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Canada 150+ Student Award - The Experience

Celebrating resiliency in the year of Canada 150+

The Nature and Scope: In the midst of the Canada 150+ anniversary, British Columbia, especially the Interior region, experienced profound losses due to wildfires. This experience is an opportunity to connect with TRU regional communities and record the stories of loss, resiliency, hope and recovery. This truly Canadian experience includes the creation of a permanent display to record stories from our TRU campuses in Kamloops and Williams Lake, as well as at our regional centres in 100 Mile House, Clearwater, Barriere, Ashcroft and Lillooet.

The Purpose:This project will provide a student with an in-depth opportunity to connect with the people that live within the TRU region of British Columbia. It is an opportunity to listen, validate and record the stories that will shape futures.

The Experience:

  • Create a talking point, such as a bench or chair, to facilitate a conversation;
  • Coordinate a schedule of interviews with community members, faculty, staff and students at each campus and regional centre;
  • Research and collect stories about the history of the traditional territories, the aspirations of the people you interviewed, and what Canada means to those interviewed;
  • Collate and document findings in a format that can be shared with the TRU community.

The Award: $2700 to cover expenses such as travel and creating talking points.

The Application Process: Describe your vision of what this experience would be: what you would use as a conversation starter, who you would interview, what you would like to learn and how you would like to share those stories.

Deadline for submissions: Jan. 19, 2018.
Review of submissions: Jan. 22-26, 2018

Application forms can be printed and submitted to Old Main 1631, emailed to, or you can apply online:

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