ImagiNative Art Opening

  Posted on: March 8, 2006

The opening of the collaborative art exhibition ImagiNative at TRU at 5 pm on Monday, March 13 promises a unique opportunity to meet and view the work of over 20 regional aboriginal artists. Everyone is invited to attend. The ImagiNative exhibition in the TRU Visual Arts Gallery will showcase some of the most innovative and…

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Imagining Place

  Posted on: March 6, 2006

The Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) presents a free public lecture by visiting artist and artist-researcher Professor Craig Freeman on Wednesday, March 8th from 5:00 to 6:30 pm in room 1611 of Thompson Rivers University’s Old Main building. A wine and cheese reception will precede the talk. “During the Artist Statement: Artistic Inquiry and the Role…

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TRU WolfPack coach named BCCAA Coach of the Year

  Posted on: March 6, 2006

TRU WolfPack Badminton coach Brad Pape has been named BCCAA Badminton Coach of the Year. Pape, who also won the honour in 1997, led a young team this year, after coaching two medal-winners last season: Men’s Doubles and Men’s Singles won BCCAA Silver in 2004-2005. For more information, please contact Brad Pape at (250) 828-6844…

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Philosfunnies

  Posted on: March 6, 2006

A Thompson Rivers University researcher says comics can be used to explain the real world. Dr. Jeff McLaughlin, a philosophy professor who also teaches such courses as “Philosophy and Pop Culture,” will launch Comics as Philosophy (published by Mississippi UP), an inventive anthology that uses comics to explore the tenets of philosophy, on Thursday, March…

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Wanna robot? Build your own

  Posted on: March 3, 2006

What do 21st-century kids do during their annual spring vacation? Build robots, of course! In preparation for TRU’s Sumo Robot Competition 2006, to be held during TRU’s School of Trades and Technology’s March 25 Open House and Skills Canada competitions, TRU’s School of Advanced Technologies and Mathematics is offering neo-engineers a chance to build their…

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National gardening expert at TRU next month

  Posted on: March 3, 2006

David Tarrant, horticultural expert, author and TV personality, will discuss global gardening April 8 in his keynote address to the TRU Friends of the Gardens’ Horticulture Horizons 2006 conference. Tarrant, who has been involved with the UBC Botanical Gardens since 1969, has travelled the world giving horticulture tours. He was the host of Canadian Gardener…

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Geography Conference Features Noted Volcanologist

  Posted on: March 1, 2006

The public is invited to attend the keynote lecture of the Annual General Meeting of the Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (WDCAG) to be hosted by TRU March 10 and 11 at its Kamloops campus. Dr. Catherine Hickson of the National Geological Survey of Canada will present “Fire and Ice: British Columbia’s…

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What's the difference? Spring break 2006

  Posted on: February 28, 2006

There’s a big difference between high school and university, and hundreds of secondary school students will find out just what those differences are at TRU’s mid-March Spring Break Experience. Timed so high-schoolers can get a taste of campus life while classes are in session, this year’s event, to be held March 13 to 17, features…

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Practical Nurses Graduate In Traditional Ceremony

  Posted on: February 17, 2006

It’s a novel juxtaposition of old and new. Students from TRU’s Practical Nurse program, who took many of the courses on line using state-of-the-art technology, will wear traditional white uniforms and caps and be pinned as nurses were in earlier days at their graduation ceremony Feb. 23 at 2:00 pm in Room 1611 of TRU’s…

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Students Mean Business

  Posted on: February 17, 2006

TRU’s Grand Hall will look like a business convention March 9 as students dressed in business attire and equipped with resumes flock to the TRU Student Employment Centre (SEC) Annual Job Fair. Each year, the fair attracts a huge pool of individuals with training and education in specialized areas like computing, nursing, tourism, engineering, business…

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