On January 15, The Board of Governors voted to accept the revised (2008) EFCC (Evangelical Free Church of Canada) Statement of Faith as the Trinity Western University Statement of Faith.


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Thanks to the support and assistance of MLA Rich Coleman and the Ministry of Transportation, two new signs were placed on Highway 1 to mark the 232 Street exit to TWU [pictured right].


On March 31, At the Sport BC annual awards ceremony, TWU student and fourth–year basketball forward Jacob Doerksen of Abbotsford, B.C. was named the Sport BC University Athlete of the Year.


School of the Arts, Media and Culture (SAMC) was officially launched on April 6 in Freedom Hall, in the Robert N. Thompson Building, with Dr. David Squires serving as SAMC Dean and Angela Konrad as Assistant Dean. In addition to official speeches, prayers and a ribbon–cutting, a new website was introduced.

On April 15, the Spartans expanded to include CIS Cross Country, Track, and Swimming.

After thirty-seven years of service, David Rushton, TWU’s longest-standing professor, announced his retirement.  A farewell ceremony was held on Thursday, April 22, at 12:45pm in the Atrium of the Reimer Student Centre.


Nursing Symposium

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On June 7, the School of the Arts, Media and Culture (SAMC) officially announced its first two professional programs: the Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communications and the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. Both Programs were to commence in September 2010.

On June 12, the School of Nursing, along with Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF), hosted its second nursing symposium, this time at TWU’s Laurentian Leadership Centre in Ottawa. Entitled “For Such a Time As This: Faith and Nursing Symposium,” the event featured keynote speaker Sonya Grypma, Ph.D. [pictured right], noted author and associate professor at TWU.

On June 22, Murray Hall was awarded the Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year Award by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.


On July 5, Sodexo, in partnership with the University, began renovations to the Main Café, which would be closed July 12 to mid–August.  “When we re-open, the Main Café will be sporting a new West Coast/Whistler look.”

Neufeld Expansion

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On August 23, Mayor Rick Green, Township of Langley, and Mayor Peter Fassbender, City of Langley joined President Jonathan Raymond for a sod–turning ceremony [pictured left] for the Neufeld Science Centre expansion, co–funded by the federal Knowledge Infrastructure Program (through Canada’s Economic Action Plan) with matching contributions from the Murdock Charitable Trust and the Arthur J. E. Child Foundation; the 8,624 square foot addition was to provide science and technology research labs and teaching space for the University’s Nursing, Chemistry and Biology programs. Ka Yin Leung, Ph.D, was Dean of the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences at the time.

On the same day, the Sodexo ribbon–cutting of the newly redesigned cafeteria took place.


Kay McAllister was appointed new Director of the TESL Certificate program.


On October 15, the fifth annual Salmon River Trail Race took place.

Mars’ Hill student newspaper was one of the top winners in the category of “overall excellence and outstanding quality” — announced at the national Associated Collegiate Press conference in Louisville Kentucky in late October.


TWU’s first OJS (Open Journal Systems) journal, Canadian Journal of Pentecostal–Charismatic Christianity, was launched.
Founding editor: Michael Wilkinson

TWU offered forty-two undergraduate majors, ranging from biotechnology, education, theatre and music, to psychology, communications and biblical studies. TWU's sixteen graduate degree programs included nursing, counseling psychology, marriage and family therapy, business, theology, linguistics, and leadership, and interdisciplinary degrees in English, philosophy and history.

Approximately 4000 students enrolled; more than 500 faculty and staff