Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Science Seminars

There are two types of Science Seminars offered at TRU suitable for science students and faculty. The Faculty of Science seminars are on Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Room S373 unless otherwise indicated*.   View the Science Seminar abstracts here.

The Environmental Sciences seminars are also on Thursdays. Find them in S203 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. .


Schedule - Winter 2018


DateSpeakerSeminar Title

Feb. 8, 2018      

Christian Stenner, Alberta Provincial Coordinator, Alberta/BC Cave Rescue Service

Discoveries under the mountains:  Exploration of remote caves and avenues for research

Mar. 1, 2018

Dr. Rebeccah Stewart and Dr. Tara Mackay, TRU Alumnae

Vet Medicine - Our Journey

Mar. 8, 2018

Dr. Rob O'Brien, Ceo & Chief Science Officer, Supra THC Services, President and Chief Science Officer, Valens AgriTech Limited


The Role of Mass Spectrometry in the Evolving Cannabis Sector


Mar. 29, 2018

Lindsay Blackstock, 4th yr. PhD student, Div. of Analytical & Environmental Toxicology Dept. of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, University of Alberta

Urine for a Treat: The Science Behind Sweetened Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs and What to do When Your Research Goes Viral

 Apr. 5, 2018

Frank Lam, Chair Professor of Wood Building Desgin & Construction, Department of Wood Science, University of British Columbia

CLT and Large-scale Timber Construction in North America

 Apr. 12, 2018


Reyna Natividad, PhD; Chair Carlos Moshinsky Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Group, Joint Centre for research on sustainable Chemistry UAEM-UNAM Faculty of Chemistry, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, México

 Capillary Reactors for Selective Three-Phase Reactions