Thompson Rivers University
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Celebrate Research Week

The second annual Research Week, March 27 – April 1, is a celebration of TRU’s growing research capacity and our commitment to high-quality, interdisciplinary research.

The week showcases, celebrates and supports the wide-ranging student and faculty research taking place on campus. Highlights include the RGS Distinguished Researcher Lecture Series, the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition (and the accompanying 180(s) Research Challenge), the Graduate Research Symposium, and the Undergraduate Research and Innovation Conference.

Along with these keystone events, the week features workshops designed to assist researchers with applying for grants, managing research funds and knowledge mobilization.

Research Week Events

Managing your message: Media skills for researchers

  Date: March 27, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

TRU researchers are encouraged to attend this workshop designed to facilitate public engagement across all news mediums.


Critical Cross-Border Conversations: The potential and promise ofstudent research in action

  Date: March 27, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
  Location: Arts and Education

Join the Critical Cross-Border Conversations research group for its 2017 Spring Event.


Distinguished Researcher Series: Terry Kading, Tina Block and Dawn Farough

  Date: March 28, 10:00am - 11:30am
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Drs. Terry Kading, Tina Block and Dawn Farough present Leadership and Learning in the Small City — New Perspectives on Quality of Life.


Research Ethics: Brown bag lunch series

  Date: March 28, 11:30am - 1:30pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Join the Research Ethics Board and Animal Care Committee Chairs for a short but informative presentation, followed by a Q&A period.


Introduction to research eTools

  Date: March 28, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  Location: International Building (IB)

TRU researchers will learn about the key electronic tools used to manage research funds, including FAST, Romeo and HRSmart.


Research is everywhere. Research is for everyone

  Date: March 28, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  Location: The Grind

Learn about how research impacts the health and well being ofsmall cities during this dynamic, community-based research event.


Three Minute Thesis (3MT) finals

  Date: March 29, 10:00am - 11:00am
  Location: Brown Family House of Learning

Cheer on graduate students in this fast-pasted and fun research communications competition. Vote for People's Choice!


Art for Lunch — Student Research Opportunities

  Date: March 29, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  Location: Old Main

Art for Lunch with Donald Lawrence presents, Student Research Opportunities in the Visual Arts. TRU is a nationally recognized leader in the creation of research opportunities for undergraduate students; Visual Arts faculty and students have played a leading role in such initiatives.Drawing upon the activities of several current students, Donald Lawrence will talk about...


180(s) Research Challenge

  Date: March 29, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
  Location: Scratch Cafe (Culinary Arts)

TRU faculty go head to head in this fun, 180-second researchcommunication competition.


Research Provocations: Dr. Carol Rees

  Date: March 29, 4:15pm - 5:15pm
  Location: Arts and Education

Dr. Carol Rees presents Transitioning to a student-centred pedagogy: Investigations of classroom talk.


Indigenous Research Gathering

  Date: March 29, 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

A celebration of the achievements of Indigenous researchers and Knowledge Maker students.


Annual Graduate Research Symposium

  Date: March 30, 9:00am - 3:30pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

The annual Graduate Symposium features poster presentations and lectures, as well as a keynote presentation from UBC's Elizabeth Dunn.


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