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Presenting a preponderance of plastic

   Tuesday, March 13 2018

A third-year undergrad student's research shone a light on plastics in mussels and put her in the spotlight at a marine biology conference.

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Matthew McIsaac bird research

This summer job is for the birds

   Friday, July 13 2018

Biology student Matthew McIsaac is researching how often birds collide with campus windows and ways to reduce those numbers.

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Engineering the future with software

   Wednesday, July 4 2018

TRU Engineering student Brian Burciaga is part of a new wave of students studying Software Engineering.

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Outstanding graduate students awarded entrance scholarships

   Wednesday, June 27 2018

Four graduate students have been awarded prestigious federal entrance awards valued at $17,500 each.

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Convocation hat toss

Valedictorian speeches, honorary doctor speeches spring 2018

   Friday, June 15 2018

Relive spring #TRUgrad 2018 through inspiring words from the six valedictorians, six honorary degree recipients and VIPs.

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STEM high school lab 1

Love for teaching STEMs from science

   Tuesday, June 12 2018

TRU's new STEM teaching degree is all about teaching high school science and math using real examples from engineering and technology.

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TRU abuzz with bee-friendly initiatives

   Monday, June 11 2018

Bees are always welcome on campus and will soon have their own garden thanks to an initiative paid for by the Sustainability Grant Fund.

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Robots, apps, websites and more. Make ’em during affordable summer workshops for everyone

   Monday, June 11 2018

Start seeing the world in a brand new way during these hands-on sessions taught by TRU computing science students and faculty.

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Gold medal awarded for cutting-edge marine research

   Monday, June 4 2018

Hilary Hamilton, MSc, will receive the 2018 Governor General's Academic Gold Medal for her contribution to the field of marine biology.

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Convocation Fall 2016

#TRUgrad you did it! Valedictorians, medal winners, other convocation by the numbers

   Wednesday, May 30 2018

More than 1,200 grads have applied to attend one of the six ceremonies over three days, June 6-8, at the Tournament Capital Centre.

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Science Events

Events at TRU

Horticulture Gardens tour

  Date: June 6, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  Repeated Dates: May 16, May 23, May 30, Jul 11, Jul 18, Jul 25, Aug 1, Aug 8, Aug 15
  Location: Horticulture Gardens

Learn more about the plants at TRU during a tour guided by a member of the TRU Friends of the Gardens.

Trades & Tech Thursdays

  Date: June 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  Repeated Dates: Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 15, Apr 19, May 24, Jun 21, Jul 19, Aug 23, Sep 20
  Location: Trades &\; Technology Building

Learn more about trades and tech options while getting answers directly from those in the know.

Two-day coding workshop series: iOS Application Development

  Date: July 21 - All Day
  Location: Old Main

The course does not require any prior programming experience.We will first use Swift playgrounds to learn the Swift language.

Saturday campus tours for prospective students

  Date: July 14, 10:00am - 11:30am
  Repeated Dates: Jul 21, Aug 11, Aug 18, Aug 25
  Location: No location specified

Take a Saturday tour of campus and learn about our history, programs, services and more.

One-day coding workshop series: How to Promote Your Business through Social Media

  Date: July 22 - All Day
  Location: Old Main

Learn how to generate more business and to better connect with, and serve, your customers.

Startup Basics: Resources

  Date: July 24, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  Location: Brown Family House of Learning

Learn what tools, resources, mentorship, workshops, events, and other supports are available through TRU Generator.

Two-day coding workshop series: Introduction to Programming with Arduino

  Date: July 28 - All Day
  Location: Old Main

Build a robot and at the end of the two days, compete in a competition against the other participants for the chance to win a prize.

Aboriginal Youth Summer Camp in Science and Health Science

  Date: July 30 - All Day
  Repeated Dates: Jul 30, Jul 31, Aug 1, Aug 2, Aug 3
  Location: On and off campus

Water and health is the theme for the 10th annual camp for students going into grades 9 through 12.

Free Secwepemc language classes

  Date: August 6, 9:00am - 10:00am
  Repeated Dates: Aug 8, Aug 13, Aug 15, Aug 10
  Location: BC Centre for Open Learning (BCCOL)

Learn basic Secwepemcstin such as introductions, greetings,spelling of words and more.

Startup Basics: Resources

  Date: August 21, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  Location: Brown Family House of Learning

Learn what tools, resources, mentorship, workshops, events, and other supports are available through TRU Generator.

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