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Dr. Paul Dagg appointed to chair TRU board

September
30
,
2015
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Two new appointments have been made on TRU’s board of governors. Dr. Paul Dagg, an accomplished administrator in psychiatric medicine, has been appointed chairman of the TRU governing body. Jim Thomson, a Kamloops entrepreneur with 42 years...

TRU, CUPE reach tentative agreement

September
29
,
2015
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TRU and CUPE Local 4879 have reached a tentative contract agreement consistent with the provincial government’s economic stability mandate.  Covering the five-year period from April 1, 2014, through March 31, 2019, the agreement...

TRU branding ‘biased,’ petition argues

September
26
,
2015
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TRU’s adoption of a branding strategy linked to mining has sparked an institutional backlash, including an online petition urging the board of governors to abandon the strategy. “Unearthing” is the institutional brand selected...

Women invited to explore trades, tech careers

September
23
,
2015
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TRU invites women to open the door to a trades career. A free information session for Women in Trades and Technology (WITT) will be Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 3-6 p.m. in the TRU Trades and Technology Building, Room 230. Heather Hamilton, manager...

'Blood moon' object of Lunar Eclipse Festival

September
22
,
2015
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A “blood moon” is expected to appear over Kamloops on Sunday, a chance for the public to join local amateur astronomers at TRU for a special Lunar Eclipse Festival. Kamloops Astronomical Society is holding the event at TRU’s...

Health-care assistant training stepped up

September
16
,
2015
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The province is funding 32 additional health-care assistant spaces at TRU. “The $275,000 in targeted funding for Thompson Rivers University is our government responding to the need for more health-care assistants to work with an...

Extra elementary teachers hired

September
14
,
2015
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Kamloops-North Thompson School Board has approved the hiring of 10 additional teachers to accommodate an increase of 200 elementary school students in District 73. "It appears we're about 200 students up in elementary," schools...

You've come a long way, TRU

September
11
,
2015
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TRU has come a long way, says the province's minister of advanced education as the university gets set to hold a community celebration Friday night. “Thompson Rivers University has come a long way since opening its doors as Cariboo...

Aboriginal masters, doctoral funds announced

September
10
,
2015
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Premier Christy Clark announced $2 million Thursday to encourage more Aboriginal students to pursue masters and doctoral level degrees. “Aboriginal people are a vital part of British Columbia’s future and contribute to our diverse,...

Taking the first-day TRU tour

September
8
,
2015
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Clutches of students newly arrived on campus had an orientation tour of TRU Tuesday, seeing Kamloops from an unusual perspective — drenched in rain. Guides and about 30 students huddled from the steady drizzle under a small canopy outside...