Did you know?
The result of chronic underfunding?
Underfunding has resulted in:
Even worse, TRU has not been able to fulfill its legislated mandate in the TRU Act to serve the educational needs of our entire region.
For example, TRU’s Williams Lake campus (along with programs in smaller centres such as Lillooet, Lytton, Barriere, Clearwater), has experienced course cancellations and program cuts as a direct result of this underfunding. A lack of resources has resulted in TRU finding it impossible to meet its mandate of providing regional educational opportunities.
A revision of the funding formula is long overdue.
The TRU Faculty Association (TRUFA) Communications Committee ‘Fair Funding for TRU’ campaign has focussed on raising awareness among TRU students, staff, faculty and community members regarding the chronic underfunding of our institution. To this end, we developed a petition that members of the TRU and the broader regional community have signed at our many events on campus and within the community. To date, we have gathered over 1,000 signatures from those concerned about our university. These constituents have spoken clearly: TRU needs sustainable, appropriate and reliable provincial funding.
We need your help!