Thompson Rivers University

Concern and sympathy: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17

July 17, 2014

24,000 students currently attend Thompson Rivers University. Since almost 20 per cent of them come to us from more than 85 countries around the globe, major international events often carry profound personal impact for TRU… simply because they may touch one of our own.

We have had inquiries regarding one such recent event: the recent crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight. We can now confirm that none of our students were aboard the plane as we have been in contact with the Indonesian Consulate. We will continue with our practise to not disclose any information that may compromise the privacy of any of our students.  This is part of our steadfast commitment to protection of our students’ confidentiality as well as compliance with relevant legislation and privacy guidelines. We wish to express deep concern and sympathy for all affected by this tragic development.



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