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Faculty serve 72-hr. strike notice

January
11
,
2016
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TRU faculty has served 72-hour strike notice, saying they’ve made little progress at the bargaining table on key issues. ...

TRU signing opens new doors to India

January
8
,
2016
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More post-secondary students could be enrolling at TRU after a mission to India led to the signing of proposals with two of that country’s biggest schools. In the areas of tourism management and computing science, the proposals would enable...

TRU event considers face of reconciliation

January
6
,
2016
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Kamloops United Church and the Aboriginal education department at TRU offer a community presentation and discussion with award-winning author Richard Wagamese later this month. The Face of Reconciliation, on Wednesday, Jan. 20, starting at 7 p.m....

No short-term solution for school, minister says

December
9
,
2015
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The shortcomings of old South Kamloops secondary were clearly laid out for Education Minister Mike Bernier Wednesday, but Bernier was equally clear: There will be no replacement in the short term. Bernier took a whirlwind tour of Kamloops schools...

Students outscore provincial FSA average

December
8
,
2015
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District students have outscored the provincial average in the B.C. foundation skills assessment. The annual provincewide assessment provides a snapshot of grades four and seven abilities in the foundational skills of numeracy, reading...

School trustees re-elected to board roles

December
8
,
2015
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Kamloops Thompson School Board responsibilities will remain the same for another year. At the board’s regular meeting Monday, trustee Denise Harper was re-elected to chair the board. First elected chairwoman in 1993, Harper has served in...

Pledge boosts TRU industrial research

December
3
,
2015
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Genome B.C. has pledged $250,000 towards creation of a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) industrial research chair position at TRU.  Creating the position supports development of industry-based solutions to...

TRU, Genome B.C. form partnership

December
1
,
2015
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TRU and Genome B.C. have formed a partnership, details of which the two will announce on Thursday, Dec. 3. The partnership involves financial support from Genome B.C. for a unique research chair position at the university. Established in year...

TRU faculty talks set to continue

November
25
,
2015
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Citing a strong mandate from members, TRU faculty negotiators hope to see clear administration responses to bargaining positions when the two sides meet next. TRUFA members have voted 80 percent in favour of job action with talks set to resume on...

'With mixed emotions,' deBruijn to retire

November
24
,
2015
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After serving School District 73 for 39 years, two of them in its senior management position, superintendent Karl deBruijn will retire in July 2016. School board chairwoman Denise Harper announced deBruijn’s plans at Monday’s regular...