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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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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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Step into the spotlight during Research Week

   Tuesday, February 12 2019

Register before March 7 for the 3MT, the 180-second Faculty Research Challenge, or the In a Nutshell undergrad research competition.

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New Health Research Cluster Grants focus on community collaboration

   Tuesday, February 5 2019

Researchers from TRU and Interior Health are encouraged to apply for new $15,000 Health Research Cluster Grants.

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TRU researchers awarded prestigious federal grants

   Wednesday, January 30 2019

Four TRU researchers received SSHRC Insight Development Grants, which was announced today by the Government of Canada.

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Local homeowner sponsors academic contest for new green home

   Thursday, January 24 2019

Clay Ganton was so impressed by his last house designed by a former TRU student, he is back again looking for another sustainable home.

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Undergraduate research: Invaluable experience gets funding boost

   Monday, January 21 2019

Students are encouraged to apply for a $6,000 UREAP scholarship before Feb. 28. Application support is available in OM 1522.

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Awards celebrate environmental impact of graduate research

   Thursday, January 17 2019

Garrett O'Connell, Dana Eye and Claudie Pageau have been awarded Environmental Science and Natural Resource Science Fellowships.

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Science Events

Open House

  Date: March 23, 9:00am - 3:00pm
  Location: Various locations on campus

Discover all that you can be at TRU. Explore wide-ranging offering of programs, courses and supports available to you. Have your eyes opened to the ways that you can make and impact in the world through research and opportunities to apply your learning through hands-on projects. Schedule Register today        

Kamloops Holi: festival of colours

  Date: March 23, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  Location: Off Campus

Known widely as the festival of colours, Holi is a celebration of fertility, colour, and love.

Using Video for Student Engagement and Success

  Date: March 25, 1:00pm - 1:50pm
  Location: BC Centre for Open Learning (BCCOL)

Learn good practices when it comes to creating video content for courses.

Workshop: restorative (social) justice and mindfulness

  Date: March 25, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  Location: Off Campus

TRU Faculty Association's Equity Committee presents the workshop Restorative (Social) Justice and Mindfulness.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) final

  Date: March 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
  Location: International Building (IB)

Cheer on graduate students in this fast-paced and fun research communications competition. Vote for People's Choice!

180(s) Research Challenge

  Date: March 26, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  Location: International Building (IB)

Come out and support TRU researchers as they vie for first place in the 180(s) Research Challenge.

Study abroad information session

  Date: March 26, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  Location: International Building (IB)

Interested in earning credits towards your TRU program at oneof our partner universities around the world?

In a Nutshell: Undergraduate Research Challenge

  Date: March 26, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  Location: International Building (IB)

Once again, undergraduate students go head-to-head in this research communication competition. Come show your support.

Tri-agency funding opportunities: At a glance

  Date: March 27, 10:00am - 11:00am
  Location: Arts and Education

TRU faculty are encouraged to attend an informative overview of the key funding programs of the three federal granting agencies.

IT showcase for researchers

  Date: March 27, 11:00am - 2:00pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

IT Services and partners are available to TRU researchers to answer any questions related to research technology, & to provide demos.

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