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TRU faculty hold nonconfidence vote

April
12
,
2016
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TRU faculty will take part in an online nonconfidence vote in the university’s administrators over the next week. The move is the first obvious sign of fractured campus relations since a faculty vote of 91 percent ratified a mediated...

Jules among recognized alumni

April
7
,
2016
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Three TRU graduates will be recognized for outstanding achievements in the fields of human rights and the arts at the 21st annual Distinguished Alumni Awards tonight, Thursday, April 7. Since 1995, more than 55 graduates have been selected...

It's Beattie school and it always has been

April
4
,
2016
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History was taken to heart Monday night as Kamloops-Thompson School Board voted unanimously to retain the name Beattie elementary school. After initially passing a motion to rename the school McGill elementary, the board considered public...

TRU may drop the S from Rivers

April
1
,
2016
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Will that be one river or two? TRU was having fun with April Fool’s Day Friday, posting on its website news of a two-year consultation with the community over the idea of dropping the S to make it Thompson River University. The chair of...

PhD student researches war and peace

March
31
,
2016
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A UBC PhD student whose research into child soldiers and conflict resolution has provided a closer understanding of non-state armed groups such as ISIS speaks to Rotarians in Kamloops Friday. Will Plowright has done extensive international...

Students mentored in high-tech, trades

March
16
,
2016
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District 73 students will have a chance to explore options for high tech and trades training through a new program called Shoulder Tappers. Shoulder Tappers enlists career co-ordinators or recruitment specialists who work closely with students to...

Beattie renaming on hold until March 30

March
14
,
2016
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School board rescinded a motion Tuesday to rename Beattie elementary and to be sure that no one starts calling Stuart Wood elementary McGill in the meantime. Confused? So was the renaming motion as originally worded during a review process...

Sidow to assume superintendent's role

March
14
,
2016
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Alison Sidow, assistant superintendent of secondary schools, will step into the position of district superintendent of District 73 when Karl DeBruijn retires July 31. Denise Harper, chairwoman of Kamloops-Thompson School Board, announced...

TRU solar project blazes technological path

March
14
,
2016
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A decorative compass in front of TRU’s Arts and Education Building will be soon generating solar energy, a “solar roadway” project believed to be the first of its kind in Canada. The new technology involves thick glass plates...

CBC doc set at South Kamloops secondary

March
11
,
2016
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From the people who produce the reality TV series Timber Kings comes a show on a Kamloops high school, a revealing inside look at the shaping of the next generation of Canadians. Shooting for Paperny Entertainment’s The School begins in...