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Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Undergraduate Research

Inquiry-based and creative learning are recognized as academic foundations in the Academic Plan, and TRU places a high priority on providing undergraduate and graduate research opportunities.

The Comprehensive University Enhancement Fund Undergraduate Research Experience Award Program (UREAP) provides a foundation for many student research projects. Over the past year (2015/16), 33 UREAP awards with a total value of $174,000 were given to support undergraduate research projects. In addition, 127 Undergraduate Research Assistants were hired to work with faculty on their research. In 2015, TRU launched the Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship program, the Knowledge Makers program, and the Undergraduate Research Ambassadors Program

Students are also encouraged to participate in the annual Undergraduate Research Conference, and to submit papers to the TRU Undergraduate Research Journal. The journal was launched in March 2015, and the first edition published in March 2016.

TRU professors are committed to mentoring you and helping you to meet your research goals; this is your opportunity to present at conferences, publish papers in major academic journals and develop strategies and solutions that make a difference in the real world!

Ivan Hartling
Ivan Hartling

Honours thesis on testing the levels of vitamin K2 in the milk of grass fed cattle