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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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Friends of the Gardens plant tours 2017

From garage to greenhouse: meet floriculturist Ian Robertson

   Wednesday, April 18 2018

Get spring gartening tips from the man who went from heavy-duty mechanic to pruning and planting at TRU.

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Respiratory therapy (RT) simulation

RT grads score gold, silver and bronze on credentialing exam

   Friday, April 13 2018

Alex Tse, Ria McKay and Bianca Verde Rios scored the top three marks during the writing of the Canadian Board for Respiratory Care exam.

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State-of-the-art sensors take flight over BC grasslands

   Wednesday, April 11 2018

Dr. David Hill's range management research was given a $200,000 boost from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

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Students spend summer as funded researchers

   Monday, April 9 2018

Nineteen students have been awarded $4,500 UREAP scholarships, allowing them to spend the summer conducting independent research.

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Larsen, Ortner awarded for outstanding research mentorship

   Wednesday, April 4 2018

Dr. Karl Larsen and Dr. Catherine Ortner are recognized for their commitment to empowering and encouraging undergraduate researchers.

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TRU enters The Conversation

   Tuesday, March 27 2018

TRU is the newest member of The Conversation Canada, an independent news organization delivering expertise from academia to wide audiences.

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Rattlesnakes crack the first Nutshell

   Thursday, March 22 2018

Valerie Law's rattlesnake research took top honours in the inaugural In A Nutshell undergraduate research communication competition.

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Dungeons & Dragons research a critical hit

   Tuesday, March 20 2018

Graeme Hallett won the 2018 3MT for his presentation, "Does Dungeons & Dragons Improve Social Skills?"

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All set for Research Week

   Monday, March 19 2018

A blend of workshops, poster and oral presentations, art installations, and community building are part of the third annual Research Week

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Science Events

Events at TRU

Scratch Cafe year-end BBQ

  Date: April 19, 11:30am - 1:00pm
  Location: Culinary Arts Training Centre

Salmon fillet, ribs, steak and vegan chili and more are allon the menu for this spring feast.

Deans Lecture Series—Darwin’s Voyage Revisited: A biologist’s reflections

  Date: April 19, 12:05pm - 12:55pm
  Location: Off Campus

TRU's Dean of the Faculty of Science recounts his modern-day trip that retraced Charles Darwin's famed voyage aboard the HMS Beagle.

Trades and Tech Thursdays

  Date: November 23, 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.

De-stress in library Stress Free Zone

  Date: April 9 - All Day
  Repeated Dates: Apr 10, Apr 11, Apr 12, Apr 13, Apr 16, Apr 17, Apr 18, Apr 19, Apr 20, Apr 27, Apr 26, Apr 25, Apr 24, Apr 23
  Location: Main Library

De-stress in the Stress-Free Zone during final exams.

BFA year end art show: Eight

  Date: April 20, 9:00am - 4:00pm
  Repeated Dates: Apr 20, Apr 24, Apr 25, Apr 26, Apr 27, Apr 28, May 1, May 2, May 3, May 4
  Location: TRU Art Gallery

Explore the works of eight students graduating from the Bachelor of Fine Arts program during the program’s annual exhibition of graduating students. The exhibition is called Eight and pieces are being displayed in the TRU Art Gallery and the nearby studio spaces in the visual arts wing. Works will include two dimensional, three dimensional, sculpture,...

Career Education & PGWP (Post-Graduation Work Permit)

  Date: April 20, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
  Location: International Building (IB)

International students, do you want to find a job in Canada?Do you need information on how to work while studying at TRU?

IRCC workshop

  Date: April 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  Location: International Building (IB)

This workshop is for international students needing assistance with various work and study permits.

Career Education & PGWP (Post-Graduation Work Permit)

  Date: April 25, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

International students, do you want to find a job in Canada?Do you need information on how to work while studying at TRU?

Businesses Find Success From Building An Identity

  Date: April 26, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  Location: Students' Union Building (TRUSU)

Learn how to boost your branding, social media presence and identity building during this free presentation from a TRU alumni.

BCBio conference

  Date: May 9 - All Day
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

This meeting of biology instructors from BC & Yukon high schools, universities and colleges is an opportunity to share, discuss and connect.

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