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Hunter finds success in writing contest

   Thursday, September 14 2017

Alumna Sadie Hunter was long-listed for the CBC Nonfiction Prize, a contest that receives over 1400 submissions.

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Fall Orientation 2017

Hundreds attend Orientation

   Friday, September 8 2017

More than 900 students new to TRU take up the university's offer to get a campus preview before the first day of classes.

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TRU researchers net nearly $950,000 in federal grants

   Friday, September 8 2017

Seven TRU researchers received nearly $950,000 over five years through the NSERC Discovery Grants program.

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Using low-cost tech to make data collection easier

   Tuesday, August 29 2017

Brandon Turner's use of low-cost technology is advancing the research of two geography professors with different research interests.

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Aboriginal health and sciences camp

Indigenous role models to younger generation

   Friday, August 11 2017

Indigenous people tend to be under-represented in sciences and some TRU students want to rewrite the script.

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Prescribing exercise on a case-by-case basis

   Wednesday, August 9 2017

According to new research, short bouts of interval exercise have the most benefit for older women at risk of heart disease.

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Respiratory Therapy

RT students helping others lead healthier lives

   Friday, July 21 2017

Respiratory therapy students are putting theory into practice at the TRU Sleep Centre while assisting people to lead healthier lives.

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Microbiologist science Richenda McFarlane

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.

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Entrance scholarships awarded to exceptional grad students

   Tuesday, July 4 2017

TRU's Canadian Graduate Scholarship-Masters recipients will receive $17,500 each.

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Mitchell Mawihlidal

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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Science Events

Events at TRU

Town Hall

  Date: September 26, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

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Intro to Secwepemctsin

  Date: September 26, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  Repeated Dates: Sep 28
  Location: Arts and Education

Learn basic Secwepemctsin the likes of introductions, greetings, pronunciation and First Nations culture.


Arts Colloquium Series: PHP Book Panel

  Date: September 26, 4:20pm - 5:20pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Join a panel discussion featuring some TRU faculty members inphilosophy, history and politics who have written books.


MBA: What, where and how of conducting literature reviews

  Date: September 27, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  Location: Main Library

Learn search techniques, creating search alerts and drawing upon a broad network of materials to ensure your literature review is thorough.


Accolades dining room

  Date: September 27, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  Repeated Dates: Sep 28, Oct 4, Oct 5, Oct 11, Oct 12, Oct 18, Oct 19, Oct 25, Oct 26, Nov 2, Nov 8, Nov 9, Nov 16, Nov 29, Nov 30, Dec 6, Dec 7
  Location: Culinary Arts Training Centre

Accolades is a student-run, fine-dining restaurant at TRU that is open most Wednesday and Thursday nights during the academic semester.


2017 Pride Parade

  Date: September 28, 11:00am - 2:00pm
  Location: Campus Green

Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and claim TRU as a safe space to study, work, and live no matter your sexual orientation or gender identity.


Submitting strong NSERC Discovery Grant and Research Tools and Instruments applications: Tips and Tricks

  Date: September 28, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
  Location: Clock Tower

Learn how to prepare an effective NSERC Discovery Grant application.


Environmental Sciences Seminar Series: Using biosolids to rejuvenate grasslands

  Date: September 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  Location: Ken Lepin Building

Learn how biosolids are being used to restore soil nutrients, improve water retention, and increase forage production in grasslands.


Environmental Sciences Seminar Series: Sept. 28

  Date: September 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  Location: Ken Lepin Building

Learn how grassland insects and birds seem to like treated pastures during this lecture by Dr. Ken Hodges of UBC Okanagan.


Bridge to Business launch and networking mixer

  Date: September 28, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  Location: International Building (IB)

A new initiative of SoBE, Bridge to Business is launching with an evening social for grad students and business community members.


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