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Research & Graduate Studies

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TRU is one of the province’s leading research universities, and is a proud member of the Research Universities Council of British Columbia.

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Associate Vice-President Research and Graduate Studies: CandidatePresentation (III)

  Date: February 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  Location: International Building (IB)

You are invited to attend public presentations by candidates for Associate Vice-President Research and Graduate Studies.


Arts Colloquium: Becoming medicine: Organ donation and the other side of politics

  Date: February 28, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Join Dr. Lindsey McKay as she presents her research as part of the Arts Colloquium Series.


The environmental fate of arsenicals from the surface chemistry of hematite nanoparticles

  Date: February 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  Location: Ken Lepin Building

The fate of arsenic compounds depends on their surface interactions with geosorbents that include minerals and natural organic matter.


Smoking Cultures Dialogue Project

  Date: March 4, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  Location: Brown Family House of Learning

What are your thoughts around smoking, cannabis, and vaping? Share your thoughts during this small-group dialogue led by students.


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The Economics of Seinfeld !

  Posted on: July 5, 2012

Professor Linda Ghent from Eastern Illinois University, Associate Professor Alan Grant from Baker University and Assistant to the Dean George Lesica from Eastern Illinois University have developed a cool site on the Economics of Seinfeld ! Seinfeld was a nine seasons TV show on NBC about events occurring in the daily lives of Jerry, George,…

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Ever thought to use music to teach Economics?

  Posted on: July 5, 2012

Joshua Hall, Robert Lawson and Dirk Mateer developed a weblog which offers a variety of song lyrics which we can use to teach economics! Use ABBA or Led Zeppelin or country music, or rap to teach opportunity cost, scarcity, greed, unemployment and many more topics in economics. You will find a selection from the song’s…

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Understanding and appreciating Economics using pop culture!

  Posted on: July 5, 2012

Dirk Mateer, a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Penn State, uses pop culture in principle economics courses to help students understand and appreciate core concepts. He has collected many resources to help students learn economics and have fun in the process. At his site you will find television, film, and lecture clips to introduce many…

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Professor Shiller at TRU?

  Posted on: July 4, 2012

Open Yale Courses (OYC) provides interesting economic lectures from well known Economists. Robert Shiller is Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics at Yale University and a Fellow at the International Center for Finance at the Yale School of Management. Professor Shiller is offering free of charge via the internet a course in Financial Markets. John…

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Free online textbooks for Economics courses from Flat World Knowledge!

  Posted on: July 4, 2012

Worried about educational costs rising? Textbooks being too expensive? Want to save some money for your students? Check out Flat World Knowledge! All you have to do is visit Flat World Knowledge and select an economics textbook. You can find textbooks on principles of economics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, international trade, international finance, macro theory…

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Congratulations to our 2012 graduates!

  Posted on: July 3, 2012

Congratulations to our 2012 graduates with a major in economics or a major in Economics and political studies! On behalf of the Department of Economics we wish you success with your future endeavors. Keep in touch! BURCHNALL, SARA, BA, (Major in Economics) CONDON, ALEX, BA, (Major in Economics, Governor’s General Academic Silver Award and Thompson…

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You can major in Economics at Saylor.org without paying tuition !

  Posted on: July 3, 2012

The Saylor Foundation is a not-profit organization established by Michael J. Saylor, founder and CEO of business intelligence firm MicroStrategy and the Foundation’s sole trustee. Mr. Saylor created the Foundation because he believes education should be free. Knowledge is a global public good. It is non-rival as it does not reduce the quantity available to…

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This year’s Valedictorian for School of Business and Economics is Steven Holm.

  Posted on: July 3, 2012

Steven Thompson Holm was born and raised in Kamloops, and graduated from the South Kamloops Secondary School French Immersion Program with an Ambassador’s Scholarship to TRU. A Business Administration student, majoring in Economics and Finance with Honours, he worked as a research assistant in the Department of Economics and was the co-president of the Economics…

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A young uprising scholar, a great athlete and a gentleman: Alexander Condon

  Posted on: July 2, 2012

The 2102 Governor General’s Academic Silver Medal and Thompson Rivers University Medal in Arts was awarded to Alexander Condon. Alexander Condon was born in Victoria, BC and graduated from Oalk Bay High School. He transferred from UBC to TRU in 2009 as an Arts student and athlete. The many friendships he developed with his Wolfpack…

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Watch insights provided by prominent economists on “Economics and Finance: From Theory to Practice to Policy”

  Posted on: July 2, 2012

During the spring of 2011, MIT celebrated its 150th anniversary with symposiums, performances, exhibits and landmark events. This post links to symposiums on Economics and Finance: From Theory to Practice to Policy. Insight are provided by a panel of prominent Economists: Opening Remarks on Economics and Finance: From Theory to Practice to Policy Keynote Address…

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