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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

Raccoons are here to stay — what’s next for Kamloops?

   Tuesday, December 4 2018

Increased sightings of raccoons in city limits has taken Kamloops residents by surprise, but TRU's Karl Larsen says they're here to stay.

Eight students become independent researchers

   Monday, November 26 2018

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

$78,000 awarded to undergraduate research apprentices

   Monday, November 19 2018

Apprenticeships allow faculty to hire students as researchers, and provide students with meaningful mentorship and training opportunities.

New Research Coach program a guaranteed winner

   Thursday, November 8 2018

Applications are now being accepted for TRU's new Research Coach program, designed to encourage new students to engage in research.

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Telling the full story of the salmon

   Friday, September 21 2018

Researcher Nan Stevens is working to bring more Indigenous content to elementary schools, and it all started with a Grade 4 storybook.

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.

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PHP Conference—philosophy, history and politics

  Date: January 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  Repeated Dates: Jan 17, Jan 18, Jan 19
  Location: No location specified

Undergrads in philosophy, history and politics present theirresearch on a variety of themes like human rights, gender and equality.


TRU Undergraduate Research & Innovation Conference 2019

  Date: March 29 - All Day
  Repeated Dates: Mar 30
  Location: Various locations on campus

Learn more about the research conducted and being conducted by undergraduate students from a range of schools and faculties on campus.


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Donors, students celebrate educational possibilities

   Friday, November 30 2018

Students and donors filed into the TRU Gymnasium Thursday evening to celebrate the development of educational journeys.

New Research Coach program a guaranteed winner

   Thursday, November 8 2018

Applications are now being accepted for TRU's new Research Coach program, designed to encourage new students to engage in research.

Lepin awards let grad students focus on research

   Friday, October 12 2018

Kamloops philanthropist Ken Lepin presented $51,000 to nine exceptional graduate students during an Oct. 10 ceremony.

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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