With the support of Big Picture Conferences, Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) was able to provide students with the following:

Big Picture Conferences Inc. Scholarship

This scholarship was created to support upper year students who are pursuing a career in the Hotel Hospitality field. Two scholarships of $1,500 to be provided to two students in the Tourism and Hospitality Management program who are entering their third year of study. Students must demonstrate an interest in a career in the Hotel Industry as evidenced by their experience which may include, but is not limited to, employment or co-operative education placements or volunteer activities within the Hotel industry. Preference will be given to students with the highest academic standing. Recipients must be Canadian residents.

Educational Tours

With the funds MSVU took 100 students on an educational wine/farm tour where students learn how parts of the Nova Scotia are developing a fledgling wine industry. They learn about wine tourism, sustainable tourism, entrepreneurship and more. During their visits to the wineries and farms they will have the chance to meet and speak to the CEOs and key management employees.

Harbour Tour

Students will go on a three hour tour of the Harbour where they will learn from various speakers and network with industry experts. The major topics  discussed are the importance of the Harbour to tourism, the Harbour and the history of Halifax, the ship building contract and more. Tourism students will also learn about jobs in the industry.

Volunteer Study Tour 

Tourism students learn about volunteer tourism, then become volunteer tourists either traveling to the southern US to work with the Habitat for Humanity or travel to NYC and work with the Sisters of Charity who founded the University.

Learners & Leaders Conference

Over 300 students are able to attend the conference and have the opportunity to listen and speak to over 35 speakers, HR specialists, and industry leaders.

  • Current and future students will benefit greatly from this generous funding from the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference. It will allow us to enhance scholarships awards and resources which will all contribute to the students' experience and academic success. We are very appreciative of this contribution.
    Mary E. LyonPh.D Dean of Professional Studies, Mount Saint Vincent University
  • Without support from organizations like yours we would not be able to provide students with such a rich learning opportunity and engage them in the Tourism and Hospitality Community.  Your generous support will allow us to provide hundreds if not thousands of students with an enhanced educational experience.
    Dr. Peter MombourquetteDepartment Chair, Associate Professor, Management, Mount Saint Vincent University
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