TRU welcomes fourth Canada Research Chair

  Posted on: December 7, 2006

KAMLOOPS – Joining Thompson Rivers University’s growing research team will be Norman P. Friesen, whose five-year renewable position as a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in E-Learning Practices was announced this morning by federal industry minister Maxime Bernier. “The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of investing in university research,” said Mme. Bernier, who is…

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Adventure Calendar To Support Student Venture

  Posted on: November 29, 2006

KAMLOOPS – It’s unique, alright: a calendar comprised of adventure photos from the past year taken by adventure guide students at TRU while on climbing, kayaking and other field trips in BC, Alberta, Ontario and the United States to support a trip to Tibet, one of the biggest adventures these students will encounter during their…

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Major Increase In Student Awards At TRU

  Posted on: November 23, 2006

KAMLOOPS – When TRU holds its annual donor awards ceremony this Thursday, 326 students will receive a total of $391,000 in award money, an increase of $100,000 over last year. The donor ceremony, at which donors meet the students who benefit from the award they have established, begins at 5pm on Nov. 23 in TRU’s…

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TRU Awards 2006: Medal Winner Spotlight

  Posted on: November 23, 2006

KAMLOOPS – Getting a major award wasn’t even in Ann Scott’s sights when she enrolled in TRU’s Social Service Worker certificate course after years away from the classroom; she was worried about just getting through the program she enrolled in after injuries from a car accident forced a career change. A former dental assistant who…

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TRU Awards 2006: Donor Spotlights

  Posted on: November 23, 2006

Nov. 23, 2006 TRU Awards 2006: Donor Spotlights KAMLOOPS – The following are among the 250-plus donors presenting a total of $391,000 in financial awards to 326 students at TRU’s Donor Awards Ceremony at 5 pm today in the university’s Grand Hall. iCompass Technologies Award NEW AWARDAwarded annually to a second year or higher student…

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Eminent Entrepreneur To Give Free Public Talk At TRU

  Posted on: November 15, 2006

KAMLOOPS – The public is invited to hear how Peter Armstrong, President, Founder, Chief Executive Officer and a principal of the Armstrong Hospitality Group, owner and operator of the Rocky Mountaineer, Thompson Hotel and Two River Junction Theatre, has, over a 15-year period, grown Rocky Mountaineer Vacations from a small entrepreneurial dream to a successful…

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Space stars to launch TRU Astronomy Walk

  Posted on: November 15, 2006

KAMLOOPS – British author and inventor Sir Arthur C. Clarke, most famous for his science-fiction novel, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and for collaborating with director Stanley Kubrick on the film of the same name, will open a space odyssey of a different kind in Kamloops next Tuesday. A taped message from Clarke, confined to a…

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TRU Chorus Sings Around the World

  Posted on: November 14, 2006

KAMLOOPS – Featuring folk songs from around the world, the TRU Chorus’ fall concert this year will also feature songs from Korea, China, Japan, and Africa sung in their original languages. “The chorus will sing folk songs from the British Isles and Canada, as well as songs from some of the home countries for the…

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