TRU announces distinguished alumni for 2016

By James Peters
February 23, 2016 - 12:12pm Updated: February 24, 2016 - 12:20pm

KAMLOOPS — Thompson Rivers University has unveiled its list of distinguished alumni for 2016, including three individuals and a local company.

Dean Nelson receives the Human Rights Leadership Award.

He is the founder of Mr. Gay World International and Whistler Pride, and is being recognized for his innovation in the LGBTQ community.

Linda Jules will receive the Arts and Culture Award as a renowned local visual artist and First Nations advocate.

Gurbir Sandhu will be honoured with the Grace Chronister Award.

She is a social worker who has had an impact on policy surrounding labour legislation worldwide.

And Arrow Transportation receives the Milestone Achievement Award for its philanthropy and contributions to TRU student life.

The awards will be handed out at a ceremony on April 7.

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