If you are interested in volunteering for one of these programs, please contact the program coordinator for more information.
School of Business and Economics
The School of Business and Economics (SoBE) Brand Ambassador program is designed for a select group of business students to provide key insights into life at SoBE and to tell stories that appeal to the entire TRU community. The Brand Ambassadors are essentially “online tour guides” for both undergraduate and graduate students, producing engaging content on SoBE’s social media pages to highlight the endless opportunities available for business students. Brand Ambassadors ensure that not only the students' voice is heard, but the SoBE brand is being recognized as well. Upon completion of the program, Brand Ambassadors will receive a financial award and gain professional skills that will aid them in the future. The Brand Ambassador program is great for business students who want to develop and utilize their digital marketing skills, while also making a positive difference in the SoBE community.
The Brand Ambassador program is great for business students who want to develop and utilize their digital marketing skills, while also making a positive difference in the SoBE community.
Events and Marketing Assistant
Career and Experiential Learning
Career Ambassadors encourage student awareness of career and experiential learning opportunities on campus. Through weekly tabling, event participation, and skill development workshops, Ambassadors encourage students to ‘start early’ and take the first step towards the career, job, volunteer position, or work term they are after. In this role Ambassadors will develop a greater understanding of job search tools, expand on their public speaking ability, and develop confidence.
In person: OM 1712
Indigenous Student Development
The TRU Indigenous Mentor Program supports entry level Indigenous students in their transitions to post-secondary student life. This is done through matching mentees with an Indigenous Mentor who will work one-to-one and/or in a group setting and through participation in various events, workshops, and activities. Indigenous Mentors can come from various backgrounds and programs of study, typically with at least 2 years of post-secondary experience. Selection, training, and on-going support is given by the Indigenous Mentor Coordinator. This program is meant to enrich the experience and education here at TRU for students.
In person: Cplul’kwt’en (GP 226, House 5)
The Intercultural Ambassadors program is a student-driven initiative to promote intercultural learning, dialogue, and community building on campus and beyond. The program is currently in an outreach and collaboration phase. We are looking to engage with students to design a program that meets student and campus community needs. Keep an eye out for upcoming events and opportunities throughout the winter and summer semesters, with a full program launch coming in Fall 2019. Participants who are accepted into the Fall program can expect to engage in a range of personal and professional intercultural learning opportunities and workshops. They will have the chance to reflect on and share aspects of their own cultural heritage(s), and to learn about others. Intercultural Ambassadors will also engage in an outreach or give-back project that helps to foster intercultural understanding.
Dr. Kyra Garson
Faculty of Science
The Math Help Centre provides a space where students can work alone or together with other students in a relaxed, informal environment, with help readily available. Math Centre Tutors answer questions for introductory level mathematics and statistics courses. This is a great way to develop communication and teaching skills, while reinforcing math skills. Paid teaching assistant and work study positions are available, as well as volunteer opportunities. We also maintain a list of private tutors.
Faculty of Student Development
Writing Centre Tutors provide one-to-one feedback for all TRU students. As a tutor, you’ll address both lower-order writing concerns such as grammar and sentence structure, and higher-order concerns such as development and clarity of ideas. Tutoring helps you to support other students; develop your writing skills; enhance your tutoring and teaching skills; reflect about writing, learning and teaching; improve your interpersonal and communication skills; and obtain valuable experience that will enhance your resume. We have volunteer, work study and honoraria opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate student tutors.
Writing Centre Coordinator
In person: OM 2674
Faculty of Student Development
At weekly PACE study sessions and one-to-one academic coaching sessions, PACE Leaders support student athletes to achieve their academic goals while maintaining a busy schedule. PACE leaders are also student athletes, and are trained in referral and study success strategies. The Leaders build their leadership, interpersonal, communication, critical thinking, and tutoring skills while supporting student athletes on difficult courses and assignments. We have volunteer and honoraria opportunities available.
Athletics Learning & Administrative Support Specialist
SWAT Student Wellnes Ambassador Team
The Student Wellness Ambassador Team works around campus to promote the health and well-being of all those in the TRU community. There are a variety of opportunities involved, including individual consultations or plan building, classroom presentations and campus-wide activities geared toward increasing wellness in all spheres of the university experience. The TRU Wellness Centre promotes the well-being of our growing, changing, diverse TRU community. The TRU Wellness Centre values the health of all employees and students on campus, and aims to provide unique, educational and fun programs that will help provide the skills and tools needed to create a more harmonious and balanced life.
