TRU Science

Strategic Plan 2021-2026

Below, the five strategic goals of the Faculty of Science are mapped to the values of Thompson Rivers University, demonstrating the Faculty’s commitment to the University and its vision, mission and values.

1.0 Fostering diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environments

Inclusion and Diversity: Ensure that the staff and faculty complement is equitable, diverse and inclusive

Community-mindedness: Promote, support and strengthen a respectful, inclusive, equitable and welcoming culture for all faculty, staff and students

Curiosity: Foster an environment that encourages interaction and shows respect to Indigenous learning and knowledge

Sustainability: Eliminate achievement gaps for marginalized students

2.0 Creating sustainable practices that promote the well-being of the generations to come

Inclusion and Diversity: Incorporate Indigenous environmental and social knowledge regarding sustainability

Community-mindedness: Foster a climate in Science where economic and environmentally sustainable practices are a normal first choice

Curiosity: Support the health and well-being of students, faculty, and staff as a key part of a sustainable life

Sustainability: Create a financially sustainable model in Science

3.0 Transformational teaching and learning

Inclusion and Diversity: Foster collaboration among disciplines to develop innovative and unique interdisciplinary academic programs

Community-mindedness: Provide space and opportunity for students to meet, study and work to develop communities of learners

Curiosity: Increase opportunities for experiential learning

Sustainability: Engage in continuous improvement in the quality and relevance of both Science curriculum and teaching methodologies

4.0 Transforming communities through impactful research and scholarship

Inclusion and Diversity: Partner with indigenous communities to meet their research needs while respecting First Nations data ownership and control

Community-mindedness: Increase the visibility of Science research and scholarship using multiple platforms

Curiosity: Increase student research opportunities

Sustainability: Increase research partnerships and interaction with diverse segments of the community

5.0 Inspiring lifelong learning through guided and skillful self-reflection

Inclusion and Diversity: Develop micro-credentials and other flexible, non-traditional learning pathways

Community-mindedness: Increase partnerships at the local, regional, and national levels to support student skill development Curiosity: Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills in all Science graduates

Sustainability: Invest in professional development for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community


Read the full strategic plan here: Faculty of Science Strategic Plan 2021-2026