The mayor of Kamloops has recognized outgoing Thompson Rivers University president Alan Shaver with the Overlander Pioneer Spirit Award.
The award — a replica of the Overlanders Statue in front of city hall — is bestowed by the city for exceptional service in the community.
“Dr. Shaver has led TRU through an exciting era,” Mayor Ken Christian said in a press release.
“He has focused on academic rigour and scholarship, he has worked tirelessly with TRU World to promote TRU and Kamloops internationally and he has made great efforts to connect TRU with the city in meaningful partnerships.”
Shaver served two terms as the university’s president and retired last Friday.
Incoming president Brett Fairbairn will arrive in November.
Past recipients of the award include Brenda Aynsley, Frank D’Amore, Randy Diehl, Jo Berry and Chris Rose.