TRU Education and Social Work

September 2016 

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to share with you the September President’s Report, which was presented to Senate on Sept. 26, 2016. I hope you enjoy this new format to read highlights of TRU community news, publications, accomplishments and upcoming campus events. Your comments are welcome.

If you would like to share a recent (within the last six months) publication, presentation, external award or other recognition, please send the details to The deadline for submissions for the next President’s Report (for the October Senate meeting) is Oct. 7, 2016. Keep the good news coming!


Alan Shaver, President and Vice-Chancellor



Grant accelerates precision ranching research

Grant accelerates precision ranching research

John Church, BC Regional Innovation Chair in Cattle Industry Sustainability, in collaboration with David Hill, Geography has partnered with Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) and Kingsclere Ranch on a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) College-University Idea to Innovation grant of $663,940. Read more

Researchers awarded prestigious federal grants

Four TRU researchers were awarded $215,000 through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant program: Courtney Mason, Tourism; Joel Wood, Economics; Richard Oppong, Law; and Natalie Clark, Social Work. Read more

TRU Law Orientation Opening Assembly, Sept. 6, 2016

Chief Justice, distinguished panel welcome law class

Michelle Stanford (Bencher, Law Society of BC); Michael Welsh (President, CBABC); The Honourable Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson; The Honourable Richard Blair (Ret.), TRU Law Justice-in-Residence; Alicia Glaicar (President, KBA); The Honourable Wally Oppal, TRU Chancellor and Brad Morse, TRU Dean of Law welcomed 110 incoming TRU Law students. Read more

Welcome back

Thousands of students, faculty and staff kicked off a new academic year with the 29th annual Back to School BBQ on Sept. 9. Earlier in the week, more than 1,300 new domestic and international students familiarized themselves with campus, faculty, their classmates and available services at orientation on Sept. 6, including a pep rally and barbecue. A week-long orientation for 615 new international students included a welcome and social on Sept. 2.

It’s a girl—Nursing school welcomes baby

It’s a girl—Nursing school welcomes baby

The School of Nursing is excited to announce the birth of baby Florence, born to Victoria—a birthing mannequin, purchased with a $120,000 gift from Maureen and Ken Lepin. Read more

Stay safe with new app

Stay safe with new app

The Office of Safety and Emergency Management launched a new TRU app on Sept. 9—TRU SAFE. The app provides just-in-time information on safety, security and what to do in an emergency situation, and is a platform for emergency notifications. Read more

University Town Hall

A town hall with the president and vice-presidents on Sept. 15 involved about 225 TRU faculty, staff and students in an open dialogue on challenges and opportunities for the year ahead. Those who couldn’t attend in person were able to watch the Livestream broadcast and engage in dialogue online. Read more

Aboriginal drumming

Financial boost for Aboriginal programs

A range of Aboriginal initiatives received a vote of confidence from the BC government this week with ongoing funding through the Ministry of Advanced Education’s Aboriginal Service Plan. Read more

Law students, faculty publish second volume of journal

A team of law students and their TRU Law faculty editors-in-chief have published the second volume of the Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law. Read more

Campus gets new multi-sport courts

New multi-sport playing surfaces were installed on the Campus Green just outside of Old Main, answering student demand for more space on campus to play. Read more


Candidate for Accreditation by NWCCU

TRU has been approved as a Candidate for Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The review team applauded efforts in Aboriginal and intercultural understanding and environmental sustainability. Read more

Research on the road: Project reinvigorates aging and health research at TRU

Project reinvigorates aging and health research

Wendy Hulko, Education and Social Work took to research team; Dr. Noeman Mirza, and co-investigator and IH Practice Lead Lori Seeley on the road to discover what older adults require to maintain long-term good health in rural BC. Read more

President’s Circle

At the 2016 President’s Circle reception at Tod Mountain Thoroughbred Ranch on Sept. 6, 60 guests recognized the Lung Association of BC, Scotiabank, Bas and Shankaramma Gowd, the Rotary Club of Kamloops, Carl and Leslie Sulkowski and Aramark Canada for their lifetime contributions of more than $100,000 to the TRU Foundation for student awards.

