Student Development Staff & Faculty Newsletter | September 28, 2016

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

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News and Accomplishments

Sexual Violence Prevention Manager Provides Save Haven

Sexual Violence Prevention Manager provides safe haven

Amber Huva’s first mission is to connect with students, and serve as a trusted resource and support system.


TRU Assessment Centre earns national recognition

TRU Assessment Centre earns national recognition

TRU Assessment Centre earns top marks by the National College Testing Association.

Early Birds Gather for Career Mentorship

Early birds gather for Career Mentorship

Career Mentoring Breakfast offers good humor, career advice, with bacon and eggs on the side.


The Year-Long Welcoming Committee

The year-long welcoming committee

Julie Taylor provides a support system for new-to-TRU students, ensuring that the welcoming spirit lasts year round.


First Friends Feast Welcomes Students

First Friends Feast welcomes students

Aboriginal First Friends Feast offers a warm welcome to new students.


Meet the Wellness Team!

As you settle back into school, figure out your classes, and eventually start to stress about the workload ahead of you, we here at the Wellness Centre just wanted to remind you that we are here to support you.

Aboriginal drumming

Financial boost for Aboriginal programs

A range of Aboriginal initiatives received a vote of confidence from the BC government this week with on-going funding through the Ministry of Advanced Education’s Aboriginal Service Plan.


Orientation recap, photos

Orientation recap, photos

Orientation was a tremendous success, with more than 1,300 new students attending.


New hire has back-to-school butterflies

The first few weeks at TRU have been truly action-packed. A whirlwind, really. I catch myself identifying with all the first year students wandering around campus—eyes wide with wonderment, harboring just a dash of panic at the pupil’s core.

Every new venture begins with a splash of doubt, a touch of uncertainty.  What if I get lost? What if I can’t? What if I fail? That anxiety becomes the concrete that grass has to push through in order to grow.     This is a part of the university experience—questions that students ask themselves. Is that something we outgrow?  If so, we must take our memories of that fear and self-doubt and apply successful remedies to the students who cross our paths.

My university years were spent with the TRU English and Theatre departments. I have always regarded this institution with great fondness. I did a lot of growing up here and hold the highest regards for the professors, programs and the productions that shaped my academic life.  To return as an employee is a thrill and an honor.

As Writer/ Storyteller, I have enjoyed connecting with many members of the amazing Student Services team—hearing stories about their adventures, families, educations and careers—everything that led them to TRU. I strive to share those stories with great delicacy and dignity. I have been embraced with an abundance of kindness, patience and support and for that I am very grateful.


Co-op Stories

Silviculture, a refreshing change from customer service

Silviculture, a refreshing change from customer service

Adam Soames is working as the Assistant Silviculture Technician for Ten Peaks Holdings Ltd this summer in a co-op work term position.

New Gold job helps resume growth

Summer Student at New Gold/New Afton Mine coordinates own projects, enjoys mix of office and field work.


Roaming the range at Douglas Lake Ranch

Roaming the range at Douglas Lake Ranch

Hailey Manke is a Natural Resource Science student at TRU, currently on her first co-op work term at Douglas Lake Cattle Co. Canada’s largest ranch.

Math research matters

Math research matters

Kyle is working on a coop this summer as a research assistant working on developing rigorous proofs while independently researching a branch of graph theory involving homomorphisms.

Choose your own co-op

Choose your own co-op

Before starting fourth year courses, arts student Jake MacLaren is wrapping up a creative co-op with the School of Business and Economics.

Arts alum finds TRIUMF-ant success

Arts alum finds TRIUMF-ant success

Arts alumni Nic Zdunich turned his co-op position into a full-time job with Canada’s National Lab for Particle & Nuclear Physics.



Upcoming Events

Employer Information Session | Bank of Canada:

September 29 - 4:00 pm to 4:50 pm @Old Main 3741

The Bank of Canada is hiring graduates and soon-to-be graduates with degrees in economics or finance at the bachelor, master or doctoral levels.

Quilter's Corner:

October 1 - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm @ OL 127

Be a sociable sewer! Work on your sewing projects in a large space with other TRU quilters. Must bring your own equipment.

Flow & Glow yoga:

October 2 - 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm @ TRU Gym

This energizing and invigorating event is not to be missed. Experience the benefits of yoga poolside.

Employer Information Session | RBC Royal Bank:

October 3 - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm @ Alpine Room, 1st Floor, CAC

Learn first-hand from students and recruiters about working in technology & operations at RBC.

Mindfulness Meditation:

October 4 - 11:30 am to 12:20 pm @ Old Main 2494 - Prayer & Meditation room.

Health and Wellness Fair:

October 5 - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm @ Mountain Room, 3rd Floor, CAC

Learn more about the health and wellness practitioners in Kamloops while sampling refreshments and healthy snacks.

TRU Experience | Organize your time:

October 5 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm @ Old Main Student Street

Learn some tips and tricks to help you stay on track with your course assignments, projects, work obligations and life obligations.

Therapy Thursdays

October 6 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm @ Old Main Student Street.

Creative Mindfulness

October 6 - 12:40 pm to 1:40 pm @ Old Main 2494 - Prayer & Meditation room.

TRU Experience | Avoid procrastination:

October 12 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm @ Old Main Student Street

Have you been procrastinating on assignments, papers, and other things? We have all procrastinated one time or another. Find out what type of procrastinator you are and ways to overcome being one.

International Student Career Cafe

October 19 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm @ HOL 204

Join in a group discussion on career issues related to international students.