Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Research and Graduate Studies

Creating and nurturing a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship has long been a strategic priority for research at TRU. We foster a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to student training and solution-driven innovation, and to job creation in new industries. Local and regional research taking place at TRU has a global impact.


Research News and Events

Labyrinth research takes top spot in 180-second challenge

   Thursday, March 30 2017

Nina Johnson took first place in TRU's inaugural 180-second Research Challenge for her presentation, "The Wellness 180."

By the numbers: Undergrad Research & Innovation Conference

   Thursday, March 30 2017

More than 200 students are showcasing their work over two days through posters and presentations.

Arts grad finds path through research

   Thursday, March 30 2017

Arts grad Luke Kernan has turned his passion for research into a unique career path.

Presentation about ‘No. 2’ takes No. 1 spot

   Thursday, March 30 2017

Master of Science student Sarah Whitehouse took top spot in the 3MT for her presentation on biosolids.

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Op-ed: Women already don’t have to wear heels at work

   Thursday, March 16 2017

Angus Duff and John O'Fee wrote an op-ed calling a recently introduced private member's bill redundant.

TRU researcher to unveil ‘smart cows’ at #BCTECH Summit

   Monday, March 13 2017

Watch Dr. John Church's "Game of Drones" presentation during the #BCTECH Summit at 11:30 am March 15 on Facebook Live.

Op-Ed: TRU researcher takes on log exports

   Thursday, March 9 2017

In a recent op-ed, Dr. Joel Wood argues against a ban on log exports.

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

   Wednesday, February 15 2017

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

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Distinguished Researcher Series: Shelly Johnson, Courtney Mason and Heather Price

  Date: March 31, 10:00am - 11:30am
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Spend an hour with three of TRU's Canada Research Chairs as they discuss Issues in Community-Based Research: Challenges and Expectations.


Beyond Tri-agency funding: Research contracts and grants

  Date: March 31, 11:00am - 12:00pm
  Location: Clock Tower

Discover the rapidly expanding research opportunities that exist beyond Canada's three federal granting agencies.


Undergraduate Research & Innovation Conference

  Date: March 31, 12:00pm - 12:00pm
  Repeated Dates: Mar 31
  Location: No location specified

See student posters, exhibits, and lectures during this two-day event featuring the work of about 100 students.


Research Week keynote with Dr. Jenny Shanahan

  Date: March 31, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Jenny Shanahan of Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater Mass., speaks to undergraduate research as a high impact practice.


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Labyrinth research takes top spot in 180-second challenge

   Thursday, March 30 2017

Nina Johnson took first place in TRU's inaugural 180-second Research Challenge for her presentation, "The Wellness 180."

CIHR opportunity for social science researchers

   Thursday, February 2 2017

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 2016

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

NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants

   Thursday, December 15 2016

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

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