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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

Student research supports high-profile human rights cases

   Tuesday, July 31 2018

Brandy Falkevitch is one of two law students researching how regulation of overseas mining operations in Latin America affects human rights.

This summer job is for the birds

   Friday, July 13 2018

Biology student Matthew McIsaac is researching how often birds collide with campus windows and ways to reduce those numbers.

TRU’s Ombaashi hosts national gathering

   Friday, July 6 2018

More than 150 Indigenous and allied students from across Canada arrive at TRU next week for the National Gathering of Graduate Students.

Outstanding graduate students awarded entrance scholarships

   Wednesday, June 27 2018

Four graduate students have been awarded prestigious federal entrance awards valued at $17,500 each.

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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.

Wine & Culinary Tourism Futures Conference

   Thursday, June 15 2017

Dr. John Hull is co-chairing the Wine and Culinary Futures Conference, set for this fall.

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The Habits of Highly Productive Writers

  Date: August 23, 8:30am - August 24, 1:30pm
  Location: Off Campus

Join Dr. Helen Sword, a leading authority on academic writing, and Scott White, Editor, The Conversation Canada for this writing workshop.

Graduate student orientation

  Date: September 4, 10:30am - 12:15pm
  Location: Main Library

Graduate students are encouraged to come mix and mingle, meet faculty and staff, and discover all the resources available to them.

Research Day

  Date: September 21, 9:00am - 1:30pm
  Location: International Building (IB)

Join the Office of Research and Graduate Studies for ResearchDay, "New Visions for Community-Driven Research."

TRU Undergraduate Research & Innovation Conference 2019

  Date: March 29 - All Day
  Repeated Dates: Mar 30
  Location: Various locations on campus

Learn more about the research conducted and being conducted by undergraduate students from a range of schools and faculties on campus.

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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.

CFI: John R. Evans Leaders Fund call for proposals

   Thursday, December 15 2016

The LOI for the June competition of the John R. Evans Leaders Fund is Jan. 15, 2017.

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