News & Events

Understanding Character Voice

   Wednesday, March 31 2021

The dialogue of your character helps define who they are.

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Compelling Characters in Fiction

   Thursday, March 11 2021

Compelling characters are three-dimensional characters with a goal and a character arc.

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Creative Writing

Fiction Writing: When to Use Adverbs & Adjectives

   Thursday, February 4 2021

The more concise you can be, the more readable your sentences will be.

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Student supports step up during pandemic

   Tuesday, November 17 2020

TRU faculty and staff pulled out all stops to ensure students were still supported, whether their needs were academic, financial, emotional or cultural.

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TRU Student Life navigates COVID-19: supports, strategies and resources

   Tuesday, March 31 2020

The COVID-19 crisis is a challenge for us all, but there are supports, strategies, and resources available.

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Support offered to students in overnight event

   Thursday, March 21 2019

Procrastination has a way of targeting our biggest and most important assignments. Visit the Library tonight and learn how to combat it.

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writing centre

Sparkes Notes: The who, what, why, where, whens of the Writing Centre

   Wednesday, March 6 2019

Not sure how you could benefit from the Writing Center? Here's a how to guide to get you started.

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Sparkes Notes: When all you’ve got sorted is your laundry

   Thursday, January 24 2019

Communications Coordinator Co-op Amy Sparkes shares her tips on managing a busy student schedule.

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Nicole’s Notes: Saying yes to the student experience

   Thursday, December 13 2018

Work-study student Nicole Stanchfield shares some of her ah-ha moments learned over the semester.

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How to Turn Your Brainstorm into an Essay

   Monday, November 19 2018

Here are some tips on turning a mass of information into a draft essay.

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Events

Vaccination Clinic Open

  Date: September 7, 10:30am - 5:00pm
  Repeated Dates: Sep 7, Sep 14, Sep 21
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

TRU is hosting a vaccination clinic on the Kamloops campus, managed by Interior Health. It is open to all members of the TRU community.No appointments necessary. A Personal Health Number (PHN) is not required, but bring your record of previous COVID-19 vaccinations. Students in quarantine should not visit the clinic; arrangements will be made...


Day of Peace

  Date: September 21, 11:00am - 2:00pm
  Location: Campus Green

Please join the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy to celebrate the 2021 Day of Peace. Take a moment for reflection, dialogue and personal growth on the Campus Green (in front of Old Main) on September 21 at 11 a.m.


Soup Circle – Every Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  Date: September 22, 11:30am - 12:30pm
  Location: Cplul'kw'ten The Gathering Place

Join the Cplul’kw’ten team to connect with Learning Strategists, Elders and Indigenous student mentors, with lunch to follow. The Weekly Soup Circle will be held virtually via Bluejeans. Click here to join.


Relieving Stress Through Art

  Date: September 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  Location: No location specified

Relieving Stress Through Art: An art therapy workshop using desk supplies How do we manage our stress? With work, relationships, finances and the demands in life, our levels of stress can reach a point where it can be difficult to cope with. If we don’t learn to let it out in some way, stress can...


Getting Started with Citation Management: Zotero I

  Date: September 22, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  Location: No location specified

Is your current organization strategy an email thread with links to relevant articles? Citation management systems like Zotero gather your resources into one place to help you organize your information, take notes, collaborate with co-authors, and create formatted references. This introduction session will cover getting set up with Zotero, adding and sharing references, taking notes,...


Interior Health – Healthcare Career Info Session

  Date: September 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  Location: No location specified

Are you interested in a career in or supporting health care? Come meet with Interior Health Authority and learn about where you can go. Students can register for the event through their Career Connections account.


First Friends Feast

  Date: September 23, 11:00am - 2:00pm
  Location: Cplul'kw'ten The Gathering Place

Geared towards all new-to-TRU students, this is an opportunity to meet the staff at Cplul’kw’ten.  Attendees will learn about spaces, support systems, and the Elder in the House and Indigenous Student mentor programs.


Vaccination Clinic Open

  Date: September 7, 9:00am - 4:00pm
  Repeated Dates: Sep 7, Sep 10, Sep 17, Sep 24
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

TRU is hosting a vaccination clinic on the Kamloops campus, managed by Interior Health. It is open to all members of the TRU community.No appointments necessary. A Personal Health Number (PHN) is not required, but bring your record of previous COVID-19 vaccinations. Students in quarantine should not visit the clinic; arrangements will be made...


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Research virtual session

  Date: September 24, 11:00am - 12:30pm
  Location: No location specified

This 90-minute virtual session will include foundations of why it is important to include aspects of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in your research, from the development phase through to dissemination. Participants can expect to learn: The case for EDI in research A brief overview of the foundations of EDI How aspects of diversity impact...


Indigenous Book Club

  Date: September 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  Location: No location specified

Please join Indigenous Education and Indigenous Student Development for a review of some books related to residential schools in Canada. 


Hackathon 2021

  Date: September 24, 4:30pm - 1:00pm
  Location: TRU Generator

The Hackathon is going to be a chance for teams to develop tech-based startups within a 24 hour period. Participants will work in teams to create their business idea, will be mentored on different stages of theevent, and participate in team activities to win prizes. The teams will give a presentation that will judged...


Symposium: Canada and the Indo-Pacific Strategic Environment

  Date: September 25, 9:00am - 3:00pm
  Location: No location specified

This symposium hopes to assess Canada’s policy preferences within the Indo-Pacific region and asks how prepared Ottawa is.


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