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2016 Merit and Staff Awards

  Posted on: April 21, 2016

About 200 colleagues and supporters took in TRU’s annual merit and staff awards on April 20 in the Grand Hall.

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OERu – Education for Everyone

  Posted on: April 4, 2016

We have a new podcast series! Open Talks touches on trends in education, distance learning, and more topics relevant to the distance learner

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Kelly Warnock Leave 4 Change Program

International volunteer program helps employees Leave for Change

  Posted on: March 3, 2016

Kelly Warnock, an instructional designer, was one of two inaugural TRU participants in the Leave 4 Change international volunteer program, an initiative designed to match the needs of international partner organizations with skills of employee volunteers from Canadian partner institutions. Warnock spent three weeks in Vinh Long, Vietnam last fall, teaching lesson plan design and educational technology.

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Brand launch a big success

  Posted on: February 25, 2016

A new brand was revealed to a group of approximately 300 students, faculty, staff and community members today. The event showcased a brand strategy, launch campaign, comprehensive visual identity and tagline.

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Gordon Maurits on ergonomics

At ease with ergonomics

  Posted on: February 2, 2016

As part of TRU’s first annual Safety Awareness Week, Health and Safety Officer Gordon Maurits offers these ergonomics tips to make sitting for hours at a desk less of a pain in the neck.

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Sweater Days aim to triple impact

  Posted on: February 1, 2016

National Sweater Day has become a fun annual event on campus where the heat gets turned down and the sweater swagger gets turned up. Help make three times the impact this year with three days of activities and contests.

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What’s on the table?

  Posted on: January 13, 2016

The key proposals that Thompson Rivers University (TRU) and Thompson Rivers University Faculty Association (TRUFA) have on the bargaining table are now available. http://www.tru.ca/updates/thefacts.html

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Strike notice given

  Posted on: January 11, 2016

As of this morning (January 11, 2016) Thompson Rivers University Faculty Association (TRUFA) has issued 72-hours’ notice that it intends to initiate job action at Thompson Rivers University (TRU).

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Career Planning Now Available for Open Learning Students

  Posted on: December 11, 2014

As an Off Campus-Open Learning student, you can now book SKYPE appointments with a career counselor from any location, even your kitchen table! Over SKYPE, access TRU’s career counselors who can help you plan your new career. Using the TRU Career Education Department’s unique TRU Symplicity system, you can book SKYPE appointments and access local,…

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Open Learning faculty members reach tentative agreement with TRU

  Posted on: October 28, 2014

A five-year tentative agreement has been reached with the 240 TRUOLFA members who provide education services through TRU’s distance education program. The Open Learning faculty provide instruction on 57 Open Learning programs, from trades to traditional academics and a number of interdisciplinary choices.

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TRU hosts official launch of the Open Educational Resource university

  Posted on: October 25, 2013

Thompson Rivers University will host the Open Educational Resource university (OERu) launch on October 31, 2013, as part of a two-day meeting that will bring educators from around the world together to discuss how to make education more affordable and accessible. It doesn’t have a physical campus or students enrolled, but the OERu will officially…

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