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Campus Life - Kamloops News

Lost to the Shoah: Bleak, unforgettable, and vitally important

Feb 6, 2020 / 2:58 pm

When one edits a book, certainly the process can be challenging. But the latest book edited by Dr. Jeff McLaughlin, Lost to the Shoah: Eight Lives, is more than...

Indigenous trades programs receive funding boost

Jan 24, 2020 / 3:01 pm

New funding announced this week means Thompson Rivers University (TRU) will be offering trades training to Indigenous students closer to their homes and with...

TRU, you’re so cool

Jan 22, 2020 / 10:00 am

Are you cool enough to help TRU win the BC Cool Campus Challenge? If so, stop by a Cool Challenge pop-up booth on campus throughout February to complete a...

Fine arts alum masters an unconventional path

Jan 22, 2020 / 6:45 am

Casey Koyczan’s work has been shown across Canada and internationally, featured in films, and has even appeared in an award-winning video game. He calls...

Donor gives $250,000 for single-parent law students

Jan 17, 2020 / 9:35 am

Lawyer and long-time Thompson Rivers University (TRU) supporter Frank Quinn has provided TRU with $250,000 for new bursaries benefiting single parents studying...

Raising the voices of rural youth

Jan 15, 2020 / 10:22 am

When it comes to finding out what youth need to thrive Dr. Bonnie Fournier has always relied upon the simplest method of discovery. She asks them, and she...

Awards celebrate environmental research

Jan 14, 2020 / 11:28 am

Graduate students Shannon Mendt and Joey Chisholm have been awarded Environmental Science and Natural Resource Science Fellowships as a result of their...

A national moment of silence

Jan 14, 2020 / 12:00 am

In solidarity and support of universities across Canada, Thompson Rivers University invites members of our university and broader communities to join in a...

2019: the year in photos

Dec 18, 2019 / 12:33 pm

If a photo is worth a thousand words, TRU told quite a story in 2019. Rather than write what would be a very, very long read, we’ve compiled highlights...

The battle for the bats

Dec 17, 2019 / 2:22 pm

TRU’s Dr. Naowarat (Ann) Cheeptham is part of a research team looking at whether probiotics can help bats stave off the highly fatal fungus that causes...

Kindness helps students dress for success

Dec 17, 2019 / 11:59 am

Your practicum is around the corner. You’re nervous, yet ready. But do your clothes suit the occasion? “Practicum is a topic that’s discussed in...

A gift with a view: health-care students give back with a bench

Dec 9, 2019 / 4:04 pm

Taking care of people isn’t for the faint of heart, and a group of recently graduated health-care assistants are showing their gratitude to their program...

TRU commits to ambitious five-year sustainability plan

Dec 6, 2019 / 3:54 pm

Sustainability has been at the core of TRU’s values since 2013 when it was identified as a strategic priority for the university. As a result, TRU developed...

Record year for investment in undergraduate research

Dec 4, 2019 / 2:53 pm

Eleven students will spend the winter investigating original and important research topics that range from an exploration of the microbial communities within...

Donors reach new peak in awards to students

Nov 29, 2019 / 8:57 am

Lucas Warner was one of 655 students to receive a financial boost at the annual TRU Foundation Awards ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 28. Awards have played a huge...

Accounting videos prove popular

Nov 26, 2019 / 11:58 am

By sheer numbers alone, TRU School of Business and Economics Senior Lecturer Tony Bell is a video star. His accounting videos, which range from the introductory...

Research aims to reduce barriers for women fleeing violence

Nov 25, 2019 / 9:52 am

Monday, Nov. 25, marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.  According to the United Nations, violence is as serious a cause of...

TRU’s Day of Giving exceeds goal

Nov 20, 2019 / 2:38 pm

TRU’s Day of Giving 2019 raised $61,700 for scholarships and bursaries on Nov. 7 and 8. That total includes $25,000 from long-time TRU donors Roland and Anne...

Access to Justice Week examines reducing barriers

Nov 15, 2019 / 10:03 am

British Columbia observed its second Access to Justice Week October 27 through November 2, to shed light on relevant issues and what students and faculty at the...

Path to poetry a winding one

Nov 14, 2019 / 11:45 am

Conrad Scott, author of Waterline Immersion, and TRU alumni. When Conrad Scott started university, fresh from what was then Kamloops Secondary School (now South...

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