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Thompson Rivers University Faculty Association

With respect and gratitude TRUFA acknowledges we are on the traditional lands of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc (Kamloops campus) and the T’exelc (Williams Lake campus) within Secwépemc’ulucw, the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwépemc. Our region also extends into the territories of the St’át’imc, Nlaka’pamux, Nuxalk, Tŝilhqot’in, Dakelh, and Syilx peoples.
The Thompson Rivers University Faculty Association (TRUFA) serves to protect the rights and interests of faculty members. Representing over 700 faculty across two campuses (Kamloops and Williams Lake, BC) TRUFA ensures that the collective rights of its members are supported through ongoing communications and negotiations with Thompson Rivers University administration.

What TRUFA Does

TRUFA advocates for equitable compensation and correct job classifications for members
TRUFA monitors and ensures a safe and respectful work environment for its members
TRUFA provides reliable representation on behalf of all Thompson Rivers University faculty
TRUFA helps to foster a positive working environment and career growth.


Thompson Rivers University Faculty Association stands proudly and in solidarity with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community as we witness an increase of anti-trans speech and actions across the country.

A series of hate rallies under the name #1millionmarch4children are being planned in communities across BC on September 20, including Kamloops. These rallies are a direct attack on the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) inclusive education, and the principles of equity and inclusion that are at the core of our association. 

We stand with those impacted by this hate. These rallies show no regard for the mental health of trans kids and teenagers harmed by these hateful actions, or the diversity of families in BC.

It is important for us as an association and as a community to take a stand against hate and bigotry in all their forms. TRUFA stands in solidarity with trans workers and communities in Kamloops, our province, and our country – on September 20th and always.

Your TRUFA 2023-2024 Table Officers

Tara Lyster


Hafiz Rahman


Amy Paterson

Vice-President, SWCC

Musfiq Rahman

Vice-President, Stewards

Rebecca Fredrickson

Vice-President, WL & Regions

Mark Paetkau

Executive Board Secretary


Read or download the TRU-TRUFA Collective Agreement which is in place from April 2022 to March 31 2025.
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