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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

State-of-the-art sensors take flight over BC grasslands

   Wednesday, April 11 2018

Dr. David Hill's range management research was given a $200,000 boost from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

Students spend summer as funded researchers

   Monday, April 9 2018

Nineteen students have been awarded $4,500 UREAP scholarships, allowing them to spend the summer conducting independent research.

Larsen, Ortner awarded for outstanding research mentorship

   Wednesday, April 4 2018

Dr. Karl Larsen and Dr. Catherine Ortner are recognized for their commitment to empowering and encouraging undergraduate researchers.

TRU enters The Conversation

   Tuesday, March 27 2018

TRU is the newest member of The Conversation Canada, an independent news organization delivering expertise from academia to wide audiences.

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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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BCBio conference

  Date: May 9 - All Day
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

This meeting of biology instructors from BC & Yukon high schools, universities and colleges is an opportunity to share, discuss and connect.

Join The Conversation: A workshop with Editor Scott White

  Date: May 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm
  Location: Old Main

Faculty are invited to join Scott White, editor of The Conversation Canada, to learn how to bring their research to a global audience.X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

TRU is excited to partner with The Conversation Canada, an innovative digital media outlet dedicated to bringing scholarly work to general readership.

You are invited to join Scott White, editor of The Conversation Canada, for this two-hour workshop. Alongside members of TRU's Research and Graduate Studies Office, and Marketing and Communications team, you'll run through the stteps needed to use this exciting resource to highlight your research, and share your expertise beyond peer-reviewed publications.

Our promise: You will leave the workshop with a plan forhow to bring your expertise and your research findings to a global audience of more than 35 million, with minimal effort, thanks to this unique collaboration. 

Because of its open source design, The Conversation has launched researchers’ work onto the national stage and around the world through publications such as the Globe and Mail, the FinancialPost and the Guardian who reprint the material.

Refreshments will be provided.

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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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