Ethical investing advice from TRU

 May 17, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

When it comes to your bottom line, the ethics of the people who manage your money could be the most important consideration when weighing your investing options. “If people feel like they aren’t being treated honestly, they stop investing and money stops flowing and eventually, the whole economy could come to a halt,” said School of Business and Economics (SoBE) faculty member Dan Thompson. There have been a number of financial crises in the past half century that were rooted in ethical lapses i …


Law students tap into wealth of experience with judge in residence

 May 14, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

So much has changed since the Hon. Hope Hyslop went to law school in the 1960s. She was one of only four women in her law class at UBC; one of them became ill and dropped out not long after classes started. Then there were three among a sea of men. “I went to the common room and was booed out of there,” she said. Hyslop and the other two women found a common space of their own in a basement. By her third year, the male students were accepting them, and one of them invited the women back into the …


Following her passion led to TRU

 May 13, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

There was only one career path for Makenzie Vandertoolen: nursing. For the Utah-born young woman whose family moved to Canada when she was in high school, the only question was where would she study. “I always knew that I wanted to work with people and work in a way that would help people. I found nursing was the best place to do that,” said Vandertoolen, who is valedictorian for the School of Nursing at this spring’s convocation. Once she did some research, her educational path was also an easy …


A walk(off) to remember

 May 8, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Matt Walker’s only home run of the 2009 Canadian Collegiate Baseball Conference (CCBC) campaign remains not only the biggest in TRU WolfPack history, it’s the biggest blast in the league’s history as well. Ten years later, the WolfPack are attempting to rekindle some of that playoff magic as they look to win their first CCBC title since Walker’s walkoff home run landed among the pallets of cement bricks beyond the left field wall at Lloyd Nolan Yard in Lethbridge. “That was a long time ago,” Wal …


Trades and tech students storm provincial competition

 May 8, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

TRU School of Trades and Technology (STT) students have won Skills Canada Provincial Competition medals in nearly every category they entered back in April, with four moving on to the national competition in the Maritimes. Decorating the halls of TRU’s STT building are dozens of student awards, reminiscent of high school gymnasiums where the athletic skills from preceding rosters is proudly displayed. These banners boast a different type of skill from the student body, however, and each new clas …


TRU researcher joins Canadian Mountain Network

 May 8, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Dr. Courtney Mason has spent 15 years researching the histories of Canada’s national parks and the impacts that management strategies have on local Indigenous communities. While studying the impacts on the Indigenous communities who were displaced in the formation of parks, the Canada Research Chair in Rural Livelihoods and Sustainable Communities, also began examining food security. Mason’s research programs unite in his new role as academic theme lead, member of the research management committ …


Ink meets vinyl in imaginative collaboration

 May 6, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Nautical deejays, crashing waves, vinyl records and several iterations of boomboxes splashed from sketchbooks of first-year visual arts students onto the merchandise of a local record store—all thanks to a successful collaboration aimed at helping students see a practical market for their artwork. From preliminary sketches, to feedback, to screen printing to sitting on display at the shop, students taking 2D Art Foundations (VISA 1020) got a glimpse of exactly what it takes to create and market …


What you need to know about ticks

 May 2, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Dr. Rob Higgins, associate professor, biology. What is the point of a tick? According to Dr. Rob Higgins, associate professor of biology and subject matter expert, ticks have no obvious redeeming qualities. But with tick season well underway in the Southern Interior, it’s important to note that as much as people are afraid of these parasitic mites, the most common tick in this area—the Rocky Mountain wood tick—is less nefarious than others. The dangers of a tick bite The Rocky Mountain wood tick …


Sweet summer treats and deals

 May 1, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Summer is right around the corner. Cool off with a Starbucks Frappuccino or Tim Hortons Iced Capp. Satisfy your hunger with a custom wrap, salad or panini from The Deli at U&M. Enjoy fresh ingredients on a custom pizza or daily entrée from The Workbench. Delicious sandwhich from the Workbench Summer Hours Starbucks (Old Main) Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Deli at U&M (Old Main) Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Tim Hortons (House of Learning) Monday – …


Students + support = better community and business

 April 29, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

For his parents’ 55th wedding anniversary, Norman Daley’s family endowed an award in their name at the hometown college that played a big role in the Alberta community where he grew up. Now the owner of Daley and Company LLP is doing the same at TRU, recognizing the role the institution plays in the city he has called home since age 25. Daley and his family recently pledged $35,000 toward the newly established Daley Family Accounting Excellence Award to annually support a third- or fourth-year a …



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