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Highland Valley Copper supports creation of Centre for Ecosystem Reclamation

   Thursday, November 16 2017

Highland Valley Copper pledged $200,000 in cash and $150,000 in-kind support for the establishment of an Industrial Research Chair at TRU.

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Water safety–Lifeguard Outreach Society

Entrepreneurs learn to see gaps, then fill them

   Thursday, November 2 2017

Turn your entrepreneurial idea into reality during the Make Passion Your Paycheck series of speakers and workshops.

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Foundation kick off Jayme Burger student

TRU Day of Giving debuts at foundation breakfast

   Thursday, November 2 2017

This year's theme is "every donation matters" as TRU continues to expand its programs, equipment, research opportunities and buildings.

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$90,000 awarded to undergraduate research apprentices

   Tuesday, October 31 2017

Thirty students will be funded through the Undergraduate Research Apprentice program.

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Rhegan Williamson is pursuing her interest in art by studying in the ARET program.

Competitive skier fundraising for families fighting cancer

   Monday, October 30 2017

Meet Rhegan Williamson: Whistler secondary school graduate, big mountain freeride skier and tireless volunteer.

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TRU’s role in agri-tourism

   Friday, October 27 2017

TRU now offers a new course in agri-tourism, ASUR 2040, to help ranchers in the Thompson-Nicola-Cariboo region sustain their operations.

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Talk to the Experts: The world of computing science with Mila Kwiatkowska

   Friday, October 27 2017

With technology and computers everywhere, everyone should have a basic understanding or appreciation of technology and computers.

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Researchers developing probiotic cocktail to combat deadly bat disease

   Tuesday, October 24 2017

A new treatment to prevent White Nose Syndrome in North American bats will be developed in Dr. Naowarat Cheeptham's microbiology lab at TRU.

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Fall Convocation 2017 recap

   Friday, October 20 2017

Fall Convocation 2017 recap.

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Graduate student awards nearly double

   Thursday, October 19 2017

Kamloops philanthropist Ken Lepin presented $60,000 in awards to 12 exceptional graduate students during an Oct. 18 ceremony.

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Science Events

Events at TRU

Strategic Consultation on Research and Graduate Studies: DialogueIV

  Date: November 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Graduate Studies program coordinators and graduate students are invited to participate in this session.


Arts Colloquium Series: Maximizing Entry to Practice: Preparing New Graduates for the Real World

  Date: November 21, 4:20pm - 5:20pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

This talk from the School of Nursing is called Maximizing Entry to Practice: Preparing New Graduates for the Real World.


ESTR Market Grand Opening Celebration

  Date: November 22 - All Day
  Repeated Dates: Nov 22, Nov 23
  Location: Old Main

There will be special draws, giveaways and the opportunity to purchase the variety of handmade and local products.


Moodle – Drop In

  Date: November 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm
  Location: BC Centre for Open Learning (BCCOL)

Room: OL 346 Presenter: Brian Lamb Workshop


Business Kickstart Speaker Series with Monique Vek

  Date: November 22, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Join tomorrow’s leaders today and learn how following the crumbs can lead you to success.


Where is the Inverted U Curve?

  Date: November 22, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
  Location: International Building (IB)

Learn more about the relationship between environmental quality and economic development in Canada.


Research Provocations

  Date: November 22, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  Location: Arts and Education

Dr. Laura Doan, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education and Social Work, along with Master of Education student and Research Assistant Aksa Mughal, present, “The power of connections: The experiencesof early childhood educators in a pilot induction support project.”


Considering the past, present and future of industrial agri-foodsystems

  Date: November 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  Location: Ken Lepin Building

A systems-level perspective is presented, describing the recent history, status quo and potential futures of industrial agri-food systems.


Annual TRU Foundation Awards

  Date: November 23, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
  Location: Gym

Over 600 students will be honoured at the TRU Foundation Awards ceremony.


Sustainable Development Goals Advocates certification

  Date: November 23, 6:00pm - 9:30pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Obtain a Certificate of Training for Advocacy and Implementation from the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship.


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