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TRU students challenged to 'Drink With Class'

February
29
,
2016
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Students at TRU, along with others at B.C. post secondary institutions, will have access to additional supports to address substance use through a $400,000 investment for a project co-led by the Centre for Addictions Research of B.C. and the...

Class composition issues worse, KTTA says

February
29
,
2016
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An increase in the number of classrooms in the school district has not kept pace with the number of students needing extra attention, says Kamloops-Thompson Teachers Association. Class composition has been a continual concern with B.C.’s...

University celebrates 'Find Your TRU'

February
25
,
2016
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TRU pulled its new branding out of the coals Thursday with a message designed to inspire and to let prospective students fill in the blanks. “Find Your TRU” was unveiled in a celebration that packed Student Street in Old Main Building...

TRU event explores diversity of bodily being

February
18
,
2016
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What’s it like inside that body of yours in the 21st century? Experts in a range of fields will go beyond skin-deep next month at TRU for The Body Eclectic: Exploring the Diversity of Bodily Being, a three-day colloquium on embodiment and...

Need for continued dialogue, Shaver says

February
16
,
2016
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TRU's board of governors and the Thompson Rivers University Faculty Association (TRUFA) have reached an agreement consistent with the provincial government’s economic stability mandate. Covering the five-year period from April 1, 2014...

French immersion demand can’t be met

February
16
,
2016
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Kamloops-Thompson School is looking at creating additional French immersion seats but won’t be able to accommodate demand in time for this year’s kindergarten intake. Lower Mainland school districts have seen increased demand for...

Parents queue all night to register kids

February
14
,
2016
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UPDATE Love — familial love, that is — was a lineup of people outside of Lloyd George elementary on a Sunday evening in wintertime. More than 20 parents stood patiently waiting for the doors to open the next morning so that they...

TRU faculty vote firmly in favour of settlement

February
12
,
2016
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TRU faculty have voted in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement recommended by a mediator after a year of failed bargaining. Mediator Mark Brown’s recommendations were approved by 91 percent of the 459 members who voted. The...

Suit against donor’s estate ‘incredibly difficult’

February
11
,
2016
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A decision by TRU to sue the estate of one its most generous benefactors — and one of B.C.’s best known philanthropists — wasn’t made easily, the university’s vice-president of advancement said Thursday. Christopher...

New research chair has indigenous focus

February
10
,
2016
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TRU has a new Canada Research Chair (CRC) focused on rural livelihoods and rural communities. The university’s faculty of adventure, culinary arts and tourism announced the appointment Wednesday of Courtney Mason as a tier II research chair...