On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, the TRU Students’ Union hosted its first annual TRUSU Award of Excellence Social. The social brought together Club leaders, Student Caucus members, TRUFA representatives, CUPE 4879 representatives, and colleagues from TRUSU for an evening filled with fun, games, and a chance to recognize those who go above and beyond to make Thompson Rivers University a great place to study and work.

The 2018 TRUSU Awards of Excellence were awarded to students and staff who demonstrated exceptional commitment in empowering students to participate as engaged citizens, supporting students in their educational and professional aspirations, advocating for students by advancing policy in the interest of students, demonstrating excellence in teaching, and demonstrating leadership through campus clubs. 

“We are pleased with the results of our first ever Awards of Excellence,” said Janelle Lapointe, TRUSU Vice President Internal, “The Annual TRUSU Awards of Excellence will continue to recognize students and staff who make positive and long-lasting impact on students.”

The event recognized 8 students and staff who have gone above and beyond in service to our community and whose actions exemplify the Union’s Mission, Vision, and Values. 

2018 TRUSU Awards of Excellence Recipients:

Student Empowerment Award (staff) Craig Campbell
Student Empowerment Award (student) Gabby Fisher
Student Advocacy Award (staff) Brenda Smith
Student Advocacy Award (student) Grace McDonell
Student Support Award (staff) Tony Bell
Student Support Award (student) Yasir Khan
Club Leadership Award (student) Jesse Biddlecombe
Teaching Award (staff)  Robert Hanlon



For more information, contact:

Janelle Lapointe
Vice President Internal


Parth Patel
Entertainment Coordinator