Thompson Rivers University

2019: the year in photos

  Posted on: December 18, 2019

If a photo is worth a thousand words, TRU told quite a story in 2019. Rather than write what would be a very, very long read, we’ve compiled highlights from the past 12 months so you can enjoy the year in photos instead.

January 9

Jaida Wallat got a chance to meet Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a visit to TRU’s School of Trades and Technology. She also walked him through a demonstration of the hands-on learning that occurs in trades and technology programs.

January 24

Dr. Ulrich Scheck, Dr. Dawn Farough and Dr. Wilson Bell

Faculty members Dawn Farough, Wilson Bell and Ulrich Scheck spearhead the development of a master’s program in human rights and social justice.

January 24

Training house

The School of Trades and Technology’s Training House project partnerships won gold at the 2019 Okanagan Housing Awards of Excellence.

January 30

students pose with mental health awarenss signs

Our campus community penned signs in support of mental health awareness as part of #BellLetsTalk day.

January 31

Dr. Jeff McLaughlin

Keynote speaker Jeff McLaughlin kickstarted the 12th annual Politics, History and Philosophy conference.

February 7

Wolfie mascot

WolfPack volleyball left the Tournament Capital Centre and kicked it old school in the Gymnasium for Retro Night.

February 7

Criminal lawyer Kyla Lee presented to a full room of law students and Kamloops community members on the complexities of Cannabis Legalization and Impaired Driving at the Society of Law Students Conference Committee’s Pursuing Progress: Transforming Law in the 21st Century event.

February 11

February 12

Vernie Clement

Vernie Clement discussed the student services offered at Cplul’kw’ten.

March 22

March 26

Federal Minister Mary Ng

Federal Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion Mary Ng touched down in Kamloops to tour TRU.

March 28

Bruce Daimer presents

Astrobiologist and TRU alum Bruce Daimer presented on his paradigm-shifting research on the origin of life.

April 5

TRU nuring practicum students

A typical practicum day at Royal Inland Hospital with the nurses of tomorrow.

April 5

David Barroqueiro

Third-year law student David Barroqueiro won a new award for his work developing legal apps, which he hopes will improve access to justice for all.

April 17

May 23

food truck on campus

Food truck Thursdays were always a hit.

May 28

Envision TRU consultation

Students, staff, faculty and the TRU community gathered for Envision TRU consultations, to determine the course of the university’s next 10 years.

May 31

TheFaculty of Science’s Matt Reudink and his graduate and undergraduate research students spent the summer studying birds on campus and throughout the region. They measure and track physical traits and behaviours of birds inhabiting rural to urban environments, to determine how different species are responding to increasing urbanization.

June 4

Executive Director of TRU’s Office of Indigenous Education Paul Michel performed at the 2019 Indigenous Grad ceremony.

June 5

Guests welcomed incoming President Brett Fairbairn at a lunch-time social to celebrate the occasion.

June 14

Arts students celebrate spring convocation.

Years of hard work paid off as arts students celebrated spring convocation.

June 26

Kamloops businessman and generous TRU donor Ken Lepin confirms the value of a trades education for a room full of students, before distributing student awards.

July 17

Federal Minister Katrine Conroy

Early Childhood Education got a $575,000 boost and a visit from Federal Minister Katrine Conroy.

July 19

July 26

The School of Trades and Technology hosted a girls carpentry camp, where participants built a new playhouse for the on-campus Cariboo Child Care kids.

August 2

Youth from across BC graduated from a welding camp hosted by the School of Trades and Technology to get a taste of this in-demand trade.

August 12

Peter Poeschek

Peter Poeschek received the Chair Leadership Award for 20 years as the School of Trades and Technology’s construction trades chairperson.

September 3

Graduate Student Orientation 2019.

Campus was buzzing at the Graduate Student Orientation 2019.

September 3

Orientation 2019.

Students started off the semester on the right foot at Orientation 2019.

September 6

Back to School BBQ

Students and the Kamloops community celebrated the new school year at the annual Back to School BBQ.

September 16

TRU North Tower

TRU campus housing buildings got new names.

October 10

Crowd of people in large room

TRU launched Limitless, its largest-ever fundraising campaign of $50-million.

October 16

Nursing and Population Public Health Building under construction

Progress on the $37.2-million Nursing and Population Health Building. Estimated completion: fall 2020.

October 17

deer on campus

Oh, deer!

October 19

Knowledge Makers books

The first Undergraduate Circle for Knowledge Makers of 2019.

October 19

a campus tour at TRU Open House

Prospective students, parents and community members joined the Open House.

October 23

Students and researchers get a new state-of-the-art weather station installed on campus, located in Kamloops’ unique bunchgrass ecosystem.

October 24

Kamloops put on a spectacular show of fall foliage as temperatures dipped.

November 1

BC Attorney General David Eby presented to a full room of law students during Access to Justice Week.

November 15

crowd of students at a WolfPack game

School District No. 73 took over the Tournament Capital Centre with more than 1,000 students in attendance for a women’s WolfPack volleyball game.

November 28

TRU Foundation Awards ceremony.

Students received $775,000—the most ever awarded—in donor-funded awards at the TRU Foundation Awards ceremony.

December 3

Campus deer stole the show (again).

December 3

Holiday Fest Tree

TRU Student Union’s inaugural Holiday Fest lit up one of campus’s Ponderosa Pines, with the TRU community contributing handmade and unique decorations.

And that’s a wrap! With classes and exams done for the year, and campus appointed with it’s own towering Christmas tree, we hope you enjoyed our 2019 year in photos.

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