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Bridges Magazine, Spring 2014

Bridges Magazine, Spring 2014

Read the Spring 2014 issue of TRU’s Bridges Magazine, in print or online.

The warm weather may have been late to arrive but spring started with gusto at TRU this year, with all the signs of fresh new growth. A redesigned Bridges brings you an inside look at some of the big transformations on campus, as well as a taste of the rich variety of projects, programs and personalities on the go this season.

The most visible transformation on campus this past year has been the award-winning renovation of Old Main. We reveal the stunning new home of TRU Law, which celebrates its first graduating class this June (p. 4), and check in on some initiatives by law faculty and students (p. 11, 12).

Our Inside TRU feature talks to students and alumni about the importance of research, field schools and co-op placements that take them out of their familiar lecture halls for hands-on learning in unique community settings (p. 22). When it comes to research, sustainability is the theme, from environmental (p. 14, 16) to cultural (p. 18) to economic (p. 20).

With spring also comes TRU’s annual recognition of alumni who have made a difference in their communities (p. 32). Far-flung alumni sent in their updates, and locals gathered at a Kamloops festival (p. 28, 30). Cariboo College alums can take a walk down memory lane with our historical segment (p. 26).


Read the Spring 2014 issue of Bridges Magazine


The Main Attraction, p. 4, Interior Settings, p. 20, Aboriginal Science Camp, p. 9, Tomato Fest, p. 30, Out of the Comfort Zone, p. 22.

The Main Attraction, p. 4, Interior Settings, p. 20, Aboriginal Science Camp, p. 9, Tomato Fest, p. 30, Out of the Comfort Zone, p. 22.

This issue also highlights TRU’s new Strategic Priorities, which set a vision for the next five years (p. 36). Arts student Mackenzie Cassells shares her perspective on the five priorities and breaks down the consultation numbers (p. 13). “I no longer want to earn a degree,” she says. “I want to earn an education.”

It’s a sentiment that sums up many of the stories in this issue. Students come to TRU for opportunities that start here, not just after they cross the convocation stage. Applying knowledge gained in the classroom to solving real world problems—in the lab, the field, the workplace, the community, or around the globe—is what a TRU education is all about.

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Related Stories:
The Main Attraction (excerpted from p. 4)
Q & A with Katie Bennett
Q & A with Kate Strangway
The Modern University

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Bridges Magazine, Fall 2013
Bridges Magazine, Spring 2013
Bridges Magazine, Fall 2012
Bridges Magazine, Spring 2012
Bridges Magazine, Fall 2011
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