Thompson Rivers University faculty vote no confidence in school administration

Thompson Rivers University

KAMLOOPS - Thompson Rivers University faculty have no confidence in the university’s administration.

As promised, the school’s faculty passed the largely symbolic motion with 81 per cent in favour of a no confidence motion, although just over half the 720 members of the association voted, according to a press release issued today, April 19.

The vote carries no legal weight, but the association’s president, Tom Friedman, says in the release it’s a sign the administration needs to change.

“I feel that an early meeting with the TRU Board of Governors would be an appropriate first step, allowing TRUFA to present the board with the concerns expressed by faculty,” he says in the release.

The Board of Governors directs the university’s affairs broadly, and has two elected members of the faculty in its 15-person membership.

The vote comes two months after a new labour agreement between the faculty association and university. A university spokesperson has previously said the vote wouldn’t change the nature of the relationship between the two parties. The vote came a month after a similar one at the University of British Columbia.

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