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TRU talks attempt to restart negotiations

November
24
,
2015
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TRU faculty representatives met with university negotiators Monday in an effort to avoid job action. As early as today, university professors and instructors could serve 72-hour strike notice. Two members of the TRU Faculty Association...

New reporting system headaches persist

November
23
,
2015
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Extending the time frame for completing report cards is welcome news for teachers but won’t fix continuing problems with the new student information system, says Kamloops Thompson Teachers Association. After hearing of the frustrations...

No ‘easy way out’ for offenders

November
13
,
2015
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There are compelling reasons to pursue restorative justice, not only within First Nation communities but in education and mainstream society as a whole, a TRU symposium heard Friday. Experiences such as those of Ian and Marlyn Ferguson —...

Environmental assessment expert optimistic

November
12
,
2015
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Environmental regulation will have its credibility restored and become far more robust with the change of government in Ottawa, the director of UBC Centre for Environmental Assessment Research predicted at TRU Thursday. Kevin Hanna said during an...

Students save a million on ‘open textbooks’

November
10
,
2015
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A TRU sociology classroom was used Tuesday by Minister of Advanced Education Andrew Wilkinson to demonstrate a growing potential of digital textbooks in making education more affordable. With a stack of textbooks on the table before him,...

Four schools to undergo upgrades

November
9
,
2015
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Provincial funding confirmed Monday clears the way routine capital upgrades at four district schools A total of $1.1 million is directed at improvements to help provide health, safe and modern learning environments. Projects proceeding in the...

New school reporting system causes headaches

November
9
,
2015
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  A new school reporting system is causing teachers so many headaches that many are concerned they won’t be able to complete report cards by deadline. David Komljenovic, president of Kamloops Thompson Teachers Association, meets...

Archeologist covers the field at library talk

November
4
,
2015
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TNRD Library System hosts an interactive presentation about Tk’emlúps archeology led by Carryl Armstrong of Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park.  The event takes place at the Kamloops Library on  Thursday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m. ...

Annual report highlights TRU research

November
3
,
2015
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Do rent banks work in addressing homelessness? Are biosolids a viable long-term solution for soil development on mine tailings? Is it possible to use modern technology to teach children an ancient and endangered language? These are but a...

‘Education can change the world’

October
28
,
2015
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For arrivals and departures — and the sake of lives lived in between — everyone needs a nurse. That was the overarching sentiment in an emotional and inspirational kickoff Wednesday morning for the annual TRU Foundation campaign for...