TRU set to adopt new academic plan

March 6, 2012

Following a year-long consultation process with its communities, Thompson Rivers University has devised a new academic plan ready for implementation. Seeking to establish the Kamloops, BC-based institution's reputation for having flexible and adaptable graduates, the plan "continues to build on that strength (of flexibility) through programs and courses that generate interdisciplinary connections between academic themes," says the university's provost. "TRU will be known for being profoundly interdisciplinary." The plan's key academic themes are science, technology, and applied skills in society (students may explore science inside and outside the lab, through applied, theoretical, and vocational science programs); power, politics, and social justice (students are encouraged to explore links between local, global, and Aboriginal issues); health, well-being, and leisure (TRU aims to link a healthy campus to health policy and practices in the communities it serves, and to remain a leader in leisure and tourism programs); and sustainability -- environmental, economic, social, and cultural. TRU News | Academic Plan website