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Thompson Rivers University

Terms of Reference


  • Advise Senate on measures to promote, support and celebrate the success of students of aboriginal ancestry
  • Advise Senate on measures to ensure linkage and alignment of academic, budgetary and other priorities of Senate with its efforts in connection with aboriginal affairs at the University
  • Advise Senate on measures to assist the University in meeting the goals set out in its Strategic Plan with regard to making TRU the University of Choice for Aboriginal Students and First Nations
  • Establish such subcommittees as needed to fulfil the Committee's responsibilities
  • In collaboration with the International Affairs Committee of Senate (SIAC), consult with the lntercultural Understanding Committee, a sub-committee of both FNAAC and SIAC, and advise the Accreditation Steering Committee and report on mission fulfilment in relation to the core theme lntercultural Understanding
  • Other duties as assigned by Senate



  • VP Academic or designate (ex-officio, voting)

Voting members

  • A minimum of two Senators approved by Senate (one must be a Dean)
  • Five faculty members approved by Senate, preferably of aboriginal and/or Métis origin
  • Two students nominated by TRUSU and appointed by the Steering Committee, preferably of aboriginal and or Métis origin
  • Two representatives from the Cplul'kw'ten (Gathering Place) appointed by the Cplul'kw'ten Supervisor
  • One representative of the Secwepemc Cultural Education Society appointed by the SCES
  • One representative from the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society appointed by the KAFS
  • Executive Director, Aboriginal Education
  • One Elder appointed by the Executive Director, Aboriginal Education
  • One Métis representative appointed by the Executive Director, Aboriginal Education
  • One member from Tk'emlups te Secwepemc as appointed by Tk'emlups Chief and Council

Secretarial support

  • Divisional Secretary, Aboriginal Education Centre
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