The Student Voice on Cuts to Staff at TRU

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The impact of cutbacks to sessional staff at Thompson Rivers University continues to simmer on campus.

The Faculty of Arts will not be renewing the contracts of about half of its short-term professors.

Administration says the cuts are directly related to a decline in enrolment within the arts.

The TRU Faculty Association and several professors say the cause runs deeper.

Daybreak has heard claims that the university is top-heavy, loaded with administrative positions and that full-time faculty positions are being filled with contract staff as a cost-savings measure.

Adding their voice to the story are two undergraduate students from the Faculty of Arts. 

Braydon Wilson is a philosophy student and Casey Helgason studies Political Science and Economics.

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