Thompson Rivers University

IDays 2019


Some highlights for the week

March 11

Indigenous campus tour—Experiencing TRU Through a New Lens—Gain deeper insight into the Indigenous spaces, art and markers on campus. Tour is 30 minutes.

Yoga is for Every Body—Learn the foundations of yoga.

Keynote speaker: Amanda Lindhout—Learn how to re-frame stories of pain into power.

March 12

Welcoming ceremony—Get a preview of what the rest of the week looks like through speeches, dancing, music and more.

Drum Cafe—Experience the art of drumming.

World Tea Expo—Learn how seven teas from around the world are served and made.

March 13

Welcome to my Classroom Panel–Hosted by the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching—We all have school experiences that have shaped our identities.

You don’t have to be a Superhero. Reflections upon the impact of the Amazing Fantastic Incredible Uncanny Stan Lee on our universe—Recap the life and adventures of this pop-culture icon.

Drumming and storytelling—Learn from Indigenous stories and drumming.

The Huehuetatloa—The Hummingbird Dance—Travel back to ancient Guerrero to learn how the hummingbird acquired the lightness of the wind and its twisted colours.

March 14

Public Readings—Four writers and authors read from their works.

Excellence Through Inclusive Leadership—Excellence is only possible when organizations harness the human potential of all of their members.

Indigenous Scratch Chef David Wolfman—Learn from a recognized expert in wild game and traditional Indigenous cuisine.

March 15

IDays Flag Parade—Get a visual representation of how many countries are on campus when students, staff and faculty join a parade of flag bearers.

Showcase—Experience dozens of cultures from around the world through performances, dancing, singing and more.

March 16–17

TRU Powwow—Experience traditional Indigenous culture through song, dance, food and art.


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This year’s theme is Celebrating Culture, Diversity, and Innovation and includes sub themes of

  • reduce inequalities
  • decent work and economic growth
  • access to quality education
  • partnership as a means to achieve goals