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Impact of Farmers' Markets Pegged at $118.5 Million
University of Northern British Columbia | November 9, 2006
Research conducted at the University of Northern British Columbia has indicated that BC's farmers' markets have a signficant economic impact on the province, over and above their value to community-building and local food production....[continue]

Canadian Studies hosts Secwepemc storyteller
Thompson Rivers University | October 12, 2006
Thompson Rivers Universityís Centre for the Study of Canada will host Peter Michel, Secwepemc educator and storyteller, for a free public presentation Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 8:45-10:00 am in Room 262 of the Arts and Education Building....[continue]

Fundraiser features Olympian tastes
Thompson Rivers University | October 12, 2006
Diners with discerning palates and a taste for helping out can take advantage of a prestigious event to be held at the university on the evening of Monday, Oct.23....[continue]

Foundation kicks off campaign with highest total ever
Thompson Rivers University | October 12, 2006
At its annual kick-off breakfast this morning, the TRU Foundation raised $71,065, with 70 per cent of the total coming from a single donor....[continue]

Kamloops alumni to be honoured at TRU
Thompson Rivers University | October 11, 2006
Three distinguished alumni from Kamloops will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards this Friday at a banquet beginning at 6 pm in TRUís Culinary Arts Building....[continue]

New jazz degree program at Malaspina expands musical palette
Malaspina University College | October 6, 2006
Beethoven didnít blow the blues....[continue]

TRU a community focus this October
Thompson Rivers University | October 3, 2006
Town and gown meet at the Thompson Rivers University campus next week in a variety of public events....[continue]

Canadian Ambassador to Japan speaking at TRU conference
Thompson Rivers University | October 3, 2006
A talk entitled "The new Japanese government : New directions and implications for Canada" by Joseph Caron, Canada's Ambassador to Japan, will be a feature of the Japan Studies Association of Canada 2006 Annual Conference, to be held at Thompson Rivers University Oct. 12 to 15....[continue]

TRU to host political expert for free talk
Thompson Rivers University | October 2, 2006
Thompson Rivers University welcomes the public to the latest talk in the TRU Presidentís Lecture Series, designed to allow campus and community the opportunity to hear world-class speakers and thinkers....[continue]

First Fall Convocation for TRU Features First TRU Master Degree Grads
Thompson Rivers University | September 25, 2006
Itís a fall of firsts for Thompson Rivers University....[continue]

Celebration lauds Kamloops program grads
Simon Fraser University | September 14, 2006
Elders from two First Nations will honor the accomplishments of SFU student Joyce Thevarge during the annual convocation ceremony at Simon Fraser University Kamloops, in partnership with the Kamloops Indian Band, on Friday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m....[continue]

Brandon University Department of English teams with Winnipeg International Writers' Festival to bring 'Thin Air' to campus
Brandon University | September 13, 2006
As part of the Winnipeg International Writers' Festival's THE TOUR, Brandon University will host two sets of readings on campus on Thursday September 21st, featuring authors Tomson Highway, Eden Robinson and Richard Wagamese....[continue]

Brandon University welcomes acclaimed writer Tomson Highway to campus as Stanley Knowles Distinguished Visiting Professor
Brandon University | September 13, 2006
Brandon University and the Brandon University Faculty of Arts are proud to welcome internationally acclaimed author and playwright Dr. Tomson Highway to the BU campus as the Stanley Knowles Distinguished Visiting professor...[continue]

Danger: No (Chemical) Trespassing
Thompson Rivers University | September 8, 2006
Community members are invited to attend two free talks on chemical exposure and health next Thursday in the Alumni theatre located in TRU's Clock Tower building....[continue]

TRU greets first f2f water tech students
Thompson Rivers University | September 8, 2006
The first cohort of students enrolled in the TRU Water Treatment Technology Program's face-to-face delivery format will meet their instructors and each other at a "meet, eat 'n greet" breakfast to be held at 8 am on Sept. 11 at the city's water treatment facility on Lorne Street....[continue]

TRU, City, celebrate BCNET high-speed global connection
Thompson Rivers University | September 5, 2006
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) and community leaders in education, research and business kicked off the fall semester today with the launch of accelerated, super high-performance connectivity for research and higher education communications through BCNET's Kamloops transit exchange....[continue]

University of Saskatchewan graduate student working with BUs Dr. David Greenwood to reconstruct ancient B.C. ecosystem
Brandon University | August 30, 2006
On August 27, University of Saskatchewan graduate student in Environmental Science Robin Smith visited Brandon University to meet with one of her advisors, BU's Dr. David Greenwood....[continue]

UNBC Hosts Mountain Pine Beetle Research Update
University of Northern British Columbia | August 22, 2006
Natural Resources Canada and UNBC will be unveiling some research related to the mountain pine beetle during an event at UNBC on Thursday, August 24....[continue]

TRU teaches in Chile
Thompson Rivers University | August 14, 2006
What does Chilean government policy have to do with a Canadian university?...[continue]

School of Music 100th Anniversary Reunion: August 18 Ė 20, 2006
Brandon University | August 14, 2006
The School of Music reunion, celebrating 100 years of music instruction at Brandon University, takes place August 18-20, 2006...[continue]

