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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Animation of Public Space through the Arts: Innovation and Sustainability

I’m delighted to announce a new research opportunity for TRU faculty and students. The Small Cities CURA has been working with our research partners at the University of Coimbra–and we have helped organize the following Symposium: Animation of Public Space through the Arts: Innovation and Sustainability SYMPOSIUM 28-30 September 2011 Centre for Social Studies (CES), […]

BFA Grad Wins Distinguished Alumni Award for Arts and Culture

On Friday, it was my pleasure to attend TRU’s Distinguished Alumni Awards–to represent Arts and to help celebrate the accomplishments of one of our own: Shima Iuchi (BFA, 2003). A combination of Open Learning and On Campus instruction gave her the freedom to excel as both a student and an artist. Since moving to Canada […]

Arts Student Focus Group Responses

On January 25, 2011, I had the pleasure of convening a Faculty of Arts Student Focus Group, a key component of our current Arts planning exercise. The group sessions were facilitated (with results transcribed) by Emily Hope, Bonnie Klohn, and Dani Kohorst. In brief, the Focus Group drew attention to some feelings of loneliness experienced by […]

Arts Student Shadowing Pilot Project

During the high school Spring Break period, Arts (in collaboration with the Welcome Centre) introduced a Student Shadowing initiative. The feedback gathered below—from visiting students, the TRU Student volunteers, TRU faculty and staff—indicates excellent support for the initiative and argues for its gradual integration into Arts’ array of student engagement strategies. Student Comments Recorded: “It […]