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Research seeks to prevent plagiarism among students

Dec 8, 2021 / 10:54 am

Associate Professor Jim Hu has partnered with 59 researchers and collaborators across nine countries to prevent plagiarism among university students. Under the...

Award supports Indigenous health-care professionals

Dec 6, 2021 / 9:47 am

A team of TRU grant holders are the proud recipients of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Reach Award for their Participatory Indigenous Nursing...

Evacuees and volunteers share EUReKA! moment

Dec 2, 2021 / 11:18 am

How do you help flood-evacuated families and give parents a break by entertaining children who’ve been living in a hotel room for weeks? At Thompson Rivers...

Science dean recognized for work as co-founder of public safety institute

Nov 30, 2021 / 4:20 pm

Before he was TRU’s dean of science, Greg Anderson was involved with creating a national organization aimed at improving the health and well-being of public...

New findings support Kamloops housing spike

Nov 29, 2021 / 9:52 am

A recent report by Jabed Tomal, from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and Hafiz Rahman, from the Department of Economics, provides an interesting...

Building a business with TRU alum Max Rivest

Nov 25, 2021 / 12:07 pm

By Brynn Roach When asking a founder, CEO or investor what the most important lesson in entrepreneurship is, you’ll likely hear the phrase: “Don’t start a...

Funding supports early childhood educators

Nov 22, 2021 / 2:26 pm

An anonymous donor has provided $1.4 million in funding over three years to expand a peer-mentoring program for early childhood educators that will help...

SD 73 and TRU renew longstanding partnership

Nov 17, 2021 / 11:56 am

For many students within School District 73 (SD 73), attending Thompson Rivers University (TRU) after Grade 12 is a natural continuation of their education. So...

Research shows impact of Bill 28 on housing prices

Nov 12, 2021 / 3:01 pm

A recent study by two TRU researchers explains how Bill 28, BC’s foreign-buyer tax, helped fuel the booming real-estate markets in Chilliwack and Kamloops....

Student wins scholarship for Indigenous women in STEM

Nov 10, 2021 / 8:52 am

This math was easy for TRU scholar Sophie Collins: She is one of 15 women each awarded $10,000 for the Women in Technology/Indigenous Women in Technology...

Raymond James Trading Lab opens with leading tech

Nov 4, 2021 / 4:15 pm

Students Adam Burke and Jacob Lawrence have worked toward this day since they pitched the idea of a student investment fund three years ago. On Thursday, Nov....

Student competition focuses on a better future

Nov 4, 2021 / 4:00 pm

Student teams competing in this year’s BC MBA Games did their part for the environment by raising more than $9,000 for the Adams River Salmon Society, a...

Editorial ace: James Mirtle on his sports media journey

Nov 2, 2021 / 3:31 pm

From the Kamloops Blazers to the NHL, TRU alum and sportswriter James Mirtle has had a whirlwind of a career. After more than 20 industrious years as an editor...


Nov 2, 2021 / 9:13 am

It was a dark and stormy night.

Small mammals, big study

Oct 29, 2021 / 2:02 pm

Karl Larsen and Sheri Watson have introduced at least 800 students to mice, voles and the occasional shrew. This fall, Karl Larsen and Sheri Watson celebrated...

TRU study confirms BCLC’s positive impact on Kamloops

Oct 26, 2021 / 3:19 pm

A report by TRU economist Peter Tsigaris says the BC Lottery Corporation headquarters in Kamloops has contributed about $2.2 billion to the economic and social...

Researchers look at COVID cough

Oct 25, 2021 / 3:26 pm

A group of researchers has developed a noninvasive way to prescreen for COVID-19 that’s quick, easily accessible, and discreet. Their technological tool,...

TRU alum takes third in law essay competition

Oct 20, 2021 / 9:10 am

TRU Law alum Candace Formosa placed third for the essay she submitted while still a student to the annual Insolvency Institute of Canada Law Student Writing...

TRU nursing leaders honoured for influence

Oct 12, 2021 / 3:03 pm

Rani Srivastava and Lisa Bourque Bearskin have had different paths, but their strengths as leaders and change influencers have put them into the same...

Alumni Q&A: ‘Proximity to death a lesson in living’

Oct 6, 2021 / 3:00 am

TRU alum Emily Bootle (BA ’14) is a funeral director, embalmer and the founder of DeathCare BC. We got in touch to learn more about her work since completing...