The World of Wilmhurst
Thompson Rivers University | August 4, 2006
How many of us would apply for a year-long job halfway across the world? How about the next step: going home and asking your spouse whether she?d be willing to move to another country? How do you tell your kids they?ll be at a new school come September?a new school in a country far, far away?...[continue]

Students Earn and Learn in Unique Summer Job
Thompson Rivers University | July 28, 2006
This summer, eleven young men and women have had an unusual opportunity to participate in hands-on, real-world science projects - with pay....[continue]

Mental-health support network not always available for reservists, TRU instructor finds
Thompson Rivers University | July 21, 2006
There's an inequity in returning Canadian soldiers' health care, a Thompson Rivers University researcher has found....[continue]

TRU grad excels at med school
Thompson Rivers University | July 19, 2006
TRU grad and scholar-athlete Lucas Cockburn topped all fellow students at medical school, winning seven awards at his convocation from Queen's University this past May....[continue]

New Interim Dean named for Williams Lake Campus
Thompson Rivers University | July 14, 2006
Thompson Rivers University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Martin Whittles as the new interim Dean for the Williams Lake campus, responsible for academic programs and issues. He replaces Dr. John Belshaw, who leaves later this month for a new position as a Dean at North Island College in Courtenay, BC....[continue]

What is a Wiki?
Thompson Rivers University | July 11, 2006
Teachers interested in finding out about wikis and other tools for teaching with technology should mark Aug. 28 and 29 on their calendars....[continue]

Aboriginal leader to advise TRU President
Thompson Rivers University | July 11, 2006
The chief negotiator for the First Nations Education Steering Committee, who reached an historic agreement with the provincial and national governments last week, is bringing his expertise to Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops....[continue]

Grants help two TRU researchers explore child health
Thompson Rivers University | July 10, 2006
Researchers at the Centre for Early Education and Development Studies (CEEDS), created at TRU by its Canada Research Chair in Early Childhood Education, have received two grants to study children's health and development....[continue]

Professors' book explores BC Theatre
Thompson Rivers University | July 7, 2006
Ginny Ratsoy, who teaches English at Thompson Rivers University, has recently had her book, Theatre in British Columbia, published by Playwrights Canada Press, as part of its series Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English....[continue]

TRU Annouces Program to Fight Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the Workplace
Thompson Rivers University | July 6, 2006
Thompson Rivers University announced today that it has instituted a Heart Safe Workplace program, a component of which is placing AEDs (automated external defibrillators) in the workplace to make early defibrillation immediately available in cardiac emergencies and increase chances of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)....[continue]

TRU Annouces Program to Fight Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the Workplace
Thompson Rivers University | July 6, 2006
Thompson Rivers University announced today that it has instituted a Heart Safe Workplace program, a component of which is placing AEDs (automated external defibrillators) in the workplace to make early defibrillation immediately available in cardiac emergencies and increase chances of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)....[continue]

TRU grad selected for Asian trade mission
Thompson Rivers University | July 4, 2006
Sultan Sandur, who graduated with a BA in Canadian Studies with a minor in Sociology this past June, is the first-ever from Kamloops to be selected to join a 32-member Junior Team Canada trade mission, which heads to China and Hong Kong this August....[continue]

TRU grad selected for Asian trade mission
Thompson Rivers University | July 4, 2006
Sultan Sandur, who graduated with a BA in Canadian Studies with a minor in Sociology this past June, is the first-ever from Kamloops to be selected to join a 32-member Junior Team Canada trade mission, which heads to China and Hong Kong this August....[continue]

TRU off to Trafalgar Square to participate in International Canada Day Celebrations
Thompson Rivers University | June 28, 2006
Going to London to . . . wave the Canadian flag?...[continue]

TRU trades and advanced technology students pick up more medals at nationals
Thompson Rivers University | June 28, 2006
Of the six students who qualified to complete in the Skills Canada national competition held in Halifax May 23 to 26, three came home with medals....[continue]

WolfPack Men?s Basketball holds raffle fundraiser
Thompson Rivers University | June 28, 2006
Thompson Rivers University men's basketball team will be selling raffle tickets this summer to help with extra expenses associated with exhibition travel, scholarships and equipment....[continue]

Three Ontarians move west for the WolfPack
Thompson Rivers University | June 28, 2006
Three young hoopsters from Ontario are the latest recruits to commit to the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack, announced head coach Nevin Gleddie....[continue]

TRU appoints Dean of Science
Thompson Rivers University | June 27, 2006
After a national search, Thompson Rivers University has decided upon one of its own for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Science, TRU Provost and Vice-President Academic Mark Evered announced today....[continue]

School of Music Reunion to celebrate 100 years of music instruction at BU
Brandon University | June 15, 2006
The School of Music reunion, celebrating 100 years of music instruction at Brandon University, takes place August 18-20, 2006....[continue]

Internationally acclaimed writer Tomson Highway to spend two terms at BU as Stanley Knowles Distinguished Visiting Professor
Brandon University | June 15, 2006
This fall, the Brandon University Faculty of Arts welcomes internationally acclaimed author and playwright Dr. Tomson Highway to the campus as the Stanley Knowles Distinguished Visiting professor. Dr. Highway will be on campus for two terms, the first during the fall of 2006, and the second during the fall of 2007....[continue]


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