Partnership provides pathway

Partnership provides pathway

A partnership with Fleming College will attract out-of-province students to Kamloops through the pathway to a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS). Read more

Agreement with University Autonoma Barcelona

TRU signed an articulation agreement on May 30 with the University Autonoma Barcelona (UAB) in Barcelona, Spain, which allows students to obtain Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry from both TRU and UAB in 4.5 years. 

Kamloops Marathon backs the Pack

More than 600 local and international runners participated in the Sport Chek Kamloops Marathon on July 24, raising close to $10,000 for WolfPack athletic scholarships. Read more 

Trades Announcement

Trades students benefit from new equipment

The Ministry of Advanced Education announced $300,000 in funding for new trades equipment to enhance hands-on learning opportunities and develop skills students need for in-demand careers. Read more


TRU prof participates in federal funding reform

Rod McCormick, BC Innovation Council Chair in Aboriginal Health, was one of 50 researchers invited to participate in an emergency meeting in Ottawa to address concerns related to the grant application and peer review process of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Read more

Six researchers share in Discovery Grant awards

Six researchers share in Discovery Grants

Six TRU researchers received nearly $200,000 through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery Grants program: Xiaoping Shi, Mathematics; Lauchlan Fraser, Biological Sciences; Kingsley Donkor, Chemistry; Thomas Pypker, Natural Resource Science; Mark Rakobowchuk, Physiology; and John Church, Natural Resource Science. Read more

New Gold pledges $200K toward ecosystem reclamation research

This is the third grant TRU has received toward the development of a Natural Science and Engineering Research Council Industrial Research Chair in ecosystem reclamation. New Gold’s commitment is eligible to be matched by NSERC on a one-to-one basis. Read more

Aboriginal science camp

Glimpsing science and health care options

Aboriginal high school students had their interest in science and health sciences sparked and stoked through a week-long camp hosted by TRU’s Faculty of Science, School of Nursing, and Aboriginal Education Centre. Read more

China convocations

Bachelor of Business Administration students in joint TRU degree programs in China celebrated convocation in two ceremonies this summer: 225 students graduated at Tianjin University of Technology on June 26, and 50 students graduated at Shanghai Institute of Technology on June 29.

TRU Chair Leadership Award Krista Lussier

Lussier receives TRU Chair Leadership Award

Her democratic and innovative leadership style has earned Krista Lussier, Nursing, the TRU Chair Leadership Award for 2015/16. Read more

SoBE convocation reception

The School of Business and Economics honoured its new graduates and 2016 award recipients at a reception on June 9. Seven business students received a total of $24,300, including three awards from longtime donor Ken Lepin.



Eric Prytula, Business Administration student, was awarded a Youth Artist Scholarship from the YVR Art Foundation. The scholarship recognizes seven emerging BC and Yukon First Nations artists and awards each $5,000 toward study with a mentor over the course of a year, a guided tour of Vancouver museums, galleries and art studios, and a one-year exhibition at the Vancouver International Airport starting in June 2017.

Andrew Christensen, Welding student, won gold at the national Skills Canada competition in June in Moncton, NB, after winning gold in April at the regional Skills Canada competition in Abbotsford. Andrew has earned a spot in World Skills 2017 this October in Abu Dhabi. 

Julie Cinel, Nursing, was elected as the interior regional director of the Association of Registered Nurses of British Columbia.

Cameron Doherty and James Elliot, Journalism alumni (’16), each received BC & Yukon Community Newspapers Association scholarships at the annual Newspapers Canada conference on May 7 in Richmond, BC.

Murat Erogul, Marketing, International Business and Entrepreneurship, and his co-authors won Best Paper in International Business from the Journal of International Business and Entrepreneurship for their paper, “Senior Entrepreneurship: The Moderating Role of Age in the Entrepreneurial Attitude-Intent Linkage."

