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Research

Objective

TRU will create a sustainable research culture

Outcome 1

TRU faculty are competitive for external funding

Indicators
Percentage of active tri-partite faculty holding external funding (contract and grant) Prior year: 28%
Current: 34%
Total dollar amount of tri-agency grants and external contracts (three-year rolling average) Prior year: $2.8 million
Current: 3.3 million

Outcome 2

TRU faculty create new knowledge

Indicators
Number of peer-reviewed publications, scholarly works, exhibitions and other creative works per faculty member as a percentage of total tri-partite faculty (three-year rolling average) Prior year: 320/160
Current: unknown

Outcome 3

TRU faculty and students disseminate new knowledge impactful to the communities we serve

Indicators
Number of Community Citations Score, as measured by the total references in external media, annual reports, policy documents, newsletters and number of community-held forums reporting research results and activities to participants, stakeholders and knowledge users by TRU faculty and community groups Prior year: Survey under development
Current: unknown

Research stories

Nurses are practicing, learning, and leading health research

Rose Melnyk, St’uxwtéws (Bonaparte), is working with Dr. Lisa Bourque Bearskin on a research project to co-develop an Indigenous Wellness Network within Interior Health.

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Research investigates crisis communication during flooding, fires

Dr. Michael Mehta, with Drs. Wendy Gardner and Wendy McKenzie, are investigating traditional models of risk communication, with the goal of developing new, more agile methods.

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Will Primrose, left, and Youseff Ekladuce

Student research fellowships create links between campus and community

Two student researchers, Will Primrose and Youssef Ekladuce, have been awarded Community-Engaged Student Research Fellowships.

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TRU supports students to spend summer as researchers

Twenty-three exceptional undergraduates have been funded to spend the summer conducting independent research projects.

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