Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Celebrate Research Week

The fourth annual Research Week, March 25 – 30, is a celebration of TRU’s growing research capacity and our commitment to high-quality, interdisciplinary research.

The week showcases, celebrates and supports the wide-ranging student and faculty research taking place on campus. Highlights include the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, the 180(s) Research Challenge, the In a Nutshell Undergraduate Research Communication Competition, the Graduate Research Showcase, and the Undergraduate Research and Innovation Conference.

Along with these keystone events, the week features workshops designed to assist researchers with applying for grants, managing research funds and with knowledge mobilization.

Research Week Events

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) final

  Date: March 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
  Location: International Building (IB)

Cheer on graduate students in this fast-paced and fun research communications competition. Vote for People's Choice!


180(s) Research Challenge

  Date: March 26, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  Location: International Building (IB)

Come out and support TRU researchers as they vie for first place in the 180(s) Research Challenge.


In a Nutshell: Undergraduate Research Challenge

  Date: March 26, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  Location: International Building (IB)

Once again, undergraduate students go head-to-head in this research communication competition. Come show your support.X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

Grad students do it in the 3MT, Faculty do it in the 180s Research Challenge, and at TRU, our undergraduate researchers also get to go head-to-head in their own unique researchcommunication competition.

In a Nutshell was designed by undergrad students for undergrad students. Students have three minutes, and a single slide, to deliver a compelling presentation of their researchto a non-specialist audience.

Come and cheer on these brave students, show your support for undergraduate research at TRU, and vote for People's Choice!


Tri-agency funding opportunities: At a glance

  Date: March 27, 10:00am - 11:00am
  Location: Arts and Education

TRU faculty are encouraged to attend an informative overview of the key funding programs of the three federal granting agencies.


IT showcase for researchers

  Date: March 27, 11:00am - 2:00pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

IT Services and partners are available to TRU researchers to answer any questions related to research technology, & to provide demos.


Interior Health Research Day

  Date: March 28, 8:30am - 4:15pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Join Interior Health practitioners and TRU researchers as they discuss current research projects.


Research Coach Showcase

  Date: March 28, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
  Location: International Building (IB)

Come and learn about the Research Coach program, and discover what research students have undertaken this semester.


Arts Colloquium: Intimate partner violence and animal abuse

  Date: March 28, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Join Dr. Rochelle Stevenson, who discusses how companion animals create an added vulnerability for women leaving violent relationships.


Hockey and homelessness at the frontlines of Edmonton’s arena district

  Date: March 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  Location: Ken Lepin Building

Learn more about the creative, entrepreneurial and moral networks by Edmonton’s homeless in the wake of urban revitalization in Edmonton.


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.


Nourish: get to the root of household food insecurity

  Date: March 29, 8:00am - 4:00pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Get to the root of household food insecurity. A day of speakers, networking, small groups and bold ideas.


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