Andrew Fergus, Management, was appointed 2017 conference chair and president-elect for the Western Casewriters Association. 

Michael Henry, Business and Economics, was elected president of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), a professional society of those interested in the scholarship, teaching and practice of management. 

Wendy Hulko, Social Work, was renewed for second terms as consulting editor of Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work and as an editorial board member of Canadian Social Work Review

Kate Lochhead, recent Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate, has her first solo exhibition as an emerging artist at Padlock Studios and Art Gallery in Kamloops. "Relationshape" runs Sept. 16 to Oct. 15, 2016.

John O’Fee, Law and Business, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Interior Health Authority, joining its finance and audit and strategic priorities committees.

Brian Mackay, IT Services, was elected to the board of the Canadian University Council of Chief Information Officers (CUCCIO) and named board secretary.

Brenda Mathenia, Library, was elected to serve on the Online Computer Library Centre (OCLC) Global Council, specifically as a member of the Americas Regional Council (ARC) for a three-year period beginning July 2016, and has also been invited to serve as a member of OCLC’s Canada Advisory Council.

Kile McKenna, Chemistry student, was awarded the second place poster prize at the University of Toronto Green Chemistry Initiative Symposium in May. His project was funded by a TRU Sustainability Award, and he was also awarded a Green Chemistry Initiative travel scholarship to attend.

J. Matt Miller, Chemistry student, was part of the winning team at the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry student workshop, with a proposal on reducing water waste in the colour industry. The workshop was held during the Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference in Portland, Oregon in June.

Gord Perrin and Kevin Tillie, former WolfPack men’s volleyball players, were probably the first TRU athletics alumni to qualify for the Olympic Games. A past CIS All-Canadian who played professionally in Italy, Gord competed for Team Canada at the 2016 Rio Olympics in July. Kevin, a past CIS Rookie of the Year who played professionally in Poland last year, competed for Team France in Rio.

Cynthia Ross Friedman, Biological Sciences, was named a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in the UK for her commitment to social and environmental justice.

Jan Vogler, Heavy Equipment Mechanic student, won silver at the national Skills Canada competition in June in Moncton, NB, after winning gold in April at the regional Skills Canada competition in Abbotsford.

Credentials Earned

Congratulations to faculty and staff who received their master’s or doctoral degree in the past six months. If you know someone who has achieved theirs, please email the name of the recipient, title of degree and institution to

Michelle Harrison, Open Learning: PhD in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning, Lancaster University

Judy Reid Lyoness, Williams Lake: MEd in Adult and Community Higher Education, University of Calgary

Marie McGivern, Open Learning: MA in Leadership, Royal Roads University

Kathie Ross, Open Learning: PhD in Finance and Accounting, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Rebecca Sanford, Social Work: PhD in Social Work, University of Kentucky


Let’s Remember

Barbara Cooper was a student registered at our Williams Lake campus and taking courses at Tsideldel. A strong individual with leadership skills, she was very active in the classroom and determined to complete her educational goals. 

The Honourable Leonard S. Marchand was a shining example of collaboration for all Canadians. A lifelong advocate for Aboriginal rights, working on issues such as obtaining the federal vote, self-governance and improving education for First Nations, in 1968 he became the first status First Nations to be elected to the House of Commons when he won the riding of Kamloops-Cariboo. He was appointed to Canada’s Senate in 1984. TRU awarded him an honorary degree in 1999. 

Hugh McLellan Mahon was a valued Cariboo College colleague in Williams Lake prior to his retirement. Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, he emigrated to the Cariboo in 1960. His biggest passion was bee-keeping, and he owned and operated 147 Mile Apiaries for many years as well as Bunting Creek Ranch. 

Yves Merzisen was a Cariboo College pioneer, instrumental in the development of the Modern Languages program as well as English and Communications. He championed the use of language labs and experiential learning opportunities, including a field school to Paris and the Loire Valley, and shared his love of language and literature.

