Institute for Wildfire Science, Adaptation and Resiliency

Institute for Wildfire Science, Adaptation and Resiliency

There is a critical need for new knowledge to match the dramatic shifts brought on by our changing climate, as shown by increased wildfire activity and severity. At the Institute for Wildfire Science, Adaptation and Resiliency, groundbreaking research and innovation is meeting this need and contributing solutions to adapt to the new reality of wildfire.

The wildfire institute provides a key source of research and innovation for TRU Wildfire’s research-informed education and training. In partnership with the BC Wildfire Service, TRU Wildfire links research, education, training and innovation to better prevent, prepare for and respond to wildfire.

The wildfire institute, which complements other areas of intersecting wildfire-related research happening across the university, is focused on growing research in four core areas: fire science, Indigenous cultural fire and climate resiliency, community and social resiliency, and health and wellness.

Our goal with the wildfire institute is to generate research that directly impacts the lives of British Columbians and Canadians, enhancing our collective ability to adapt to the ever-increasing threats posed by wildfires. We are committed to fostering collaboration and forging new alliances to bring cutting-edge knowledge into the field.Shannon Wagner
vice-president research, Thompson Rivers University

TRU Wildfire will translate research to practice and practice to research as it brings together academic research, traditional knowledge and on-the-ground expertise. Knowledge created at the wildfire institute will be rapidly translated into TRU Wildfire’s education, training and innovation.

The wildfire institute, and TRU’s Kamloops campus, is located on the traditional lands of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc and we respectfully acknowledge the Indigenous Fire Keepers that have managed these lands since time immemorial.