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The Business and Tourism Department believes strongly in complementing your academic studies with practical, hands-on experience and extra business and tourism development opportunities. You can keep yourself informed by various means. You can subscribe to our newsletter, check out our Facebook page, keep your eyes open for career-related news and opportunities through student web mail. You can also get involved with our Learning Passport Program.

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  • Mount professor Dr. Don Shiner on the demise of Sears, Oct. 10th [CBC’s Mainstreet – No clip available]
  • Halifax business community prepares for IKEA’s impact, Sept. 26th [CTV Atlantic] – Mount Business faculty member Ed McHugh interviewed.
  • Halifax artist brings fantasy, magic to life in new colouring book, Sept. 25th [Chronicle Herald] – Artist and author Alexandra Theroux holds a BBA from the Mount.
  • ‘Imagine that’: The story behind some Maritime town slogans, Sept. 4th [CBC] – Professor Michael Whalen quoted
  • Minister presents 2017 scholarships, August 23rd [Royal Gazette, Bermuda News] – Quinae Santucci and Sharmila Harris are incoming BBA students.
  • Homburg Institute partnering with MSVU and NSCC in real estate program, July 24th [Journal Pioneer] – New program launches this September. Dr. Peter Mombourquette quoted.
  • BHA announces 2017 Scholarship Awardees, July 15th [Bermuda News] – Dianela D’Amato is an incoming student to the Tourism program at the Mount.
  • International Tattoo’s economic impact goes the distance, July 12th [Chronicle Herald] – Dr. Helen Mallette is featured.
  • A zest for learning that runs in the family, May 12th [MSVU] – profile on Joanne Roberge and her daughter Megan, both graduating from the Business program in next week’s convocation.
  • Caritas Day of Caring, April [Shannex Connections] – Scott Daniels interviewed.
  • Agreement sees MSVU business students join Halifax Chamber of Commerce, Apr. 21 [Academica’s Top Ten, MSVU].
  • Mount co-op grad gains employment with a leader in technology services shortly after graduation, Apr. 4 [Nova Scotia Business Inc.].
  • Don’t let age get in the way of school, Mar. 28th [Metro – electronic version not available] – A profile on Mount student Jason Crawley.
  • TEDxMSVU returns on March 9 with exciting lineup of speakers, Mar. 9th [MSVU].
  • ‘Travelling professor’ finds home at the Mount, Feb. 6th [MSVU] – Dr. Bona Kim is a new professor in the Tourism & Hospitality program here at the Mount.
  • Two radio broadcasters, an urban planner, and a professor: The other newbies on Halifax regional council, Oct. 16th [Metro] – BBA Professor Shawn Cleary elected councillor.
  • Peers helping peers with mental illness, Oct. 7th [MSVU] Mount business student.
  • Fighting for the future: Voices of student refugees, Oct. 5th [Halifax Magazine].
  • NowNS: MSVU and Homburg are teaming up for real estate program, Sept. 19th [Chronicle Herald, MSVU].
  • Patrick Sullivan (BBA graduate) takes the helm at the Halifax Chamber of Commerce Sept 20th [Chronicle Herald].
  • Welcome three new Business and Tourism faculty, Sept. 14th [MSVU, Nation Talk].
  • Whiteman, Younker (BBA student) ACAA’s top athletes, Sept. 14th [Chronicle Herald] – Mount Mystic (soccer) Laura Younker is one of this year’s first two ACAA athletes of the week.
  • Marking the launch of a Tourism education partnership linking China and NS, Sept. 10th [MSVU] – Dr. Ramona Lumpkin recently travelled to China as part of Premier Stephen McNeil’s delegation.
  • Growing Chinese tourism marketing pursued by NS, August 18th [Chronicle Herald].

