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Student Leadership

Covid-19 Peer Mentor Updates

Peer Mentors are available for virtual appointments. Please contact Umme at lead@tru.ca to book an appointment. Once your email is received you will receive an email confirmation from the Learning Strategist.
For the latest information on COVID-19 and the impacts to TRU, please visit tru.ca/covid19.

TRU Peer Mentors Workshop Series

The TRU Peer Mentors demonstrate initiative, innovation, and creativity on a daily basis on our campus. Peer Mentor Programs include Social Media Ambassadors, Indigenous Peer Mentors, Writing Centre Tutors and many more!

Click here to get involved in a Peer Mentor Program

TRU Peer Mentors or students interested in getting involved in leadership opportunities, developing skills, or professional development are welcome to attend the following workshops:

Workshop

Description

Date

Time

Sexualized Violence Prevention & Response Training

RSVP to lead@tru.ca

Participants will receive an overview of TRU’s policy on sexualized violence, and supports available on and off campus; learn about the importance of social responses and barriers to disclosures/reporting; and learn the basic skills of responding to disclosures of sexualized violence.

January 13
TRUSU
Lecture Hall

4:30 – 6:00pm

Steps Towards Success
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Register

TRU Steps Towards Success series is an opportunity for undergraduate students to connect with peers, learn how to access resources on campus, and engage in skill-building interactive sessions. Join us for three Thursdays in January to sharpen your academic skills, engage in conversation, laugh, learn, and enjoy delicious snacks!

January 16/23/30
Writing Centre

Session 1:
4:30-5:45pm

Session 2:
6:00-7:15pm

SafeTALK Workshop
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Register

safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Peer leaders can benefit from this free training to develop valuable skills and mental health awareness.

January 25
TRUSU
Lecture Hall

12:00 – 4:00pm

Self-Care Kit Building
RSVP to
lead@tru.ca

There’s no better way to prioritize yourself than to create a self-care kit, perfect for when you are studying or when you need a little pick-me-up. Join Student Life and the Counselling department for a fun evening creating yourself a little gift to help in times of stress and exhaustion.

Feb. 10

OM2517(LLC)

4:30-5:30pm

Peer Mentor Extravaganza

Interested in getting involved on campus? Learn about TRU’s peer leader programs and what opportunities are available to you. For a list of our groups, visit our Mentorship page!

March 4
Student Street

11:00am– 1:00pm

Power, Privilege, & Intercultural Communication Workshop
RSVP to
lead@tru.ca

Amie McLean, Intercultural Coordinator, will delve into intercultural communication skills relevant to all students and your role as a peer leader, coming from the lens that we should develop intercultural skills for anti-racist outcomes.

March 4

OM2632

4:30-6:30pm

Cigarette Butt Clean Up

RSVP to rohan.sharma1730@gmail.com

Join TRU Sustainability Ambassadors as they go around campus cleaning up cigarette butt litter. Join the clean-up crew! If you have a Peer Mentor jacket, remember to wear that. Volunteers are welcome to show up on the day of the event. Snacks and supplies provided.

March 17

Meet Outside Old MAin

(Starbucks)

11:00am-1:00pm

Peer Leader Appreciation Lunch

Register

To recognize the countless hours and service our Peer Leaders contribute to TRU, please join us for an appreciation lunch including games, prizes, and awards.   

April 9, 2020

Mountain Room (CAC)

11:30am-1:30pm

Other Opportunities to Get Involved:

Career & Experiential Learning: Job Fair

Each year, the TRU Career & Experiential Learning Department hosts one of the largest job fairs in British Columbia and the largest for any post-secondary institution in the BC Interior. The TRU Job Fair typically attracts more than 80 employers with approximately 1,800 students attending each year. Learn more at tru.ca/jobfair.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Campus Activity Centre | TRU Kamloops Campus

TRU Fitness and Yoga

Campus fitness classes are free for TRU students. Registration is not required; however, classes are on a first-come, first-served basis. Check out their schedule online.

Career Counselling Info Sessions

Learn how to examine your unique interests and skills and then match them to potential careers. Gain the tools that you need to set new career goals.

Every Thursday at 3:00pm in OM 1631.
Contact Counselling at 250-828-5023 or studentservices@tru.ca to sign up.


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