Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University


Research and Graduate Studies

Creating and nurturing a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship has long been a strategic priority for research at TRU. We foster a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to student training and solution-driven innovation, and to job creation in new industries. Local and regional research taking place at TRU has a global impact.

Research News and Events

Love of learning means sharing the findings at PHP Conference

   Tuesday, January 16 2018

Explore gender, race, international conflict, Indigenous issues and more through the lens of history, philosophy and politics.

Nominate someone for a TRU Merit Award

   Friday, January 12 2018

Nominations are open for the seven 2018 Merit Awards categories.

$7,500 fellowships awarded to graduate researchers

   Monday, January 8 2018

Graduate students Jordann Foster and Jared Maida have been awarded the 2017 Environmental Science and Natural Resource Science Fellowship.

What’s a little fib or two at Christmas?

   Wednesday, December 20 2017

Dr. Heather Price assures parents that elaborate seasonal deceptions can teach children good critical thinking skills.

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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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Environmental Science Seminar Series: Arctic conservation in the 21st century

  Date: January 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  Location: Ken Lepin Building

Learn more about the opportunities and challenges for Arctic conservation within a changing climate and complex socio-political environment.

Arts Colloquium Series: Scripting history

  Date: January 25, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Peace Pledge: the Challenges of Scripting History for the BigScreen is the title of this talk by English faculty member George Johnson.

Graduate Students Career Retreat

  Date: January 27, 9:00am - 3:00pm
  Location: Main Library

Learn essential work strategies and other important career tips through mini-lectures and hands-on activities.

Environmental Science Seminar Series: Why do birds sing at night?

  Date: February 1, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  Location: Ken Lepin Building

Gain a better understanding of why birds sing at night.

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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.

NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants

   Thursday, December 15 2016

Deadline to submit an LOI for the NSERC Strategic Partnership Grant is Feb. 1, 2017.

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