Jim O’Connell was the School of Trades and Technology’s inaugural Power Line Technician instructor, putting in countless hours to establish the program at TRU. An enthusiastic, caring and personable instructor, very engaged with his students, he showed a passion for his trade and loved to pass along his knowledge and experience. 

Phyllis Woeppel was a lecturer and coordinator of the Applied Business Technology (Office Administration) program, and played a key role in the development of the Administrative Assistant Certificate. Much loved and respected, she was always ready with a kind word and a helping hand.





Renée Anderson, Nursing

Anderson, Renée. “Let’s Talk about Practice: A Collaborative Approach to Faculty Development.” Poster presentation. Teaching Professor Conference. Washington, DC. June 3-5, 2016.

Kelvin Booth, Philosophy

Booth, Kelvin J. “Indeterminacy and Imitation: A Neuropragmatist Perspective on the Correspondence Problem.” Pragmatism and the Brain. University of North Carolina Asheville Philosophy Conference. Asheville, NC. June 2-4, 2016.

Sharon Brewer, Chemistry

Brewer, Sharon. “Making the Case for Remote Instruments as (Almost) Open Educational Resources (aOER's) to Innovate the Chemistry Laboratory.” Invited lecture. Canadian Society for Chemistry Annual Meeting. Halifax, NS. June 9, 2016.

Christina Cederlof, Education, and Haytham El Miligi, Computing Science

Cederlof, Christina, and Haytham El Miligi. “Authentic Interest in the Students’ Learning Calls for Formative Evaluation.” UBC Okanagan 12th Annual Learning Conference. Kelowna, BC. May 4-5, 2016.

Bruno Cinel, Chemistry

Cinel, Bruno. “Creativity in Chemistry Curriculum.” College Chemistry Canada Annual Meeting. Saskatoon, SK. June 11, 2016. 

Laura Doan, Education

Doan, Laura. “Getting the Support You Need: An Investigation into a Pilot Induction Program for Early Childhood Educators in British Columbia.” 2016 Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education. Calgary, AB. May 28-June 1, 2016.

Doan, Laura. “Supporting the Professional Identity Development of Early Childhood Educators: An Induction Support Pilot Project.” European Early Childhood Education Research Association 2016 Conference. Dublin, Ireland. Sept. 1, 2016.

Angus Duff, Management

Duff, Angus. “We’re Knocking Sexy Back: Identity and Emotional Consequences of the ‘Sexy Waitress’.” European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference. Paris, France. June 1-4, 2016.

Murat ErogulMarketing, International Business and Entrepreneurship

Duhamel, M., Murat Erogul, N. S. Greidanus, and S. J. Étienne. “Senior Entrepreneurship: The Moderating Role of Age in the Entrepreneurial Attitude-Intent Linkage.” International Council of Small Business 61st Annual World Conference. New York. June 15-18, 2016.

Florriann Fehr and Michelle Seibel, Nursing

Fehr, Florriann C., and L. Michelle Seibel. “Cognitive Rehearsal Training for Upskilling Undergraduate Nursing Students Against Bullying: A Qualitative Pilot Study.” Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) Canadian Nursing Education Conference. Toronto, ON, May 30-31, 2016.

Florriann Fehr and Michelle Funk, Nursing, and Paul Clark, Marketing, International Business and Entrepreneurship

Fehr, Florriann C., Paul Clark, and Michelle Funk. “Interdisciplinary Cross-Cultural Literacy: An Activity to Increase Cultural and Health Care Industry Awareness Between Business Students and Nursing Students.” Internationalizing Higher Education Conference, Simon Fraser University. Vancouver, BC. July 26-29, 2016.

Kyra Garson, Student Engagement and Innovation

Garson, Kyra. “Can Glocalization Offer a Way Forward?” Internationalizing Higher Education Conference, Simon Fraser University. Vancouver, BC. July 26-29, 2016.

