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ERIC Number: EJ899647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0840-8114
UNBC: Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management Program
Maher, Pat
Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, v19 n4 p26-27 Sum 2007
This article describes the University of Northern British Columbia's (UNBC's) Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management (ORTM) Program, which focuses squarely on the management of outdoor recreation as it relates to conservation (i.e., in and around parks and protected areas), tourism that is both based in and concerned with the natural/cultural environment rather than business or hospitality, and hands-on integrated learning that gives students real-world experience, and the opportunity to pursue certifications that will supplement their degree and allow them to find meaningful employment in their field/industry. Across all its degree options, the ORTM program strives to capitalize on the unique location of UNBC by discussing relevant outdoor recreation and nature-based tourism within a northern BC, Canadian and international context. The ORTM program offers small class sizes, close contact with faculty, and both interesting and challenging courses. A short history of the program is provided and some recent successes of the program's key undergraduate courses or projects are highlighted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada