Create amazing experiences in tourism and leisure

Our faculty has three departments:
Adventures Studies, Culinary Arts and Tourism Management

Faculty and Guest Presentations

Our faculty are at the forefront of creating knowledge in adventure, culinary arts, tourism and related fields. Here we offer some of the presentations they have made, as well as presentations made by visitors to our faculty. FACT welcomes colleagues from around the world to visit us and present their work to faculty and students across TRU.

Realizing food sovereignty: Traditional and alternative food procurement initiatives in northern Ontario First Nations

Dr. Keira Loukes
Oct. 20, 2022

Keira Loukes is an Assistant Professor in the School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism at Lakehead University. She recently completed her PhD on Indigenous food sovereignty in northern Ontario. Kiera's research examines the ways in which structures of power and systems of knowing shape economic, ecological, political, community, and personal relationships to land, and by extension, our food. Most recently, she explored these dynamics through community-led food initiatives in northern Ontario focusing on increasing traditional (i.e. moose, fish, geese) and alternative (i.e. home gardens) food access. Kiera is interested in respectfully harvesting food from the land, such as plants, garden vegetables and manoomin, and building critical and reflective relationships in that process.

Football Foodstuffs: What pies tell us about the beautiful game

Dr. Mike Cronin
March 15, 2022

Dr. Mike Cronin explores the significance of the pie in British history and why it is the pie, above all else, that is eaten at football grounds around the country. Mike Cronin is a Professor in Irish Studies and the Director of Boston College in Ireland. He has worked extensively in twentieth century Irish history and in particular on the relationship between sport and identity. He is the author of Sport and Nationalism: Gaelic Games, Soccer and Irish National Identity (1999), with Daryl Adair, Wearing the Green: A History of St Patrick's Day (2002), with Mark Duncan and Paul Rouse, The GAA: A People's History (2009), Sport: A Very Short Introduction (2014), and with Kevin Marston, The Football Hoax: Boston’s Social Elites, Myth Making and the Origins of the Game (2022).