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Provincial funds double support for genomics lab

   Friday, August 13 2021

Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation Ravi Kahlon announced $848,500 from the BC Knowledge Development Fund has been allocated for microbial ecology and climate change research.

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Renowned wildfire expert based at TRU

   Thursday, June 24 2021

Dr. Mike Flannigan is the new British Columbia Research Chair in Predictive Services, Emergency Management and Fire Science at TRU.

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Undergrad research “paves the way” to the future

   Wednesday, March 17 2021

Eleven exceptional natural science and engineering undergrads have been awarded $7500 scholarships to conduct research over the summer.

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TRU genomics lab receives $850K investment from feds

   Wednesday, March 3 2021

New funds from the federal government through the Canadian Foundation for Innovation will enable a world-class genomic research lab at Thompson Rivers University.

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Law and science combine to answer vital COVID-19 questions

   Wednesday, January 27 2021

Dr. Ruby Dhand leads a collaborative, multidisciplinary research project to understand barriers to justice during the pandemic for those who live with disabilities.

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Fellowships support students studying snakes, bacteria

   Tuesday, January 12 2021

Graduate students Breanne McAmmond and Chloe Howarth received prestigious $7,500 Environmental Science and Natural Resource Science Fellowship Awards.

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Sifting through dirt’s DNA

   Wednesday, December 9 2020

A new Genome BC-funded project will standardize how environmental DNA is measured in microbial soil communities.

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Snake research garners prestigious scholarship

   Friday, November 6 2020

Graduate student Dana Eye has been awarded the Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health for her groundbreaking rattlesnake research.

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Lillooet man leaves TRU $350K for women in science

   Wednesday, September 30 2020

James Bain passed away in 2019 and quietly left a profound gift upon his departure: his entire estate to fund bursaries for women in STEM.

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Can CBD and nitric oxide prevent the spread of COVID-19?

   Wednesday, September 2 2020

Three TRU researchers are working toward the development of an antiviral nasal spray and mouthwash using high-cannabidiol extracts, terpenes, and nitric oxide.

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Science Events

PHP Conference Trivia Night

  Date: October 19, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  Location: Off Campus

Trivia Night fun includes a great game of trivia, a drink and an appetizer from Fox 'n Hounds Pub.

Academic Integrity Week – Workshop on Homework Systems and Contract Cheating

  Date: October 20, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
  Location: No location specified

Before you cheat, understand the consequences. Learn more about academic integrity with the Office of Student Affairs through the Homework Systems and Contract Cheating workshop on Oct. 20 from 12 p.m. to 12:45p.m. Link to attend –

Intermediate citation management: Zotero II

  Date: October 20, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  Location: No location specified

This second session will refresh your memory on the basics ofZotero, then goes forward from there.

Staff+Alumni Donut Break

  Date: October 21, 11:00am - 11:25am
  Location: Culinary Arts Training Centre

Alumni that work at TRU are invited to stop in for a coffee and donut courtesy of TRU Alumni. Learn what services and benefits are available to alumni, and meet your TRU Alumni team. RSVP to to let us know you’ll be coming. Bring your own mug. Thursdays in October, starting Oct. 14. 11:00am...

Academic Integrity Week – Workshop on Summarizing, Quoting, andParaphrasing

  Date: October 22, 12:00pm - 12:30pm
  Location: No location specified

Plagiarism can be avoided by citing sources correctly. Join the Office of Student Affairs for a Workshop on Summarizing, Quoting, and Paraphrasing on Oct. 22 from 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Link to attend –

Fall Open House kickoff

  Date: October 23, 10:00am - 2:00pm
  Location: Old Main

Sat., Oct. 23 is your chance to visit campus, explore our facilities and see what TRU is like.

Getting Started: Finding, Using, and Adapting Open Resources

  Date: October 25, 3:00am - 4:00pm
  Location: No location specified

The Open Education movement is based on faculty taking back control of the content delivered in the classroom. Faculty create resources based on their needs and then license them so that others can similarly use, reuse, or adapt them. Creating / using open educational resources (OER), whether big (such as open textbooks or open courses)...

Weekly Wellness Circle   – every Monday, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  Date: September 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
  Location: No location specified

Foster personal, academic, and professional growth through an Indigenous lens and a multicultural, person-centered, and solution-focused therapy perspective. Get the meeting link through

Adopting, Adapting, or Creating OER: A Showcase of What’s Happening at TRU

  Date: October 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
  Location: No location specified

Join us for a show-and-tell session featuring TRU campus and Open Learning faculty members sharing their experience engaging with Open Education in different ways to enhance teaching and learning across a wide variety of subjects and the lessons they have learned.

Investing basics

  Date: October 26, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
  Location: On and off campus

Investing basics covers such areas as why invest and how to outpace inflation.

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