Students are introduced to event management law and risk management. This course has been
designed to provide a broad perspective about the legal and risk management issues involved in
planning and hosting tourism events. Students are also provided with an overview of many topics
that can be studied at greater depth in future law courses.
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the legal system in Canada including contract law, human
rights legislation, and employment law.
- Understand the responsibility of event organizers towards risk for all participants is
- Recognize how crowd management and behaviour can impact risk management plans.
- Develop a plan for ensuring a safe festival site during set-up, production, and tear-down.
- Develop a basic emergency communications systems and incident reporting system.
- Module 1: Introduction and Overview of Legal Liability and Risk Management in the Events
- Module 2: Risk Management
- Module 3: Crowd Management
- Module 4: Site Design and Management
- Module 5: Security and Emergency Response
Required text and materials
Students will receive the following:
- Wynn-Moylan, P. (2017). Risk and hazard management for festivals and events.
Type: Textbook.: ISBN: 9781138678392
To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on
the overall course, and 50% or higher on the final mandatory project.
|Assignment 1: Assessing your understanding of Risk Management
|Assignment 2: Case Brief
|Assignment 3: Analyze a Contract
|Assignment 4: Fyre Festival
|Final Project: Loss Control Program (mandatory)
Open Learning Faculty Member
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is
through the Learning Environment's "Mail" tool or by phone. Students will receive the necessary
contact information at the start of the course.