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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Arts Faculty Member Receives New SSHRC Grant

Dr. Tina Block, Assistant Professor of History, has received a new research grant to continue her work on the social history of atheism in postwar Canada. “A Social History of Atheism in English Canada, 1945-1975” builds on her doctoral dissertation, which looked more specifically at irreligion in British Columbia. (Dr. Block notes that BC is “the least religious province in […]

TRU Arts Grad’s TV Series Renewed

Along with several other TRU faculty members I was honoured to attend the wedding of Dasha Novak and Jason Friesen this weekend. Dasha graduated from TRU’s BFA program five years ago, and while a student here she distinguished herself as an outstanding artist and research assistant—working with the Small Cities CURA and numerous other research […]

TRU Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Student Wins at Sustainability Summit

I was delighted to read the following story posted on our TRU Newsroom page: Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies student “Bonnie Klohn was among the 400 post-secondary students from 35 countries who gathered to discuss global energy issues in Vancouver at the International Student Energy Summit (ISES) June 9th to 11th, hosted by UBC. As a […]

One of Our First TRU-Start Students Becomes One of Our First Law Students

During the reception that followed our June Convocation ceremonies, one of my former students told me of her good news: Lisa Scruton was part of the first intake of TRU-Start students, a program that gives high school students a head start on their university education by allowing them to take one or more first-year classes […]