Michael Henry, School of Business and Economics

Henry, Michael. “Female Successor Perceptions of Trust and Tacit Knowledge Transfer in Family Business Succession.” Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, University of Guelph. Guelph, ON. May 25-27, 2016.

Wendy Hulko, Social Work

Hulko, Wendy. “Culturally Safe Dementia Research: Developing a Research and Education Program with Elders.” Invited lecture. Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experience of Dementia (E-CRED), University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. July 5, 2016.

Hulko, Wendy. “Law, Dementia and Aging: Hard Choices.” Canadian Law and Society Conference, University of Calgary. Calgary, AB. May 29, 2016.

Hulko, Wendy. “LGBT* Individuals and Dementia: An Intersectional Approach.” British Society on Gerontology Conference, University of Stirling. Stirling, Scotland, UK. July 7, 2016. 

Wendy Hulko, Social Work, and Elders Estella Patrick Moller and Jean William

Hulko, Wendy, Danielle Wilson, Estella Patrick Moller, and Jean William. “Partnering with Elders to Improve Health Care: Developing an End of Life Teaching Story.” Rural Health Services Research Conference. Thompson Rivers University. Kamloops, BC. Apr. 25, 2016.

Trevor Johnson, Chemistry student

Johnson, Trevor. “Determination of Paraben Preservatives in Hair Care Products by Liquid Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry.” Poster presentation. University of Toronto Green Chemistry Initiative Symposium. Toronto, ON. May 11-13.

Krista Lussier and Tara Lyster, Nursing, and Brian Mackay, IT Services

Lussier, Krista, Tara Lyster, and Brian Mackay. “Integrating Technology: Faculty Expectations.” Canadian Higher Education Information Technology (CANHEIT) / High Performance Computing Symposium (HPCS) 2016. Edmonton, AB. June 19-23, 2016.

Lussier, Krista, Tara Lyster, and Brian Mackay. “Meeting the Needs of Faculty and ITS: Transforming the Relationship.” BCNET 2016 Annual Conference. Vancouver, BC. Apr. 25-28, 2016. 

Kile McKenna, Chemistry student

McKenna, Kile. “The Hazard Reflection Framework for Green Chemistry Education.” Poster presentation. University of Toronto Green Chemistry Initiative Symposium. Toronto, ON. May 11-13.

J. Matt Miller, Chemistry student

Miller, J. Matt. “Chemical Analysis and SEM Imaging of the McAbee Fossil Beds.” Poster presentation. University of Toronto Green Chemistry Initiative Symposium. Toronto, ON. May 11-13.

Tanya Pawliuk and Jackie Stokes, Education

Pawliuk, Tanya, and Jackie Stokes. “Developing Threshold Competencies in Human Services as Preparation for Social Work Education.” 2016 Canadian Association for Social Work Education Conference. Calgary, AB. May 30-June 2, 2016.

Kathie Ross, Accounting

Ross, Kathie. “Learning Our Place: Problematizing Continuing Professional Development for Women Accountants.” 8th Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference. Melbourne, Australia. July 13-15, 2016.

Ross, Kathie. “Narratives of Professional Identity: Paramount, Proportional and Pragmatic.” Narrative Matters Conference. Victoria, BC. June 20-23, 2016.

Ross, Kathie. “We Don’t Talk Anymore: How Changing Modalities in Continuing Professional Development Have Contributed to the Identity of Women Accountants in Northern British Columbia.” Alternative Accounts Conference. Ottawa, ON. April 29-30, 2016.

Ross, Kathie. “Where Do We Fit In?!: Liminality in the CPA.” Accounting Perspectives Special Event, Canadian Academic Accounting Association Conference. St. John’s, NL. June 2-4, 2016.

Alan Shaver, Chemistry

Shaver, Alan. "Internationalization at a Canadian University - An Unconventional Approach." South East Asia Ministers of Education Organization Conference. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. July 28, 2016.

