Thompson Rivers University

TRU Wildfire: Seeking leaders for key director positions

June 24, 2024

TRU Wildfire, in partnership with the BC Wildfire Service, is Thompson Rivers University’s (TRU) response to one of the most pressing issues of our time. It’s a solutions-focused initiative addressing current and future wildfire challenges — and now you can be part of it.

TRU Wildfire is hiring for two positions: Director, TRU Wildfire (Training) and Director, TRU Wildfire (Research, Innovation, Education).

These positions, both located on TRU’s Kamloops campus, will provide the leadership necessary to build the infrastructure of TRU Wildfire for the development and delivery of world-class research, education, training and innovation. By contributing to the future of wildfire research and learning, you can help develop the next generation of wildfire researchers and leaders.

The posting of these positions follows the April announcement by BC Premier David Eby and the more recent acknowledgement by Minister Bruce Ralston at the June 5 Canadian Council of Forest Ministers conference when he shared:

“We took a major step to strengthen our capacity to train wildland firefighters and support their long term development and careers. In April, we announced a groundbreaking wildfire training and education centre in British Columbia,” said Ralston. “We’ll be the first in North America to ladder wildfire training into degree programs and research, all with a specific focus on wildfire.”

About TRU Wildfire

TRU Wildfire, in partnership with the BC Wildfire Service, brings together research, education, training, and innovation to meet the needs of climate adaptation around wildfire. Research and innovation drives new knowledge and discovers solutions. Education and training supports wildland firefighters and communities. TRU Wildfire will improve society’s ability to prevent, prepare for and respond to wildfire. tru.ca/wildfire

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