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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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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.
Kevin Vickers, former House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms, receives the Star of Courage at Rideau Hall from Gov. Gen. David Johnston in February 2016 to pay tribute to security services members who responded to the 2014 shooting on Parliament Hill. Vickers was lauded as a hero. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

When we call survivors ‘heroes,’ we’re missing the full picture

We do a disservice to survivors of major tragedies when we call them "heroes." Instead, we should change our policies and attitudes to help them truly survive the disaster.
Vancouver has become a money-laundering haven. Can a public inquiry find solutions? Mike Benna/Unsplash

Why money laundering thrives on Canada’s West Coast

A public inquiry into money laundering underway in British Columbia holds out hope for reform, but the problems run deep.
Elon Musk, PDG de Tesla, debout devant son Cybertruck aux vitres endommagées dans le studio de design de Tesla à Hawthorne en Californie, en novembre 2019. AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu

Qu’on l’aime ou non, le « Cybertruck » électrique de Tesla est révolutionnaire

Il ne fait aucun doute que le Cybertruck de Tesla sera confronté à une vive concurrence sur le marché des camionnettes électriques. Mais il comporte plusieurs avantages.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck – with shattered windows – at Tesla’s design studio in November 2019 in Hawthorne, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Love it or hate it, Tesla’s Cybertruck is revolutionary

There's no question Tesla's Cybertruck will face stiff competition in the electric pickup truck market. Here's why it has the edge.
President Donald Trump meets with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2019. Both men have put the rule of law in their crosshairs. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump and Johnson are leading the attack against the rule of law

Authoritative statements by esteemed officials that the rule of law has been violated no longer have political consequences. Scandals that would have ended careers only a few years ago barely register.
Canada can benefit enormously from trade with China. That’s why Justin Trudeau’s government should work to lead a China strategy among western nations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada needs a China strategy, and the western provinces should lead the way

Justin Trudeau's government should assemble a strong, non-partisan China team led by the West to build a uniquely Canadian Asia strategy, with China at its core.
Voters head to cast their ballot in Canada’s federal election in Dartmouth, N.S. The Greens and the NDP need to work together to ensure they do better than just propping up Liberal minorities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

How progressive voters can truly win in future Canadian elections

The progressive left should not content itself with being a junior partner in Liberal minority governments. In the next election, they should seek to propose a principled, realistic alternative.
A new edition of ‘The Gulag Archipelago’ by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, shown here in 1994, includes a foreword by controversial psychologist Jordan Peterson. AP Photo/Sergei Karpukhin

Why is Jordan Peterson writing about the Gulag?

Why did Vintage Classics make the baffling decision to ask controversial psychologist Jordan B. Peterson to write the forward to an abridged edition of 'The Gulag Archipelago?'
The number of Māori and Pasifika students is growing, but they do not see themselves represented among the people who teach them. from www.shutterstock.com

Māori and Pasifika scholars remain severely under-represented in New Zealand universities

New research shows that Māori and Pasifika scholars are significantly under-represented in New Zealand's universities, making up only 5% and 1.7% of the academic workforce, respectively.

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