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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

Cave bacteria: A window to the past, even to distant worlds

   Tuesday, July 4 2017

In understanding cave moulds for potential health benefits, Richenda McFarlane may also be traveling back in time and to distant planets.

Entrance scholarships awarded to exceptional grad students

   Tuesday, July 4 2017

TRU's Canadian Graduate Scholarship-Masters recipients will receive $35,000 each over two years.

Summer on the festival circuit: This is research at TRU

   Thursday, June 29 2017

When not fighting forest fires, Gabe Carpendale will be hitting up music festivals for his Undergraduate Research Experience Award Project.

Red wine and winning poster presentations

   Wednesday, June 28 2017

As he tackles the mysteries around the health benefits of red wine, Mitchell Wihlidal is also presenting a winning research poster.

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Wine & Culinary Tourism Futures Conference

   Thursday, June 15 2017

Dr. John Hull is co-chairing the Wine and Culinary Futures Conference, set for this fall.

A new kind of cattle ranch

   Thursday, May 11 2017

Dr. John Church's research using drones to manage cattle is highlighted in the latest issue of Alberta Farmer Express.

Hearing the Indigenous voice in health care

   Thursday, May 11 2017

Dr. Lisa Bourque Bearskin encouraged University of Manitoba nursing students to "hear the Indigenous voice" in health care.

Mitigating climate change impact through grassland management

   Friday, April 28 2017

Dr. Lauchlan Fraser's research team uses remote sensing to predict soil carbon across BC grasslands.

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Graduate Student Orientation

  Date: September 5, 11:30am - 12:30pm
  Location: Main Library

Graduate students are encouraged to come mix and mingle, meet faculty and staff, and discover all the resources available to them.

Research Day

  Date: September 13, 10:00am - 2:00pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Please join us to learn about new research initiatives that will impact you and your students during the 2017-18 academic year.

New Researcher Orientation

  Date: October 5, 7:15am - 8:30am
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

New and recently-hired tripartite faculty are invited to the New Researcher Orientation breakfast. This informal meeting will provide faculty with an opportunity to meet with Will Garrett-Petts, Associate Vice-President of Research and Graduate Studies, to discuss research matters over a catered breakfast. These small group sessions create a forum for networking, and support the activities...

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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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