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

TRU genomics lab a first for the BC Interior

   Monday, December 11 2017

The BC Interior's first high-throughput genomics lab is now open at TRU, under the direction of Biology faculty member Jonathan Van Hamme.

TRU researcher named as one of nation’s top new scholars

   Tuesday, November 28 2017

Dr. Richard Oppong was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Crowd control research nets national award

   Wednesday, November 22 2017

Tunisian undergraduate Houssem Zouaghi received the Mitacs Award for Outstanding innovation for his work with TRU's Dr. Andrew Park.

Ten students awarded undergraduate research grants

   Tuesday, November 21 2017

Ten students have been awarded $4,500 UREAP scholarships to conduct independent research projects.

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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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Philosophy, History Politics student conference

  Date: January 18 - All Day
  Repeated Dates: Jan 18, Jan 19, Jan 20
  Location: Various locations on campus

Explore the past and present through presentations in philosophy, history, and politics during this student-organized conference.

TRU Undergraduate Research & Innovation Conference

  Date: March 23, 9:00am - March 24, 7:00pm
  Location: Various locations on campus

Students from all areas of study share their work either as posters or as 15-minute lectures.

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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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