Gary Hallam

Name Gary Hallam
School School of Business; School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts
  • International Business Management BBA (IBM)
  • Accounting, Audit and IT BBA (AAIT)
  • Bachelor of Communications Management (Honours)
Academic and Professional Designations Doctorate of Business Administration (In progress – 2020 completion expected), Edinburgh Napier University

Master of Science, International Hotel Management, University of Buckingham

Bachelor of Arts, Management Economics, University of Guelph

Title Executive Dean
Program/School Portfolio
  • School of Business 
  • School Hospitality & Culinary Arts
Areas of Expertise & Interest Leadership; Strategy; Service Management; Higher Education, Hospitality & Tourism Industry
Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities
  • 13 years in a senior leadership role at Conestoga College
  • 5 years as Chair and faculty at George Brown College, Centre for Hospitality and Tourism
  • 15 years in the food & beverage and the special event industries
  • Part-time faculty for 2 years in the Hospitality and Tourism program at the University of Guelph while consulting with a point-of-sale software and hardware developer
Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications Authored "Contracting out food and beverage operations in hotels: a comparative study of practices in North America and the United Kingdom", International Journal of Hospitality Management, Vol. 15, No. 1 (1996), 41-50
Additional Information Gary is currently on the board of directors for the Ontario Tourism Education Corporation (OTEC); volunteers on the Oktoberfest Community Advisory Council; is a judge on the Ontario Hostelry Institute Top 30 under 30; and has served on a steering committee for the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC) and as an executive of the Guelph-Wellington chapter of the Ontario Restaurant, Hotel & Motel Association, and for 2 years on the board of directors of Canada's Technology Triangle (CTT).