Students will engage in life-long learning
TRU is developing its continuing education and regional centre offerings and other learning options within the new Community U model, to support innovation in life-long learning and teaching strategies.
- Sustainable regional offerings
- Enhanced seminar series, public lectures and colloquia across the university that engage campus, local and distance communities, including enhancement of the existing Cultural Events series
- Further development of community & university educational and cultural conferences, potentially including a province- or nation-wide undergraduate research conference
- TRU continued development of the use/acceptance of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
- Enhanced commitment to Service Learning within programs
- Enhanced library accessibility for lifelong and non-traditional learners
- The articulation of a university-wide, life-long learning plan embedded in a university-wide, life-long learning model
- The development of flexible delivery and blended delivery models for continuing education courses and programs
- New summer institute programs and summer camps programs for each of the 4 core Academic Themes identified in the Academic Plan
- New summer camps for older teens in all schools and faculties
- Programs for students who are in their indecisive gap year, between high school and university, including student exchange and Study Abroad programs
- New non-credit professional development offerings for working, retired, and underemployed students
- Increased course offerings in evening and weekend time slots
The Academic Plan in Action
Summer is a season when many of us add outdoor challenges to our calendars—challenges meant not only to test us physically but also mentally and our resolve to push on.
And with many of these challenges—doesn’t matter whether it’s a five-kilometer walk, obstacle race, wilderness camping trip, or endurance race lasting hours or days—preparation is key to the success.
Crossing Off Summer Challenges With The Proper Prep
Science Tour “Research in Germany” 2014, Modelling the Future
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invites foreign researchers and administrators from universities and research institutes to participate in a tour of research facilities in northern Germany which specialize in the field of modelling future scenarios.
TRU Faculty Opportunity – Science Tour “Research in Germany” 2014
The Mobile Observatory Project stops in Kamloops for a public talk.
Heliophysics researcher Ben Davidson (Suspicious0bservers.org) and his wife Kat packed up their home in Ohio in June and began touring the continent in an RV outfitted as a mobile observatory and meteor monitoring station.
Mobile Observatory Project Presents Space Weather
Shalen Curle, BBA Alumna 08’, is an entrepreneur, visionary, writer and health enthusiast. After graduating from the TRU School of Business & Economics, Curle went on to work for Investors Group of Kamloops but quickly came to realized that she needed to find a career that would fuel her passion. “I decided to take up meditation to gain clarity on where my life was supposed to go from there.” said Curle.
Alumni Profile of the Month
Keynote Speaker Lane Merrifield is co-founder of Club Penguin and former executive vice president of Disney Online Studios.
Lane helped create and launch Club Penguin in 2005, and as CEO played an integral role in its phenomenal growth and continued success as one of the largest digital brands for children. This success led to a partnership with the Walt Disney Company which acquired Club Penguin in August of 2007.
2014 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients
What does it take to make money off your writing in a world where everyone believes they can write?
Gain some insights into that question along with picking up some tips, suggestions, and career advice from some who earning money from their writing during the first-ever Friday Night Writers series presented by the English and Modern Languages (EML) department.
“The visiting authors are all published poets and or fiction writers who teach as well,” says Karen Hofmann,” a faculty member in EML and one of the organizers of the series.
Friday Night Writers Lecture Series
Business student Matt Klassen is wearing a $10,000 smile these days.
His name was drawn twice for different $5,000 prizes and his name announced at the School of Business and Economics Dean’s Reception
Klassen Wins a Pair of $5,000 Awards
Though it’s commonly thought University Preparation is just high school upgrading, it’s much more than that.
For many, U Prep is a game changer. As they work towards their academic goals, learners gain confidence in education and the possibilities it presents.
University Prep a gateway to a world of possibilities
Two TRU Adventure Studies alumni have signed up for one of the world’s toughest endurance races, the 715-kilometre Yukon Quest. Sharman Learie and Matt Kellow will race a tandem kayak in an event that has kayakers and canoeists paddling day and night from Whitehorse to Dawson City.
Two Grads to Kayak the Demanding Yukon Quest
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"I really enjoyed TRU because I had the flexibility to take a variety of courses like tourism, psychology and marketing which tied into my career and added new interests."
- Brianna Senner
Brianna came to TRU with a Diploma in New Media Production and Design, as well as a Business Administration Diploma, both from SAIT. She transferred her credits and completed her Bachelor of Arts in General Studies in 2012. Currently, Brianna is employed at TRU as a web strategist.