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University News, Page 212

Kid's Educators Meet Free

  Posted on: July 22, 2005

KAMLOOPS – Learning is lifelong, even (or maybe especially) for teachers and others who work with children. This fall, early childhood educators at TRU have joined with a community childcare provider to provide professional development workshops for people who work in pre-schools, private kindergartens, nursery schools, family and group day-care centres and other child care…

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Listings Wanted

  Posted on: July 6, 2005

KAMLOOPS – When students may come from places halfway around the globe or from remote rural areas, housing becomes an issue, especially since many students arrive without transportation, and need to be close to the university and other amenities. “So far, we don’t have near as many listings as last year,” said Taunis Hodgson, who…

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TRU Appoints New Business & Economics Dean

  Posted on: July 4, 2005

KAMLOOPS – It’s the first day on the job for Thompson Rivers University’s new Dean of the School of Business and Economics. There are no first-day jitters for Dr. Murray Young as he starts his five-year term, however; he comes to TRU with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Dr. Young has already begun to…

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TRU Establishes New Centre for Study of Canada

  Posted on: July 4, 2005

KAMLOOPS – The newest centre for research excellence at Thompson Rivers University was created on Canada Day this year. The Centre for the Study of Canada, which came into existence July 1st, will build on years of success and growth in the Canadian Studies program at UCC and now TRU. The program allows students to…

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First Professor Emeritus titles conferred at TRU

  Posted on: June 6, 2005

KAMLOOPS – Thompson Rivers University conferred its first two Professor Emeritus designations on June 9th at TRU’s Kamloops campus. The title is bestowed upon professors who have completed at least 10 years of full-time employment at retirement from TRU and whose service has been meritorious, and who wish to maintain a professional or service relationship…

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TRU Reinstates Master Teacher Award

  Posted on: June 6, 2005

KAMLOOPS – The TRU Master Teacher Award was re-created this year, and was conferred at TRU’s Convocation Ceremony June 9th, on the campus commons. The award, last conferred when the university was Cariboo College, recognizes long-term career achievements in teaching, pedagogy and the promotion of teaching and learning. A Master Teacher is expected to be…

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Four TRU Valedictorians Prepare for Convovaton

  Posted on: June 5, 2005

KAMLOOPS – Four valedictorians will present the hopes and fond memories of the 2005 Thompson Rivers University graduating class this year, each to speak at the ceremony representing her program cluster. Nominated by a Valedictorian Selection Committee made up of the Dean and one student representative from each faculty or school participating in that ceremony,…

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Announcing Medal Award Winners

  Posted on: June 3, 2005

KAMLOOPS – At its Convocation Ceremonies to be held June 9th and 10th at its Kamloops campus, Thompson Rivers University will award the following medals for outstanding academic achievement: Governor General’s Academic Medal (Silver): This medal is awarded annually to the undergraduate who achieves the highest academic standing upon graduation from a bachelor degree program….

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New University Adopts New Convocation Programme

  Posted on: June 3, 2005

KAMLOOPS – The first Thompson Rivers University Convocation Ceremonies for the Kamloops campus will be held June 9th and 10th, with this year’s approximately 1700 graduates among the first to receive their credentials in the name of Thompson Rivers University. TRU’s Williams Lake campus held its ceremonies last week. Also this year, Thompson Rivers University…

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Student Refugees to Attend TRU

  Posted on: May 26, 2005

KAMLOOPS – Thompson Rivers University’s first-ever sponsored refugee students have been selected by the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) – TRU Local Committee (WUSC-TRU LC). The Student Refugee Sponsorship Program (SRSP) is a student-driven initiative, with the TRU chapter formed two years ago. Since then, the group has sent students overseas to Africa on…

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