Mark Holmes holds a Philosophy Doctorate in Environmental Studies from
York University, and both a Master of Spatial Analysis and Bachelor of Commerce
in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Ryerson University. Mark has been
published in numerous journals and has presented at various conferences. Mark
has also worked with organizations such as the Wine Council of Ontario, Prince
Edward Country, Peel Region, and the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury to
undertake action oriented research. Beyond his research portfolio, Mark teaches
both theoretical and practical courses as a Professor in George Brown Colleges
Chef School, and he works to develop new courses, such as the upcoming Honours
Bachelor of Commerce degree in Culinary Management.
Ph.D., Philosophy Doctorate, Environmental Studies, York University, 2014M.S.A., Master of Spatial Analysis, Ryerson University, 2008B.Comm., Bachelor of Commerce, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Ryerson University, 2007
Areas Of Specialization
Honours Bachelor of Commerce
(Culinary Management) degree
Culinary Management Diploma
Culinary Skills- Chef Training Certificate
Areas Of Expertise
Diversity in the
Professor, Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts, George Brown CollegeAssociate Faculty, School of Communication and Culture, Royal Roads UniversityLecturer, Department of Geography, Ryerson UniversityCourse Director, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York UniversityResearch Associate, The Diversity Institute, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson UniversityResearch Associate, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson UniversitySpatial Technician, Town of Bradford West GwillimburyCook, The KegShift Manager, Wendy’s Restaurants,Restaurant Generalist, Charlie’s
Chef School College Council RepresentativeHelderleigh Nutrition Application Fund Task ForceDegree GroupReviewer for the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality ManagementChef School Survey Development, Administration, and Analysis
Highly Commended Paper Award, Emerald Networks: Journal of European Industrial Training, 2011Doctoral Scholarship, York University, 2009Graduate Scholarship, Ryerson University, 2008Dennis Mock Award, Ryerson University, 2007Good Neighbors Award, Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, Simcoe-County, and Ontario, 2003
Testing the implications of an integrated rural tourism framework in the
Niagara wine region. (Dissertation, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York
University, Toronto, 2014)
Geographic information system implementation as
a decision support tool for the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury (Major
Research Paper, Geography Department, Ryerson University, Toronto, 2009)
Local vs. visitor perceptions of farmers markets (R. Dodds and M.
Holmes, Journal of Food Products Marketing, Forthcoming – 2016).
Consumer choice and farmers markets (R. Dodds,
M. Holmes, C. Arunsopha, N. Chin, T. Le, S. Maung, and M. Shum, Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Ethics, 27, 397-416, 2014).
Correlates of career satisfaction in Canada—the Immigrants’ experience (M. Yap, M. Holmes, C.
Hannan and W. Cukier, and M. Holmes, Journal of
International Migration and Immigration, 15, 49-71, 2014).
Wine tourism: winery visitation in the wine appellations of Ontario (H. Dawson, M. Holmes,
H. Jacobs and R.I. Wade, Journal of Vacation
Marketing, 17(3), 237-246, 2011).
Sustainability in Canadian B&Bs: comparing the east versus west (R. Dodds and M.
Holmes, International Journal of Tourism Research, 13(5), 482-495,
Career satisfaction: a look behind the races (M. Yap, W. Cukier,
M. Holmes and C.A. Hannan, Journal of Industrial
Relations, 65(4), 584-608, 2010).
The relationship between diversity training, organizational commitment
and career satisfaction (M. Yap, M. Holmes, C.A. Hannan and W. Cukier, Journal of European
Industrial Training, 34(6), 519-538, 2010).
A Comparison of
Visitors to Koh Phi Phi, Thailand and Gili Trawangan, Indonesia (R. Dodds, S. Graci and M.R. Holmes, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 18(2), 207-222, 2010).
The university and poverty alleviation (W.
Cukier, M. Holmes and R. Kwan, in A. Rosenbloom et al. Socially Responsive
Organizations and the Challenge of Poverty, Greenleaf Publishing,
Sheffield, UK, 2014).
DiversityLeads: Women and visible minority in
senior leadership positions: A profile of greater Montreal. (W. Cukier, S.
Gagnon, E. Roach, M. Holmes, L. Khennache, P. Bindhani, and A. Saekang. The Diversity
Institute in Technology and Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario,
DiverseCity counts: the importance of diverse leadership in the greater
Toronto area (Cukier, M. Yap, P. Bindhani, C. Hannan and M. Holmes. (The Diversity Institute in Technology and
Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, 2009)
GIS long term master plan (M. Holmes. Town of
Bradford West Gwillimbury, Bradford, Ontario, 2008)
Prince Edward County agri/culinary tourism study 2007 (R. Wade, H.
