KAMLOOPS, BC, Sept. 6, 2011 /CNW/ - Today marks the first day of class
for a group of students at the first new Canadian law faculty in over
Government officials and the Honourable Chief Justice S.G Finch and
Chief Judge Thomas Crabtree have joined Chris Axworthy Q.C, TRU
Founding Dean of Law; Honourable Wally Oppal, QC , TRU Chancellor;
Alan Shaver, TRU President and Vice-Chancellor in the official opening
of the Thompson River's University Faculty of Law.
"Today we mark the official opening of the Thompson Rivers University
Faculty of Law and begin a journey that seeks to redefine both the
study and practice of law in Canada," said Chris Axworthy. "Our Faculty
will focus on the practical application of Canadian law to important
issues facing society."
Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law welcomes 75 new students to an academic program that pays particular attention to
legal issues facing energy, natural resources, and the socio-economic
challenges confronting Canada's First Nation and Aboriginal
"TRU's Faculty of Law is a bold expression of our commitment to becoming
one of Canada's premier comprehensive, learner-centered, universities.
Our graduates will be a new kind of lawyer - well rounded, critical,
and socially conscious thinkers and doers prepared to lead in an
ever-changing world" said Alan Shaver, President and Vice Chancellor of
Thompson Rivers University.
The grand opening the new law faculty will take place today in the
Irving K. Barber British Columbia Centre in the Brown Family House of
Learning. Students, faculty, and staff will gather with the special
guests for ribbon cutting ceremony.
About Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is committed to facilitating student
access to university education that combines the career benefits of an
applied approach with opportunities for community-oriented, relevant
research at both the graduate and undergraduate level, with seamless
transitions between programs.
With program offerings ranging from university preparation to graduate
programs, TRU has become a leader in providing students with
opportunities to combine the scholarship and research of a first-class
university degree with the career benefits of applied studies.
Now the fourth largest university in the province, TRU was created in
2005 when the University College of the Cariboo joined with the British
Columbia Open University.
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