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Understanding Character Voice

   Wednesday, March 31 2021

The dialogue of your character helps define who they are.

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Compelling Characters in Fiction

   Thursday, March 11 2021

Compelling characters are three-dimensional characters with a goal and a character arc.

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Creative Writing

Fiction Writing: When to Use Adverbs & Adjectives

   Thursday, February 4 2021

The more concise you can be, the more readable your sentences will be.

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Student supports step up during pandemic

   Tuesday, November 17 2020

TRU faculty and staff pulled out all stops to ensure students were still supported, whether their needs were academic, financial, emotional or cultural.

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TRU Student Life navigates COVID-19: supports, strategies and resources

   Tuesday, March 31 2020

The COVID-19 crisis is a challenge for us all, but there are supports, strategies, and resources available.

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Support offered to students in overnight event

   Thursday, March 21 2019

Procrastination has a way of targeting our biggest and most important assignments. Visit the Library tonight and learn how to combat it.

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writing centre

Sparkes Notes: The who, what, why, where, whens of the Writing Centre

   Wednesday, March 6 2019

Not sure how you could benefit from the Writing Center? Here's a how to guide to get you started.

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Sparkes Notes: When all you’ve got sorted is your laundry

   Thursday, January 24 2019

Communications Coordinator Co-op Amy Sparkes shares her tips on managing a busy student schedule.

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Nicole’s Notes: Saying yes to the student experience

   Thursday, December 13 2018

Work-study student Nicole Stanchfield shares some of her ah-ha moments learned over the semester.

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How to Turn Your Brainstorm into an Essay

   Monday, November 19 2018

Here are some tips on turning a mass of information into a draft essay.

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Events

First Friends Feast

  Date: September 23, 11:00am - 2:00pm
  Location: Cplul'kw'ten The Gathering Place

Geared towards all new-to-TRU students, this is an opportunity to meet the staff at Cplul’kw’ten.  Attendees will learn about spaces, support systems, and the Elder in the House and Indigenous Student mentor programs.


Vaccination Clinic Open

  Date: September 7, 9:00am - 4:00pm
  Repeated Dates: Sep 7, Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

TRU is hosting a vaccination clinic on the Kamloops campus, managed by Interior Health. It is open to all members of the TRU community.No appointments necessary. A Personal Health Number (PHN) is not required, but bring your record of previous COVID-19 vaccinations. Students in quarantine should not visit the clinic; arrangements will be made...


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Research virtual session

  Date: September 24, 11:00am - 12:30pm
  Location: No location specified

This 90-minute virtual session will include foundations of why it is important to include aspects of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in your research, from the development phase through to dissemination. Participants can expect to learn: The case for EDI in research A brief overview of the foundations of EDI How aspects of diversity impact...


Indigenous Book Club

  Date: September 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  Location: No location specified

Please join Indigenous Education and Indigenous Student Development for a review of some books related to residential schools in Canada. 


Hackathon 2021

  Date: September 24, 4:30pm - 1:00pm
  Location: TRU Generator

The Hackathon is going to be a chance for teams to develop tech-based startups within a 24 hour period. Participants will work in teams to create their business idea, will be mentored on different stages of theevent, and participate in team activities to win prizes. The teams will give a presentation that will judged...


Symposium: Canada and the Indo-Pacific Strategic Environment

  Date: September 25, 9:00am - 3:00pm
  Location: No location specified

This symposium hopes to assess Canada’s policy preferences within the Indo-Pacific region and asks how prepared Ottawa is.


TRU LEADership Series – Personal Values

  Date: September 27, 4:30pm - 5:20pm
  Location: No location specified

Learn more about yourself and your values while developing crucial leadership skills! The 2021 TRU Leadership Series will provide an opportunity for a limited number of students to understand themselves better and apply their new knowledge in their place of work. You will have the opportunity to network with other students and hear from Kamloops...


Living a Financially Healthy Life

  Date: September 28, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
  Location: On and off campus

The majority of students at the post-secondary level have entered, very quickly, the world of financial costs, responsibilities, planning, spending, debt, credit cards and so much more. Most will not havehad any preparation in public school for these financial challenges and responsibilities – a situation we hope to change going forward. This fall, TRU...


Orange Shirt event

  Date: September 29, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  Location: No location specified

Wear an orange shirt and join the Office of Indigenous Education to remember and honour residential school survivors.X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Please join us in front of the Campus Activity Centre to remember and honor residential school survivors. This event is dedicated to the 215 children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School who did not make it home. There will be guest speakers from T'kemlups te Secwepemc, residential school survivor(s), traditional drummers and singers. Social distancing and safety measures will be followed. Remember to wear your orange shirt. 

