Professor Ross Dowling OAM operates a program designed to engage students in tourism with members of the industry, exposing them to issues that are relevant and pressing in Western Australian and elsewhere. This enhances the learning opportunities through interaction with practitioners.
The series of events has expanded the learning for students while also providing a valuable service and feedback to communities looking to develop their tourism opportunities.
The field trips and community interaction foster the University's mission to develop valued citizens for the benefit of Western Australia and beyond, through teaching and research inspired by engagement and partnerships.
In recent years, the program of field trips and partnerships has included:
For 2011, the program is expected to incorporate voluntary work visiting Borneo that will assist in local tourism development.
Professor Ross Dowling OAM
Tourism industry partners in Shark Bay, Mt Magnet, Malaysian Borneo.