July 31, 2006: Casey Dorin appointed dean, Howe Sound and Tourism programs

      July 27, 2006
      Contact: Shelley Kean

      (NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.)—Casey Dorin, dean of Capilano College’s Squamish campus, has had his portfolio expanded to include all tourism-related programs at the College and the B.C. Centre for Tourism Leadership and Innovation. His new title is dean, Howe Sound and tourism programs.

      Dorin, who joined Capilano College in 1994, has worked at the Squamish campus in a variety of roles, from instructing and program coordination to campus manager. He became campus dean in 2004.

      “The expansion of my portfolio reflects the College’s commitment to the Howe Sound Corridor and to the Corridor’s future,” Dorin says. “We’re delivering the types of quality programs and services that will place Squamish as a world leader in tourism education and training.”

      Capilano College is currently working with a number of community members and businesses to position Squamish as an internationally preferred learning destination. The economic benefits would include job creation, small business development, a more vibrant and diverse community, and the ability for residents to continue their education without leaving their community.

      “We don’t want to forget about the history of the community either,” adds Dorin, who holds a master of social work from the University of British Columbia (UBC), a bachelor of social work from UBC, and a bachelor of arts from the University of Victoria. “We are also looking at ways to build tourism and educational opportunities around those things on which the Corridor was built, such as logging and mining.”

      Future plans for the campus include the possibility of moving to an expanded facility in downtown Squamish to better serve the Corridor’s growing knowledge economy.

      “I’m excited about the potential and the opportunities that will be available for the entire community,” Dorin says. “By working together, we have the capability of creating a brighter future for all people living in the Corridor.”