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Our Legislated Mandate | Thompson Rivers University Act

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2014-2019 TRU Strategic Priorities

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 NWCCU Accreditation

TRU is accredited at the associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree levels by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) as of Sept. 1, 2018. Accreditation involves a lengthy, rigorous, ongoing self-evaluation and peer-evaluation process to assess an institution on a range of internationally-recognized standards of excellence and quality.

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 Campus Master Plan

The role of the Campus Master Plan is is to provide the coordinating strategy and context for learning and teaching. It represents a framework for the process of change so that the whole will always be more than the sum of its parts

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 Brand Model

The TRU brand is a collective effort to better reflect who we are and all that we stand for. It consists of the characteristics that those who know us well—and those who don't—use to describe us. Our brand is an expression of TRU’s unique personality. Our history. Our identity, in the minds and hearts of all those we serve and the world at large.

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 Strategic Research Plan

Our official Strategic Research Plan serves as a blueprint for research at TRU. It identifies the five key areas of collaborative excellence and emerging strength, all of which reflect the university's overall research strengths:

  • Education, health and diversity
  • Community and cultural engagement
  • Sustainability, environment and the physical world
  • Aboriginal understanding
  • Technology and optimization
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 Campus Strategic Sustainability Plan

This plan includes more than 130 recommended strategies across four key focus areas: Operations and Planning, Advocacy and Engagement, Learning, and Administration. It is intended to provide a framework for each TRU department and operational unit to incorporate sustainability initiatives into their own planning processes.

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Turn and Face the Strange:
Changes impacting the future of employment in Canada

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The Anti-College Is on the Rise - The New York Times

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There Are Better Ways to Do College - The New York Times

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