Strategic Priorities 2014-2019


Advisory committee

The Strategic Priorities Advisory Committee helps oversee the strategic priorities consultation process, reviews the input generated from consultation, discusses and prioritizes the themes that emerge, and uses them to build the new strategies priorities that we support and advance over the next five years.

This committee reflects our diverse student, faculty, alumni, staff, and community populations. We have asked members of the committee to see themselves not as representatives or advocates for a particular program, faculty, or concept but instead, as advocates for Thompson Rivers University as a whole, across all programs, faculties, locations and modes of delivery.

Committee members

Katherine Sutherland
Lingna Cai, Tracy Davison, Sarbjit Gill, Alina Morrissey, Jeremiah Reid, Dylan Robinson, Liam Russell, Daniel Sonnenberg, Elizabeth Whiting, Hayfaa Golapkhan
John Belshaw, Nancy Bepple, Kellee Caton, Ruby Dhand, Robert Higgins, Karl Hutchings, Ehsan Latif, Roy Lochhead, Jack Miller, Michelle Seibel, Melissa Svendsen
Tom Dickinson
Jane Bryson, Baihua Chadwick, Sukh Matonovich, Heather Wisla
Jo-Ann Fox
Jann Bailey, Deb Draney, Niki Remesz
Lucille Gnanasihamany, Yael La Rose
Nathan Matthew, Matt Milovick
Administrative Support
Brenda Kiland

Town hall results

Event Date
Online Town Hall January 2014
Kamloops Town Hall Jan. 16, 2014
TRU Town Hall Jan. 15, 2014
Lytton Town Hall Dec. 17, 2013
Kamloops Indian Band Town Hall Dec. 16, 2013
Barriere Town Hall Dec. 13, 2013
Clearwater Town Hall Dec. 13, 2013
Kamloops Community Town Hall Nov. 26, 2013
Ashcroft Town Hall Dec. 9, 2013
100 Mile House Town Hall Dec. 9, 2013
Lillooet Town Hall Nov. 21, 2013
TRU Town Hall #1 Nov. 18, 2013
Williams Lake Town Hall Nov. 15, 2013

Survey results

Submitted by Institutional Planning and Analysis

Results Posted
Survey #2 Nov. 26, 2013
Survey #1 Oct. 16, 2013

Presentations made to the Strategic Priorities Advisory Committee

Document Presented by
TRU Aboriginal Planning Priorities Dr. Nathan Matthew,
Executive Director, Aboriginal Education
Key Priorities for TRU, the OL perspective Dr. Gordon Tarzwell,
Vice-Provost, Open Learning
TRU People make things happen Mr. Denis Powers,
Associate Vice-President Human Resources and Planning
Meeting TRU’s Strategic Priorities: The role of TRU World Mike Henniger and Lian Dumouchel
TRU World
Strategic Priorities: Thompson Rivers University Students’ Union Nathan Lane, Executive Director
Alex McLellan, Research Coordinator
Thompson Rivers University Students’ Union
Enrolment Planning and Challenges Angelique Saweczko,
Associate Vice-President Strategic Enrolment and University Registrar
Recommendation Process Alan Shaver,
President and Vice-Chancellor
Katherine Sutherland,
Associate Vice-President Academic, Student Relations
Strategic Research Plan Survey Consultation Will Garrett-Petts,
AVP Research and Graduate Studies
SP Consultations Survey Overview Dorys Crespin-Mueller,
Director, Institutional Planning and Analysis
Strategic Priorities Town Halls Lucille Gnanasihamany,
AVP Marketing and Communication and Yael La Rose,
Director, Academic Planning and Projects
Strategic Research Plan Will Garrett-Petts,
AVP Research and Graduate Studies
Non-Academic Context for Strategic Planning Matt Milovick
Vice-President, Administration and Finance
Thompson Rivers University
Recommended Strategic Priorities for TRU TRU Deans Team
Communicating the Strategic Priorities Consultation Through Social Media Matthew Tarzwell
Manager of Web Strategy
Thompson Rivers University
Public Governance Best Practices Nathan Lane
Executive Director
Thompson Rivers University Students’ Union

Submissions to the Strategic Priorities Advisory Committee

Document Submitted by
Research and TRU Strategic Priorities Submitted by Full Professors and members of the Special Advisory Committee to the Provost Thompson Rivers University
Open Access, Megajournals, and MOOCs: On the Political Economy of Academic Unbundling Submitted by Melissa Svendsen
TRU Library
Is traditional teaching really all that bad? A within-student between-subject approach Submitted by Karl Hutchings
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Arts
The Toughest Leadership Job Of All Submitted by Sheena van Dyk
School of Business and Economics
Innovating Pedagogy 2013 Submitted by Brian Mackay
Associate Vice-President IT Services and CIO
Don't Give Up on the Lecture Submitted by Karl Hutchings
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Arts
National College Health Assessment II (NCHA) 2013 Student Survey Submitted by Christine Adam
Dean of Students
Faculty of Student Development
Centre for Student Engagement and Learning Innovation
Research and Scholarship in the Context of Strategic Priorities Submitted by David Z. Scheffel
Professor of Anthropology
Faculty of Arts
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