  • Costco selling Christmas trees in July has people asking ‘Why’? July 22nd [CBC] – Professor Dr. Don Shiner quoted in the article.
  • Gender transitioning at work carries ‘high level of risk’, July 18th [CBC] – Professor Shawn Cleary is quoted in the article.
  • 10 things about those who attend the Royal NS International Tattoo, June 30th [CBC] – Dr. Helen Mallette, professor in the Department of Business and Tourism, has been surveying Tattoo attendees since 1987.
  • The Mount will begin a new four-year tourism degree run out of Jinshan College, in China’s Fujian Province. June 28 [Chronicle Herald].
  • Mount international student graduate helping others build careers through connection, June 22nd [MSVU].
  • Welcoming our new CEO, June 21st [Business Voice via Chronicle Herald] – A story on the new President and CEO of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, Patrick Sullivan. Patrick has a BBA from the Mount.
  • Halifax Heroes: BBA student creating opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities, May 30th [Metro].
  • Ex-boss of Tourism NS takes over Halifax Chamber of Commerce, May 24th [Chronicle Herald, Halifax Chamber] – Patrick Sullivan, new Chamber President, is a Mount Business and Tourism alum
  • Spring convocation celebrates achievements of students, faculty and honorary doctorates, May 24th [MSVU].
  • A pair of MSVU students praised for wine-themed hotel idea, May 20th [Chronicle Herald] [Eastern Hotelier pg 8]
  • Mount Saint Vincent University to offer joint degree with Chinese college, May 4 [CBC, Academica, MSVU].
  • Rodgerson MSVU Athlete of the Year, April 20 [Journal Pioneer] – Jeff Rodgerson is a fifth year BBA student on the men’s soccer team. He was also named a Canadian College Athletic Association All-Canadian for 2015/2016.
  • Sober Island Brewing, launching this weekend in Nova Scotia, April 21 [Atlantic Canadian Beer Blog] – Owner Rebecca Atkinson is a Tourism & Hospitality alum who came to the Mount via the 2+2 articulation program with NSCC.
  • A co-operative workforce, March [Progress Magazine] – A piece about co-op education in Atlantic Canada, including the Mount’s program; Manager of co-op education Scott Daniels is quoted.
  • Industry-education partnership leads to new certificate program, March 23 [MSVU].
  • Announcing Mount Co-op Employer of the Year (2015) – in celebration of National Co-op week (March 14-18), we are pleased to announce the Mount Co-op Employer of the Year (2015). Co-op students have the opportunity to nominate co-op employers who displayed commitment, excellence and support of the Mount co-op program. This year, 21 employers were nominated. Congratulations to this year’s award recipients:
    Business Administration
    – Kristen DePalma, Manager of Marketing, Communications and CSR, Credit Union Atlantic, Halifax, NS. Nominated by: Catherine Chase, BBA Co-op Student.

    Tourism & Hospitality Management
    – Stephanie Sophocleous, General Manager, Tekarra Lodge, Jasper, AB. Nominated by: Alysa Salsman, BTHM Co-op Student.
  • Mount student named recipient of Frank H. Sobey Award for excellence in business studies, March 4 [MSVU].
  • Restaurants passing on public domain ‘Happy Birthday’ song, Feb. 24 [CBC Radio] – Business and Tourism faculty Shawn Cleary and Ed McHugh interviewed for segment on CBC radio about birthday songs in restaurants.
  • Cable companies in NS mum on next week’s cheaper TV packages, Feb. 22 [CBC] – Business and Tourism department chair Peter Mombourquette interviewed on upcoming cable TV subscription changes.
  • Vincent’s Restaurant Openings – Mount Tourism students are opening Vincent's Restaurant in February and March. Lunch will be served – March 4 and 18. Reservations are available from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Dinner will be served – March 9. Reservations are available from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. Reservations can be made: msvu.ca or 902-457-6516. Menu details: www.msvu.ca/vincents 
  • 10 things we learned at TEDxMSVU, Feb. 16 [MSVU]
  • TED time: Mount Saint Vincent hosts ideas panel on “a better world”, Feb. 10 [Metro]
  • The power of kindness: Caritas Day 2016, Feb. 5 [MSVU]
  • TEDxMSVU returns Feb. 11, 2016, Feb. 1 [MSVU]
  • Mount students fundraise for Syrian refugees with pop-up projects in Halifax, Jan. 29 [Metro]
  • Fifth annual Social Enterprise for a Day at the Mount, Jan. 28 [MSVU]
  • When the shareable economy meets the traditional one, Dec 11 [Nova News Now] – Featuring an interview with Mount professor Candace Blayney
  • First two-plus-two student: Accountant looks back on educational path 10 years later, Dec 9 [NSCC] – Darcy Comeau is noted as the first 2+2 business student to attend NSCC, then the Mount
  • To rein in terror, world must stop arms proliferation, Dec 7 [Chronicle Herald] – Opinion piece by Mount professors Anthony Davis and Michael Whalen
  • Retirees scaling back their housing costs – but not their lifestyles, Nov 9 [Globe and Mail] – Professor Don Shiner interviewed