Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University


Regional Science Fair

A large number of students are required to assist with various activities associated with the Regional Science Fair, on Thursday, April 6, 2017 in the TRU Gymnasium. If you would like to volunteer, for either of the opportunities outlined below, please email or call 250-371-5747.

Tour guides

Twenty volunteers are required to serve as “Discovery Tour guides” either in the morning from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. or afternoon from 12:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

The tour guide will be responsible for a group of 12-15 children, grades 4-7. They will pick up their group from the TRU gym and deliver them to a series of activities put on by faculty over the course of a two hour period. There will be a schedule to follow and the tour leader will ensure that their group arrives at the various stops at specific times. This volunteer will serve as a role model/ambassador for TRU.

Total time commitment: Five minutes with Janice Karpluk one week prior to the event and around three hours on the day of the event.


Volunteers are required to judge projects at the fair. This is an all-day time commitment from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with lunch provided. No previous experience is required. There will be a one-hour training session from 8 a.m to 9 a.m. in S373 on the day of the fair.

The TRU WorkStudy Program 2015-2016

WorkStudy is a TRU funded financial assistance program which offers an opportunity for Canadian students to work part-time on campus in positions that accommodate their studies. The objectives of the program are to assist students in financial need with a regular source of income that does not add to their debt load, offer students training and experience that will assist them in further studies and their eventual entrance into the workforce, and to help staff and faculty.

The program runs from September through April, with hiring occurring in the Fall until all positions are filled. Applications can be obtained at the Financial Aid and Awards office.

Positions are available to full-time students who are maintaining a satisfactory academic standing (2.00 Current GPA) and who have qualified for a government student loan program. (Students who are not approved for student loans in the current academic year are not eligible to participate).

WorkStudy positions pay $10.25 per hour, and are a maximum of eight hours per week (240 hours for the academic year).

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