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Making the most of reading break

Hit the library with a study group and make the most of reading break.

  Posted on: February 12, 2016

There are typically two types of students at reading break—those who buckle down and use the week to study and those who jump aboard the first flight to Cancun. If you’re planning to stick around town, here are some tips for making the most of your time off.

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Aboriginal speakers impact students on law field trip

Sunny LeBourdais

  Posted on: February 11, 2016

First-year law students who have been studying Aboriginal Rights and Title and Indigenous Law took an annual field trip to the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, to hear from members of the Aboriginal community on rights and land title, resources, Indigenous law and residential school experiences.

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First time for TRU Law at Western Canadian moot

Third-year law students Kelly Melnyk and Olivia Harvey

  Posted on: February 10, 2016

Third-year law students Kelly Melnyk and Olivia Harvey were the first TRU team to compete in the McIntyre Cup—the Western Canadian law competition in trial advocacy—in Calgary last weekend.

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Canada Research Chair awarded in tourism

Dr. Courtney Mason was introduced on Feb. 10, 2015 as TRU's new Tier II Canada Research Chair in Rural Livelihoods and Sustainable Communities in the Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism.

  Posted on: February 10, 2016

Dr. Courtney Mason has been named Tier II Canada Research Chair in Rural Livelihoods and Sustainable Communities, working in the Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism.

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Political science class gets international exposure

Students testing out training modules in the Community Based Enterprise Development (C-BED) program in the Phillipines. (Photo cred C-BED).

  Posted on: February 9, 2016

The old adage that entrepreneurs are born and not made is being challenged by a political science class whose partnership with the International Labor Organization (ILO) could have lasting implications for small businesses worldwide.

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Mediator recommends ratification

bargaining-updates

  Posted on: February 5, 2016

The mediator has made a recommendation for a tentative agreement for Thompson Rivers University and the TRU Faculty Association. Ratification votes will be held in the near future. As per the mediator’s recommendation, neither party will release details of the tentative agreement prior to ratification.    

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Does the ‘traditional family’ even exist?

Dr. Tina Block, who studies the history of religion, gender and family in postwar North America, says that the so-called 'traditional family' has never really existed.

  Posted on: February 4, 2016

In advance of BC’s fourth Family Day holiday, Canadian historian Dr. Tina Block, whose research focuses on the history of religion, gender and family in postwar North America, says that the so-called ‘traditional family’ has never really existed.

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Sweater Days aim to triple impact

Environmental Programs and Research Coordinator, James Gordon, shows off his hockey sweater in preparation for the big hockey sweater contest.

  Posted on: February 1, 2016

National Sweater Day has become a fun annual event on campus where the heat gets turned down and the sweater swagger gets turned up. Help make three times the impact this year with three days of activities and contests.

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