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83-year-old student proves learning is for life

   Tuesday, November 15 2022

Cecil Mercer left school after Grade 8 at age 15; 68 years later, he's back in class at TRU, earning credits while sharing life experiences.

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For better policy, start with better data

   Thursday, November 3 2022

New research from TRU Gaglardi explores ways to improve well-being in Indigenous communities — starting with the facts.

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Law alum returns to share experiences with students

   Thursday, October 13 2022

2011 Law alum Murray Sholty returns as an instructor. He discusses education and past experiences that contributed to his ongoing success.

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TRU Law alum Darnel Tailfeathers (centre) with family members at convocation in June 2022.

Indigenizing the justice system

   Thursday, September 29 2022

TRU Law alum Darnel Tailfeathers has a vision to help reduce the high levels of Indigenous peoples in the Canadian justice system.

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Visitors to McAbee Fossil Beds look over the ancient site, home to a wide variety of fossils.

Blazing a trail for a future with fossils

   Thursday, September 8 2022

Fourth-year Bachelor of Tourism Management student Jada Glen led a pilot tour to McAbee Fossil Beds Heritage Site in late August.

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Upcoming Events

Movie premiere: Bones of Crows

  Date: December 7, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
  Location: Brown Family House of Learning

Join Indigenous Education for a free screening of this new film on Dec. 7 at 12:30 p.m. in HL 190.


Annual Events

Indigenous Awareness Week

A variety of activities take place every year in late February. Past events have included a fashion show, an elders luncheon, a bannock bake-off, and more.

Orientation

TRU Services for Indigenous Students hosts a variety of welcome events and activities for Indigenous students as classes get started in the fall.

Powwow

A traditional powwow takes place every year in late February or early March. It attracts people from near and far and of all ages for competitive and recreational performances.

Transitions to post-secondary day

High school students spend the day on campus to learn what TRU has to offer through workshops, activities, tours and interactions with faculty and staff.

High school science and health sciences camp

Students entering grades 8-10 stay overnight at TRU Residence during the summer, the do hands-on experiments, learn about traditional practices, go on field trips and meet faculty and students.


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