Thompson Rivers University

Open Learning


About PLIRC (Prior Learning International Research Centre)

Christine Wihak

Dr. Christine Wihak, Director of PLAR at Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning

The Prior Learning Research Centre (PLIRC), a project of the Open Learning Division (OL) of Thompson Rivers University (TRU), aims to stimulate innovative and provocative research concerning the recognition of prior learning. According to Dr. Christine Wihak, Director of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) at TRU-OL and the Director of PLIRC, the Research Centre provides an international forum for networking amongst scholars of PLAR and will actively promote dissemination of research findings to practitioners and policy makers alike.

"PLAR lies at the intersection of research on workplace, learning and society," Dr. Wihak said.

PLIRC, which is a virtual centre operating from the BC Centre for Open Learning located on TRU's Kamloops campus, invites other international academic and applied researchers to participate.