Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Billy Collins

Billy Collins

Billy Collins

Name: Billy Collins
Position: Lecturer
Phone: 250.828.5256


Soul Food
Roots Rock Reggae
Alpine Travel
National Parks
Fly Fishing

Research Interests

National Parks & Protected Areas
Festival & Event Management
Phenomenon of Events
Mountain Communities & Culture
Transportation in Alpine Environments


Master in Urban Studies
Simon Fraser University, 2010

Bachelor of Tourism Management Degree
Thompson Rivers University, 2005

Business Administration Diploma
Red River College, 1989

Bachelor of Arts Degree
University of Manitoba, 1987


Wallin, M. R., Collins, B., & Hull, J. (2013) Its Not Just About the Film: Festivals, Sustainability & Small Cities in Events, Society and Sustainability: Critical and Contemporary Perspectives. Routledge, New York. (Ed. Thomas Pernecky and Michael Luck)

Kellee Caton, Colleen Pastoor, Yaniv Belhassen, Billy Collins, and Mark Wallin. Christian Music Festival Tourism and Positive Peace. The Journal of Tourism and Peace Research, 3(2), 2013, pp. 21-42.

Collins, B. (2015) National Park. In Cater, C., Garrod, B. and Low, T. (eds.) The Encyclopedia of Sustainable Tourism. CABI, Oxford. pp 343-344.

Employment History

Lecturer, TRU Tourism Management, 2008-2016

Student Research Assistant, SFU, Summer/Fall 2007

General Manager, Wells Gray Provincial Park Info Centre, 2004-05

Senior Agent & Territory Manager, Paquin Entertainment Agency, 1995-2003

Courses Taught

TMGT 1110 Introduction to Tourism
TMGT 2610 Environmental Issues
EVNT 1100 The World of Events
EVNT 2070 Staging Events
EVNT 2260 Managing Festivals & Events
EVNT 2500 Events Fieldtrip
EVNT 3800 Event Logistics 1
EVNT 4800 Event Logistics 2
TMGT 4010 Tourism Product Development & Innovation
TMGT 4050 Event Tourism
TMGT 4170 Information Technology & Innovation
TMGT 4090 Culture of Events
TMGT 4020 Graduating Seminar

Professional Affiliations

International Festival & Events Association (IFEA)
Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)