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Fall Convocation 2017 recap

   Friday, October 20 2017

Fall Convocation 2017 recap.

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Graduate student awards nearly double

   Thursday, October 19 2017

Kamloops philanthropist Ken Lepin presented $60,000 in awards to 12 exceptional graduate students during an Oct. 18 ceremony.

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Convocation by the numbers: Fall 2017

   Tuesday, October 10 2017

Fall colours and a change in temperature also bring with them Fall Convocation. Here is a snapshot of this year's ceremony.

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Anthony von Mandl

Pioneering entrepreneur to address fall graduates

   Tuesday, October 10 2017

An entrepreneur who has brought international attention and tourism to BC's Okanagan region will address graduates at Fall Convocation 2017.

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Dr. Sherman Jen with TRU President and Vice-Chancellor Alan Shaver

University gift is largest ever

   Thursday, October 5 2017

Dr. Sherman Jen of Maple Leaf Educational Systems has given TRU its largest individual private donation ever of $5 million today.

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Putting higher education in its place

   Tuesday, October 3 2017

A new Green Guide, authored by five TRU faculty members, explores the role of place in higher education.

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TRU, UBC team up to explore useful bioproducts found in cannabis

   Tuesday, October 3 2017

Dr. Bruno Cinel, a natural products chemist, has teamed up with other researchers to discover useful products that can be made from cannabis

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Nicole Bison

Scoring goals on and off the field

   Wednesday, September 27 2017

Meet Nicole Bison: South Kamloops Secondary graduate, soccer mentor, and dedicated student.

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Research that builds community

   Wednesday, September 27 2017

TRU's fifth annual report on research highlights the work of our faculty across all departments.

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Hunter finds success in writing contest

   Thursday, September 14 2017

Alumna Sadie Hunter was long-listed for the CBC Nonfiction Prize, a contest that receives over 1400 submissions.

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Science Events

Events at TRU

Pre-Law Society general meeting

  Date: October 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Learn about the club's plans for the semester, eat pizza andmingle with current law students and faculty.


Creativity in the Open

  Date: October 24, 9:00am - 4:00pm
  Repeated Dates: Oct 24
  Location: Various locations on campus

The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, SOBE’s Department of Human Enterprise and Innovation, and Open Learning present two days of activities and sharing in a fun and informal atmosphere. There will be sessions stressing authentic learning, with hands-on opportunities for fun. Join us for a single workshop, a few sessions, or the entire...


TRU Health and Wellness Fair

  Date: October 24, 11:00am - 2:00pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Visit the different booths for an opportunity to win prizes,along with a $250 gift certificate to Sun Peaks Grand Hotel.


Arts Colloquium Series: The graphic novelization of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

  Date: October 24, 4:20pm - 5:20pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Hear a talk called Adaptation Theory and transmedia adaptations: The graphic novelization of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.


Common Grounds coffee giveaway

  Date: October 25, 9:00am - 1:00pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Celebrate Common Grounds being the only student owned-and-operated food and beverage service on campus with a free cup of of coffee.


TRU Connect webinar conference

  Date: October 25, 9:00am - 5:00pm
  Location: Brown Family House of Learning

Learn to go beyond geographical boundaries and connect with marketing experts from around the world.


An Act of Courage: Supporting Survivors of Sexualized Violence

  Date: October 25, 12:15pm - 1:45pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Learn how to support a friend who has experienced sexualized violence.


TRU Alumni & Friends Vancouver network: Ronald McDonald House Family Dinner

  Date: October 25, 4:00pm - 7:30pm
  Location: Off Campus

Join TRU Alumni & Friends in Vancouver as we give back to Ronald McDonald House BC by preparing dinner as part of their Family Meal Program.


Startup Academy: The Opportunity

  Date: October 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  Location: Brown Family House of Learning

Understand the value your business idea brings to the table,how to size a market and understand the potential value of your market.


Bridge to Business launch and networking mixer

  Date: October 25, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  Location: International Building (IB)

A new initiative of SoBE, Bridge to Business is launching with an evening social for grad students and business community members.


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