The TRU Vision Statement

This is what we stand for

In the spring of 2020, Thompson Rivers University’s new Vision Statement — including Vision, Mission, Values and Strategic Change Goals — was endorsed and approved by the university’s three governance bodies: the Planning Council of Open Learning, Senate and Board of Governors.

The Vision Statement was the result of almost 12 months of extensive consultation. It was a conversation that took place online and in person. Through emails, and spoken input and hundreds of marker-covered newsprint sheets. Among people who already worked or studied together and others who had never met before. It generated passion and humour, bubbled up in classrooms, meeting rooms and common areas at TRU’s Kamloops and Williams campuses, sparked thousands of comments through consultations stretching up and down highways into five cities.

The result is a Vision Statement that belongs to everyone. Ultimately, the Vision Statement will be the star we steer by, informing how we interact with each other and those we serve, and how we plan to make significant and meaningful change over the next 10 years.

We are Thompson Rivers University. And this is what we stand for.

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