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Conference Schedule

We have been getting some questions about the schedule of this year’s conference.

Currently, the conference is organized as follows:

Friday March 28:
· 8:00 – 11:30 am: Registration and poster set-up in Student Street (Old Main)
· 12:00 – 5:00 pm: Posters and visual exhibits in Student Street
· 5:00 – 7:00 pm: Reception in Culinary Arts
· 7:30 – 10:00 pm: Dessert Theatre in the Black Box Theatre and Art Gallery (Old Main)


Saturday March 29 (International Building):
· 8:30 – 9:00 am: Registration and continental breakfast in the Atrium
· 9:00 – 9:20 am: Opening Remarks
· 9:30 – 10:30 am: Concurrent Sessions A
· 10:30 – 11:00 am: Morning Coffee Break
· 11:00 – 12:00 noon: Concurrent Sessions B

· 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch and Class Poster Projects in the Panorama Room

· 1:15 – 2:15 pm: Concurrent Sessions C
· 2:30 – 3:30 pm: Concurrent Sessions D
· 3:30 – 4:00 pm: Afternoon Refreshment Break
· 4:00 – 5:00 pm: Concurrent Sessions E
· 5:00 – 6:30 pm: Closing Wine & Cheese in the Panorama Room


Application Deadline Extended to Fri. February 7

This should come as good news to most, the TRU Undergraduate Conference Committee has decided to extend the application deadline by one week to Friday, February 7, 2014. 

Note: The application form is available on the left side of the page.

Good luck everyone!




“What is the TRU Undergraduate Conference?”

Still have questions about the TRU undergraduate conference?  This slideshow should answer some of your concerns…

What is the TRU Undergraduate Conference?

Keep working on those proposals!









Application Form Now Available Online! Deadline: Jan. 31

Happy New Year Everyone!

If there is one New Year’s Resolution worth making it’s Sharing Your Research.  What better place to make that happen then by participating in the  9th annual TRU Undergraduate Student Research & Innovation Conference! 

The Conference is scheduled to take place March 28-29, 2014 and will host a variety of scholarship and presentations from innovative student researchers from all areas of study here at TRU.

The Application Form is now available on this website (see the links on the left)
Students have until January 31, 2014 to apply.
**Please note that all applications require a faculty signature of support.
Looking forward to another great conference!




Dates Confirmed for 9th Annual Undergraduate Research & Innovation Conference!

Good news TRU students!

The dates for the 9th Annual Undergraduate Research & Innovation Conference have been confirmed for Friday Mar. 28 and Saturday Mar. 29 at TRU!

This is your opportunity to take part in a two-day conference showcasing TRU’s most innovative student researchers across all disciplines.

Got a research topic you would love to present for your peers? Want to get involved?

Easy. All students need to do is submit an application form due by the end of day January 31, 2014. (Application form coming Mid-November).  Students will be notified whether their proposal has been accepted no later than Friday, February 14th to ensure sufficient time for preparing their presentations, posters, etc. over Reading Week.

This is a great opportunity to share your work with others and learn about what your peers are working on in other disciplines.  Plus, it’s a great resume booster!

Be sure to watch this space for more developments.








It is time to Submit your Papers_New Deadline January 15, 2014

The Editorial Board of Proceedings of TRU Undergraduate Research & Innovation Conference would like to invite all students who presented poster and/or paper to the 2013 Conference to submit their works for publication. More information can be found HERE.  





TRU President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Alan Shaver’s Talk at the 8th TRU Undergrad Research & Innovation Conference

On March 23, 2013, TRU President and Vice-Chancellor-Dr. Alan Shaver gave a talk as the 2013 Keynote Speaker during the 8th TRU Undergraduate Research & Innovation Conference held in Kamloops, British Columbia. In his talk, Dr. Shaver begins by answering questions and raising issues such as what is a University for, the convergence of teaching and research timelines, and research-informed education. During the luncheon sponsored by the School of Business and Economics, he talked about the importance and evolution of undergraduate research and lessons that can be learned from the history of innovations in Science and Arts by students of this generation.

Dr. Shaver walked the audience through the past, present, and possible future dimensions of undergraduate research. In his talk, Dr. Shaver employed some examples of scientific innovations of the past generations, and how they became part of today’s undergraduate textbooks. He even ran some hands-on experiments!

Watch the video of this talk here.

The 8th TRU Undergraduate Research & Innovation Conference took place on March 22-23, 2013 in Kamloops, BC

cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by Thompson Rivers

A forum featuring TRU undergraduate students currently engaged in research, Innovation and the creation of creative works.  Participants join other undergraduate researchers at TRU to gain hands-on conference experience and enhance their CVs.

Every year selected full papers will be published in the Proceedings of the Conference. These papers can be found in the Proceedings section of this website.

Expect a wide variety of presentations including, but not limited to: oral presentations, art exhibitions, displays, research posters and performances.

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