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Stuart Wood future awaits direction, partner

September
6
,
2016
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For the first time in more than a century, no students climbed the stairs at Stuart Wood elementary in anticipation on the first day back to school. After 109 years, the City-owned school at Third Avenue and St. Paul is empty and quiet, left in...

Trustees keep up pressure over South Kam

August
31
,
2016
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School trustees are counting on spring as they look ahead to a meeting with MLA Todd Stone over badly needed upgrades for South Kamloops secondary. Trustees hope to meet with Stone in the coming weeks, and the sooner the better they say.  ...

Enrolment drop felt most at high schools

August
30
,
2016
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Taking stock of the school year past while sizing up the one ahead. That was the gist of school board’s last meeting before classes resume next Tuesday, Sept. 6.  Trustees had a chance to review summer school enrolment and an exit...

Faculty handed open textbook challenge

August
30
,
2016
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Some of the texts available through the B.C. Open Textbook Project. Open textbooks in digital format can benefit students with reduced costs and greater flexibility, but creating them can be an enormous challenge for faculty. ...

Student union pushes for open textbooks

August
25
,
2016
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Classes don’t begin until Sept. 7, but the TRU student union is getting a jump on the fall semester with a campaign to cut costs for its members. Next Tuesday, Aug. 30, TRUSU launches a campaign encouraging faculty to create and adopt open...

Bargaining rights hinge on appeal, BCTF hears

August
25
,
2016
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A long awaited Supreme Court decision on whether a B.C. Liberal government had the right to strip teachers’ contract rights is expected to coincide with next spring’s provincial election.  Glen Hansman, newly minted as president...

Rental scams prompt warning to students

August
24
,
2016
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UPDATED With two weeks to go before classes begin, students looking for accommodation are being warned about rental scams, particularly due to a tight rental market in the city. "By all means, it's common to hear of one case a year...

Reconciliation not for the few, prof says

August
10
,
2016
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A year after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) issued a call to action, an open workshop at TRU Thursday drew about 120 people looking for ways to follow through in earnest. Rebecca Johnson, a UVic law professor, led the all-day...

Mentor program wins national award

August
10
,
2016
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A TRU career mentoring program (CMP) that has mushroomed since 2011 from 40 local mentors to more than 800 regional, provincial, national and international partnerships has gained recognition. The program has won the Conference Board of...

Upholding claim to carbon-neutral weddings

August
8
,
2016
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They may be mere retaining walls, but the latest enhancement of the TRU Horticulture Gardens supports more than soil. The new walls add to the garden esthetic and will be dedicated to Steve Wong, who was one of the founding faculty members of the...