Foundation Kick-off a Success

  Posted on: October 13, 2005

They served more sausages than ever before at the TRU Foundation’s Annual Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast this morning. Two hundred and fifty people, 100 more than last year, attended the morning’s event, which raised $19,000 for student scholarships and bursaries and other projects at TRU. “Last year, even though the Foundation awarded over 1,000 scholarships and…

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2005 TRU Distinguished Alumni Award for Public Service

  Posted on: October 12, 2005

The Public Service award is given to a graduate who has made significant contributions in the field of public administration and policy development, service in elected or appointed positions at local, provincial, national or international levels. The Honourable Mr. Justice Joel Groves After completing one year of University Transfer courses at Cariboo College, Justice Groves…

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2005 TRU Distinguished Alumni Award for Academic and Professional Achievement

  Posted on: October 12, 2005

The Academic Achievement award is given to a graduate who has made outstanding contributions in the field of education, including research, teaching, program development and educational administration. The Professional Achievement award is given to a graduate who has made significant achievements in the graduate’s field of professional or career endeavors. Dr Timothy Kieffer Dr. Kieffer…

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2005 TRU Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence

  Posted on: October 12, 2005

The Teaching Excellence award is given to current or retired faculty member who demonstrates leadership, knowledge, inspiration, enthusiasm and excellence in their field of instruction. Dr. Hasnat Dewan Before joining the TRU faculty in the fall of 2000, Dr. Dewan taught Economics at the University of Texas, Jahangirnagar University and Malaspina University College. Dr. Dewan…

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Academia meets the Arts

  Posted on: October 12, 2005

How many times have we heard or said, “I don’t know much about art, but I know what I like.” An exhibit that explores this topic opens at the Kamloops Art Gallery Saturday, October 15. “We all respond differently to works of art. Sometimes artworks seem relatively easy to understand: we ‘get’ their meaning or…

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2005 Distinguished Alumni Award for Service to the Community

  Posted on: October 12, 2005

This award is given to a graduate who demonstrates significant service or contributions to the welfare and advancement of local, national or international communities. Larry Read Larry Read studied Business at the University of Calgary and the University of Saskatchewan, as well as Broadcast Journalism at BCIT, before completing the Marketing Management Diploma at UCC…

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2005 Grace Chronister Distinguished Alumni Award

  Posted on: October 12, 2005

Developed by faculty and alumni of the Department of Social Work to recognize outstanding achievements of TRU Bachelor of Social Work graduates whose endeavours in the community have brought honour to the TRU School of Social Work & Human Service and to the profession of social work. Helen Kormendy Helen Kormendy completed a Bachelor of…

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More Students Attending TRU This Fall

  Posted on: October 5, 2005

The fall enrolment numbers are in, and there are more students than ever studying at Thompson Rivers University, BC’s newest provincial university based in Kamloops, BC. Headcount enrolments have increased 4 per cent over last fall, meaning there are almost 7,500 students registered in degree, diploma and certificate programs at the university this fall. The…

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New Dean of Arts

  Posted on: October 3, 2005

Dr. Ulrich Scheck will be Thompson Rivers University’s new Dean of Arts, TRU Vice-President, Academic and Provost, Dr. Mark Evered, announced today. “Dr. Scheck comes with outstanding academic credentials and administrative experience”, said Evered. “We are extremely pleased that we were able to convince him to leave his position as Dean of Graduate Studies and…

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