Our research in diverse fields impacts life, studies, and individuals in both local and global communities.
Key Research Areas
As a reflection of TWU's distinction as a global Christian liberal arts university, Trinity Western student and faculty research spans a vast range of academic fields. Though there is a diversity in research areas, they share the common thread of being in service to the world's current and emerging needs.
A professorships is special funding given to a select faculty member for a specific research theme. Professorships fund academic scholars whose expertise is recognized by their peers in their field of research. Professorships generate original research leading to new and applied knowledge.
Trinity Western's research is nationally recognized. TWU's award-winning professor and dean of the School of Nursing, Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham, has been inducted into the College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists within the Royal Society of Canada for her innovative research.
The Crow’s Nest Ecological Research Area is a 72.7 acre site on Salt Spring Island that holds much ecological significance. Every year, TWU students conduct research monitoring rare species and ensuring habitat restoration.
The word conscientia is of Latin origin and means knowledge shared with others. TWU shares our research findings through our Conscientias.
Strategic Research Plan
Trinity Western University aspires to be an international centre of scholarly excellence, where discovery research, applied research, integration research, and research creation generates innovative knowledge in service of the world’s present and emerging needs.