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Thompson Rivers University 50th Anniversary
Thompson Rivers University 50th Anniversary

Dr. Kingsley Donkor, NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Grant recipient

Research & Graduate Studies

Collaborative. Creative. Innovative.

Research at TRU is making a difference. Many of our most important research discoveries stem from community-based research questions that result in real-life solutions with immediate and far-reaching impact. They influence policy, enrich culture, improve programs and build more vibrant cities. Our faculty are engaged in training the next generation of world-class researchers at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

TRU is one of the province’s leading research universities, and is a proud member of the Research Universities Council of British Columbia.

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Science Seminar Series: xi-Weakly Convergence

  Date: February 27, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  Location: Ken Lepin Building

The work introduced in this talk is an example of the set theory concepts application to functional analysis.

Grad student Trivia & Networking night

  Date: February 27, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

TRU’s Graduate Mentors have planned an incredible evening of fun and networking. Join in for trivia, games, and walk away with some prizes. Register Now

Tap into Research: What school doesn’t teach you with Dr. Judy Duchscher

  Date: March 2, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  Location: Off Campus

Join Dr. Judy Duchscher at Red Collar Brewing Co., 355 Lansdowne St.X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

This event takes place at the Noble Pig, 650 Victoria St.

Join Dr. Judy Duchscher, associate professor of nursing, for her dynamic discussion called What school doesn't teach you: Transitioning from student toprofessional. 

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Duchscher's research explores the reality of moving from the role of student to professional, specifically within the health care field, and this presentation will reflect more of a broad understanding of the challenge people face when entering their chosen profession.

It can be difficult to find a balance between the ideals taught in university, and the realities of the contemporary workplace. This lack of balance results of a difficult transition from academia. In nursing alone, between 33–61 per cent of new nurses report changing their place of employment or leaving the profession entirely within the first two years.

Dr. Duchscher will be joined by Regional Practice Leader, Research and Knowledge Translation, Interior Health, Andrea Burrows.

To help celebrate TRU’s 50th anniversary, wehave launched Tap into Research, a series of dynamic mini lectures by academics in the tasting rooms of Kamloops' craft breweries and coffee houses.

These meet-ups are an opportunity for everyone to learn about cutting-edge research taking place in Kamloops.

Tap into Research events are every two weeks, so stay tuned for the next event.


Science Seminar Series: Exotic Hadrons and QCD Sum Rules

  Date: March 5, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  Location: Ken Lepin Building

Get an overview of hadronic physics and QCD sum rules, and learn more about recent and current research the presenter is involved in.

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