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Thompson Rivers University fosters innovation, exploration and research while emphasizing student success. Almost 26,000 students are building their futures with TRU either on campus or online through Open Learning.

TRU’s main campus has spectacular views of the Thompson Valley and offers everything from trades and tech to graduate programs. It includes one of Canada’s newest Law schools as well as faculties in sciences, nursing, business, art, education and social work and adventure, culinary arts and tourism.

With a mission to serve learners through high-quality and flexible education, TRU’s motto is “to strive ahead.” Faculty and students at Thompson Rivers University are striving ahead with leadership, creativity and excellence.

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A person holds a copy of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms during the so-called freedom convoy protest on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canada’s legal disinformation pandemic is exposed by the ‘freedom convoy’

The Canadian Constitution compels a proportionate weighing of all Charter rights against the threat of COVID-19, meaning that individual freedom is not absolute.
The Chicago Blackhawks are currently being sued by a former player who is accusing an assistant coach of sexual assault in 2010, at the time the team largely ignored the allegations. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

From the Chicago Blackhawks to Washington’s football team, there’s an urgent need for more accountability in pro sports

Incidents of sexual misconduct, and how they have been handled, highlight the lack of accountability in professional sports, and the problems that this situation creates.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks as Ontario Premier Doug Ford listens at a groundbreaking event at a gold mine in 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Doug Ford uses the notwithstanding clause for political benefit

Ontario has historically been the province in Confederation most concerned about buoying Ottawa and limiting its own relative power for the sake of national unity. Doug Ford puts that legacy at risk.
Older racialized and low-income adults in rural British Columbia were initially left out of the media’s early COVID-19 coverage. (Shutterstock)

In early media coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, older adults in rural areas were neglected

Older adults in rural areas in Canada are more vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19, including related ones like social connections and public health information outreach.
Vanlifers enjoy the freedom of living in their vans. (Alex Guillaume/Unsplash)

Why some workers are opting to live in their vans

Understanding the experiences of van dwellers is important not just for those looking to cut their ties to rents and mortgages, but also for community planners and employers.
Teaching children how to read is primarily a teacher’s job, but parents play a valuable role. (Shutterstock)

8 tips to support Grade 1 readers at home

To “warm up” a book, use the K-W-L strategy: Talk with your child about what you both KNOW about the subject, what you WONDER and afterwards, what you’ve LEARNED.
The grotesque excesses of stardom in ‘Sunset Boulevard’ showed a truth captured by cameos: celebrities are best in small doses. (Paramount Pictures)

A brief history of celebrity cameos, from ‘Sunset Boulevard’ to ‘Eurovision Song Contest’

Billy Wilder’s 1950 classic noir , ‘Sunset Boulevard,’ blurred boundaries between reality and fiction through casting. Recognizing cameos makes viewers feel we’re part of the film’s story.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump waits to step out onto the portico for his inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Jan. 20, 2017. Trump laid bare his dystopic vision for America in his inaugural address that is now playing out in the United States. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump’s hint that he may not concede election is America’s tipping point

The cult of the personality surrounding Donald Trump is powerful and will be difficult to dislodge, whatever the outcome of the election in November.
In this June 2019 photo, U.S. President Donald Trump poses for a photo with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, western Japan. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Canada must navigate U.S.-China tensions by staying true to its values

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government seems helpless and confused on how to manage the tensions between the United States and China after being caught in the conflict’s crosshairs.
Women may delay leaving an abusive partner if they co-own a pet. (Pexels)

People in abusive relationships face many barriers to leaving — pets should not be one

Canada must consider funding programs that allow abuse victims and survivors to bring their pets with them when they leave their partners.
People walk on the words ‘defund the police’ that was painted in bright yellow letters in downtown Washington, D.C., on June 7, 2020. The death of unarmed Black man George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked worldwide protests against police brutality. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Canada should enshrine police body cameras into law

To use body cameras effectively, police need to be guided by law, not policy.
Workplace-related suicide can have several different motivations. The recent shooting at a Molson Coors plant in Milwaukee may have been fuelled by racism against the perpetrator. (Shutterstock)

Understanding work-related suicide after the Molson Coors shooting

People who take their own lives as a career response have different motives at different stages of their careers. This could help us understand the recent Molson Coors shooting in Milwaukee.

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