TRU senate endorses establishment of wildfire research institute


Thompson Rivers University’s senate has endorsed the development of a new wildfire research institute. The Institute for Wildfire Science, Adaptation and Resiliency would conduct research focused on preventing, mitigating, responding to, and recovering from wildfires. “Our goal with the wildfire institute is to generate research that directly impacts the lives of British Columbians and Canadians, enhancing our collective ability to adapt to the ever-increasing threats posed by wildfires,” said TRU VP of Research Shannon Wagner. “We are committed to fostering collaboration and forging new alliances to bring cutting-edge knowledge into the field.” The proposed institute will be reviewed at a future board of governors meeting.

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