Thompson Rivers University

Talk to the Experts: IDays 2018 preview with Tony Rogge

  Posted on: March 1, 2018

IDays is one of TRU’s longest running celebrations and keeps getting better and better with each year.

This year’s five-day festival runs March 5–9 and will once again put a highlighter to some of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. With food being the focus this year, we have the theme Food for Life, Food for Thought, Food for Fun. Through guest speakers, interactive events, displays, performances and more, we are bring to light the need for

zero hunger
responsible consumption and production
sustainable cities and communities
health and well-being.

To deconstruct the week for us and offer up some highlights, TRU World’s Tony Rogge stopped by Kamloops station Radio NL for a chat with TRU Talk to the Experts host Paul Graham. Rogge is Director, International and Managing Director TRU World Global Operations.

The conversation also touched on volunteering and the importance those contributions not only make to the lives of others, but to ours as well.

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Who is Tony? What does the I in IDays stand for? Indigenous discussed and reinventing and refreshing IDays.

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Food is the theme for 2018, workshops connect local with global, discussion panel will have you rethinking food.

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Thompson Valley to be recognized for having its own micro growing climate, the grape as a metaphor for many things, DJ Convict spinning music from around the world, IDays for everyone, student volunteers play a role in the success, volunteering beyond IDays, volunteering changes the way you think and live.

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Be forever inspired by the lives of two refugees during the presentation Two Students, Two Stories, Two Futures presentation.

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Check out speaker Alden E. Habacon and his discussion called Moving Beyond the Bento Box, get all your IDays info at