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Convocation by the numbers: Fall 2017

   Tuesday, October 10 2017

Fall colours and a change in temperature also bring with them Fall Convocation. Here is a snapshot of this year's ceremony.

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Anthony von Mandl

Pioneering entrepreneur to address fall graduates

   Tuesday, October 10 2017

An entrepreneur who has brought international attention and tourism to BC's Okanagan region will address graduates at Fall Convocation 2017.

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Dr. Sherman Jen with TRU President and Vice-Chancellor Alan Shaver

University gift is largest ever

   Thursday, October 5 2017

Dr. Sherman Jen of Maple Leaf Educational Systems has given TRU its largest individual private donation ever of $5 million today.

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Putting higher education in its place

   Tuesday, October 3 2017

A new Green Guide, authored by five TRU faculty members, explores the role of place in higher education.

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Join global Q & A on Al Gore’s sequel

   Tuesday, October 3 2017

The former US vice-president gives a worldwide video-conference Q&A with a screening of his new film, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

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Pride Parade 2017

Marching with pride

   Friday, September 29 2017

Diversity continues to be celebrated on campus and hundreds marched proudly in the 6th Annual TRUSU Pride Parade this week.

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Research that builds community

   Wednesday, September 27 2017

TRU's fifth annual report on research highlights the work of our faculty across all departments.

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Johnson’s Peace Pledge wins screenplay competition

   Tuesday, September 19 2017

George Johnson's play, Peace Pledge, won Toronto's Wildsound Film Festival, and will be featured during the UN International Day of Peace.

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Hofmann’s latest novel “incisive and deeply satisfying”

   Friday, September 15 2017

Karen Hofmann's latest novel, What is Going to Happen Next published Sept. 15, and is already getting great reviews.

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Hunter finds success in writing contest

   Thursday, September 14 2017

Alumna Sadie Hunter was long-listed for the CBC Nonfiction Prize, a contest that receives over 1400 submissions.

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Arts Colloquium Series: The graphic novelization of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

  Date: October 24, 4:20pm - 5:20pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Hear a talk called Adaptation Theory and transmedia adaptations: The graphic novelization of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Strategic Consultation on Research and Graduate Studies: DialogueII

  Date: October 27, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Faculty are encouraged to participate in the Strategic Consultation on Research and Graduate Studies.

Create art workshop: What does Canada mean to you?

  Date: October 28, 11:00am - 4:00pm
  Location: Old Main

Learn portraiture, monoprint and other image-making processes during a free workshop led by visual arts faculty members Amanda and Andrew.

All students career networking

  Date: November 2, 4:30pm - 6:15pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Students from all areas on campus are welcome to attend the largest networking event of the 2017-18 year.

Long Night Against Procrastination

  Date: November 2, 8:00pm - 6:15pm
  Location: Main Library

Don’t pull a stressed-out all-nighter on your own the last week of classes; join campus writers and academic support services.X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

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Taking a writing-intensive course?

Have major final research essays due at the end of term?  

Don’t pull a stressed-out all-nighter on your own the last week of classes.

Join a campus community of writers and academic support services at the Long Night Against Procrastination and stay up late together, where help and encouragement are available.

Arts Colloquium Series: Regulating foreign investment for human rights?: Canadian mining abroad

  Date: November 7, 4:20pm - 5:20pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

This talk is from the Faculty of Law examines Canadian miningabroad, normative problems and pragmatic trade-offs.

Canada 150+ art exhibition

  Date: November 9, 9:00am - 4:00pm
  Repeated Dates: Nov 9, Nov 10, Nov 13, Nov 14, Nov 15, Nov 16, Nov 17
  Location: Old Main

In this juried exhibition of works by students, faculty and staff, artists answer the question: "What Does Canada Mean to Me?"

PHP fundraiser annual trivia night

  Date: November 14, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  Location: Off Campus

Compete against friends, peers and faculty during this fundraiser for the 11th annual PHP Conference in January.

Arts Colloquium Series: Maximizing Entry to Practice: Preparing New Graduates for the Real World

  Date: November 21, 4:20pm - 5:20pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

This talk from the School of Nursing is called Maximizing Entry to Practice: Preparing New Graduates for the Real World.

Live Theatre: Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star

  Date: November 23, 7:30pm - 11:00pm
  Repeated Dates: Nov 23, Nov 24, Nov 25, Nov 30, Dec 1, Dec 2
  Location: No location specified

...all he has left are memories of his glory days, his adoring younger brother Ray, his wife Elizabeth, and beloved 1959 pink Thunderbird...

Live Theatre: Twelfth Night

  Date: March 1, 7:30pm - 11:00pm
  Repeated Dates: Mar 2, Mar 1, Mar 3, Mar 8, Mar 9, Mar 10
  Location: No location specified

The year is 2018 and It all comes together with great wit, bawdy humour and some of the best of Shakespeare’s language.

Live Theatre: Directors Festival

  Date: April 9, 7:30pm - 11:00pm
  Repeated Dates: Apr 9, Apr 10, Apr 11, Apr 12, Apr 13, Apr 14
  Location: No location specified

Showcase of one-act plays directed by senior directing students.

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