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Research at TRU is making a difference. Many of our most important research discoveries stem from community-based research questions that result in real-life solutions with immediate and far-reaching impact. They influence policy, enrich culture, improve programs and build more vibrant cities. Our faculty are engaged in training the next generation of world-class researchers at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

TRU is one of the province’s leading research universities, and is a proud member of the Research Universities Council of British Columbia.

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Associate Vice-President Research and Graduate Studies: CandidatePresentation (III)

  Date: February 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  Location: International Building (IB)

You are invited to attend public presentations by candidates for Associate Vice-President Research and Graduate Studies.

Arts Colloquium: Becoming medicine: Organ donation and the other side of politics

  Date: February 28, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Join Dr. Lindsey McKay as she presents her research as part of the Arts Colloquium Series.

The environmental fate of arsenicals from the surface chemistry of hematite nanoparticles

  Date: February 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  Location: Ken Lepin Building

The fate of arsenic compounds depends on their surface interactions with geosorbents that include minerals and natural organic matter.

Smoking Cultures Dialogue Project

  Date: March 4, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  Location: Brown Family House of Learning

What are your thoughts around smoking, cannabis, and vaping? Share your thoughts during this small-group dialogue led by students.

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TRU receives first revenues from The Reach

  Posted on: February 2, 2018

Artist's conception The Reach

An artist's conception of The Reach.

Dear Colleagues,

I’m pleased to share with you an update regarding The Reach development project, which was provided to the Board of Governors today.

We have now received our first proceeds from this project: just over $1.5 million. This money will be invested to fund student support (bursaries and scholarships) and research activities.

The Campus Master Plan 2013 resulted in the University Village concept for developing the Kamloops campus with an academic core for future academic and student needs, and with parcels of lands not needed for academic purposes. The concept envisions a vibrant campus where people learn, live, work, shop and play 24/7 and where diversity, our greatest community strength, is valued. It is intended to enhance the educational experiences of our students, to generate an on-going revenue stream for student support and research, and to be a significant benefit to Kamloops.

To realize this vision, the university created the TRU Community Trust (TRUCT) which in turn set up The Reach development project to generate revenue. Today’s proceeds are the first example. TRUCT develops the land parcels identified in the Master Plan through long-term leases with private developers so that the land is always owned by the university. It is the closing of the first lease with CAPE Developments, which is building Creston House—a condominium north of Old Main—that has generated these funds of over $1.5 million.

TRU and the TRU Foundation will receive an equal distribution of the returns from The Reach project. As long-term, excellent stewards of such funds, the money will be invested according to current practices used by both TRU and the Foundation. TRU will use revenue generated through The Reach for research activities via the Research and Graduate Studies office, while the Foundation will support students with bursaries and scholarships through the Student Awards and Financial Support office.

In closing, I appreciate that the development of The Reach, while exciting, is also creating some disruptions for us through ongoing construction activity. I appreciate your patience and support, as we remind ourselves that these activities are building a better TRU, for our future, for our students.

Alan Shaver
President and Vice-Chancellor


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