TRU
Business and Economics

Advising and Support

We offer academic advising and support services for prospective and current students.


COVID-19 notice

In alignment with the decision by TRU to suspend all face-to-face on-campus classes, the advising office is providing alternatives to the way we offer student services. These options are in place until further notice.

To receive assistance with any academic questions or concerns, please contact our advisors through email. Advisors are actively answering incoming inquiries during normal operational hours.

For the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 at TRU, please visit TRU COVID-19 Response.


Get connected to the undergraduate program advising team virtually!

We can help answer your questions related to your SOBE program.

Please note we will be closed November 20th for professional development.

» Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (PST)

If you are using a mobile device, you will need to download Microsoft Teams from the App Store or Google Play.

There may be a wait time of 15-30 minutes. We appreciate your patience.

Meet the advising team

First and second year BBA students

Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
250-828-5075
Advising@tru.ca

Other inquiries

250-828-5060
Undergraduate Advising Form

Location: Soon to be announced new campus location.

Office hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Undergraduate advising appointments

Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Starting October 2nd, every second Friday afternoon we will be closed. As well as all day on Novemeber 20th for professional development. 

Undergraduate programs advising

  • Bachelor of Business Administration - third- and fourth-year students
  • Post-baccalaureate diplomas
  • Certificates, diplomas
NamePositionOfficePhone
Rien Okawa Acting Supervisor, Academic Advising   250-371-5684
Elaine Corea Program Advisor   250-371-5867
Natasha Langevin Program Advisor   250-852-7296
Breanna Tate Program Advisor   250-371-5694
Dawn-Marie Brunel Program Advisor - Term   250-371-5803
Claire Irvine Advising Assistant   250-828-5060
Sylvia Gropp Advising Assistant - Term   250-371-5763

Graduate programs advising

  • Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Environmental Economics and Management
  • Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Management

General program inquiries

Prospective students: mba@tru.ca
Current students: sobegraduateadvising@tru.ca
Toll-free: 1-877-663-4087

NamePositionOfficePhone
Heidi Milovick Director IB2034 250-852-7297
Monica Macaulay Coordinator   778-471-8391
Tomi Owoyemi Coordinator   250-828-5373
Denise King Coordinator   250-828-5278
Shelley Lee Program Assistant   250-852-7635

Open Learning program advising

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Real Estate Management
  • Bachelor of Public Administration
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificates, Diplomas
  • Certificates, Diplomas
NamePositionOfficePhoneEmail
Tony Kuczma OL Program Advisor OL440C 250-852-6830 AdvisorA@tru.ca
TBA OL program Advisor OL337C 250-852-6442 AdvisorA@tru.ca

Co-operative education advising

Bachelor of Business Adminsitration, Co-operation Education Option

NamePositionOfficePhoneEmail
Shawn Read BBA Co-op Coordinator OM1712B 250-371-5669 sread@tru.ca