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This is your gateway to the news, events, stories and publications at Open Learning. Check back often to stay current.

A place for all voices in research

   Friday, March 2 2018

The Knowledge Makers program, now in its third year, is an effort to encourage more Indigenous students to participate in research.

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WriteAway for Open Learning students

   Thursday, February 8 2018

For Open Learning students who find that academic writing is a challenge, an online service is available through the Writing Centre.

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Open Textbooks Reach a Milestone

   Tuesday, January 30 2018

Back in 2012, open education advocates aimed to bring free textbooks to BC classrooms. Today, open resources extend from coast to coast.

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Patrice Gordon

How a nurse turned a passion for humanity into a career

   Thursday, January 18 2018

Patrice Gordon travels thousands of miles to help people in some of the poorest places on the planet.

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DeVries wins BCcampus award

   Wednesday, November 15 2017

Irwin DeVries has been formally recognized by BCcampus for his outstanding contributions to the field of open education.

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Anthony von Mandl

Pioneering entrepreneur to address fall graduates

   Tuesday, October 10 2017

An entrepreneur who has brought international attention and tourism to BC's Okanagan region will address graduates at Fall Convocation 2017.

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Dr. Sherman Jen with TRU President and Vice-Chancellor Alan Shaver

University gift is largest ever

   Thursday, October 5 2017

Dr. Sherman Jen of Maple Leaf Educational Systems has given TRU its largest individual private donation ever of $5 million today.

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Nursing accreditation

Nursing receives top honours from provincial regulatory body

   Friday, July 14 2017

The School of Nursing (SoN) has recieved the highest level of accreditation possible of seven years for online courses.

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Behind Bitcoin

   Monday, May 1 2017

Open Learning faculty member John Prpić recently published a paper looking into the blockchain phenomenon and the technology behind Bitcoin.

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TRU connections made in Toronto

   Friday, January 20 2017

Toronto alumni came together and made new connections at a Raptors game on January 10.

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