BA (Hons), M.Sc.

Instructor, School of Business
School of Business
Capilano University Faculty Association
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604.986.1911 ext. 3437
Cedar Building, room CE311
rfurby@capilanou.ca

Education

M.Sc., Leisure, Tourism & the Environment, Anglia Polytechnic University, Essex, UK, 1999.

BA (Honours), Tourism Business Management, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, 1996.

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. – William James"

Bio

Robin Furby (M.Sc., EAnglia Polytechnic University, 1999) has a diverse range of academic and industry skills and experiences, the central focus of which, has been to learn, nurture and develop a better understanding of the motivations of people and why they choose to do what they do, in both the organizations they work with and their personal interests.

Over the past 10 years, Furby has continued to stay current in the tourism, hospitality and event management industries. Having held positions with the Organizing Committee for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games (VANOC), Rogers Arena, Landsea Tours & Adventures and as an independent management consultant with PeopleTree Learning. Through these experiences, academic research and teaching, Furby continues to build a depth of understanding about people, organizations, leadership and human resource management.

Furby is the past convenor of both the Strategic Management and North American Business Management Units within the School of Business at Capilano University and is currently the Vice-Chair of Graduate Programs. Furby also volunteers and participates in a wide range non-academic activities and initiatives, including leadership development programming for staff and faculty, First-Year Seminar programs for students, Case competitions, hiring committees, the Capilano Faculty Association and has emceed Student Orientation, Canada Day celebrations and most recently the CapU50 celebrations in 2018.

As I implied in the quote and referred to in my faculty bio above, I have a deep sense of responsibility to participate, guide, share and facilitate students' abilities in recognizing, comprehending, absorbing and applying the learning from the classes and time we share.

Teaching, or precisely learning, is what I am passionate about. The importance of developing critical thinking, discussion, proactive conflict management, teamwork, leadership and positive behaviours are what I know to be my purpose. I encourage others to disagree with my perspectives and build the confidence they need in order to share their thoughts and opinions.

A commitment to learning for life is a commitment to our shared future. Never stop asking questions.