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News and Events

Indigenous trades programs receive funding boost

   Friday, January 24 2020

TRU is receiving almost $2 million for trades programs for Indigenous students in Kamloops, Chase, Lillooet and Williams Lake.

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Indigenous trades programs receive funding boost

   Friday, January 24 2020

TRU is receiving almost $2 million for trades programs for Indigenous students in Kamloops, Chase, Lillooet and Williams Lake.

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Coyote continues to create change

   Wednesday, September 25 2019

TRU's program to accelerate indigenization campuswide, known as The Coyote Project, has been extended for three more years.

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Indigenous elder

TRU designates seats to train more Indigenous teachers

   Friday, July 19 2019

TRU is expanding its Bachelor of Education program by 16 seats for Indigenous students.

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Vernie Clement, Cplul'kw'ten supervisor

Gathering support

   Friday, June 28 2019

Cplul’kw’ten, or The Gathering Place, has evolved into a place of comfort and support that’s bursting with services for Indigenous students.

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Faculty of Education and Social Work Dean Airini, Tess Gagnon and Elder Mike Arnouse.

TRU wins national teaching excellence award

   Wednesday, June 12 2019

TRU's Knowledge Makers initiative has been awarded the national Alan Blizzard Award for excellence in collaborative teaching.

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Upcoming Events

Indigenous Awareness Week: Indigenous movie/family night

  Date: February 24, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  Location: Cplul'kw'ten The Gathering Place

Watch a family-friendly movie.


Indigenous Awareness Week: student artisans market

  Date: February 25, 11:00am - 2:00pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Stop by for a range of handmade items. 


Honouring our Elders Luncheon

  Date: February 25, 11:00am - 2:00pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

In addition to the meal, there will be storytelling, entertainment, prizes, reconnecting, laughs, and more.


Indigenous Awareness Week: Bannock Bake Off

  Date: February 25, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Have you mastered making bannock? Do you make fry bread or oven bannock?


Annual Events

Aboriginal 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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