In March 2021, TRU joined a number of Canadian and American institutions to create a program whereby faculty fellows create reusable, open assignments, for students to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals in their community.

The first cohort of TRU Faculty and Open Learning Faculty Members has been selected. They are:

  • Dawne Bringeland, Business
  • Dr. Sharon Brewer, Chemistry
  • Dr. Steve Earle, Earth Sciences
  • Dr. Kim Naqvi, Geography
  • Dr. Bala Nikku, Social Work
  • Dr. Nancy Van Wagoner, Earth Materials
  • Erin Woodford, Journalism


This years schedule of activities is



4 Virtual Meetings for Faculty Fellows  10:00am-1:00 p.m. PST

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Thursday, August 5, 2021

3 Creative Commons Licensed Renewable Assignments

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Course Data

Friday, October 1, 2021

Faculty Reflection

Friday, December 17, 2021

3-Minute Student Video

Friday, December 17, 2021

Faculty/Student Showcase Presentation (Optional)

TBD in February 2022


Please note, this will be an on-going fellowship opportunity. If you are interested to learn more about the fellowship, contact Brenda Smith or Ken Monroe directly or join the Open Education Working Group.

You can view some assignments and student showcase examples here on the KPU site. Scroll down on the page. We look forward to sharing more information in the not-so-distant future.