How Hennelly overhauled the volleyball program

 July 23, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

This story first appeared in the spring 2019 edition of Bridges Magazine: The Sustainability Issue. Bridges is the official publication of TRU alumni and friends, and can be read online in its entirety at tru.ca/bridges. Training with the French junior national team, Robin Schoebel wanted to move to the US to pursue a college education. Weeks before starting his freshman season at Brigham Young University in 2005, the National Collegiate Athletic Association deemed him ineligible after they didn …


InfoNews Kamloops | B.C. researcher to build on 19 ECE support programs throughout province

 July 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

TRU researcher Laura Doan recently got great news and InfoNews Kamloops has her story. She’s receiving $575,000 to study supports needed for early childhood educators. Read more View Link to Original Source


Williams Lake Tribune | 150 Mile Historic School House collecting local historical stories

 July 22, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

A Williams Lake campus TRU student is spending this summer in an old schoolhouse, sharing and preserving the history of the area where she grew up. Read more View Link to Original Source


Federal health minister meets population health researcher

 July 19, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Federal Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor visited TRU yesterday to learn about federally-funded population health research being undertaken by Dr. Bonnie Fournier, Associate Professor with the School of Nursing. Fournier was awarded a $600,000 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) project grant to continue her research into reducing HIV-related stigma in school children in Northern Uganda through arts-based interventions. During her visit, Minister Petitpas Taylor viewed a prese …


The Conversation Canada | Summer reads: When you can’t travel, let a book transport you

 July 19, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Who better to offer some insights into good summer reads than a TRU librarian? Amy McLay Paterson, who has a background in medieval literature, is the assessment and user experience librarian who is known for her passionate consumption of books. Read more View Link to Original Source


TRU designates seats to train more Indigenous teachers

 July 19, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

When Roxane Letterlough was in school, she didn’t see many faces like hers at the head of the classroom. The girl from the St’at’imc Nation has grown up and graduated from that education system, and is now in a position to help with changes that will put more Indigenous students in BC’s schools. Thompson Rivers University recently announced it is expanding its Bachelor of Education program by 16 seats for Indigenous students this September. Letterlough is the cohort co-ordinator and instructor, …


Researchers awarded prestigious federal grants

 July 18, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Education, Kamloops, News, TRU /  No Comments

Six Thompson Rivers University (TRU) researchers have been awarded federal research grants totaling nearly $400,000, enabling them to conduct groundbreaking work in the social sciences and humanities. This funding is part of more than $285 million awarded to nearly 7,000 researchers and graduate students across Canada in areas including education, immigration, Indigenous health and the environment, and was announced this week by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport. …


Early childhood education research receives provincial boost

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

In BC, more than half of all early childhood educators (ECEs) leave the profession within five years which limits the sector’s capacity to grow, and reduces access to affordable childcare. Now, TRU researcher Dr. Laura Doan will be able to do more to help ECEs stay in the profession thanks to a $575,000 grant from the Ministry for Children and Family Development through the Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre. This funding is part of the three-year $153-million Early Learning and Child Care agr …


Early childhood education research receives provincial boost

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

Project designed to increase support for educators and reduce attrition in the field KAMLOOPS – Thompson Rivers University (TRU) researcher Dr. Laura Doan will be able to do more to help early childhood educators (ECEs) stay in the profession, thanks to a $575,000 grant from the Ministry for Children and Family Development through the Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre. This funding is part of the three-year $153-million Early Learning and Child Care agreement between the Government of Canada …


Toronto Star | B.C. researchers developing simulation that could predict and prevent mass shootings

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

TRU students are working on a tool that uses 3-D mapping to predict and help prevent terror events, particularly in large crowds. Read more View Link to Original Source



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