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Thompson Rivers University’s Vision Goals call us to “earn recognition as the most committed and innovative university in Canada for research and scholarship based on community partnerships; for involving graduate students in community-centred research; and for undergraduate research training.” TRU’s strategic focus on community-engaged research builds on a 20-year history of community-university partnership development, supported by research MOUs and partnership agreements with Interior Health, the Academic Health Science Consortium, United Way, the City of Kamloops, Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, and the Interior Universities Research Coalition, and multiple community organizations representing the nonprofit sector. These partnerships are directly supported by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies through funding, training workshops, and administration; with facilitation by TRU’s Student Research and Public Engagement Generator; by TRU’s XChange Lab, a social innovation hub co-located with United Way; Kamloops Innovation, giving new and growing businesses the mentorship, connections, and community they need to thrive; the Researcher-in-Residence Initiative, engaging community-driven projects with support from the City of Kamloops, the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, Mitacs, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.