TRU Science

Annual Events

Each year there are a number of fun and challenging events hosted by several different departments within the Faculty of Science. Some of these events are directed at elementary and high school students, while others are aimed at undergraduates within the university. There is ample opportunity to be involved either as a participant or a volunteer.

Conference in Science and Data Science

Cariboo-Mainline Regional Science Fair

Each year, Thompson Rivers University hosts the Cariboo-Mainline Regional Science Fair. Students from elementary and high schools throughout the region submit their science projects. This year, the top finalists will gather in TRU's Grand Hall in the Campus Activity Centre on April 12, 2023. This busy one-day event will feature science presentations/demonstrations, judging, tours, activities, food, awards ceremony and a magic show. For more information go to to external site

If you want to volunteer or have questions, please contact Sarah Aloisio at

Day of Arts and Science

Grade 11 students: You're invited to visit our campus to discover TRU! You'll get a taste of university life with a day of courses and activities in the Arts and Sciences. It all happens April 27, 2023!

Register for A Day of Arts and Science

Would you like to be involved? Contact Sarah Aloisio at

High School Chemistry Contest

The chemistry department offers a contest involving annual written tests, based on the BC curriculum for Chemistry 11 and 12 students. All Chemistry 11 and Chemistry 12 students are invited to participate. Visit Chem Contest for more information.

High School Math Contest

The TRU Mathematics & Statistics department hosts the British Columbia Secondary School Mathematics Contest. This contest is for anyone in BC high schools and has two sections: a Junior section for grades 8 to 10 and a Senior section for grades 11 and 12.

The preliminary round will normally be written in the secondary schools in early April. The final round is written in early May at TRU as the host institution. See Math Contest for more information.

Robotics Competition

June 9 and 10

Undergraduate Research Conference and Poster Day

Each year, upper level science students who have been working on research or projects at TRU are required to participate in a poster presentation day. Projects and presentation are judged by a team of professors and students and then graded based on the outcome.

This University-wide event has a history of being a rich and exciting opportunity for undergraduate students of all disciplines and backgrounds to present their research and other creative works, and to share their intellectual experiences and innovations with their peers in an engaging atmosphere. A wide variety of presentations are always welcome, including, but not limited to, oral presentations, art exhibitions, displays, research posters, and performances.