Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University


Mobilizing Knowledge

TRU researchers create solutions to challenges faced by community, business and industry, and they are actively engaged in sharing that new knowledge with the world.

The Presses of TRU:

Small Cities Imprint, which publishes conference and workshop proceedings, peer-reviewed collections, monographs, and works of creativity emerging from or related to the Mapping Quality of Life and the Culture of Small Cities research program.

Canadian Journal of Contemporary Law: Canada's newest double-blind peer-reviewed law journal publishes leading scholarship on a selected issue each year. Inaugural issue published on Jan. 31, 2015.

International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education: This is an international publication of the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE). Its aims are to promote and encourage scholarly work in e-learning and distance education and provide a forum for the dissemination of international scholarship. Dr. Irwin Devries, Interim Associate Vice President Open Learning is the co-editor of the journal, which was transferred to TRU from Mount Royal University in January 2016. The journal is supported by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Aid to Scholarly Journals Program.

Knowledge Makers Journal: Established in 2016, the KM Journal is the result of the Knowledge Makers Indigenous student research network at TRU. The network provides an opportunity for Indigenous undergraduate students to learn about Indigenous research and to put practices into action.

Books & Book Chapters: 2015-2016

  • Animals and the Law
  • Beckett in Popular Culture
  • Bodily Subjects Essays on Gender and Health
  • Campos Garcia-Afrodescendencia
  • Cultural Mapping as Cultural Inquiry
  • Feminist Pedagogy in Higher Education
  • Halsbury's Laws of Canada
  • Johnson book cover MMWW1
  • Law of Nuisance in Canada

Chapters and Books: 2015

Ao, Xi-Ping and Roger Collins. “A rational approach to the acquisition, valuation and holding of assets." Engineering Technology, Engineering Education and Engineering Management. Deyao Tan (Ed). 2015. Taylor and Francis.

Belshaw, John Douglas. Canadian History: Pre-Confederation. Victoria: BC Campus Open Ed, 2015. Web.

Calder Stegemann, K.J. and N. Stevens. “Inclusion in teacher education.” Change and progress in Canadian teacher education: Research on recent innovations in teacher preparation in Canada.” Eds. Lynn Thomas and Mark Hirschkorn. Canadian Association for Teacher Education. 2015. 464-491.

Calder Stegemann, K.J. and W.L. Roberts. “Students at Risk in the Classroom.” (Teacher Education Series). 2015. Toronto, ON: Pearson Canada.

Caton, Kellee. “Studying Tourism: Where’s the Humanity in it?,” in Pauline J. Sheldon,

Cathy H., C.Hsu (ed.) Tourism Education: Global Issues and Trends (Tourism Social

Sciences Series, Volume 21) Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. (2015): 15-39.

Densky, Karen. “Conceptualizing Creativity and Culture in Language Teaching.” Creativity in Language Teaching: Perspectives from Research and Practice. Eds. Rodney H. Jones and Jack C. Richards. New York: Routledge, 2015. 49-62.

Dewan, Hasnat. “Does the Primary Condition for a Sustainable Human Development Meet the Feasibility Condition of Cost-Benefit Analysis? Development and the Politics of Human Rights. Scott Nicholass Romaniuk and Marguerite Martin eds. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis Group. Boca Raton, FL. 2016

Diab, Robert. The Harbinger Theory: How the Post-9/11 Emergency Became Permanent and the Case for Reform. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Duxbury, Nancy, W.F. Garrett-Petts, and D. MacLennan, eds. Cultural Mapping as Cultural Inquiry. Routledge, 2015.

Geva, Esther and Gloria Ramirez. Focus on Reading. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Oxford Key Concepts for the Language Classroom.

Hiltz, D’Arcy J., Anita Szigeti and Ruby Dhand, eds. Halsbury’s Laws of Canada: Mental Health (2015 Reissue). Toronto: LexisNexis Canada, 2015.

Hira, Ravi, Hon. Judge Therese Alexander, Mary Ainslie and Micah Rankin. British Columbia Annual Criminal Practice, 2016. Toronto: Canada Law Book, 2015.

Hoare, Alana and Jim Hu. "Faculty perceptions of ESL students' academic, linguistic, and cultural preparedness and effective teaching practices." English language education in a global world: Practices, issues and challenges. Eds. L.T. Wong and J. Aditi. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Hulko, Wendy. “Supporting Younger Lesbian and Bisexual Women and Transgender Youth in Small Cities and Rural Communities: Collaboration and Affirmation.” LGBTQ People and Social Work: Intersectional Perspectives. Eds. B. O’Neill, T. Swan and N. Mulé. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2015: 193-212.

