Department of Tourism and Environment
Research and teaching are intimately linked in TREN
Research is one of the cornerstones of academia, and the Department of Tourism and Environment prides itself on its research accomplishments and on its integration of research activities into teaching and undergraduate education. Honours students are provided with opportunities to explore theoretical, policy-oriented, and applied research questions in a range of contexts, from course assignments through special topic projects to fourth-year honours theses.
Some of the most compelling evidence of the value of a university degree can be seen in the evolution of undergraduate students from passive learners to active researchers. Have a look at the undergraduate thesis topics on this website to see the exciting projects that our undergraduate students are involved in.
We have six faculty members with expertise and research interests in different sectors of tourism, environment, and sustainability. TREN faculty members are both specialists in their own fields and skilled interdisciplinarians used to working across traditional academic boundaries. The result is an interesting, challenging, and eclectic mix of relevant research that advances theory and practice, informs our teaching, and allows our students to explore their interests in a creative and meaningful way. Have a look at the research profiles and individual faculty pages on this website to see the exciting projects that TREN faculty are involved in.