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Dr. Kingsley Donkor, NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Grant recipient

Research & Graduate Studies

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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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Experts list for 2018 Winter Olympics

  Posted on: February 5, 2018

The PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018 begin on Feb. 9. Thompson Rivers University has compiled a list of experts who can speak to the media on a number of Olympics-related topics.

They are:

Robert Hanlon

  • Impact of the Olympics on North-South Political Relations
  • Politics of the Olympics
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Olympic Sponsorship

Robert J. Hanlon, PhD (Hong Kong)
Assistant Professor of International Relations and Asian Politics
Department of Philosophy, History and Politics
Thompson Rivers University

Phone: 250-371-5527

Jon Heshka

  • Sports law
  • The liability of adventure and extreme sport
  • Regulation and risk management of extreme sport

Jon Heskha, BSc, BA, Bed, MEd, LLM
Associate professor
Faculty of Law
Thompson Rivers University

Phone: 250-371-5839

Ryan Gauthier

  • General organization of the Olympic Games
  • Human rights issues that come with hosting the Games

Ryan Gauthier, BA, JD, PhD
Assistant professor
Faculty of Law
Thompson Rivers University

Phone: 778-471-8459

Anne Terweil

Anne has been involved in Olympic research since the Beijing Games in 2008. She worked in Beijing in the lead up to the Games in 2007 and then again in 2008, and was involved in research in 2010 at the Games in Vancouver/Whistler, as well as working as a volunteer throughout both the Olympics and Paralympics.

She worked with the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee as a member of a panel of experts on Olympic volunteer recruitment and management, and was in Sochi five times prior to the Games, as well as during the Games.

She is part of a research team that looked at volunteer training, management and legacy at the 2010 (Vancouver), 2012 (London), 2014 (Sochi) and 2016 (Rio) Olympics. Part of the team is heading to Korea for the upcoming Games.

And she is the mother of an Olympic athlete, Elli Terwiel, who competed in 2014.

Anne Terwiel, PDP, GDBA, MBA
Senior lecturer
Tourism Management
Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism Management
Thompson Rivers University

Phone: 250-371-5761


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