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Campus Life - Kamloops News

TRU partners with program that empowers youth

TRU partners with program that empowers youth

Jan 26, 2023 / 8:29 am

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) will soon welcome high-school students to its Kamloops campus thanks to a new partnership with Shad Canada. Shad is an...

Making a canine connection: Tips for Therapy Dog Thursdays

Making a canine connection: Tips for Therapy Dog Thursdays

Jan 11, 2023 / 3:24 pm

Student Wellness Ambassador and Storyteller Samiul Khan was curious but nervous about Therapy Dog Thursdays and wanted to learn how to connect in a way that...

WolfPack Cheer elevates to world championships

WolfPack Cheer elevates to world championships

Jan 4, 2023 / 9:17 am

Update: The WolfPack Cheer team placed third in the world for Game Day competition and fourth in the world for University Premier All Girl. The Thompson Rivers...

Alum returns as intercultural co-ordinator

Alum returns as intercultural co-ordinator

Jan 3, 2023 / 12:04 pm

Long before she had the language to understand what she was witnessing, Amie McLean (UCC ’02) was deeply affected by the oppression and violence that...

New data science diploma leads to high-demand careers

New data science diploma leads to high-demand careers

Dec 16, 2022 / 10:50 am

A new two-year Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Applied Data Science program at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) trains students in skills that get them job-ready...

From paddling to powder in pursuit of adventure

From paddling to powder in pursuit of adventure

Dec 13, 2022 / 11:32 am

Embracing her place within the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc people while pursuing a life of adventure is central to who 20-year-old Thompson Rivers University...

Slick start to business venture

Slick start to business venture

Dec 7, 2022 / 10:13 am

Rob Sengotta (Culinary Arts ’99) considers himself a guy who goes with the flow. As a kid, he began working in kitchens for no reason other than that’s...

Faculty member advocates for Indigenous rights

Faculty member advocates for Indigenous rights

Dec 5, 2022 / 12:17 pm

Dr. Rod McCormick, a member of the Mohawk (Kanien’kéha) First Nation, believes in speaking up for change. Trained as a psychologist, the professor and BC...

New book assesses the value of parks

New book assesses the value of parks

Nov 30, 2022 / 3:17 pm

What value can you place on local parks? This is a question TRU economics Professor Peter Tsigaris, along with his class of graduate students, ventured to find...

Changing higher education for a changing world

Changing higher education for a changing world

Nov 23, 2022 / 1:59 pm

An outstanding group of teachers from across the country gathered in Banff this month to create a project that could change the landscape of Canadian...

Donation makes glass pipe dream a reality

Donation makes glass pipe dream a reality

Nov 23, 2022 / 11:07 am

Glass piping allows students to see inside a multi-pipe system. Plumbing — it’s not just about toilets. And once you’ve had a chance to see TRU’s Andrew...

TRU again receives highest honour for sustainability efforts

TRU again receives highest honour for sustainability efforts

Nov 21, 2022 / 10:00 am

For a second time, Thompson Rivers University (TRU) has achieved a rare platinum rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher...

Rural dementia care focus of new Canada Research Chair

Rural dementia care focus of new Canada Research Chair

Nov 16, 2022 / 12:57 pm

A new faculty member at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) has been awarded a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Nursing and Population Health. Dr. Juanita-Dawne...

83-year-old student proves learning is for life

83-year-old student proves learning is for life

Nov 15, 2022 / 8:32 am

Eighty-three-year-old Cecil Mercer is beloved. Just ask his decades younger classmates from Thompson Rivers University’s (TRU) UPrep Program, who joined...

WolfPack Men’s Soccer team takes U SPORTS gold

WolfPack Men’s Soccer team takes U SPORTS gold

Nov 14, 2022 / 10:11 am

KAMLOOPS – Three games, three shootouts, three WolfPack wins, one U SPORTS Men’s Soccer gold. The Thompson Rivers WolfPack men’s soccer team...

For better policy, start with better data

For better policy, start with better data

Nov 3, 2022 / 11:25 am

Location, location, location. In the real estate market, this familiar catchphrase may explain why a house closer to downtown sells for more money, or a...

Lecture series explores research journey

Lecture series explores research journey

Nov 1, 2022 / 2:54 pm

Their research, teaching and service bring together different communities and world views for societal change. Now they’re newly appointed full professors...

Still backing the ‘Pack

Still backing the ‘Pack

Oct 31, 2022 / 3:12 pm

Once a member, always a member: from all-star player to all-star alum, Ryan Glanville remains a loyal part of TRU’s WolfPack. As a fifth-year player Glanville...

Emergency Act inquiry draws from TRU Law faculty

Emergency Act inquiry draws from TRU Law faculty

Oct 28, 2022 / 4:21 pm

Two TRU Law faculty members are among a small group invited to write about aspects of the law to assist the current inquiry into the federal government’s...

Pandemic lessons on lesson plans

Pandemic lessons on lesson plans

Oct 28, 2022 / 3:15 pm

The COVID-19 emergency has passed. What remains? A new way of teaching and learning, finds new research from the Faculty of Education and Social Work. In March...

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