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Dr. Catherine Ortner, Associate Professor, Psychology.

TRU researchers share $579,000 in federal awards

   Thursday, May 23 2019

Five TRU researchers have been awarded federal NSERC Discovery Grants, allowing them to focus on fundamental research questions.

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What you need to know about ticks

   Thursday, May 2 2019

Tick season is in full swing in BC's Southern Interior, and TRU's Dr. Rob Higgins sheds a light on this interesting parasitic mite.

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Christine Miller UPrep pig heart dissection

Schwarzenegger, a pig’s heart and John Cena

   Friday, April 26 2019

UPrep science faculty member Christine Miller lightens up the classroom with jokes and humourous references.

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TRU Research & Graduate Studies

Ten projects awarded research funding

   Monday, April 1 2019

Ten TRU researchers have been awarded grants of up to $5,000 each from the Internal Research Fund.

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Indigenous science and health science camp: microscope

The science of including Indigenous knowledge to solve problems

   Friday, March 29 2019

Steps are in place and others in the works as the Faculty of Science includes more Indigenous perspectives in its courses and programs.

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Celebrating Research at TRU

   Monday, March 25 2019

A blend of workshops and presentations highlight this fourth annual Research Week.

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Dr. Bruce Damer stands next to a 3.6-billion-year-old artifact representing buried layers of molecular structures, thought to be the framework for the origin of life.

Astrobiologist alumnus presents new origin of life concept

   Friday, March 15 2019

TRU alumnus Dr. Bruce Damer often pondered abstract concepts as a teenager walking Kamloops trails. Hear his free talk at TRU on March 28.

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Dr. Mark Rakobowchuk, Assistant Professor, Biology

New high-tech lab explores exercise and aging

   Wednesday, March 13 2019

Dr. Mark Rakobowchuk's newly funded lab will answer questions about the impact of exercise at the cellular and metabolic level.

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Winners of the 2019 Masters of Science in Environmental Science Showcase were, from left, Shannon Mendt, Paulina Ross, Aramide Taiwo, Adam Zelmer and Marcus Atkins.

A decade of graduate research on display

   Monday, March 11 2019

More than two dozen first and second year MSc students presented their research during the 10th annual Showcase.

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Science students show kids they CanCODE

   Friday, February 15 2019

Teaching kids how to create their own technology, rather than simply consuming, was a main priority.

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Science Events

Associate Vice-President Open Learning candidate presentation (I)

  Date: May 27, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  Location: BC Centre for Open Learning (BCCOL)

Associate Vice-President Open Learning candidate presentation(I)

Appointments Committee training

  Date: May 28, 9:00am - 11:00am
  Location: BC Centre for Open Learning (BCCOL)

Among other things, review the TRU Policies and key legislation impacting recruitment and selection of committee members.X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

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The training session is two hours in duration and will include:
  • An overview ofthe composition, roles, and responsibilities of committee members
  • Review of TRU Policies and key legislation impacting recruitment and selection
  • Information on the recruitment process (requisitions, advertising, & shortlisting)
  • Information on the selection process (interviews, biases, references, & recommendations)
  • Key aspects of the on-boarding process (salary placement, offer letters and orientation).


Law event: Diversity on the Bench

  Date: May 28, 4:45pm - 7:00pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Incorporating diverse perspectives improves judicial decisions and perceptions of decision making institutions as a whole.

Associate Vice-President Open Learning candidate presentation (II)

  Date: May 30, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  Location: BC Centre for Open Learning (BCCOL)

Associate Vice-President Open Learning candidate presentation(II)

AlumNight Williams Lake

  Date: May 30, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  Location: Williams Lake

Reminisce, catch up and meet others who attended the Williams Lake campus. 

TRU Williams Lake Commencement 2019

  Date: May 31, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
  Location: Williams Lake campus

Celebrate commencement with all 2019 TRU Williams Lake graduates.

LEAP: Kelowna backroads

  Date: June 1 - All Day
  Location: Off Campus

Be prepared for a kangaroo farm, bee farm, lavender farm and pizza.

Faculty promotion and tenure sessions

  Date: June 3 - All Day
  Repeated Dates: Jun 4
  Location: To be announced

More details to come.

Convocation: education, social work and installation of the president

  Date: June 5, 9:30am - 12:00pm
  Location: Tournament Capital Centre (TCC)

The installation of President Brett Fairbairn will precede the honouring of graduates of certificates, diplomas and degrees.

Convocation: business and economics

  Date: June 5, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
  Location: No location specified

Celebrate the successful completion of certificates, diplomas and degrees.

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