TRU recognizes distinguished alumni

By Chad Harris
April 7, 2016 - 4:42pm Updated: April 7, 2016 - 5:52pm

KAMLOOPS — Thompson Rivers University will honour its 2016 distinguished alumni at a ceremony tonight (7pm, TRU Grand Hall).

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.

Kamloops man awarded by ALS Society of BC