Student Development Staff & Faculty Newsletter | March, 2017

Telling the stories of students, staff, faculty and services in Student Development.

Care to share? Contact FSD Storyteller, Alicia Ashcroft, via email: aashcroft@tru.ca

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News and Accomplishments

Marcus Scherer

Strength in numbers at Cplul’kw’ten

Marcus Scherer, Natural Resource and Indigenous Studies major at TRU, states, "Being a mentor has given me the authority to increase my confidence; it is in this sanctioned role that I feel empowered to help.” 

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Braedon Paul

Bright light and strong leader balances science and music

Braedon Paul, fourth-year chemical biology major at TRU, active community member and on-campus volunteer, promotes the power of science and music.

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Jake Bradshaw

Co-op an investment into future dream jobs

Bachelor of Natural Resource Science student Jake Bradshaw’s bright future is a direct result of the three co-op positions he held during his time at TRU.

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Emiko Ohama

Lean In steps up to empower

Bachelor of Human Kinetics in Clinical Exercise Science, Health Promotion graduate and current TRU student Emiko Ohama was the driving force behind International Women’s Day Empower Conference on March 8.

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Pace yourself with safe partying practices

Pace yourself with safe partying practices

Socialize and celebrate but consider smart partying practices to ensure that your night out is a night to remember.

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Long Night Against Procrastination reignites academic spark

Long Night Against Procrastination reignites academic spark

Hosted by the Library and the Writing Centre, LNAP encourages community connectedness and good study practices in a positive and productive environment.

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Sam & Ben, Work Study Students

Work experience gateway to success

The Work Study program helps students make money while providing much needed experiences, social connections and skills development.

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TRU & KIS Diversity walk

Celebrating community and cultural diversity

Social Work and Human Services practicum students teamed up with Kamloops Immigrant Services for The Walk to Embrace Cultural Diversity.

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Events

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Free, confidential HIV testing

Free, confidential HIV testing

March 30, 9:00 - 1:30pm

Interior Health nurses will be on campus to provide the testing. Tests can be done by drop-in or by appointment by phoning 250-828-5126.

Testing is available at the Medical Centre from 9am to 11am and at the trades building from 11:30am to 1:30pm.

Decolonizing Rape Culture: Indigenous Responses

Decolonizing Rape Culture: Indigenous Responses

March 30, 11:30 - 2:30pm, Irving K. Barber, HOL

Everyone is invited to this free workshop to engage with Indigenous violence thinkers, practitioners and land defenders/activists as we push for widespread transformation in systematic and societal responses to sexual violence. Event organizers are hoping to increase our collective and individual capacity to nurture communities of consent in our everyday lives and to use de-colonial strategies to counter rape culture …

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Next Steps in Indigenizing TRU

Next Steps in Indigenizing TRU

April 3, 12:00 - 2:30pm, OL 127

Join this internal brainstorming discussion on how to follow up the Indigenizing Higher Education online storytelling series.

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Managing Test Anxiety

Wednesdays

12:30-1:20pm, OM 1631

Drop-ins Welcome!

Managing Mood & Stress

Thursdays

1:30-3:30pm, OM 1631

Registration required, please contact Student Services 250-828-5023.

Therapy Dog Thursday

Therapy Dogs

Thursdays

10:00 - 2:00pm, Student Street, OM

Stop by, say hello and take a quiet moment with a furry friend. Time spent with dogs have all kinds of physical and mental-health benefits.

Soup Day at Cplul'kw'ten

Wednesdays

11:30am @ House 5

Enjoy a free hot soup at Cplul'kw'ten while you socialize and make new friends. Everyone welcome.

Creative Mindfulness

Creative Mindfulness 

Thursdays

12:40-1:20pm, OM 2494

Attend this free and drop-in session to learn and practice how to redirect your thoughts avoid distractions focus on and perform creative work.

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation 

Tuesdays

11:30 - 12:20pm, OM2494

 

During this free, drop-in class, learn how meditation reduces stress, improves concentration, encourages a healthy lifestyle, benefits cardiovascular and immune health, and increases happiness, acceptance and self-awareness.

On the Road with the FSD 

As we develop this newsletter, we would like to feature conferences, events and travel highlights.

We invite you to keep us posted about your plans.

While away, we welcome you to snap pictures of the events - anything that captures the spirit of the occasion. Photographs are a requirement for publication in the newsletter. Feel free to jot down a couple of notes about your impressions and learning outcomes.