The Minister of Advanced Education, Naomi Yamamoto, made a visit to Trinity Western University on December 15, 2011, along with the Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Mary Polak, MLA Langley, and Marc Dalton, MLA Maple Ridge – Mission.This was Yamamoto’s second visit to campus—she attended a reception last July with the Premier.
“It was wonderful to visit Trinity Western once again – to talk with students, meet faculty and staff, hear about your quality programs and look around your beautiful campus,” said Yamamoto. “It’s when I get a chance to see firsthand the exciting work that is taking place at our postsecondary institutions that I’m most proud of what we’re doing together to enrich the lives of learners and train the skilled workers of the future.”
Yamamoto was greeted by TWU student leaders and then toured the campus, stopping at the newly expanded Neufeld Science Centre where she met with faculty, undergraduate and graduate students in Chemistry, Biology, and Nursing.
“TWU in 2012 will celebrate its 50th anniversary as a institution of higher learning in service to the public,” said Raymond. “We are pleased to be an important part of the provincial university system and grateful for the provincial leadership advancing higher education for BC.”
Raymond shared with Yamamoto, Polak and Dalton, TWU’s focus on developing people of high competence and exemplary character who distinguish themselves as exceptional leaders in the marketplaces of life, its desire to become a world-class Christian university, and its support of educational vitality in British Columbia.