Going to university is a significant milestone. It’s a life adjustment—not only for your student, but for you and your family. Supporting your child as they transition to university life will greatly contribute to their success. University plays a significant role in shaping who they become. We take that responsibility very seriously, which is why TWU is an important investment.

At TWU, we value you and the role you play in your son or daughter's life. So congratulations to you too, and welcome to TWU! PARENTS are an integral part of the Trinity Western story and we want PARENTS to treasure TWU because of the impact the university has had on their students, and because of the impact it has had on their own lives.

The TWU Parent Network is here to serve and support PARENTS as they navigate this university journey with their students. We want to connect PARENTS with great resources, prayer groups, and events, so that you will be able to say with confidence, "We Love This Place!"

Join us when we come on the road to your community for Spartan games and more. And be sure to join our TWU community online by "liking" us on Facebook to stay up to date on events, great articles and more.

We look forward to getting to know many of you over the next few years. Please get involved as you are able. Whether it's volunteering at a TWU event like a Preview Weekend, hosting a parent/student reception at your home, being part of a TWU Parent Prayer Group in your area, or helping out on campus, we welcome your involvement in the TWU community.

And allow us to serve you as your liaison on campus and help you connect with your student through our Touch of Home program offering care packages for your son or daughter.

Janice Nikkel  

Tel: 604-513-2121 ext.3319 Email:

Janice ('92 & 'MA '08) and her husband Peter ('92) met as history majors at Trinity Western.

They have four kids - Tori, Lincoln, Virginia & Lewis (three at TWU this fall). Tori will be a senior, studying Psychology and Art & Design, Lincoln will be a Junior, studying Business, and Virginia will be studying Nursing. Trinity Western has indeed played a significant role in both of Peter & Janice's families. Janice was the youngest of four sisters who attended TWU from Ontario. And Peter's Grandpa Jim Westman was one of the visionary men who walked the grounds of TWU over 50 years ago to pray for and determine if this was the land God had prepared for Trinity Western. Janice is delighted to connect with many of you on your TWU journey and looks forward to meeting with parents at Parent Chapter events, prayer groups, Spartan games, SAMC events or more. Coming to campus? Let her know and she’ll treat you to coffee!

Dinner with the Tapps

TWU parents Norm and Rhonda Tapp host dinner for TWU students every Sunday night throughout the school year.