TRU is proud to have employees from a variety of Indigenous nations working at our university. Click on links below to learn more about our staff and faculty.
Sandra Bandura, Education and Social Work, Research Associate “All My Relations” Indigenous Research Centre
Lisa Borque Bearskin, School of Nursing, Associate Professor, CIHR Nursing Research Chair
Sheila Blackstock, School Of Nursing, Associate Teaching Professor
Natalie Clark, Education and Social Work, Associate Professor
Robbi Davey, Faculty of Student Development, Faculty Indigenous Experiential Learning Coordinator
Willi Fortier, Trades and Technology Indigenous Relations Lead
Garry Gottfriedson, Secwepemc Cultural Advisor
Shannon James, Open Learning, Administration Enterprise Systems »
Shannon’s attraction to computing science was first sparked through a course in programming during her final year in high school. It inspired her to register in TRU’s Computer Systems: Operations and Management diploma, later laddering it into the TRU Bachelor of Computing Science degree. During her studies, she did a number of co-operative education work terms that solidified her career path and in 2011, she joined TRU’s Open Learning Business Intelligence unit. For 6 years, she applied her analytical mind to evidenced-based problem solving across TRU through the program metrics and data reports she produced as a Data Analyst. Needing more challenge, Shannon joined the Enterprise Systems team as a Senior Systems Analyst and is enjoying learning from her colleagues throughout IT Services at TRU. When she’s not tussling with data and systems, Shannon keeps busy with martial arts (Muay Thai) and spending time with her parents gathering and preserving traditional foods. This self-proclaimed computer-geek is proudly Aboriginal. Shannon’s mother hails from St’at’imc Territory and her father is from Nlaka’pamux Nation in Lillooet and Lytton, BC, respectively.
Roxane Letterlough, Education and Social Work, Coordinator Indigenous B.Ed
Courtney Mason, Faculty of Adventure, Culinary and Tourism and Science, CRC in Rural Livelihoods and Sustainable Communities
Rod McCormick, Faculty of Education and Social Work
Darlene Sanderson, School of Nursing Assistant Professor