(L-r) Mayor Bill Humphreys

TRU asks community of Barriere what university’s strategy and priorities should include for future

feedback from the community of Barriere on what residents expected as priorities from Thompson Rivers University

Alan Shaver, president and vice-chancellor and Lucille Gnanasihamany, associate vice-president at Thompson Rivers University (TRU), were both on hand on Friday, Dec. 13 at the multipurpose room at the Ridge in Barriere.  They were there to get feedback from the community on what residents expected as priorities from Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops.

Shaver spoke about TRU’s mission, “It’s mission is to be a comprehensive, learner-centred, environmentally responsible institution that serves its regional, national, and international learners and their communities through high quality and flexible eduction, training, research and scholarship.”

He also explained that TRU has it’s own act, completely separate from the acts of all other B.C. universities and colleges.  It’s act was passed in the legislature and states that it’s provincial mandate is:

• to offer baccalaureate and masters degree programs

• to offer post-secondary and adult basic education and training

• to undertake and maintain research and scholarly activities for the purposes of the above

• to provide an open learning educational credit bank for students

• to promote teaching excellence and the use of open learning methods

• to serve the educational and training needs in the region specified by the Lieutenant Governor in Council

• and to serve the open learning needs of B.C.

Those present then moved from station to station, looking at and discussing the suggested priorities in each of the areas of ‘students’, ‘community’, ‘learning and teaching’, ‘research’, and a final station for any other suggestions or comments that did not seem to fall under the other four topics.

All the suggestions and comments made by those present will be compiled and added to future discussions for consideration by TRU as they plan where they will go from here.

Those who were unable to make the meeting, were also invited  to have a say, by sending an email to strategucoruirutues@tru.ca no later than Dec. 20, those comments will be included in the next set of discussions about TRU priorities.




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