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Student sues TRU for alleged 'discrimination'

University says claim is 'scandalous'

A student is suing Thompson Rivers University for alleged “discrimination” relating to his medical condition, the Kamloops Daily News reports. Adrian Miller says that during the 2007-08 school year he missed several classes due to health problems, but was not properly accommodated by his instructors. A number of Miller’s courses are marked on his transcript as “Did not Complete.” As a result, he became ineligible for continued access to student loans. Miller, who filed the suit a year ago, is seeking $250,000 in damages. The two sides were in court earlier this week, arguing over how case is has been proceeding, and a trial is expected for 2012. TRU calls the allegations “vexatious and scandalous.”