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Graduate students receive $17,500-scholarships

   Thursday, September 19 2019

Jesse Biddlecomb, Brandon Turner and Adam Zelmer are the recipients of $17,500 Canada Graduate Scholarships -Masters.

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Respiratory therapy students

Meet our donors: The TB Vets Charitable Foundation

   Friday, June 7 2019

The TB Vets Charitable Foundation and its donors have provided funding for the respiratory therapy program for 30 years.

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Stephanie Winton, recipient of the 2019 Governor General's Academic Gold Medal.

Rattlesnake researcher receives gold medal

   Wednesday, June 5 2019

Stephanie Winton is the recipient of the 2019 Governor General's Academic Gold Medal for her work in rattlesnake conservation.

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2019 Science Valedictorian Marco Lussetti

A life-long love of (machine) learning

   Tuesday, June 4 2019

Marco Lussetti is the 2019 TRU Faculty of Science valedictorian, graduating with his newly minted Bachelor of Computing Science degree.

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Breanne McAmmond, undergraduate student, researching the science of beer.

Student research—from beer and birds, to fish guts

   Tuesday, May 28 2019

Ten TRU students have received federal funding allowing them to work on an array of research projects this summer.

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Dr. Catherine Ortner, Associate Professor, Psychology.

TRU researchers share $579,000 in federal awards

   Thursday, May 23 2019

Five TRU researchers have been awarded federal NSERC Discovery Grants, allowing them to focus on fundamental research questions.

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What you need to know about ticks

   Thursday, May 2 2019

Tick season is in full swing in BC's Southern Interior, and TRU's Dr. Rob Higgins sheds a light on this interesting parasitic mite.

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Christine Miller UPrep pig heart dissection

Schwarzenegger, a pig’s heart and John Cena

   Friday, April 26 2019

UPrep science faculty member Christine Miller lightens up the classroom with jokes and humourous references.

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TRU Research & Graduate Studies

Ten projects awarded research funding

   Monday, April 1 2019

Ten TRU researchers have been awarded grants of up to $5,000 each from the Internal Research Fund.

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Indigenous science and health science camp: microscope

The science of including Indigenous knowledge to solve problems

   Friday, March 29 2019

Steps are in place and others in the works as the Faculty of Science includes more Indigenous perspectives in its courses and programs.

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Science Events

Envision TRU World Café Sept. 19

  Date: September 19, 12:00pm - 3:30pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

What TRU should focus on over the next 10 years? Stop by for five minutes or an hour—whatever works for you.

TRUSU Outdoor Movie Night and Food Truck Festival

  Date: September 19, 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  Location: Campus Commons

Grab a blanket, chair, your family or friends for a screening of Avengers: Endgame. Bring cash and your appetite for the food trucks.

Techfest 2019

  Date: September 19, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  Location: ITTC—Industrial Trades and Technology Centre

Join TRU Trades and Technology and a host of other partners in celebrating technology and innovation in Kamloops and the region.

Trades & Tech Thursdays: 7pm tour

  Date: August 15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  Repeated Dates: Aug 15, Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 19
  Location: No location specified

Take a free tour to learn why a career in trades may be rightfor you.

In conversation with 6 authors

  Date: September 20, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
  Location: No location specified

Get tips, suggestions and insights from six Canadian authorswho are in town as part of a weekend authors conference. 

Kamloops Broncos TRU Student Night @ Hillside Stadium

  Date: September 21, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  Location: Hillside Stadium

Show your TRU student card and pay only $5 on Sept. 21 when the Kamloops Broncos football team hosts Vancouver Island Raiders.

Moodle Drop-ins and Workshops

  Date: September 23 - All Day
  Location: No location specified

Moodle and learning technology drop-ins and workshops are available daily throughout the Fall. For more information and to register, please visit:

Staff and faculty lunch & learn: benefits 101

  Date: September 24, 11:30am - 12:30pm
  Location: BC Centre for Open Learning (BCCOL)

Review the Manulife benefit packages for support staff, administration, faculty, and Open Learning faculty members. 

Merritt: Envision TRU community consultation

  Date: September 24, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  Location: Off Campus

What do you want to see happen at TRU through the next 10 years? Share your thoughts, ideas and suggestions.

Kamloops: Envision TRU Community Consultation

  Date: September 25, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  Location: Off Campus

During the next decade, what do you want to see happen at Thompson Rivers University? Because TRU does not exist for itself, we’re inviting stakeholder groups and citizens to provide their ideas and share their thoughts toward the Envision TRU project. The 10-year vision will become a map for TRU’s priorities. Already, on-campus consultations have...

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