TWU’s men’s soccer coach Al Alderson was awarded the BC Soccer senior coach of the year award at the BC Soccer Association’s annual banquet on January 14.

On January 18 Board of Governors Chair Allan Hedberg announced to the campus community that the Presidential Search Committee had agreed on two finalists to present to the Selection Committee. Reg Peterson served as Chair of the Search Committee.

New Board of Governors Information Website was launched on February 7.

Launch of a program offering students the ability to take their first year of studies online was announced on February 28. Simon Gibson served as Advisor for the new Freshman Academy Program.

On March 5 the Spartans men’s volleyball team won gold and claimed the CIS National Championship title.

Mars’ Hill student newspaper won first place in the ‘four-year colleges: less than weekly’ category in the Associated Collegiate Press ‘Newspaper of the Year’ contest on March 6.

In March the TWU Titans Hockey Club won the BC Intercollegiate Hockey Championship for the second year in a row.

President Jonathan Raymond

Photo Credit: James LaBounty

“A sense of place,” Trinity Western,
Fall 2008, no. 15, p. 14
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Following a unanimous vote on March 16 the TWU Board of Governors announced the naming of Jonathan S. Raymond, Ph.D. [pictured right], as the third president of TWU. In addition to his appointment as president, Dr. Raymond was also named to the faculty of the Department of Psychology at TWU.
Excerpted from BOG announcement from March 17, 2006.

TWU's novice programming team won first place in the Novice category and placed second overall in the 6th International Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) Programming Contest, held at Taylor University on Saturday April 7.

Access Ottawa Program wrapped up on April 23. Twenty-one high school students, nominated by their school principals, were chosen to stay at the Laurentian Leadership Centre (LLC) for one week, to participate in the new program. The students, in grades ten, eleven and twelve, came from Ontario, Manitoba and BC.  Dr. Don Page led the inaugural program.   The week in Ottawa included a full array of tours and workshops.

In May Spartans volleyball player Chris Meehan was named Canada West’s male athlete of the year.

Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) named Meehan to the first team all-Canadian and also as the CIS championship MVP.

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Dr. Neil Snider [pictured left] officially retired on June 30 after serving the University as president since 1974.  Dr. Raymond fully assumed leadership responsibilities in July.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) awarded professor Jens Zimmerman a Canada Research Chair on July 19 for his interdisciplinary research combining philosophy, theology, and literature.

Provost Dennis Jameson announced the appointment of Janet Epp Buckingham, LLB, LLD, as the new Director of the Laurentian Leadership Centre on September 26.

Trinity celebrated the inauguration of Dr. Jonathan S. Raymond, TWU’s third President, at the Chandos Pattison Auditorium on Saturday, October 14.

TWU ranked as top institution for “quality of education” in the Globe and Mail’s University Report Card in October.

Both Spartans men’s and women’s soccer teams won Canada West Gold Championships in November.

On November 23 twuCAST.ca — a web media player intended to showcase and connect the campus - was launched.

Inaugural lecture for Dr. Jens Zimmermann’s Canada Research Chair in Interpretation, Religion, and Culture was held on November 30.  Dr. Zimmermann spoke on "Faithful Interpretations of Humanity: Religion, Culture, and Ethics after Christianity"; respondents were Dr. Peter Erb of Wilfrid Laurier University and Dr. Mark Vessey of the University of British Columbia.

First annual Great West Life Spirit of Christmas Celebration took place at TWU on December 1 and 2.