The President’s Report is produced each month for presentation to the TRU Board of Governors and TRU Senate. Read the March 2014 President’s Report for an overview of recent university…..

Thompson Rivers University Alumni and Friends Association is honouring four Distinguished Alumni at its annual awards ceremony April 11 in the TRU Grand Hall.

This year’s winners…

Skye Buck — Lifetime Achievement Award (awarded posthumously)
Jason Paige — Professional Achievement Award
Ken Salter — Grace Chronister BSW Award
CIBC — Milestone Achievement Award

Lane Merrifield will deliver the keynote address.

The first batch of compost is ready to be given away on March 5 to the first 100 people be they students, staff, or faculty. As a bonus, donated vegetable and flower seeds are part of the give-away as well as free hugs supplied by the Wellness Centre.

WolfPack players Brad Gunter and Colin Carson were honoured with national CIS men’s volleyball awards on Feb. 26.

Gunter received Player of the Year for his season that included leading the CIS in several key stats categories.

Carson was named Dale Iwanoczko Student-Athlete Award winner for his community involvement that went beyond the 20 hours WolfPack players are expected to put in during the season.

Work from Lyn Baldwin's exhibit at the Kamloops Arts Council Gallery, "Not Just a Snapshot: The Thompson Drainage through Field Journal Art".

In “Not Just a Snapshot: The Thompson Drainage through Field Journal Art”, an exhibit at the Kamloops Art Council Main Gallery Jan. 9 to Feb. 1, Dr. Lyn Baldwin’s field journal drawings in pen and watercolour reveal the natural history of the region drained by the Thompson rivers in an intersection of artistic and scientific enquiry.

One of Hutchings' spearpoints marks the site of the Gademotta Rift where researchers found evidence of throwing spears from 279,000 years ago.

In the life of a Paleolithic hunter from over 250,000 years ago, the ability to take down prey from a distance would have been a vast improvement over confronting a dangerous animal at close quarters. New research by Dr. Karl Hutchings and colleagues finds evidence that these early hunters developed the technology to do so far earlier than first thought.