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Thursday, March 9 • 12:10pm - 12:50pm
IDays Mainstage - "TRU Talks"

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Join us over your lunch hour at The IDays Mainstage on Student Street for "TRU Talks". 

Today's talks are based around our "Vision 2030" theme and will feature the following presenters: 

Host & Emcee - Vince Watson

12:10 - 12:20 pm - Chantelle Stone & Danielle Dhaliwal, The Reach - "A New Urban Community for TRU and Kamloops" :
Come and learn more about Kamloops' Newest Urban Neighbourhood. The Reach is a vibrant, urban community that invites people to live, work, learn and play adjacent to one of Canada's most scenic and modern universities. 

12:20 - 12:30 pm - Derek de Candole, Venture Kamloops - The economic future of the City is bright.  Kamloops enjoys a diverse economy that is providing a strong base for growth and stability.  From responsible resource extraction to high tech, from health care and education to transportation and logistics Kamloops is an exciting City to live in.  As we approach 100,000 residents our City will shift and change, Derek will discuss how economic development in Kamloops and the SDG’s are intertwined.

12:30 - 12:40 pm - Jim Gudjonson, TRU Sustainability Office - "Future of Sustainability on Campus": Jim will talk about the future of sustainability on our campus and the strides that have been made in the past few years. He will also briefly touch on the Campus Master Plan. 

12:40 - 12:50 pm - Meaghan Hagerty, TRU Wellness Centre - Meaghan will talk about easy solutions for improving and maintaining health and wellness in the coming years. 

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Vince Watson

Student Recruiter & Enrollment Representative, Thompson Rivers University
Vince Watson  | | Host & Emcee of the TRU Mainstage Talks March 7, 8 & 9.  | | Strategic Marketer, Driven Entrepreneur & Creative Thinker with an Energetic & Engaging Personality.

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Derek de Candole

Manager of Economic Development, Venture Kamloops
Derek de Candole is the Manager of Economic Development at Venture Kamloops where he has been for 2.5 years.  Derek is responsible for economic development projects working with partner organizations with the City of Kamloops and across the region and Province.  Derek is also responsible for working with companies who are interested in expanding their operations in the City.
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Danielle Dhaliwal

Project Coordinator & Corporate Secretary, The Reach
Danielle Dhaliwal is Project Manager for The Reach, and has been working with the TRU Community Trust for over a year.  She graduated from TRU with a Bachelor in Business Administration and continues to expand her learning in this new role.  Danielle is committed to seeing The Reach become a reality for Kamloops and the University and is excited to share her vision with IDays.
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Jim Gudjonson

Director of Environment & Sustainability, TRU Sustainability Office
Having spent more than half his life in the outdoors, Jim developed a passion for sustainability from a young age. Born and raised in Golden, BC, Jim became a certified mountain guide accredited with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). Jim’s career in environmental sustainability was furthered when he acquired an electrical degree at TRU, back when the university was known as Cariboo College. His electrical degree was... Read More →
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Meaghan Hagerty

TRU Wellness Centre
Meaghan Hagerty is TRU’s interim Wellness Centre Coordinator. This role sees her focussing on health promotion, education and outreach for the TRU community, covering a range of topics from physical to mental and social wellbeing. Meaghan recently completed her MSc. in Global Health, specializing in globalization and development in combination with global diseases. She has strong interest in considering the factors that affect health and... Read More →
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Chantelle Stone

Marketing & Communications Manager, The Reach
Chantelle’s role as the Marketing & Communications Manager at The Reach aligns perfectly with her passion for building community.  Chantelle is always asking, learning, and wondering how to make the world a better place. She has a long history with TRU as a student, volunteer and employee. She worked as an administrative assistant with the TRU Alumni Association almost 20 years ago, and was involved in launching the Friends of... Read More →

Thursday March 9, 2017 12:10pm - 12:50pm
Student Street, Old Main 900 McGill Road

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