Stowing away lessons for a life of adventure

 October 18, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

On Salt Spring Island, one former Thompson Rivers University student helped cultivate a community on a self-sustaining farm. Now, she is one of four authors of the newly released cookbook Seven Seasons on Stowel Lake Farm, featuring homemade recipes from nearly two decades of living remotely.   Liz Young grew up in Vancouver but needed a change of scenery, as she was turned off by the bright city lights.   Working as guide in Strathcona, Young thought the best move to advance her career was to e …


Why All Students Need a Day Off

 October 16, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

by Michael Tulak Taking a day off to take care of your mental and emotional health increases your potential for success. Athletes regularly take a day off to recover, many diets allow for a cheat day, and many religions have a day of rest. Students should do the same because working and studying all week is mentally exhausting. A day off doesn’t mean you do nothing; it just means you do anything except study or work. Why will a leisure day help you? Reduce Stress: A day off will give you time to …


Coyote connects youth to their roots, one stroke at a time

 October 16, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

When most people think about Thompson Rivers University’s Tourism and Adventure programs, they think about students dangling from a rock face, becoming airborne in a whitewater raft or travelling the world. They don’t usually think about dabbling around in a canoe showing local preteen kids how to handle a paddle, catch fish and cook up their harvest using traditional Indigenous means. But a couple of times a year, that’s what a few TRU students do, along with Canada Research Chair Dr. Courtney …


Berney begins business in cryptocurrency

 October 15, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Shawn Berney is working on a technology that could be on the precipice of change in how business is done. Berney originally completed his first tour of duty at Thompson Rivers University in 2001 when he graduated from the Adventure Studies program. Five years later, he also picked up a degree in tourism. Now, the Toronto native is back, this time online with the Open Learning program, working on his Master of Business Administration. “I’ve always been an independent learner and great at learning …


A new journey begins for TRU fall grads

 October 12, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Students from all walks of life were recognized and celebrated for their journey coming to at Thompson Rivers University during the fall convocation ceremony. Smaller than spring convocation, Friday’s celebration still saw several hundred students happily accepting their certificates, diplomas and degrees. Bleachers at the Tournament Capital Centre fieldhouse were filled to the brim with enthusiastic parents, siblings and friends of the honorary students at annual ceremony. Elder Estella Patrick …


Committed to community

 October 12, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Thompson Rivers University’s sixth annual report on research, Committed to Community, is a showcase of the world-class research taking place right at our front door. In recent years TRU has signed memorandums of understanding with the United Way – Thompson, Nicola, Cariboo, and more recently with the City of Kamloops. These agreements streamline the process by which complimentary research partnerships can take place, allowing our experts to address issues of common concern. > Read: Research a …


Sleep Centre Clinic aims to put more people to sleep

 October 12, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Respiratory therapy students working to diagnose sleep disorders and connect community members with proper treatment just got busier. The TRU Centre for Respiratory Health and Sleep Sciences (TRU Sleep Centre Clinic) recently boosted their capacity and are now able to see six patients per day. Breathing disorders like sleep apnea can cause morning headaches, forgetfulness and lack of energy during the day. Many affected by sleep disorders are unaware of their condition, says Respiratory Therapy …


Lepin awards let grad students focus on research

 October 12, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Kamloops philanthropist Ken Lepin presented $51,000 to nine graduate students during an Oct. 10 ceremony. This is the fifth year the awards have been offered. The awards are available to help domestic students who are entering their first or second year of a full-time graduate studies program. The awards are given on the basis of outstanding academic achievement in course work, research and leadership activities, and students who are originally from Kamloops and who completed their undergraduate …


Vancouver Island couple donates jade Chinese dragon boat

 October 10, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Students who enter the third-floor lobby of the International Building will now be welcomed by a replica Chinese dragon boat, handcrafted using solid jade from Manchuria. Standing five feet tall and stretching seven feet wide, the sculpture was donated to the university by Claire and Robert Murphy and unveiled at TRU World on Sept. 24. On the sails of the jade boat are Chinese inscriptions that translate to “Smooth Sailing” and “Best Wishes”—messages the Murphys hope will inspire students throug …


TRU researchers share $355,000 in federal awards

 October 9, 2018 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Three Thompson Rivers University researchers received $355,000 through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery Grants program, announced today by the Government of Canada. The Discovery Grants Program funds innovations in chemistry, physics, life sciences, mathematics, computer science, geoscience and the many branches of engineering. Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced more than $558 million in discovery research funding, …



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