Corey Sigvaldason, Management

Sigvaldason, Corey. “A Sociology of Management Knowledge in Canada: Goal Setting Theory a Critical Analysis.” Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) Conference. Edmonton, AB. June 4-6, 2016.

Jackie Stokes, Education

Stokes, Jackie. “Does Social Work Education Affect Social Problem Perception and Decision-Making?” 2016 Canadian Association for Social Work Education Conference. Calgary, AB. May 30-June 2, 2016.

Jackie Stokes and Tanya Pawliuk, Education

Stokes, Jackie, and Tanya Pawliuk. “Threshold Concepts: A Cornerstone for Program Design, Learning, and Evaluation.” 6th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference. Halifax, NS. June 15-17, 2016.

Candace Walker, Nursing

Walker, Candace. “The Art of Questioning.” Poster presentation. Teaching Professor Conference. Washington, DC. June 3-5, 2016.

Stephanie Wright, Chemistry student

Wright, Stephanie. “Method Development for the Determination of Haloacetic Acids in Kamloops Drinking Water.” Poster presentation. University of Toronto Green Chemistry Initiative Symposium. Toronto, ON. May 11-13.  


Sheila Blackstock, Nursing

Blackstock, Sheila Y. “Shifting the Academic Lens: Development of an Interdisciplinary Indigenous Health Nursing Course.” Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. 7.1 (2017): 11-16.

Kelvin Booth, Philosophy

Booth, Kelvin J. “The Meaning of the Social Body: Bringing George Herbert Mead to Mark Johnson's Theory of Embodied Mind." William James Studies. 12.1 (2016): 1-18. Web.

Kim Calder Stegemann, Education 

Calder Stegemann, Kim. “Learning Disabilities in Canada.” Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal. 14.1 (2016): 53-62.

Kim Calder Stegemann, Education, and William Roberts, Psychology

Calder Stegemann, Kim, and William L. Roberts. "Teaching Across the Grades: Dispositions of Ideally Competent Teachers." The New Educator. (2016): 1-17. Web.

Raymond Cox and Randy Kimmel, Accounting and Finance

Cox, Raymond A. K., Randall K. Kimmel, and Grace W. Y. Wang. “Equity Capital as a Safety Cushion in the US Banking Sector.” International Journal of Economics and Finance. 8.9 (2016): 50-68.

Laura Doan, Education

Doan, Laura. “The Early Years: Beginning Early Childhood Educators’ Induction Experiences and Needs in British Columbia.” Journal of Childhood Studies. 41.2 (2016): 43-54.

Florriann Fehr and Michelle Seibel, Nursing

Fehr, Florriann C. and L. Michelle Seibel. “Cognitive Rehearsal Training for Upskilling Undergraduate Nursing Students Against Bullying: A Qualitative Pilot Study.” Journal of Quality Advancement in Nursing Education. 2.1 (2016): n. pag. Web.

Matti Haverila, Marketing, International Business and Entrepreneurship

Haverila, Matti J., and Kacy Fehr. “The Impact of Product Superiority on Customer Satisfaction in Project Management.” International Journal of Project Management. 34.4 (2016): 570-583.

Randy Kimmel, Accounting & Finance

Kimmel, Randall K., John H. Thornton Jr., and Sara E. Bennett. “Can Statistics-Based Early Warning Systems Detect Problem Banks before Markets?” North American Journal of Economics and Finance. 37 (2016): 190-216. 

Colin Madland, Open Learning

Madland, Colin, and Griff Richards. “Enhancing Student-Student Online Interaction: Exploring the Study Buddy Peer Review Activity.” International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning. 17.3 (2016): n. pag. Web.

Blair McDonald, Journalism, Communications and New Media

McDonald, Blair. “Friday Essay: The Quest for Legacy – How Pop Music Is Embracing High Art.” The Conversation. US ed. College of Communication, Boston University. May 5, 2016: n. pag. Web.

