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

Highland Valley Copper supports creation of Centre for Ecosystem Reclamation

   Thursday, November 16 2017

Highland Valley Copper pledged $200,000 in cash and $150,000 in-kind support for the establishment of an Industrial Research Chair at TRU.

Civil liberties and 3D printing: Research projects get federal boost

   Wednesday, November 15 2017

Two TRU researchers were awarded Insight Development Grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Entrepreneurs learn to see gaps, then fill them

   Thursday, November 2 2017

Turn your entrepreneurial idea into reality during the Make Passion Your Paycheck series of speakers and workshops.

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.

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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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Strategic Consultation on Research and Graduate Studies: DialogueIII

  Date: November 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Deans and external community partners are invited to attend this dialogue session.

Strategic Consultation on Research and Graduate Studies: DialogueIV

  Date: November 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Graduate Studies program coordinators and graduate students are invited to participate in this session.

Research Provocations

  Date: November 22, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  Location: Arts and Education

Dr. Laura Doan, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education and Social Work, along with Master of Education student and Research Assistant Aksa Mughal, present, “The power of connections: The experiencesof early childhood educators in a pilot induction support project.”

Considering the past, present and future of industrial agri-foodsystems

  Date: November 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  Location: Ken Lepin Building

A systems-level perspective is presented, describing the recent history, status quo and potential futures of industrial agri-food systems.

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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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