Hull, J. S. "The French Shore Historical Society: Creating New Tourism Experiences for Visitors." The Social Side of Tourism. Eds. M. Lueck, J. Velvin and B. Eisenstein. Munich, Germany: Martin Meidenbauer, 2015: 59- 70.

Jhangiani, R. S., J. D. Troisi, B. Fleck, A. Legg, A., & H. Hussey, eds. A Compendium of Scales for Use in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Society for the Teaching of Psychology, 2015. Web.

Johnson, George M. Mourning and Mysticism in First World War Literature and Beyond: Grappling with Ghosts. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. Print.

Jones, Craig E. “Taking the ‘Fresh Start’ Seriously: A Case Comment on Canada (Superintendent of Bankruptcy) v. 407 ETR Concession Company Limited and Moloney v. Alberta (Administrator, Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Act).” Annual Review of Insolvency Law 2014. Eds. Janis P. Sarra, and Justice Barbara Romaine. Toronto: Carswell, 2014. 405-416.

Levit, Tatiana, L. Watson, A.M. Lavack. “Improving Quality of Life by Preventing Obesity."Innovations in Social Marketing and Public Health Communication. Walter Wymer ed. Springer International Publishing. 2015. 301-319.

Murphy, P.J. and Nick Pawliuk, eds. Beckett in Popular Culture: Essays on a Postmodern Icon. Burlington, NC: McFarland & Co., 2016.

Park, Andrew and Herbert Tsang. “A Systematic Approach to Develop a Computational Framework for Counter-terrorism and Public Safety.” Social Networks, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism. Martin Bouchard, ed. Routledge, 2015. 196-217.

Penny Light, Tracy. “‘I Can’t Believe I’ve Never Seen That Before!’: Feminism, the ‘Sexualization of Culture’ and Empowerment in the Classroom.” Feminist Pedagogy in Higher Education: Critical Theory and Practice. Eds. Tracy Penny Light, Jane Nicholas and Renee Bondy. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2015. n. pag.

Penny Light, Tracy. “Moving Forward, Looking Back: Historical Inquiry for Social Justice.” Fostering Social Justice through Qualitative Inquiry: A Methodological Guide. Eds. Corey Johnson and Diana C. Parry. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 2015: 191-216.

Penny Light, Tracy, Barbara Brookes, and Wendy Mitchinson, eds. Bodily Subject: Essays on Gender and Health, 1800-2000. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015. Print.

Penny Light, Tracy, Jane Nicholas and Renee Bondy, eds. Feminist Pedagogy in Higher Education: Critical Theory and Practice. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2015.

Porter, Janet and Rosalie Hilde. “Challenges and Opportunities: Contextual Approaches to Diversity Research and Practice.” The Oxford Handbook of Diversity in Organizations. Eds. Regine Bendl et al. London, UK: Oxford University.

Price, Paul C., Rajiv S. Jhangiani and I-Chant A. Chiang. Research Methods in Psychology: Core Concepts and Skills, 2nd Canadian Edition. Open textbook adaptation of Research Methods in Psychology: Core Concepts and Skills, by Paul C. Price. Victoria: BC Campus Open Ed, 2015. Web.

Pun, Gregory, Margaret I. Hall and Ian Knapp. The Law of Nuisance in Canada. Toronto: LexisNexis Canada, 2015.

Rundle-Thiele, Sharyn, R. Thurmeier, S. Deshpande, M. Cismaru, A. Lavack, N. Agrey, R. Anibaldi. "FASD Prevention Interventions Valued by Australian and Canadian Women." Innovations in Social Marketing and Public Health Communication. Walter Wymer ed. Springer International Publishing. (2015). 249-261.

Sankoff, Peter, Vaughan Black and Katie Sykes, eds. Canadian Perspectives on Animals and the Law. Toronto: Irwin Law, 2015.

Schabus, Nicole. “Indigenous Peoples in North America: Bridging the Trade and Environment Gap to Ensure Sustainability under NAFTA and NAAEC.” NAFTA and Sustainable Development. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015: 218-243.

Suedfeld, Peter and Rajiv Jhangiani. “What is Political Psychology?” Political Psychology: Handbook for Study and Science. Eds. Ofer Feldman & Sonja Zmerli. Baden- Baden, Germany: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2015. (German)

Valero, Silvia and Alejandro Campos-Garcia, eds. Identity Politics in a Time of Afrodescendency. Editorial Corregidor, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Spanish). ISBN: 9789500530842