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Environmental Scans

Environmental scans provide context for planning with an exploration and analysis of factors affecting TRU. This work is published as short reports, each providing an intensive look into a topic relevant to TRU.

We examined factors within and outside higher education, and covered trends in social, economic, environmental, technological and political spheres. Recurring themes of equity, access, indigenization and outcomes guided us through an examination of the world around us, within TRU and within the communities we serve.

The following Environmental Scan reports can be found on IPE’s OneTRU SharePoint site under the Environmental Scan Series page


  • Domestic Enrolment
  • Williams Lake
  • Population Trends
  • Economic Outlook
  • BC Major Projects


  • Digital Credential Wallets
  • The Uberization of Business Education


  • Face-to-Face Campus Reopening Best Practices
  • Micro-credentials


  • Continuing Education
  • COVID-19
  • Future Skills
  • Impact of the Pandemic on the Economy
  • Sustainability and Climate Change


  • Economic Trends
  • Labour Market Trends
  • Regional Demographics and Population Trends
  • Career Related Education
  • Cybersecurity
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Open Education
  • Student Transitions
  • Williams Lake
  • Gig Economy
  • The Future of the Workplace
  • Adult Education


  • Open Learning Competitive Environment
  • First-year Student Experience
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