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Research and Graduate Studies

Pathways to Undergraduate Research

Engaging in undergraduate research will increase your academic and professional success, and enhance your ability to think critically, ask tough questions and search for compelling answers. At TRU, there are opportunities for all students to participate in undergraduate research, so plot your course, and start your journey!

Research News and Events

Berney begins business in cryptocurrency

   Monday, October 15 2018

Shawn Bereny is obtaining his MBA through TRU-OL with the plan of helping make simple transactions easier for daily use.

Committed to community

   Friday, October 12 2018

TRU's sixth annual report on research is now available, and is a showcase of the world-class research taking place right at our front door.

Lepin awards let grad students focus on research

   Friday, October 12 2018

Kamloops philanthropist Ken Lepin presented $51,000 to nine exceptional graduate students during an Oct. 10 ceremony.

TRU researchers share $355,000 in federal awards

   Tuesday, October 9 2018

Three TRU researchers have been awarded NSERC Discovery Grants, part of a $558 million investment announced by the Government of Canada.

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Telling the full story of the salmon

   Friday, September 21 2018

Researcher Nan Stevens is working to bring more Indigenous content to elementary schools, and it all started with a Grade 4 storybook.

Despite climate challenges, the future looks bright for BC wines

   Tuesday, October 17 2017

Extreme weather, which brings with it wildfire and drought, is just one challenge facing BC's wine industry.

McCormick contributes to Guardian article on First Nations suicide crisis

   Friday, September 1 2017

McCormick's expertise in Indigenous health research was sought for Selena Randhawa's article on Canada's First Nations suicide epidemic.

Neudorf on banishment as punishment

   Thursday, August 10 2017

In this Maclean's article, Dr. Lorne Neudorf weighs in on the effectiveness of banishment as a sentence.

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How to get the most out of your supervisor

  Date: October 18, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  Location: International Building (IB)

This interactive workshop, facilitated by Dr. David Hansen,is recommended for all current and prospective graduate students.

Environmental Science Seminar Series—Human caused climate change at British Columba’s ski resorts: past patterns and future forecasts

  Date: October 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  Location: Ken Lepin Building

Dr. Michael Pidwirny, of UBCO, presents.

Graduate Supervisory Training

  Date: October 18, 4:30pm - 7:30pm
  Location: International Building (IB)

The interactive workshop, facilitated by Dr. David Hansen, is recommended for all faculty who supervise graduate students.

Open Library

  Date: October 22, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  Location: Brown Family House of Learning

Stop by the library in the House of Learning for a free coffee, cupcakes, swag, information and games and great prizes.

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Lepin awards let grad students focus on research

   Friday, October 12 2018

Kamloops philanthropist Ken Lepin presented $51,000 to nine exceptional graduate students during an Oct. 10 ceremony.

TRU Day of Giving debuts at foundation breakfast

   Thursday, November 2 2017

This year's theme is "every donation matters" as TRU continues to expand its programs, equipment, research opportunities and buildings.

Labyrinth research takes top spot in 180-second challenge

   Thursday, March 30 2017

Nina Johnson took first place in TRU's inaugural 180-second Research Challenge for her presentation, "The Wellness 180."

CIHR opportunity for social science researchers

   Thursday, February 2 2017

CIHR has launched a new funding opportunity for social scientists researching population and public health issues.

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