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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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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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Science Events

Kamloops Tiny House Workshop

  Date: August 6 - All Day
  Location: Clock Tower

Learn how to design and build your very own tiny house in this two-and-a-half-day jam-packed workshop August 6 to 8. This is what you would call a crash course. It saves you months of research, ensures you are ready to go tiny, and that you design the best tiny house for you. You arelearning...


Info Session: Power Engineering 4th Class

  Date: August 10, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  Location: No location specified

Join TRU School of Trades and Technology faculty members for this virtual information session and find out how you can become a Power Engineer. Registration: email dgeiger@tru.ca to receive the virtual event link. You can take classes on-campus in Kamloops or online, and complete your4th Çlass Foundation program in just ten months. As a...


Supporting Students with Suicidal Thoughts

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

Mental health concerns, including suicidality, have an increasing prevalence on Canadian campuses. In this workshop, Cliff Robinson introduces faculty and staff to ways to connect with and support students inmental health distress. Additionally, Pamela Fry provides context and an update on the Suicide Prevention Framework, currently in development for TRU.


Speed Friending Mixer

  Date: August 26, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  Location: No location specified

To make new friends before you even get to campus, join us for the Speed Friending Mixer for New-to-TRU & Returning Students on Thursday, August 26, at 7 p.m. Participants will be randomly assigned to small groups of 3-5 peers for 10-15 minutes. Using conversation prompts, games, or your own questions, you’ll get a chance...


Mature and Transfer Student Orientation

  Date: September 2, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  Location: No location specified

Join us for an experience designed specifically for mature (25+ years and up) and transfer students (prior vocational training, or attended a recognized post-secondary institution, or applying to TRU under a partnership agreement). This orientation provides new-to-TRU students with information about the services and resources available to support mature andtransfer students in fulfilling their...


TRU’s Clues – Round 1

  Date: September 7, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  Location: No location specified

TRU’s Clues is a competitive event that takes you around the whole campus. Collect clues and complete challenges, make friends and win prizes 🔍 (how’s that for the high octane tour of TRU?!) Space is limited soregister here today.


Speed Friending for Arts, Education and Social Work

  Date: September 8, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  Location: No location specified

Students in the faculties of Arts, Education, or Social Work are invited to join Speed Friending on Wednesday, September 8 at 7 p.m. Participants will be randomly assigned to small groups of 3-5 people for 10-15 minutes. Using conversation prompts, games, or your own questions, you’ll get a chance to interact before you’re assigned to...


Speed Friending for Science and Nursing

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

Are you a Science or Nursing student? Come meet students in your program at Speed Friending for Science and Nursing students on Thursday, September 9 at 7 p.m. Participants will be randomly assigned to small groups of 3-5 people for 10-15 minutes. Using conversation prompts, games, or your own questions, you’ll get a chance to...


TRU’s Clues – Round 2

  Date: September 10, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  Location: No location specified

TRU’s Clues is a competitive event that takes you around the whole campus. Collect clues and complete challenges, make friends and win prizes 🔍 (how’s that for the high octane tour of TRU?!) Space is limited soregister here today. Additional information will be emailed to registrantsprior to the event.


Speed Friending for Business, Tourism, Adventure and Culinary

  Date: September 13, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  Location: No location specified

Are you a Business, Tourism, Adventure or Culinary student?Come meet students in your program at Speed Friending on Monday, September 13 at 7 p.m. Participants will be randomly assigned to small groups of three to five people for 10-15 minutes and will get to know each other using our conversation prompts, games or their...


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