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Evacuees and volunteers share EUReKA! moment

   Thursday, December 2 2021

Staff and volunteers from the university’s EUReKA! Science program held a special one-day camp on Sunday, Nov. 28, for children evacuated from Merritt’s flood waters.

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Student wins scholarship for Indigenous women in STEM

   Wednesday, November 10 2021

Sophie Collins, a TRU math scholar, is the only woman awarded this fall's Indigenous Women in Technology Scholarship.

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Small mammals, big study

   Friday, October 29 2021

For two and a half decades, TRU students have accumulated information about the mice and voles of the Kamloops region. Here's why.

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Provincial funds double support for genomics lab

   Friday, August 13 2021

Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation Ravi Kahlon announced $848,500 from the BC Knowledge Development Fund has been allocated for microbial ecology and climate change research.

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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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Science Events

Research in Germany information session

  Date: January 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  Location: No location specified

Join John Paul Kleiner for an online information session about research opportunities in Germany.

Research for Climate Solutions: Online networking mixer

  Date: January 21, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  Location: No location specified

TRU and the City of Kamloops are collaborating to promote research on local solutions to the impacts of the climate crisis.

Wellness Circle

  Date: January 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
  Location: No location specified

These weekly sessions foster personal, academic, and professional growth through an Indigenous lens and provide a multicultural, person-centered, and solution-focused therapy perspective. Connect with Counselor Ashley Broadfoot via email for more info or book an appointment with her through Student Services in OM 1641.

Dharma Teachings and Buddhist Prayer

  Date: January 11, 1:20pm - 2:20pm
  Location: Old Main

Center yourself with Buddhist prayers and Meditations offeredby Ven. Acharya Gawa Khandro. The sessions run every Tuesday afternoon from 1:20 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. in the Multi-Faith Prayer Room, OM 2498. Everyoneis very welcome to attend.

Application Success 101: Scholarships and Awards

  Date: January 25, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
  Location: No location specified

Applying for TRU scholarships and awards? Not sure where to start? Need help starting or finishing your application? The TRU Future Students Office and Student Awards and Financial Aid will be online to review the scholarship and awards application process. Join us to discover tips andtricks you need for your application. Topics covered are:...

Indigenous Students Weekly Recovery Group

  Date: January 12, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
  Location: No location specified

TRU Counsellors and TRU Indigenous Student Development are hosting a weekly recovery group for Indigenous students who identify as “in recovery” from behaviours or substances that have been harmful to them and to connect, learn from, and support one another. Hosted by Indigenous Counsellor Andrea Brassard, Cplul’kw’ten Learning Strategist Denise Dunstan, and Indigenous Elder Sandi...

Study Abroad Information Session

  Date: January 27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  Location: Students' Union Building (TRUSU)

If you are considering applying for Study Abroad in Fall 2022or 2021, this session is for you! You’ll have your questions answered andchat with previous exchange students while learning about various travel opportunities. By the end of the session, you’ll be fully prepared to submit your application to Study Abroad.

Steps Toward Success – Note Taking

  Date: January 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  Location: No location specified

To become a more successful student join us for the Steps Toward Success Series! Learn practical skills that can be applied to academic life, boost wellbeing, and help you feel empowered to succeed. In this workshop (Jan. 27), learn how to take effective notes and develop study skills to help you succeed this semester. January...

2022 Spring Festival Gala

  Date: January 29, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
  Location: Virtual

Spring Festival Gala was initially introduced by China Central Television and is the most-watched entertainment show globally, recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. Watching the Spring Festival Galashow has been a tradition of Chinese people for many years. Family membersreturn to where they were born and raised to reunite with their...

Dean’s Course Prize Reception

  Date: February 1, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
  Location: Old Main

An awards reception for the Faculty of Law for the recipientsof the Fall 2021 semester Dean’s Course Prizes.

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