Chris Bottrill
      Capilano University is a place that all of us – students and employees – can call a home. We have a student-focused philosophy in the Faculty of Global & Community Studies and we do our best to ensure that each and every student receives personal attention and feels part of a community.

      Chris Bottrill

      Dean - Faculty of Global & Community Studies

      Born and raised in rural Waikato, New Zealand, Chris joined Capilano University in 1998 as an instructor in the Tourism and Outdoor Recreation (TREC) program and has also taught in the University’s Geography program. He is currently responsible for the Faculty of Global and Community Studies and all educational activities from Lions Bay to Mount Currie, BC.

      Chris has more than 15 years of teaching experience in tourism and outdoor recreation and was chair of Capilano’s TREC programs for four years. In addition to his Dean’s portfolio, Chris has strong interests in tourism inter-organizational relations and network development, climate change and environmental stewardship.

      In recent years, he was chair of the BC Tourism Educators Conference and in 2008, he facilitated a Statement of Commitment amongst tourism educators to take action on climate change. Chris has been working with the NGO Sustainable Cities on sustainable tourism and climate change networks in Dar es Salaam, Dakar, and Durban, Africa, and is also actively involved in developing cMet, a BC consortium to help prepare and deliver training for major events around the globe.

      He holds a PhD from the Faculty of Commerce and School of Management at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, an MA Honours in Geography from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ and a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Waikato, Hamilton, NZ.

      He lives in North Vancouver with his wife, Meite, and their two children, and spends his time away from work coaching rugby for mini's at the Capilano Rugby Club. Chris is also a very keen downhill/freeride/cross-country mountain biker and telemark skier.





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