Canadian Tourism College educator honoured with inaugural education award

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OTTAWA – Today, Gwynne Whitby-Thomas, an instructor of Travel & Tourism at the Canadian Tourism College, was honoured as the winner of the National Association of Career Colleges’ first ever Educator of the Year Award. This new award is presented to an educator at a career college who has a passion for education, is inspiring to those around them and is a proven leader.

James Loder, Chair of the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC), presented the award during NACC’s 2013 Conference & AGM in Vancouver, BC.

“I was extremely impressed with the number of nominations received for this award. It illustrates how many talented educators are at career colleges in Canada,” said NACC’s Chief Executive Officer, Serge Buy. “Gwynne is a very gifted instructor, and our sector is lucky to have her.”

Ms. Whitby-Thomas demonstrated outstanding leadership, inspiration and passion for education.

“It was such an honour to be able to tell Gwynne that she has earned the inaugural Educator of the Year Award from the NACC,” said Kim Russell, President of Canadian Tourism College’s Surrey Campus. “Gwynne is a dedicated professional that exemplifies all that an outstanding teacher should be. Everyone at CTC is very proud of her. Well done, Gwynne!”

Please visit CTC’s YouTube channel for a video of Gywnne and her acceptance speech.


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About NACC

Established in 1896, the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) is the oldest post-secondary association in Canada, representing almost 500 career colleges across the country. All NACC members meet the highest regulatory standards, ensuring the best possible education for their students.

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About the Canadian Tourism College

CTC has been dedicated to providing quality post-secondary education in travel, tourism, and hospitality since 1980. Accredited by the Private Career Training Institutions Agency of BC (PCTIA) and having earned the Education Quality Assurance (EQA) from the Government of BC, the CTC welcomes both international and domestic student at their Vancouver and Surrey campuses.