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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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TikTok ne représente pas plus une menace pour la démocratie que les autres plateformes de médias sociaux. (Shutterstock)

TikTok représente-t-il une menace pour la sécurité des Canadiens ?

Environ le quart des Canadiens utilisent TikTok. Réglementer l’application au Canada est-il la meilleure approche pour éviter toute influence politique extérieure ?
TikTok poses no more of a threat to democracy than other social media platforms. (Shutterstock)

Does TikTok pose a security threat to Canadians?

About 26 per cent of Canadians use TikTok. Regulating the app in Canada might be a better approach to avoiding external political influence.
Supporters of Muttahida Qaumi Movement of Pakistan — a secular, socially liberal political party in Pakistan — attend an election campaign rally in Karachi, Pakistan on Jan. 21, 2024, ahead of the country’s Feb. 8 elections. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

As Pakistani election looms, the military maintains its grip on the country’s politics

Sustained political stability in Pakistan is imperative but remains elusive until the military restrains itself within its constitutional role and refrains from unwarranted interference in politics.
President Joe Biden speaks with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House in Washington D.C. on June 23, 2023. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Alleged assassination plot against Sikh separatist could hamper India-U.S. relations

Reports of an alleged Indian plot to assassinate a Sikh separatist in the United States could undermine India-U.S. relations and both country’s efforts to counter China’s growing influence.
U.S. President Joe Biden greets China’s President Xi Jinping in Woodside, Calif., prior to their meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference. (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

What Joe Biden’s meeting with Xi Jinping means for geopolitical tensions

Relations between the U.S. and China have been particularly tense for the last few years. Can one summit between Joe Biden and Xi Jinping significantly improve relations?
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, walks past Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation site, during the G20 Summit in New Delhi on Sept. 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Justin Trudeau’s India accusation complicates western efforts to rein in China

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s allegations that India was involved in the murder of a Canadian citizen complicates efforts by Canada and its allies to woo India to counter-balance Chinese might.
Un affût de canon d’État transporte le cercueil de la reine Elizabeth II, drapé dans l’étendard royal avec la couronne impériale d’État ainsi que l’orbe et le sceptre du souverain, après les obsèques à l’abbaye de Westminster, à Londres, en septembre 2022. (Mike Egerton/Pool Photo via AP)

Couronnement de Charles III : les joyaux de la Couronne auraient dû être restitués depuis longtemps

Le rapatriement des joyaux de la Couronne renforcerait la monarchie britannique contemporaine à un moment où elle a grand besoin de se moderniser.
The State Gun Carriage carries the coffin of Queen Elizabeth, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s Orb and Sceptre, following her funeral at Westminster Abbey in London in September 2022. (Mike Egerton/Pool Photo via AP)

King Charles’s 21st century coronation: Repatriating the Crown Jewels is long overdue

Gems do not a monarch make, and repatriating the Crown Jewels would strengthen the contemporary British monarchy at a time when it most urgently needs to modernize.
What can the Crown Jewels tell us about the history and future of the British Royals? In this photo from last May, then-Prince Charles sits with Camilla and William by the Imperial State Crown in the House of Lords Chamber in London. Ben Stansall/AP

What the Crown Jewels tell us about exploitation and the quest for reparations — Podcast

Although King Charles will have a low-key ceremony this coronation, the Crown Jewels will still figure prominently. An exploration of the jewels tells a tale of exploitation, rape and pillage.
Pekerja yang terjerat perbudakan modern tidak bisa lepas dari situasinya karena ancaman, kekerasan atau terlilit utang. kili wei/unsplash

Perbudakan Modern: Ini langkah yang bisa ditempuh bisnis dan konsumen untuk memberantasnya dari rantai pasokan global

Meskipun sulit bagi perusahaan untuk mengelola semua aktivitas dalam rantai pasokan global mereka, ada praktik terbaik yang dapat mereka adopsi untuk mencegah perbudakan modern.
Montessori education encourages split grades, and as a school with low enrolment numbers, it already had teachers teaching multiple grades in a single class. (Shutterstock)

How one small school in B.C. became a public elementary Montessori school

Building trusting relations among teachers, parents, a community and school administrators is important when schools enter decision-making processes about programs of choice.
By living a simple life that is fully contained in a vehicle, van dwellers are able to head out on a new adventure whenever they choose. (Shutterstock)

Why some people choose to live the nomadic van lifestyle

For some people, the decision to live in a vehicle is a choice with the goal of being free and self-sufficient to live how and where they want.
COVID-19 patients receive oxygen as they lie in their beds in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Machakos, Kenya, in August 2021. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

Enduring colonialism has made it harder to end the COVID-19 pandemic

A major lesson from the COVID-19 pandemic is the need to decolonize transnational governance so that the world is better able to handle both future and current global crises.
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.


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