Wellness Centre Coordinator
In person: OM 1479
Resident Advisors (RAs) are here to help students. Whether it’s helping with adjusting to campus life, academic or personal issues, or it’s planning events, and promoting a sense of community within our residence. RAs receive extensive training in event planning, emergency management, and conflict resolution. This is a paid position, and all Resident Advisors are required to live in residence.
Residence Life Coordinator
In person: TRU McGill Housing Front Desk
The Future Students Team
Future Student Ambassadors connect with future students who are exploring their post-secondary options. Ambassadors share their personal TRU story, helping enhance the post-secondary discovery process. Ambassadors lead campus tours; join Student Recruiter-Advisors on high school and other visits (both locally and within B.C.); assist with recruitment events such as Open House, Applicant Receptions, and Aboriginal Transitions Day; and participate in other initiatives facilitated by the Future Students Office. Ambassadors develop their public speaking, communication, teamwork, and leadership skills. There are both volunteer and honoraria opportunities available for undergraduate students in any year of study.
Orientation & Transition Student Ambassadors work to provide information and guidance to interested students and other relevant parties at booths around campus and at other campus and community events. Ambassadors also lead training for Orientation Volunteers and host informational TRU Student Life Workshops throughout the semester. Orientation & Transitions Ambassadors build communication skills, organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and leadership skills.
Learning Strategist Orientation and Transitions
Social Media Ambassadors promote TRU as study destination through social media channels, attend and promote events through social media, blog on a variety of topics on ourTRU.ca, and create weekly digital content to be posted on TRU Worlds social media channels. Students that act as ambassadors in this program can expect to expand their understanding of social media, grow their communication skills, and expand on their time management skills.
Manager, Digital Marketing & Business Development
Study Abroad Ambassadors are TRU students who have studied and participated on an exchange and upon return apply to become a member of the Ambassador team. Ambassadors provide one-to-one support and act as a source of information to their peers. This is done through leading information sessions and student support sessions, social media and promotional material management, coordinating special events and delivering peer workshops to special groups or program areas. This team will allow for the opportunity to build on leadership, interpersonal, communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills while supporting fellow students looking to participate on an international activity while completing their undergraduate degree.
Director, International Partnerships & Business
Supplemental Learning (SL) is an academic support program that provides structured review sessions to students enrolled in challenging introductory courses. SL Leaders organize and facilitate weekly sessions in which students collaborate to review notes, discuss readings and prepare for exams. In their sessions, leaders integrate course content with reasoning and strategic study skills. For novice learners, the SL Leader becomes a role model of critical thinking, effective study, and mastery of the discipline. SL Mentors, selected from the strongest of experienced leaders, assist with leader training, and support new leaders in their training and development.
Supplemental Learning Coordinator
In person: OM 2699
Office of Research and Graduate Studies
Undergrad. Research Ambassadors
The Undergraduate Research Ambassadors work with the Research Office on a range of projects related to undergraduate research. They will bring together the knowledge, skills, and interests developed through all aspects of their education and have the opportunity to participate on projects and work with students from a variety of majors and backgrounds as a team, pooling resources and collaborating with faculty and staff. This capstone experience will strengthen students’ undergraduate research understanding and provide training to enhance skills as TRU Ambassadors.
Learning Strategist, Office of Student Research & Public Engagement
Office of Research and Graduate Studies
The Graduate Student Research Mentors volunteer with the Research Office on a variety of projects related to the enhancement of student research, work as a team, mentor students from a variety of majors and backgrounds, pool resources, and collaborate with faculty and staff. They help to plan and organize the annual 3MT as well as a series of graduate research workshops and guest speakers. The Graduate Student Research Mentors are recognized as representatives of TRU research and creativity at campus and community events, and the experience is great for students who wish to promote and expand these efforts across the campus.
