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Toll-free in Canada: 1-800-663-9711 ext. 6373 (Kristen) or 6445 (Elaine)
Kamloops & International: 1-250-852-6373 (Kristen) or 1-250-852-6445 (Elaine)

Mailing Address:

Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning
Attention: PLAR Dept
BC Centre for Open Learning, Fourth Floor
805 TRU Way
Kamloops, BC, Canada
V2C 0C8


Susan Forseille, PLAR Director

Susan’s role is to oversee PLAR programming. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University, a Master of Education from Thompson Rivers University, and is currently completing her PhD with the University of Leicester. Her research focus is on career development, experiential learning, and Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition.


Nicole Borhaven

Nicole Borhaven, PLAR Manager

Nicole's role is to support the maintenance and growth of PLAR and the department's day-to-day operations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Certificate in Liberal Arts from Simon Fraser University. She has been with TRU-OL since 2010 and has experience in Program Advising and Accessibility Services. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family and friends, writing, travelling and enjoying the great outdoors.


Kristen Johnson, PLAR Advisor

Kristen Johnson, PLAR Advisor

Kristen's role is to support and guide students through the PLAR process. She holds a Bachelor of General Studies degree and an Aboriginal Studies Certificate from Thompson Rivers University. Kristen is passionate about providing an inclusive and equitable experience for all students. She is a third-generation Scandinavian settler and a member of the Takla Lake Nation of the Carrier people. Kristen was born and raised in Kamloops, within the unceded traditional lands of the Secwépemc Nation. She loves travelling, meditation and reading. She also enjoys spending time with her family and in nature.


Elaine Corea, PLAR Advisor

Elaine Corea, PLAR Advisor

Elaine has been with TRU since 2016 and worked at the TRU Library, the Registrar’s Records Department, and School of Business as a Program Advisor. Elaine holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from UVIC and recently completed a Master of Counselling Degree from City University, Vancouver. Elaine grew up on Vancouver Island but has called Kamloops, the traditional lands of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc territory, her home for over 20 years. Even though she misses being close to the ocean and dreams of one day returning to the island, she loves the hiking, boating, swimming, and beautiful blue skies and views of Kamloops.


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