Stan Miles, Economics, and Peter Smoczynski, Mathematics and Statistics

Miles, Stan, and Peter Smoczynski. “Optimal Intertemporal Consumption and Involuntary Memories of Consumption.” Australian Economic Papers. 55.3 (2016): 251-273.

Ginny Ratsoy, English and Modern Languages

Ratsoy, Ginny R. "The Role of Faculty in Connecting Canadian Undergraduate Arts and Humanities Students to Scholarly Inquiries into Teaching: A Case for Purposeful Experiential Learning.” Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. 7:1 (2016): n. pag. Web.

Cliff Robinson, Counselling, Academic Supports and Assessment

Robinson, Cliff. “You Had Me at ‘Zombie’: Career Planning in the Walking Dead Era.” Communiqué. Winter 2016: 27.

Jackie Stokes, Education

Stokes, Jackie. “Competencies: A Unifying Thread for Education, Practice and Public Protection.” Canadian Social Work Review. 33.1 (2016): 125-131.

Peter Tsigaris and Joel Wood, Economics

Tsigaris, Panagiotis, and Joel Wood. “A Simple Climate-Solow Model for Introducing the Economics of Climate Change to Undergraduate Students.” International Review of Economics Education. 23 (2016): 65-81.


Jeanette Robertson, Social Work

Robertson, Jeanette. “Exploring the Conceptualization of Disability and Demographics as ‘Facts’.” Disability and Social Change: A Progressive Canadian Approach. Ed. Jeanette Robertson and Grant Larson. Black Point, NS: Fernwood Publishing, 2016.

Jackie Stokes, Education

Stokes, Jackie. “Child Neglect Decision Making: Missed Opportunities.” Child Maltreatment: Emerging Issues in Practice, Care and Prevention. Ed. Angelo P. Giardino. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science, 2016: 57-84.


John Belshaw, History

Belshaw, John Douglas. Canadian History: Post-Confederation. Victoria: BCcampus, 2016. 

Jeanette Robertson and Grant Larson, Social Work

Robertson, Jeanette, and Grant Larson, eds. Disability and Social Change: A Progressive Canadian Approach. City: Fernwood Publishing, 2016.

Jackie Stokes, Education

Hick, Steven, and Jackie Stokes. Social Work in Canada: An Introduction. 4th ed. Toronto: Thompson, 2016. 



Pride Flag 2014

Pride Parade

Sept. 28

We are family. Show your support for the LGBTQ community on campus and in Kamloops. Read more

Athletic Scholarship Breakfast: Bob Lenarduzzi

Sept. 29

Hear inspiring stories during this kickoff campaign to raise money for student athlete scholarships. Read more

Actors Workshop Theatre

Theatre seminar series

Sept. 30, Oct. 28

Explore a different aspect of live and recorded theatre during this interactive discussion open to everyone. Read more

Arts Colloquium Series: Lisa Bourque Bearskin

Oct. 6

Nursing faculty member Lisa Bourque Bearskin presents. Topic to be announced. Read more

Campus closed: Thanksgiving

Oct. 10

Most campus services are closed for Thanksgiving.

Live theatre: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Oct. 13-15, 20-22

Sibling relationships and old resentments lead to threats to sell the ancestral home. Written by Christopher Durang and directed by TRU theatre faculty member Heidi Verwey. Read more

Convocation big smile

Fall Convocation

Oct. 14

Celebrate the successful completion of certificates, degrees, post-baccalaureates and graduate degrees from disciplines across campus. Read more

Alumni & friends of WolfPack men’s soccer

Oct. 16, 23

Join fellow alumni for men’s WolfPack soccer action against the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades. Prizes, special offers and family fun. Read more

Arts Colloquium Series: Michael Woloszyn

Oct. 20

Faculty member Michael Woloszyn presents. Topic to be announced. Read more

Fall Open House

Oct. 22

Prospective students learn more about TRU courses, programs, services, resources, campus clubs, research opportunities and more. Read more