Those of us who live here in the Thompson Nicola Region know just how special Thompson Rivers University is and the role it plays in the economic and social fabric of our region. For over 50 years, thousands of people have come from all over the world and just down the street to study and work here. From professors who have sparked our curiosity and made the classroom a magical place, to support staff who have devoted themselves each day to serving and supporting the needs of the community, to students who have participated in and/or lead clubs and campus group initiatives that have made both the campus and the broader community a better place. TRU has always been a home to amazing people doing amazing things in service of others.     

Established in 2017-18 the TRUSU Awards of Excellence seek to recognize those individuals who have gone above and beyond in service to our community and whose everyday actions demonstrate the values and commitment that make Thompson Rivers University a worldwide destination.

Each year the Thompson Rivers University Students’ Union gives out nine (9) awards to members of the campus who have demonstrated excellence in empowering students to participate as engaged citizens, supporting students in their educational and/or professional aspirations, advocating for students by building political will and/or advancing policy in the interest of students, demonstrating excellence in teaching, facilitating student participation in research and scholarship, and demonstrating community leadership through a campus club initiative.

Any TRU employee, TRU student, or community member may nominate a potential award recipient. To submit a nomination for consideration please review the various award category details below, click on the button for the award that applies, and complete and submit the nomination by February 23, 2018.

Award Categories:

  1. TRUSU Student Empowerment Award (2)
  2. TRUSU Student Support Award (2)
  3. TRUSU Student Advocate Award (2)
  4. TRUSU Teaching Award (1)  
  5. TRUSU Research and Scholarship Award (1)
  6. TRUSU Club Leaders Community Services Award (1)

TRUSU Student Empowerment Award:

The TRUSU Student Empowerment Award is given out each year to a TRU student and a TRU employee who demonstrate excellence in empowering students to participate as engaged citizens on campus or in the broader community.

Award

Student – $2,000 Tuition Fee Credit

Employee – $2,000 Professional Development Funds

Nominations to be considered for this award should:

Outline in detail the project, program, or initiative that empowered students to participate as citizens at a campus, regional, municipal, provincial, federal, or international level including but not limited to:

  • the process in which students were empowered to participate as citizens
  • the students who were empowered to participate and how the project, program, or initiative empowered them.
  • the role the nominee played in the project, program, or initiative.
Click here to submit a nomination

 


TRUSU Student Support Award:

The TRUSU Student Support Award is given out each year to a TRU student and a TRU employee who demonstrate excellence in supporting students in pursuing their educational and/or professional aspirations.

Award

TRU Student – $2,000 Tuition Fee Credit

TRU Employee – $2,000 Professional Development Funds

Nominations to be considered for this award should:

Outline in detail the project, program or initiative that supported students in their educational and/or career aspirations including but not limited to:

  • the educational and/or career aspirations that were supported
  • the students who were supported
  • how the project or, program , supported them
  • the role the nominee played in the project, program, or initiative.
Click here to submit a nomination

 


TRUSU Student Advocate Award:

The TRUSU Student Advocate Award is given out each year to a TRU student and a TRU employee who demonstrate excellence in building political will and/or advancing policy in the interest of students.

Award

TRU Student – $2,000 Tuition Fee Credit

TRU Employee – $2,000 Professional Development Funds

Nominations to be considered for this award should:

Outline in detail the project, program, or initiative that built political will and/or advanced policy in the interest of students including but not limited to:

  • the student interest for which political will was built and/or policy advanced
  • the impact of the achievements of the project, program, or initiative on the student interest mentioned above 
  • the role the nominee played in the project, program, or initiative.
Click here to submit a nomination

 


TRUSU Teaching Award:

The TRUSU Teaching Award is given out each year to a TRU faculty member who demonstrates excellence in teaching.

Award

TRU Faculty Member – $2,000 Professional Development Funds

Nominations to be considered for this award should:

Outline in detail the rationale for nomination of the faculty member for an excellence in teaching award including but not limited to:

  • the characteristics that the nominator believes qualify the faculty member for an excellence in teaching award
  • the impact the faculty member has made on the campus
  • the impact the faculty member has made on the nominee
Click here to submit a nomination

 


TRUSU Research and Scholarship Award:

The TRUSU Research and Scholarship Award is given out each year to a TRU employee who demonstrates excellence in facilitating student participation in research and scholarship.

Award

TRU Employee – $2,000 Professional Development Funds

Nominations to be considered for this award should:

Outline in detail the rationale for nomination of the TRU Employee for an excellence in facilitating research and scholarship award including but not limited to:

  • the research or scholarship project, program, or initiative in which the TRU Employee facilitated student participation
  • the students whose participation was facilitated
  • the impact that participation had on those students
  • the impact the project, program, or initiative had on the campus or broader community
Click here to submit a nomination

 


TRUSU Club Leaders Community Service Award:

The TRUSU Club Leaders Community Service Award is given out each year to a TRU student who demonstrates excellence in community service through club leadership.

Award

TRU Student – $2,000 Tuition Fee Credit

Nominations to be considered for this award should:

Outline in detail the project, program, or initiative that demonstrated excellence in community service including but not limited to:

  • the community service that was delivered
  • the community that was served
  • the role the nominee played in the project, program, or initiative.
Click here to submit a nomination