Steve O’Reilly recently completed his Undergraduate Research Experience Award Program, titled “The Significance of the Bellwether Distinction: A Historical Examination of Voting Behaviour in the Kamloops Region,” just in time for the upcoming federal election.
Dr. Paul Dagg, an accomplished administrator in psychiatric medicine, has been appointed chairperson of the Board of Governors for TRU. Jim Thomson, a Kamloops entrepreneur with 42 years experience in construction and development has been named its vice-chairman.
TRU microbiologist Dr. Naowarat Cheeptham and Wildlife Conservation Society of Canada biologist and TRU Adjunct Professor Dr. Cori Lausen have been awarded a $75,000 USD research grant from the United States Fish & Wildlife Services to advance the search for effective biological control options against Pseudogymnoascus destructans, or Pd, the fungus that causes White Nose Syndrome (WNS) in North American bats.
TRU and its support staff reach a tentative contract agreement through March 31, 2019.
Russian historian Dr. Wilson Bell has been awarded a prestigious Insight Development Grant (IDG) from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). This is another demonstration of the growing research strength at TRU.
Works of art by TRU faculty, students and alumni, inspired by and exploring perspectives of microbes from Dr. Naowarat (Ann) Cheeptham’s drug discovery research, are on display Sept. 21 to Jan. 10 at the Telus World of Science in Vancouver.