Economics professors Dr. Laura Lamb and Dr. Belayet Hossain set out to discover whether tax incentives inspire charitable donations, and if so, how effective they are. With the help of an Internal Research Grant the pair answered those questions and several more, providing a unique glimpse into the charitable motivations of Canadians.

Fall 2014 Open House is an opportunity for high school students and their parents to learn more about the university and what it has to offer. Upwards of 250 people are expected to attend the Oct. 24 event featuring a resource fair, short information sessions, and opportunities to speak to faculty, staff, and current students.

Eric Rankin was looking for a way to celebrate the diverse student population while practising his photography skills. Recalling the “Humans of” trend on Facebook, he decided to create a page of his own and Humans of TRU was born on Oct. 10.

Felicia Girouard took a class assignment to develop a research project and turned it into a $4,500 award. Learn how a UREAP research grant can help put theory into practice.

Providing TRU students with international opportunities was further strengthened with the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Seoul National University of Education on Oct. 6, 2014.

Paul Michel has been appointed Executive Director of Aboriginal Education. He is experienced in providing leadership to the senior executive, Aboriginal student support services, transitional academic programs, student recruitment and retention, Elder engagement, community collaborations and research protocols, he has successfully developed programs and obtained funding from government and non-government sources.

Harry Gillett turns his fond memories of childhood travels into a research project examining adventurous families. His study is then recognized by the Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) with a Gordon Taylor Future Researcher Award.