Research Universities' Council of BC welcomes Thompson Rivers University and Royal Roads University as new members

Victoria, BC - Dr. George Iwama, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Northern British Columbia and Chair of the Research Universities' Council of British Columbia (RUCBC) is pleased to announce that Thompson Rivers University (TRU) of Kamloops, BC and Royal Roads University (RRU) of Victoria, BC have joined the Council. Current members include the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria and University of Northern British Columbia.

RUCBC represents the collective interests of its members in support of common issues facing its members. RUCBC provides leadership in the development of relevant public policy and also provides a coordinating forum for its member universities.

"On behalf of my colleagues, I am delighted to welcome Thompson Rivers University and Royal Roads University to the Council. Both are exciting institutions delivering excellent post secondary education and research to students from British Columbia and beyond," said Dr. Iwama.

"This is great news for Thompson Rivers University and the community it serves," said TRU President and Vice-Chancellor Alan Shaver. "We are a young university, so being able to work closely with other members of the Council will support our exciting future and recognizes our progress as an institution."

TRU's law school, the first in Canada in 35 years and the first outside of a major urban centre, opened this September.

"Over the last 16 years Royal Roads University has distinguished itself by providing quality teaching and research, resulting in career and life success," said Allan Cahoon, President and Vice-Chancellor of RRU. "Our unique educational model, guided by labour strategy and market need, connects to opportunities in British Columbia as well as globally."


Information Contact:

Robin Ciceri, President
The Research Universities' Council of British Columbia
(250) 480-4859