 


Japan Studies Association of Canada Annual Conference

  Date: September 30, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  Location: To be announced

2021 Japan Studies Association of Canada Annual Conference “The Impacts of Japan and Canada Hosting the World: Catalyzing Change throughCultural, Economic, Political, and Sporting Events” The Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, and the Modern Languages program at Thompson Rivers University are pleased to host the online 2021 Japan Studies ofCanada (JSAC) Annual...


AWT Presents: The Water Engine by David Mamet

  Date: September 30, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  Location: Actors Workshop Theatre

The TRU Actors Workshop Theatre (AWT) will be premiering the first show of their 2021/2022 season on September 30, 2021, and audiencesare welcome to attend “The Water Engine” by David Mamet, directed by Wesley Eccleston. “The Water Engine is extraordinary! Mamet reinvents radio with his typical pointillistic brilliance, emotion and magic.” -The New York Times “The...X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

The TRU Actors Workshop Theatre (AWT) will be premiering the first show of their 2021/2022 season on September 30, 2021, and audiences are welcome to attend “The Water Engine” by David Mamet, directed by Wesley Eccleston.

"The Water Engine is extraordinary! Mamet reinvents radio with his typical pointillistic brilliance, emotion and magic." -The New York Times

“The Water Engine” by David Mamet is a stage play within a radio play that spotlights the suppression of an alternative energy technology.

The show will be taking place amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Any audience members wishing to attend a live performance must follow the guidelines set out by the TRU Actors Workshop Theatre.

  • Attendees will be required to provide proof of vaccination and photo ID at the door.
  • Anyone entering the theatre is required to wear a mask.
  • Please maintain physical distancing recommendations.
  • If an audience member needs to leave for whatever reason, they will not be allowed back into the theatre.
  • The Actors Workshop Theatre willalso keep track of attendees to conduct contact tracing if necessary.

“The Water Engine” by David Mamet will run at the TRU Actors Workshop Theatre, located in the Old Main building at TRU, from Sept 30-Oct 2 and Oct 7-9. The doors for each show willopen at 7:00 pm and the show will begin at 7:30 pm to allow for minimal crowding. There is only 50 seats available per show to comply with physical distancing and safety protocols.

Tickets are available now for 15 dollars each (plus fees and taxes). Please click the 'Buy Tickets' link on our webpage or contact the TRU AWT Box Office by calling 250-377-6100 or visiting us from September 27-October 8 at the box office in Old Main, open Monday to Friday from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm. 

For more information on the Actors Workshop Theatre please visit tru.ca/arts/departments/theatre.


AWT Presents: The Water Engine by David Mamet

  Date: October 1, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  Location: Actors Workshop Theatre

The TRU Actors Workshop Theatre (AWT) will be premiering the first show of their 2021/2022 season on September 30, 2021, and audiencesare welcome to attend “The Water Engine” by David Mamet, directed by Wesley Eccleston. “The Water Engine is extraordinary! Mamet reinvents radio with his typical pointillistic brilliance, emotion and magic.” -The New York Times “The...X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

The TRU Actors Workshop Theatre (AWT) will be premiering the first show of their 2021/2022 season on September 30, 2021, and audiences are welcome to attend “The Water Engine” by David Mamet, directed by Wesley Eccleston.

"The Water Engine is extraordinary! Mamet reinvents radio with his typical pointillistic brilliance, emotion and magic." -The New York Times

“The Water Engine” by David Mamet is a stage play within a radio play that spotlights the suppression of an alternative energy technology.

The show will be taking place amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Any audience members wishing to attend a live performance must follow the guidelines set out by the TRU Actors Workshop Theatre.

  • Attendees will be required to provide proof of vaccination and photo ID at the door.
  • Anyone entering the theatre is required to wear a mask.
  • Please maintain physical distancing recommendations.
  • If an audience member needs to leave for whatever reason, they will not be allowed back into the theatre.
  • The Actors Workshop Theatre willalso keep track of attendees to conduct contact tracing if necessary.

“The Water Engine” by David Mamet will run at the TRU Actors Workshop Theatre, located in the Old Main building at TRU, from Sept 30-Oct 2 and Oct 7-9. The doors for each show willopen at 7:00 pm and the show will begin at 7:30 pm to allow for minimal crowding. There is only 50 seats available per show to comply with physical distancing and safety protocols.

Tickets are available now for 15 dollars each (plus fees and taxes). Please click the 'Buy Tickets' link on our webpage or contact the TRU AWT Box Office by calling 250-377-6100 or visiting us from September 27-October 8 at the box office in Old Main, open Monday to Friday from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm. 

For more information on the Actors Workshop Theatre please visit tru.ca/arts/departments/theatre.


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