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Lenarduzzi, Ready to receive honourary degrees

May
5
,
2016
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Three renowned Canadians felt to embody the spirit and essence of TRU will inspire this year’s graduates at spring convocation in June. Pioneering cognitive neuroscientist Brenda Milner, icon of B.C. sport Bob Lenarduzzi, and...

Administration optimistic after Ottawa visit

May
5
,
2016
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TRU administration is encouraged by the prospect of federal infrastructure funding after a visit to the nation’s capital Wednesday though its application has yet to be approved. The Liberal government has earmarked $2 billion in...

TRU grossly underfunded by province, profs say

May
5
,
2016
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TRU is severely underfunded among B.C. research universities and that’s a root cause of ongoing issues between faculty and administration in the opinion of a pair of professors who crunched the data. The funding disparity between TRU and...

Not big enough for BIG Little Science Centre

April
29
,
2016
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Two downtown locations are on the radar for BIG Little Science Centre as it charts a course to a new and — board directors hope — permanent location. Stuart Wood elementary, to be vacated by the school district after classes end in...

Trade seats increased to meet demand

April
27
,
2016
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An additional 16 seats are being added to the industrial mechanic program at Thompson Rivers University as part of the provincial strategy to align training with in-demand occupations that support the provincial economy. Additional funding of $21...

Parkcrest kids embark on Stream of Dreams

April
26
,
2016
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Those colourful wooden salmon seen swimming along school fences are more than mere decoration. During the first week of May, Parkcrest elementary students and staff will be the next school to explore an educational project called Stream of Dreams...

School district facing job, course cuts

April
22
,
2016
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Kamloops-Thompson school trustees have two weeks to wrestle with a $2.45-million budget shortfall before decision day on May 9. The deficiency comes as no surprise, the result of a continued decline in enrolment that affects per-student funding...

Board of governors sounds conciliatory note

April
21
,
2016
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TRU’s board of governors sought to diffuse tension Thursday between university faculty and administration, telling media that it takes a union non-confidence vote in administration seriously and wants to address concerns internally rather than...

TRU vote should be wakeup call, union says

April
19
,
2016
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Results of a TRU faculty vote are in with their association citing 81 percent non-confidence in the university’s senior administration, but that’s not how administration sees it. “We’ve just learned that 39 percent of...

Funds enhance TRU training equipment

April
15
,
2016
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Against a backdrop of hydraulic training boards, Advance Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson announced close to $300,000 in funding Friday for new training equipment in trades and health programs at TRU. With the $298,350 investment, TRU intends...