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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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Newly funded research explores connectivity, marine invertebrates and rattlesnakes

   Thursday, August 27 2020

Three researchers will share in nearly $350,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery Grants program.

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New research tools coming to TRU

   Tuesday, August 25 2020

The Government of Canada through the Canada Foundation for Innovation has invested $350,000 in high-performance tools to allow TRU faculty and students to conduct ground-breaking research.

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TRU heads collaborative research into wildfires

   Thursday, July 30 2020

The Province of BC has invested $5 million for the establishment of the BC Research Chair in Predictive Services, Emergency Management and Fire Science, to be based at TRU.

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Science Events

ESTR’s Spring Pop-Up Online Market March 8 to April 1

  Date: March 8 - All Day
  Location: No location specified

ESTR Students in the Retail and Hospitality, Kitchen and Food Service and Trades Assistant programs are hosting a second online pop-up market. The market runs from March 8 to April 1. Curbside pickup days are Wednesdays and Thursdays. Check out the student-made website and wonderful assortment of locally handmade products!

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Q & A

  Date: March 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  Location: No location specified

Graduate students interested in learning more about the upcoming 3MT are invited to attend.

Mindfulness Series—Part 1: Grounding and Relaxing Breath Blend

  Date: March 11, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
  Location: No location specified

Create a healthier you by attending Grounding and Relaxing Breath Blend, part one of the four-part Mindfulness Series.

Startup Basics—Laws of Attraction

  Date: March 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  Location: Off Campus

Find out how to attract your ideal customer and validate yourproduct-to-market fit at this edition of the Startup Basics Series.

Master of Science in Environmental Science Showcase

  Date: March 4, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  Location: No location specified

First and second year graduate students will present their research through informative, four-minute talks, and poster presentations.

Environmental Science Seminar Series

  Date: March 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  Location: No location specified

Learn more about Environmental Science (ENVS) courses and TRU's Master of Science at this edition of Environmental Science Seminars.

Long Night Against Procrastination

  Date: March 11, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  Location: Off Campus

Our writing and research extravaganza is back – virtually! OnThursday March 11, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., join us on BigBlueButton for our Virtual Long Night Against Procrastination. Writing Centre tutors and librarians will be available for one-on-one help. Attend academic and wellness mini-workshops, take a sneak-peek at some cool technologies from the...

Speed Friending 3.0

  Date: March 17, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  Location: No location specified

A virtual campus can make it hard to meet new people, but not impossible!< Join us Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. for our third Speed Friending Event. Participants will be randomly assigned to small groups of three to five people for 10-15 minutes and will get to know each other usingour conversation prompts,...

Mindfulness Series—Part 2: Energizer and Shifter Breathwork

  Date: March 18, 12:15pm - 1:00pm
  Location: No location specified

Create a healthier you by attending Energizer and Shifter Breathwork, part two of the four-part Mindfulness Series.

Startup Basics—Startup Accounting

  Date: March 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  Location: Off Campus

Find out how properly establishing your accounting plan can save time and money in the long run at this edition of Startup Basics.

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