regional Director of Human Resources at Holiday Inns of Canada.
Candace and her husband, Pat, love to travel and recently returned to Australia to reacquaint themselves with friends and family in Perth where she and her husband lived for short time in early 1990. They also visited New Zealand and later in the year, Guadalajara and Hawaii.
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