Contacting the General Counsel and Secretariat

Address:

805 TRU Way
Kamloops, BC V2C 0C8

Inquiries

Phone: 250-828-5003
Fax: 250-828-5394

John Sparks
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Phone: 250-828-5002 
Email: legal@tru.ca

Responsibilities:
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  • Acts as a principal legal officer to the University
  • Works closely with the senior management team to provide leadership in all matters with legal implications for the University
  • Responsible for the University Secretariat

Angela Biro
Assistant to General Counsel

Phone: 250-828-5003
Email: abiro@tru.ca

Responsibilities:
  • Management of the University's contract administrative system
  • Maintains external counsel billing
  • Secretary to Senate Steering Committee

Charlene Myers
Manager, University Governance

Phone: 250-828-5318
Email: cmyers@tru.ca
Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the coordination of the University governing bodies
  • Board of Governors and committees
  • Senate
  • Presidential Search
  • Support for the Chancellor
  • Policies & Procedures
  • Board, Senate, and Secretariat Websites

Lisa Grant
Assistant, University Governance

Phone: 778-471-8468
Email: lgrant@tru.ca

 Responsibilities:
  •  Administrative support for the Manager, University Governance

 

Scott Blackford
Legal Counsel

Phone:  250-852-6811
Email: sblackford@tru.ca

Responsibilities:
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  • General Legal Advice
  • Contract Reviews, liability issues, insurance questions
  • Provides coverage when General Counsel is away
  • Oversees and monitors compliance with policies, practices and guidelines pertaining to copyright, trademarks and patents for all curricula and other physical and digital media
  • Copyright education and outreach
  • Assist the TRU Community with Copyright related questions and concerns

Laurel Wale

Privacy and Access Officer

Phone: 250-828-5012

Email: lwale@tru.ca

Responsibilities:
  • Oversees compliance with Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA)
  • Administers requests for access to information made under the FIPPA
  • Develops and provides education and training to the TRU community regarding the FIPPA, records mangement practices and Canadian anti-spam legislation
  • Develops policies, procedures and guidelines for the university on privacy and access to information

Hugh MacInnes
Human Rights Officer

Phone: 250-434-2591
Email: hugh.macinnes@hmlaw.ca

Responsibilities:
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  • Harassment matters
  • Human rights inquiries

Marian Anderberg Director, Student Affairs

Phone: 250-371-5744 
Email: manderberg@tru.ca

Responsibilities:
  • Student affairs
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Student complaints and appeals
  • Procedural fairness
  • Policy development and application relating to students' rights and responsibilities and academic performance
  • Crisis management and threat assessment
  • Advisor to Multi-faith Chaplaincy, Greek Organizations, and other student leadership groups
  • Oversight to orientation and new student transitions
  • Reports jointly to General Counsel and the Dean of students
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