Learning Strategist, Office of Student Research & Public Engagement
Faculty of Student
Student Storytellers pitch ideas, receive assignments, facilitate interviews, research subjects, edit drafts, and schedule approved content on WordPress and share information on social media channels. Through a multitude of mediums (blogs, videos, social media, events) students will have opportunities to learn, engage, reflect, and inspire others to step outside of their comfort zone, and Storyteller will report on these transformative, educational experiences in the hopes of influencing other students to flourish on personal, social, and academic levels.
The Student Sustainability Ambassador Team works on campus to promote sustainable initiatives, programs, and mindsets in the TRU community. Sustainability Ambassadors help spread the ‘spirit of sustainability’ at TRU and be a force for change, helping to improve the culture of sustainability on campus. Ambassadors are given the opportunity to develop their public speaking and communication skills, cultivate a greater understanding of sustainable initiatives on campus, create their own sustainable project/initiative, and become a Sustainability Champion on campus. Visit the website for more information.
Faculty of Arts
The Arts Ambassadors are students committed to building an inclusive culture in the Faculty of Arts by bringing together students from all Arts disciplines in ways that help to create experiences and foster relationships. The Ambassadors take on active, encouraging, and innovative leadership roles within the Arts faculty while promoting social and professional opportunities for students.
Dr. Elizabeth Reimer
Associate Dean, Student Success
School of Nursing
The Peer Mentorship Network aims to cultivate leadership, peer support, and cohesion across all cohorts of TRU’s School of Nursing. Through various initiatives and programs, participants will develop mentorship skills intended to improve retention rates and cultivate supportive peer relationships that can be applied to professional settings. This program provides a semi-structured approach to assist participants in developing leadership and mentorship skills. Participants will be provided training, access to exclusive events, and safe spaces to seek peer support.
Assistant Teaching Professor
General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
TRU World’s International Buddy Program was created alongside some of our international partners with the intent of giving international students greater understanding of life in Canada. TRU Student Buddies will be matched with two International Buddies and will participate in various scheduled activities throughout the course of the program. Activities will include giving your buddies a personal tour of campus, touring downtown Kamloops, and going on various excursions in and around Kamloops.
Students will receive a small honorarium for their participation. Program lengths vary from 1 month to one semester.
School of Business and Economics
The School of Business and Economics (SoBE) Student Support Assistant program is designed for a select group of business students to help us enhance the student experience on and off campus during the fall semester 21’.
The SSAs in the role of social media will provide key insights into life at SoBE and will tell stories that appeal to the entire TRU community. This role will essentially act as “online tour guides” for both SoBE undergraduate and graduate students. The SSAs who focus on SoBE events will provide key support during SoBE events and work towards the holistic development and welfare of SoBE students. This role will assist us with event logistics, creating and implementing on-site attendee experience strategy, and maintaining communication with volunteers and other relevant parties. The Graduate Program SSAs will provide support for both roles listed above.
The SSA program is great for business students who want to develop and utilize their digital marketing skills and event management skills, while also making a positive difference in the SoBE community. We encourage students with a strong academic record, critical thinking skills, communication skills, organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and leadership skills. Upon completion of the program, Student Support Assistants will receive a financial award, and gain professional skills that will aid them in the future.
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The TRU Peer Mentors demonstrate initiative, innovation, and creativity on a daily basis on campus. Peer Mentor Programs include
Social Media Ambassadors, Indigenous Peer Mentors, Writing Centre Tutors and many more!
Get involved in a Peer Mentor Program
TRU Peer Mentors or students interested in getting involved in leadership opportunities, developing skills, or professional development
are welcome to attend the following workshops:
Peer Mentors Workshop Series
|Suicide Prevention Primer
|Facilitated by Pamela Fry, Wellness Program Coordinator for Suicide Prevention and Cliff Robinson, TRU Counsellor. Learn the basics about campus suicide including: recent data, appropriate language use, how to help yourself and how to help others. Please pre-register: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/SuicidePreventionRegistrationSM
||Oct. 12, 2021
||6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
|Steps Towards Success Stories
||The Steps Towards Success series is an opportunity for students to connect with peers, learn how to access resources on campus, and engage in skill-building interactive sessions. This series will cultivate a sense of belonging, boost student well-being, and empower students to take ownership over their own success. Sessions are offered through Moodle synchronously and asynchronously. For more information or to register, visit our website.