Thompson Rivers University
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Strategic Research Plan identifies emerging strengths

  Posted on: February 19, 2015

Thompson Rivers University has a new, official Strategic Research Plan (SRP)—a blueprint for research for the next five years. The plan identifies five key areas of collaborative excellence and emerging strength, while encouraging research in all disciplines.

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UREAP Asks: How to retain employees at Sun Peaks Resort?

  Posted on: February 12, 2015

Employee retention — it’s a phrase often heard within the tourism industry, and a concern Bachelor of Tourism Management student Sarbjit Gill decided to investigate through his successful Undergraduate Research Experience Award Program (UREAP) project.

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Prehistoric spear points on CBC Quirks & Quarks

  Posted on: February 12, 2015

Anthropologist Dr. Karl Hutchings was a guest on CBC’s Quirks & Quarks on Feb. 7. Hutchings made a remarkable discovery upon analyzing obsidian artifacts, providing evidence to show that humans used spear throwers as early as 279,000 years ago.

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Novel discovery: Mistletoe creates its own heat to discharge seeds

Mistletoe Researchers

  Posted on: February 11, 2015

Do certain plants get fevers? And if the answer is yes, which plants, and why? Dr. Cynthia Ross Friedman and a team of researchers have brought some clarity to those questions with their groundbreaking findings published on Feb. 9 in Nature Communications, one of the highest-ranked multidisciplinary journals in the world.

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3MT’s Western Canadian final coming to TRU

  Posted on: February 10, 2015

TRU will host the 3MT Western Regional Championships in April. Up to 16 graduate students from Western Canada will compete by testing their ability to succinctly explain their work to a non-specialist audience. The winner advances to the Canadian championship.

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