Jacobs, J. Wong, M. Holmes and K. Toome. Ryerson University & Prince Edward
County Economic Development Office, 2007)
Prince Edward County wineries visitation study 2007 (R. Wade, H. Jacobs, M. Holmes, J. Wong and K. Toome. Ryerson
University & Prince Edward County Economic Development Office, 2007).
Membership profile of the Canadian Society of Club Managers (A. Boyer,
C. Campbell, R. de Groot, M. Holmes and C. Pinto. Canadian Society of Club
visitation survey (D. Martin, R. Wade, C. Pinto, A. Boyer and M. Holmes. Ryerson
University & Wine Council of Ontario, 2006)
Food studies while studying food? Suggestions for incorporating food
studies into Canadian post-secondary culinary curricula (R. Whibbs and M. Holmes.
Scarborough Fare Conference. June 22-25, 2016)
Turning up the heat: Higher education in
Canada’s culinary industry (M. Holmes and R. Whibbs. Scarborough Fare
Conference. June 22-25, 2016)
Understanding the motivations for more
sustainable behavior in lake destinations (R. Dodds and M. Holmes. Responsible Tourism:
12th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations. June
Invisible women in corporate leadership: A look
at the lack of visible minority women representation in corporate boards and
senior management positions in the Greater Toronto Area (W. Cukier, M. Holmes
and K. Connely. Gender, Work and Organization: 8th Biennial International
Interdisciplinary Conference. June 24-26, 2014).
Diversity in Canadian university leadership (E. Roach, K. Connely, M.
Holmes, L.M. Lindo, S. Smarz and W. Cukier.
Administrative Science Association of Canada (ASAC) 2014 Conference. May
Immigration networking experiences by gender in the Peel Region (M.
Holmes, S. Jackson, E. Roach and W. Cukier. 2013 RCIS Conference. May 15-17,
Representation of women in corporate leadership: An examination of the
Greater Toronto Area (W. Cukier, M. Holmes and E. Roach. 50th Annual Conference
of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA). May 29-31, 2013).
She’s not alone: An ecological approach to understanding women in
leadership positions in the Greater Toronto Area (W. Cukier, J. Hodson, M.
Holmes and E. Roach. The International Leadership Association (ILA) Women and
Leadership Affinity Group Inaugural Conference. June 9-12, 2013).
Perceptions of informal networking in practice in the IT/ICT industries
in Canada (W. Cukier and M. Holmes. 2013 Canadian Communication Association
(CCA) Annual Conference. June 2013).
Exploring the impact of executive leadership experience on payroll
efficiency in the National Hockey League (J.C. Dixon, C. Gibbs, N. O‘Reilly and
M. Holmes. Hockey on the Border: An
International Scholarly Conference. June 2010).
Tales of two travelers: A comparative analysis of winery and general
tourists (R. Wade, M. Holmes and H. Jacobs. Presented at the Academy of Wine
Business Research Conference. February 2010).
Visible minority work experiences in Canadian IT/ICT sectors (W. Cukier,
M. Yap, M. Holmes, S. Rodrigues and C. Hannan. Presented at Americas Conference
on Information Systems. San Francisco, August 6-9, 2009).
Diversity Management: Gender and Visible Minority Constructions of
Identity Among Canadian Workers (M. Yap, W. Cukier, C. Hannan and M. Holmes,
6th International Critical Management Conference, Coventry UK, July 13, 2009).
Gender and visible minority status: Career advancement in the Canadian
information and communications technology sector (W. Cukier, M. Yap,
M.R. Holmes and S. Rodrigues. European Conference on Information Systems. June
and visible minority employees` perceptions of their work environments (M. Yap,
W. Cukier, M. Holmes and C.A. Hannan. British Association for Canadian Studies
Conference. June 6-9, 2009).
commitment of racial minorities in the IT, ICT and financial industry in Canada
(W. Cukier, M. Yap, M. Holmes and C.A. Hannan. British Association for Canadian
Studies Conference. March 28-30, 2009).
Diversity and the
skills shortage in the Canadian information and communications technology
sector. A critical interrogation of discourse. (W. Cukier, M. Yap, M. Holmes
and S. Rodrigues. International Federation of Information Processing.
International Federation of Information Processing Conference. February 12-15,
towards sustainability: Does the tourist care? A comparative case study
analysis of Kho Phi Phi, Thailand and Gili Trawangan, Indonesia (R. Dodds, S.
Graci and M. Holmes. 8th Biennial Conference on Tourism in Asia. July 2008).