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National Centre of Excellence to focus on mountain environments

  Posted on: January 13, 2016

Dr. John Hull, a professor in the Tourism Management Department and co-director of TRU’s Alliance for Mountain Environments Research Group, is part of a national team of researchers working to develop a new Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) proposal that addresses Canada’s mountain regions.

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Celebrating #NationalBirdDay on campus

  Posted on: January 5, 2016

Dr. Matt Reudink and his research team are using radio-frequency identification technology adapted by TRU physicist Dr. Mark Paetkau to monitor the movements of individual birds across campus and in natural landscapes, such as Kenna Cartwright Park.

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Putting the Afrodescendant movement into perspective

Alejandro Campos Garcia

  Posted on: January 4, 2016

The Afrodescendant movement began 15 years ago with the Declaration of the Regional Conference of the Americas—the lead-up to the Third World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance—held in Santiago, Chile. Today, TRU sociology faculty member Alejandro Campos Garcia calls it “one of the most important political movements in the Americas”.

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Simulating a virtual terrorist attack

  Posted on: November 24, 2015

  When Dr. Andrew Park published his counterterrorism research this summer, he had no idea how quickly it would become so relevant. With his research team, Park, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and an expert in virtual environments, has developed a modeling and simulation system that can anticipate not only which…

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Banking on poverty: research investigates use of payday loan companies

  Posted on: November 19, 2015

While some cities wish to prohibit or limit the clustering of payday loan operations, Thompson Rivers University economist Dr. Laura Lamb wants more attention given to the lack of financial options for the clients. When Lamb conducted her research into the use of these fringe finance institutions in 2012, she expected to find evidence to…

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Engage in research abroad

  Posted on: November 18, 2015

The German Academic Exchange Services’s (DAAD) undergraduate scholarships allow Canadian students to study abroad in Germany as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year. Application deadline is Jan. 31, 2016.

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Hot off the press: Inspiring research

  Posted on: November 2, 2015

Knowledge that Inspires, the third annual report on research, is now available. This publication serves to highlight the world-class research being conducted by Thompson Rivers University faculty members across all disciplines.

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Research has important conservation implications

  Posted on: October 29, 2015

Making the most out of a terrible situation — that’s how Dr. Matt Reudink describes his research into a mass mortality event of Vaux’s Swifts, an aerial insectivore that has experienced population declines throughout North America since the 1970s. It is estimated that during the 2012 event, there were as many as 3,000 Vaux’s Swifts…

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Generating entrepreneurial success

  Posted on: October 26, 2015

Hummingbird Drones began right here in the TRU Generator, and its CEO Robert Atwood, an NRS graduate, will be awarded the Startup Canada Young Entrepreneur Award for BC and the North on Nov. 4.

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