TORONTO — Centennial College has named Michael Bertuzzi to the
School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts as its newest professor, it
was announced Feb. 2.
Bertuzzi has amassed more than 15 years of experience working
locally and internationally in a wide variety of disciplines, including outdoor
sports, adventure and cultural tourism, and event tourism.
For the past five years, he has held a number of leadership and
management roles with the City of Toronto, including project manager of Visitor
Services, Economic Development & Culture, acting manager of Tourism Services,
and supervisor of Pan Am/Parapan Am Games
Prior to working with the City of Toronto, Bertuzzi spent time
in China developing local tourism businesses specializing in outdoor education,
corporate incentive and leisure travel programs. That led to Bertuzzi managing
hospitality programs at the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010,
London 2012 and Rio 2016.
“We are honoured to have Michael Bertuzzi join our Tourism
faculty,” said Joe Baker, Dean, School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary
Arts, in a release. “In addition
to teaching tourism and hospitality courses, he will be leading the development
of our new Food Tourism post-graduate certificate program, which launches this