MA, PID

TMI Convenor/ Instr., Tourism
School of Tourism Management

604.986.1911 ext. 2514
Cedar Building, room CE317
tanialoken@capilanou.ca

Education

Diploma, Provincial Instructor, Vancouver Community College, 2014.

MA (International Hotel Management), Royal Roads University, 2009.

Bio

Tania (Barron) Loken (MA, Royal Roads University, 2009) has been in and a part of British Columbia's tourism industry since 1995. Starting her career in Whistler during the key market development years, she worked for notable organizations such as Tourism Whistler, Delta (opening), Westin (opening) Sheraton, Marriott and Intrawest (Whistler Blackcomb and Panorama Mountain Resorts) in sales roles.

Furthermore, she worked with hoteliers in sales and training for a hotel software company, and at go2 HR where she managed a nationally funded tourism certification and tourism training program in BC.

Loken transitioned into a teaching career in 2014. She joined the BCIT student Association in a career development and training capacity, where she facilitated 100+ career focused workshops for a diverse student audience in all schools and campuses at BCIT.

Loken is a Certified Training and Development Practitioner, holds her Provincial Instructors Diploma, and is a Career Development Practitioner candidate. She is delighted to be with Capilano University and working in her community.

I am passionate about tourism, culture and mentoring. As a program convenor, I strive to provide support to all students in the program. As an instructor in the career preparation and practicum, I use my knowledge of the industry and as a career advisor to provide students with as much of an advantage in today's workplace as possible.