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Philosophy, History and Politics Conference goes virtual

   Tuesday, January 19 2021

In a year when connecting with others has been a challenge, the organizers of TRU's Philosophy, History and Politics Undergraduate Conference faced a dilemma: cancel, or hold it virtually.

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Alum Liam Mitchell

Talking digital media with video game scholar, TRU alum

   Thursday, January 14 2021

Dr. Liam Mitchell (BA‘04) is interested in research on the relationship between video games and their broader cultural and political significance.

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Arts grad finds path through research

   Monday, January 4 2021

Arts grad Luke Kernan has turned his passion for research into a unique career path.

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TRU alum Dan Connolly

Arts alum takes history lessons to Asia

   Saturday, January 2 2021

Travelling for work, school, pleasure or any combination of the three can have a significant impact on one’s life. It certainly did for TRU alum Dr. Dan Connolly.

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Philosophy professor Jeff McLaughlin

A graphic way to teach

   Monday, December 7 2020

While most people eventually leave the toys and mementos of childhood behind them, innovative thinking TRU philosophy professor Jeff McLaughlin incorporated comic books into his career.

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Children’s books send a message of hope and empathy

   Tuesday, November 17 2020

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) English Professor George Johnson released his first children’s picture book "How Hope Became an Activist" in October through UK publisher Dixi Books.

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What does the movie cameo say about our culture?

   Tuesday, November 3 2020

Joceline Anderson's book, Stars and Silhouettes, published last month. She presents a virtual lecture on Nov. 4 to discuss her research on the history of the cameo role in film.

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Researchers push to keep lower leave eligibility

   Monday, November 2 2020

Dr. Lindsey McKay is part of a national research team recommending that Canada keep its national eligibility requirements for EI benefits like parental leave low, post-pandemic.

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Lyn Richards and Harmony Bercar

Learning their lives to the fullest

   Wednesday, June 24 2020

After more than five combined decades of successful careers, two mature learners hit the books again.

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book cover lost in the Shoah

Lost to the Shoah: Bleak, unforgettable, and vitally important

   Thursday, February 6 2020

In Lost to the Shoah, Jeff McLaughlin helps Holocaust survivor Vera Schiff tell the stories of the people she knew while at Theresienstadt.

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