In the early 1950s, Ryerson introduced the first hospitality program in Canada. Today, more than 4,500 alumni later, Ryerson is still recognized as the premier program in Canada for its innovative, responsive programming in hospitality and tourism management. The four-year Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) program contains a unique blend of applied professional, professionally-related and liberal studies courses. Affiliated with the Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, the Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Research was established to connect with industry and enhance our reputation beyond education and still-focused training. The focus of the institute has been to work with industry partners to conduct applied research projects that provide our students with opportunities to learn and grow. The research topics range from sustainable tourism, aboriginal tourism, food tourism to hospitality revenue management and tourism marketing. The Ted Rogers Institute for Tourism and Hospitality Research actively recruits and employs students while they are completing their Bachelor of Commerce in Hospitality and Tourism Management. It is our mission to mentor and develop future thought leaders for our industry.