Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

The Office of the President and Vice-Chancellor

The President and Vice-Chancellor is the chief executive officer, responsible to the Board of Governors and to the Senate for the supervision of Thompson Rivers University’s administrative and academic work. Staff and advisors support the President, including Vice-Presidents Academic and Provost, Finance and Administration, Advancement, Open Learning, and the Deans of the Faculties who are responsible for various academic and non-academic services of the University.

Meet the President

Dr. Christine Bovis-Cnossen became TRU’s President and Vice-Chancellor (Interim) on Sept. 1, 2018. This is an interim appointment until December, at which time Dr. Brett Fairbairn becomes TRU’s next President.

Learn about the President

President’s Leadership Team

Learn about the President's Executive and the structure of TRU.

President’s Leadership Team


View publications including the President's Reports, Kudos, and Strategic Priorities.

View Reports


Read recent announcements from the Office of the President.

View Announcements

Contact the Office of the President