Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

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.

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 be 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.

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.

Cariboo Mainline Regional Science Fair

Each year, Thompson Rivers University hosts the Cariboo-Mainline Regional Science Fair in the TRU gymnasium. Students from Elementary and High Schools throughout the region submit their Science projects. This is a busy 3 day event with registration taking place on day 1, judging, tours, activities, dinner and swimming on day 2, science presentation/demonstrations and awards ceremony on day 3. For more information on how to participate contact the committee chairperson, Tracey Poelzer at tpoelzer@sd73.bc.ca or to register online go to sciencefair.sd73.bc.ca

If you want to volunteer to be a tour guide, judge or help the Eureka project, please contact Janice Karpluk at jkarpluk@tru.ca.