Office of Student Affairs, Thompson Rivers University
Old Main 1631, located in Student Services
Monday to Friday, 8:00am–4:00pm
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Marian has been with TRU since 2011. Before joining the Faculty of Student Development Marian was an Instructor in the School of Social Work & Human Service. She was the Program Coordinator for the School’s Open Learning programs in 2013/14 and Field Education Coordinator for the Bachelor of Social Work Program in 2014 to 2016. Marian taught both on campus and with Open Learning. Marian loved working with students in their field experiences enjoying observing the shift from student to professional.
Additionally Marian has maintained a Private Practice in the community as a registered Social Worker. Her Private Practice work includes community development work related to elder abuse and working with mandated clients in groups and 1 to 1. Marian was a student of the University College of the Cariboo completing a Human Service Certificate (1996) and then a Bachelor of Social Work (1999). Marian obtained a Masters in Social Work from University of British Columbia in 2006 while working full time. She continued her learning completing a Diploma in Family Therapy (2012) and then a Graduate Certificate in Child & Youth Mental Health though TRU Open learning (2012).
Marian is an avid scrapbooker and has been documenting her families adventures through photos for the past 20 years. Marian loves to travel to warm sunny beaches and loves to swim.
Before her role in the Faculty of Student Development, Umme Mansoory was an Admissions Officer for the Open Learning programs in the Registrar’s Office. Umme has over eight years’ experience in learning environments, museum education, public libraries, and at a private international education consulting firm.
Originally from the West Coast, Umme completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Education at Simon Fraser University and is currently pursuing her Master of Education with a specialization in Leadership.
Umme is passionate about helping students demonstrate resiliency in the face of life’s challenges and empowering students to reach their full potential.
In her spare time, Umme loves to cook, sing horribly, and volunteer in her community. The thing she misses most about her hometown is picking wild blackberries with her brothers in late August but is loving the rolling hills of Kamloops.
Lora has been with TRU since 2007; starting at Open Learning. Lora moved around in various auxiliary positions for five years before settling into her part-time position with the Office of Student Affairs.
Lora received her Legal Assistant Certificate from Cariboo College. She worked in litigation at a local law firm for 18 years. During her time with the law firm, she received her Paralegal Diploma from Capilano University. Her legal background is a definite asset to working in the Office of Student Affairs.
Lora’s happy place is sun, sand, water and heat. She considers the Turks & Caicos Islands the best place on earth, but refers to the Shuswap as her summer oasis!
Kamloops born and raised, Lora is a proud Kam High and TRU Alumni.
Catherine completed her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) at TRU in 2003. Passionate about mental health support and harm reduction, her professional pathway has primarily focused on supporting and resourcing high-risk populations. A loving mom of two adorable children, Catherine is actively involved in the school community and Parent Advisory Council (PAC) and is always running around to extracurricular and family activities.
Catherine enjoys living in the Shuswap, boating, campfires and attending and hosting community events. She has an amazing and tolerant partner who indulges her love of rescuing animals; especially Chihuahua’s.
Above all, Catherine values compassion and tolerance. She strives to help students navigate the school system, connect to community services and to experience enriching academic successes.
Holly Winzey's educational pathway began at the University of Toronto, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work from University College of the Cariboo, and also has a Master of Education in Counselor Education/School Counseling from the University of Northern BC in Prince George.
As a lifelong learner, Holly has many hobbies. She’s studied play therapy and psychotherapy, but also makes time for refurbishing vintage furniture, brunching with friends and being a supportive and present mom for her two children.
You’ll often find Holly in her office, listening to and working with students or possibly in the Starbucks lineup, as she loves a latte. If you see Holly around campus, please say hello. She’d love to meet you.
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