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Exemplary achievers honored at Spring Convocation

Exemplary achievers honored at Spring Convocation

May 26, 2022 / 12:32 pm

Honorary degrees celebrated in person After being held virtually for the past two years, Spring Convocation is back on campus at Thompson Rivers University...

Research creates pathway for Indigenous knowledge in nursing education

Research creates pathway for Indigenous knowledge in nursing education

May 12, 2022 / 3:59 pm

A team of researchers at six BC universities are the proud recipients of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grant, sharing $683,000 in funding...

New master’s students learn to create positive change

New master’s students learn to create positive change

May 11, 2022 / 3:05 pm

When Rick McCutcheon arrived at TRU four years ago as the new dean of arts, he surveyed faculty members about program needs. Based on those conversations, three...

Simulation lab prepares students for real world

Simulation lab prepares students for real world

May 9, 2022 / 10:41 am

TRU’s new Sherman Jen Simulation Centre creates an environment to better prepare Bachelor of Science in Nursing students to enter a real clinical setting. The...

New partnership strengthens academic ties with US

New partnership strengthens academic ties with US

May 6, 2022 / 3:34 pm

TRU President Brett Fairbairn and Vice-President Research (Interim) Will Garrett-Petts have signed a memorandum of understanding with Fulbright Canada, a...

Rockcliffe and Liberty Pointe join the TRU neighbourhood

Rockcliffe and Liberty Pointe join the TRU neighbourhood

May 6, 2022 / 12:40 pm

The two newest residential development projects completed on campus, Liberty Pointe and Rockcliffe, are officially open. Thompson Rivers University (TRU)...

Campaign for animal simulators nearly doubles goal

Campaign for animal simulators nearly doubles goal

May 5, 2022 / 3:46 pm

A campaign to raise funds for animal simulators—high-tech training tools for TRU’s veterinary technology program—is even more successful than planned. The...

Microbiologist joins prestigious national fellowship

Microbiologist joins prestigious national fellowship

May 3, 2022 / 8:30 am

KAMLOOPS–A biological sciences faculty member now belongs to a fellowship of Canada’s best post-secondary educators. Microbiologist Naowarat (Ann) Cheeptham...

New book captures critical voices on special education

New book captures critical voices on special education

Apr 28, 2022 / 1:46 pm

Kim Calder Stegemann and Nan Stevens’s new book, The Journey from Institution to Inclusion: The History of Special Education for Children with Differing...

Better by the dozen: TRU researchers receive grants

Better by the dozen: TRU researchers receive grants

Apr 25, 2022 / 2:46 pm

Twelve TRU faculty members are digging deeper into their expertise with 2022 Internal Research Fund (IRF) awards. The fund provides a maximum of $100,000...

Bats, turtles and data: what TRU student researchers are studying this summer

Bats, turtles and data: what TRU student researchers are studying this summer

Apr 14, 2022 / 2:34 pm

Twelve TRU students have their summer plans all mapped out as they’ve been awarded the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)...

Minister sees future of TRU’s green initiatives first hand

Minister sees future of TRU’s green initiatives first hand

Apr 13, 2022 / 3:55 pm

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is well placed to serve the future needs of the province’s workforce and the economy as it strives to blend practical trades...

Recognizing the role of Indigenous nurses

Recognizing the role of Indigenous nurses

Apr 8, 2022 / 1:34 pm

BC Indigenous Nurses Day is being recognized for the first time on Sunday, April 10, due to a dedicated group of nurses and support from provincial and federal...

Art meets welding to create Indigenous garden bench

Art meets welding to create Indigenous garden bench

Apr 7, 2022 / 12:32 pm

For the past seven years, TRU welding Instructor Jim McCarthy has also been teaching welding/art at NorKam Secondary. McCarthy recently created a bench for an...

TRU highlights food security programs for ag minister

TRU highlights food security programs for ag minister

Apr 7, 2022 / 8:32 am

As a major employer, educational institution and generator of research, TRU is making a substantial contribution to food sustainability, production,...

Amplifying business with a purpose

Amplifying business with a purpose

Apr 5, 2022 / 10:26 am

By Brynn Roach Integrity, vision, positivity, accountability—these are all qualities we recognize in leaders, and TRU alum Aleece Laird (BBA ’98) ticks...

Education: a maternal influence?

Education: a maternal influence?

Apr 4, 2022 / 6:05 pm

New research suggests that mothers who graduate from university pass on educational advantages to their daughters. Their sons don’t see the same gains. If you...

TRU research studies disaster-resilient communities

TRU research studies disaster-resilient communities

Apr 4, 2022 / 3:47 pm

How can communities better prepare and respond to natural hazards and disasters?  In what ways can community science empower community members to build...

TRU students create a roadmap to research

TRU students create a roadmap to research

Mar 30, 2022 / 11:15 am

Research can be daunting, especially at the undergraduate level. Whether it’s the idea of white lab coats and handling beakers and test tubes, or the belief...

Ch’nook Scholars: Connecting Indigenous students with business leaders

Ch’nook Scholars: Connecting Indigenous students with business leaders

Mar 29, 2022 / 2:02 pm

For aspiring entrepreneurs and leaders, an experienced contact or mentor can be a critical part of business success. “There are challenges that come with...

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