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Canada Research Chairs mark milestone for TRU

In December, TRU welcomed three new Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs (CRCs), which further accelerates and strengthens the university’s research capacity. This is a significant milestone, as it marks the first time in a decade that TRU has had all four of its CRCs in place at the same time, they are:

  • Dr. Shelly Johnson, CRC in Indigenizing Higher Education, Faculty of Education and Social Work
  • Dr. Yana Nec, CRC in Applied Mathematics and Optimization, Faculty of Science
  • Dr. Heather Price, CRC in Culture and Communities, Children and the Law
  • Dr. Courtney Mason, CRC in Rural Livelihoods and Sustainable Communities, Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism
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Research News and Events

Ross Friedman named ‘Outstanding Reviewer’

   Friday, February 24

Dr. Cynthia Ross Friedman has been named by Canadian Science Publishing, publisher of Botany, as one of the Outstanding Reviewers for 2016.

TRU prof gets international attention for rangeland research

   Wednesday, February 15

Rangeland and ecology expert Dr. Wendy Gardner was awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Society for Range Management.

Inclusive education “a process, not a place,” says researcher

   Wednesday, February 15

Kim Calder Stegemann's new book uses case studies to show what inclusive education really looks like in BC classrooms.

TRU researchers apply expertise to solve industry challenges

   Tuesday, February 14

Three new NSERC Engage projects have been awarded to TRU researchers, allowing them to apply their expertise to address industry challenges.

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Inclusive education “a process, not a place,” says researcher

   Wednesday, February 15

Kim Calder Stegemann's new book uses case studies to show what inclusive education really looks like in BC classrooms.

Protests are good news in complicated political transition

   Wednesday, February 1

"Protests are only possible in a political system that exists within a strong, civil society," says historian Dr. Wilson Bell.

Promislow talks reconcliation with Harrison

   Tuesday, January 31

Associate Professor Janna Promislow visited the Jim Harrison show to discuss aboriginal rights and teaching students about the TRC.

Verbal skills are important in literacy

   Friday, January 27

Education faculty member Gloria Ramirez discusses a range of literacy topics during a recent interview on the Paul Graham radio show.

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Arts Colloquium Series: Jenni Karl

  Date: March 2, 4:00am - 5:30pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Psychology faculty member Jenni Karl presents.

Science Seminar Series

  Date: March 2, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  Location: Science and Health Sciences (Lepin Building)

The criteria for inferring the presence of extraterrestrial life will be discussed.

Masters of Science in Environmental Science Showcase

  Date: March 2, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
  Location: Culinary Arts cafeteria

Masters of Science in Environmental Science students present their research.

Transgressing Aesthetic Identity Rules

  Date: March 9, 9:30am - 1:00pm
  Location: Residence &\; Conference Centre

Among other things, review ways in which identity norms are being transgressed in art, fashion and social activism.

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CIHR opportunity for social science researchers

   Thursday, February 2

CIHR has launched a new funding opportunity for social scientists researching population and public health issues.

CFI: John R. Evans Leaders Fund call for proposals

   Thursday, December 15

The LOI for the June competition of the John R. Evans Leaders Fund is Jan. 15, 2017.

NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants

   Thursday, December 15

Deadline to submit an LOI for the NSERC Strategic Partnership Grant is Feb. 1, 2017.

SSHRC Insight Development Grant opens

   Thursday, November 17

The Insight Development Grants application form is now available in SSHRC's Research Portal.

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