Science students show kids they CanCODE

 February 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Undergraduate students brought coding robots, internet knowledge and safety, photo editing, algorithms and more to classrooms in Kamloops — all in an effort to boost digital literacy in youth. Several TRU Science students developed and delivered hands-on coding workshops to 5,700 students in local elementary schools over the past nine months. This initiative, dubbed CanCODE, was born from a partnership with TRU’s EUReKA Science program, TRU Computer Science faculty member Kevin O’Neil, and Kamlo …


Suzuki brings Beyond Climate film to TRU

 February 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

When it comes to global environmentalism, one name stands above the rest: Dr. David Suzuki. The Canadian icon returns to TRU on March 8 as part of the Beyond Climate film tour. “When we heard about the possibility of hosting this film with David Suzuki, it didn’t take us too long to say yes to it,” said James Gordon, the environmental programs and research coordinator in the Sustainability Office. “[Suzuki] is a legend.” Directed by University of Winnipeg professor Dr. Ian Mauro with the narrati …


3 business resources for startups

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

Make this year the one to move your startup business idea out of your head and into the world. It’s time to learn whether your idea is what the world needs and whether your idea can start working for you. Thousands of resources exist, so we turned to campus expert Lincoln Smith, TRU’s director of research partnerships and enterprise creation. Smith oversees TRU Generator—TRU’s on-campus resource for startups and entrepreneurs. He is also the executive director of Kamloops Innov …


Prospective students post pics of campus tour

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

Selfies with Wolfie and stunning panoramas had #myTRU burning up across Instagram this week despite sub-arctic temperatures, as prospective students from the British Columbian Interior shared what TRU offers as a post-secondary option.  In partnership with the Glacier Communications Inc., TRU brought 10 social media influencers from nearby towns in Grade 11 and 12 to campus to enjoy the life of a university student for two days. “I grew up here, but I’ve never been on campus before,” said Raisa …


BC PLAN receives grant for PLAR research

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

A TRU student is working to find out how institutions around BC can help facilitate post-secondary learning by recognizing and evaluating students’ previous skills and education. Mikayla Overton of Burns Lake received a contract to complete this work on behalf of BC Prior Learning Action Network (BC PLAN). Overton, a third-year arts student at TRU who is majoring in psychology, will map the full range of Prior Learning and Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) option pathways, processes, costs, resi …


Sparkes Notes: Fitting fitness into your daily routine

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

Amy Sparkes is in her third year of her BBA program with a focus in Marketing and Communications, and is currently working as a Communications Coordinator Co-op for the Faculty of Student Development. She is using her experience at TRU to help other students take advantage of everything student life has to offer and to make the most out of their time at TRU. With a busy student schedule, classes all day, studying all night, and socializing on the weekends, when is there time to get any exercise? …


Step into the spotlight during Research Week

 February 12, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

As Mark Twain famously said, “there are only two types of speakers in the world: The nervous, and the liars.” Whatever kind of speaker you are, we’ve got a communication competition for you. Deadline to register: March 7, 2019 March 25-30 is Research Week on campus, and one of the biggest highlights of the week takes place on March 26, when we host three, fast-paced research communication competitions. Registration is now open for the annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT), which challenges thesis-bas …


Students boost SoBE’s social profile

 February 12, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Social media has become an integral part of the world. What started as a platform to share personal opinions grew into an online digital space where companies do business. This semester, four TRU School of Business and Economics (SoBE) students have jumped into learning social media strategies to move their careers forward. The foursome named themselves the Brand Ambassador Program. They are working on a wide range of social content for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, blogs and YouTube. …


Fashioning a legal career in The Big Apple

 February 11, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

She walks past the iconic Empire State Building and Central Park regularly. She spends her spare time exploring New York City’s museums and art galleries. Vancouver-born Laura Tsang credits her time in Kamloops at Thompson Rivers University with getting her to one of the world’s most metropolitan cities. She had visited TRU once before she arrived on campus to study law in 2012. It was close to her family in Vancouver, where she attended York House School, an all-girls school, from kindergarten …


Get involved to make Food Services work for you

 February 11, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Kudos to you! Your comments have helped improve Food Services. Please keep the ideas coming, because we’re better together. Success stories In November, we held our first Napkin Talk at Urban Market. For one week you wrote ideas such as “offer side salads” and “more breakfast items” on napkins and pinned them to our feedback board. We posted the suggestions to Instagram and—thanks to you—we have been able to implement many great changes. By the way, you can now find almond milk at the Internatio …



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