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Bridges Magazine Spring 2015

  Posted on: July 15, 2015

The Spring 2015 issue of Bridges Magazine features campus news, student initiatives, the latest in faculty and student research and community partnerships, and other stories about TRU alumni, students, faculty and staff.

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Supports in place for low-income adult learners

  Posted on: May 29, 2015

Low-income adults looking for upgrading courses at Thompson Rivers University can expect to find easy access to the Adult Upgrading Grants recently announced by the Ministry of Advanced Education. “Adult Basic Education is in our DNA at Thompson Rivers University,” said Dr. Airini, TRU’s Dean of the Faculty of Human, Social and Educational Development. “We…

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Peters receives award for her commitment to people with disabilities

  Posted on: May 15, 2015

Lois Peters is being applauded for her dedication to helping those with cognitive disabilities train for the workforce. She is a faculty member in the Education and Skills Training (ESTR) program and is receiving the Award of Excellence for Programs for 2015 from Disability Resource Network of BC for Post Secondary Education.

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Kim Calder Stegemann

What traits do the best teachers have in common?

  Posted on: May 6, 2015

Teacher training programs are obligated to produce diverse educators from all walks of life, but Dr. Kim Calder Stegemann’s research shows that it takes very specific skill sets to thrive in the profession — and many of those skills aren’t traditionally taught.

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#TRU3MT winner announced

  Posted on: March 27, 2015

Kristen Marini is the winner of the 2015 TRU Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, held in the Black Box Theatre on Friday, March 27. The Master’s of Science in Environmental Science student, who is supervised by Dr. Matthew Reudink, will move on to compete in the Western Canadian 3MT competition, which will be held at TRU on April 30.

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Inaugural International Research Conference Kicks Off

  Posted on: March 12, 2015

The inaugural Learning at Intercultural Intersections: International Research Conference kicks off today at TRU, bringing together scholars in the field of intercultural learners, and drawing in renowned researchers from as far away as South Africa, Brazil and the Netherlands.

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Bridges Magazine, Fall 2014

Fall 2014 edition of Bridges Magazine

  Posted on: December 8, 2014

Read the Fall 2014 edition of Bridges Magazine, featuring campus news, student initiatives, the latest in faculty and student research and community partnerships, and other stories about TRU alumni, students, faculty and staff.

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The gift of hands-on experience

  Posted on: December 3, 2014

The cheerful cart that has been appearing regularly on Student Street offers more than gift and food items. Conceived and developed by students in the Education and Skills Training (ESTR) program, the kiosk has done a brisk business while the students gain hands-on experience and the confidence to interact with the community.

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Appointed: A world-leading expert on at-risk student education

  Posted on: November 13, 2014

Thompson Rivers University has appointed a world-leading expert on at-risk student education as its new Dean for the Faculty of Human, Social and Educational Development (FoHSED).

Dr. Airini, an accomplished scholar and university administrator, is currently on a Fulbright fellowship consulting to the U.S. federal government on at-risk student education. She joins the FoHSED faculty at TRU for a five-year term beginning in November.

“FoHSED provides real strength to TRU’s mandate to serve the educational and training needs in the region,” said Dr. Airini. “I’m looking forward to the commitment of making sure our research and our teaching and service is inspired, inspiring, and contagious.”

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