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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.


September 30th, National Truth and Reconciliation Day, is a day to remember the horrors of residential schools in Canada and honour those that survived and those who never returned. It is important to remember all Indigenous children were stolen from their families. Thousands of these children never returned home, and thousands of them were laid to rest in unmarked graves after their short lives were ended by abuse.

This is a day to acknowledge the truth of colonial rule in Canada.  A day to acknowledge our own role in maintaining the status quo.  We must work to decolonize our world, ourselves, our work, and the institutions where we carry out our daily lives.  We must continue supporting the documentation and sharing of the true history of the Secwépemc Peoples, as well as the impact of colonialism on all Indigenous peoples.    

Acknowledgment of the truth needs to happen before any reconciliation takes place. Take time on September 30th to learn about steps to decolonize your practices and take meaningful action to stand in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples.  

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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