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Tuesday, March 7
 

9:00am

International Food Features
Tuesday March 7 - Food flavors on campus

The Deli @ U & M, 2nd floor Old Main
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Visit the Deli @ U&M for a tasty dish inspired by the cuisine of Vietnam. Today they will be featuring Chicken Rice Paper Rolls - $2.99 + tax, or Vegetable Rice Paper Rolls - $2.69 + tax. Available while quantities last. 

Urban Market, 2nd floor Campus Activity Centre
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Visit the Urban Market for a tasty dish inspired by the cuisine of America. Today they will be featuring a Pulled Pork Kaiser with Spice Potato Wedges for $8.29 + tax or a Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese (Vegetarian) for $5.59 + tax. Available while quantities last. 

Scratch Cafe, 2nd floor Culinary Arts Building
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Come to the Scratch Café where our Culinary students create and provide all of the food served. Tradizioni Delicious! Today our feature dish is inspired by Italian cuisine.

Tuesday March 7, 2017 9:00am - 6:00pm
Various Rooms Campus Activity Centre

9:00am

Learning at Intercultural Intersections - International Research Conference

March 7-9, 2017

The goal of this conference is to gather together a group of scholars and practitioners to share and discuss current research and practice concerned with Learning at Intercultural Intersections. 

Proposals may take a broad view of intercultural learning or be focused on one of three thematic areas: Indigenization, internationalization, or web-based/blended intercultural learning. Examples of areas of interest are cultural and social sustainability, global development, mobility, language preservation, inclusive pedagogies, educational leadership and policy. Educators or students who wish to share ideas for future research are invited to propose a poster.

For additional information or any questions you have, contact us at Intercultural@tru.ca 
Follow us on Twitter at @mytru_IC

Speakers
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Dr. Cindy Blackstock

As a member of the Gitksan First Nation, Cindy has 25 years of social work experience in child protection and Indigenous children’s rights. Her reconciliation based approach to addressing contemporary inequalities experienced by First Nations children and youth by engaging children and young people and other members of the public to implement evidence-informed solutions has been recognized by the Nobel Women’s Initiative, the... Read More →
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Dr. Paul Gorski

Paul C. Gorski is an associate professor of Integrative Studies in George Mason University's School of Integrative Studies, where he teaches classes such as Poverty, Wealth, and Inequality; Social Justice Education; Social Justice Consciousness and Personal Transformation; and Contemporary Issues in Social Justice and Human Rights. He recently led the design and development of the new Social Justice and Human Rights undergraduate and graduate... Read More →



Tuesday March 7, 2017 9:00am - Thursday March 9, 2017 3:00pm
Various Rooms Campus Activity Centre

10:00am

Debunking Islamophobia

Join the TRU Student Union Equity Committee as we debunk prevalent and harmful myths about Islam and Muslims. 

Learn from Equity Committee members and Muslims as they break down 5 prominent Islamophobic myths and where they come from, the negative impacts these myths have on Muslims, and what we can do to debunk these myths in our community to promote a better understanding and inclusion of Muslims.


Exhibitors
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TRUSU

The Thompson Rivers University Students’ Union is a democratic, membership-based organisation. This is the greatest factor in determining the structure of the organisation and how decisions are made. The membership as a whole is the highest decision-making body, and all members have the ability to exercise their decision-making rights with an equal vote at the Union’s Annual General Meeting. Every year, the members also... Read More →



Tuesday March 7, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Student Street, Old Main 900 McGill Road

10:00am

Visual Arts Contest Display
Artists will create a painting, video or photograph that represents one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This display, on the IDays Mainstage, will showcase the finalists' pieces throughout the week. 

The winner will be announced at the Showcase on Friday March 10th in the TRU Gymnasium.  


Tuesday March 7, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Student Street, Old Main 900 McGill Road

10:00am

IDays Information Booth
Have a question about IDays? Visit our information booth on Student Street. This booth will be running daily during IDays, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Tuesday March 7, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Student Street, Old Main 900 McGill Road

12:00pm

IDays Opening Ceremonies
This Opening Ceremony will officially kick off the 2017 IDays festival. We encourage you to take a break from studying and get energized through our live performances. We will also introduce our theme of the "UN Sustainable Development Goals" and give you a taste of what is to come for the rest of the week. 

Live Performances:
Aborginal Drumming & Pow Wow Dancers
African Drumming
Bhangra Dance Performance
Swing Dance Performance

Presentations by:
- Secwepemc Elder, Welcome to Secwepemculecw territory
- Dr. Alan Shaver, TRU President
- Baihua Chadwick, Associate Vice President, International and Chief Executive Officer, TRU World Global Operations
- Paul Michel, Executive Director, TRU Aborignal Education
- Michael Simpson, Executive Director of the BC Council for International Cooperation 

PLEASE JOIN US FOR  FREE CAKE & REFRESHEMENTS FOLLOWING THE OPENING! 

Moderators
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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.

Speakers
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Baihua Chadwick

Baihua Chadwick is the Associate Vice-President International, and CEO Global Operations, TRU World. She is responsible for all aspects of international education, training and development at TRU, including internationalization initiatives, international student recruitment and support services, study abroad, contract training, development projects, accreditations and articulations, overseeing a unit of nearly 50 staff members. Serving as CEO... Read More →
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Paul Michel

Executive Director, Aboriginal Education, Thompson Rivers University
Paul belongs to the Secwepemc Nation and he is traditionally from Hust’alen (Adams Lake First Nations). Paul is honoured to be working as Aboriginal Executive Director at Thompson Rivers University and he recognizes that this wonderful university is situated in the traditional territory of Tk’emlups. Paul has broad-based Aboriginal experience in the areas of administration, student support services, university instruction, Aboriginal... Read More →
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Dr. Alan Shaver

Alan Shaver was appointed President of Thompson Rivers University in 2010. Previously, he served as Vice-President Academic and Provost at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia from 2006 to 2010 and as the Dean of Science at McGill University from 1995 to 2005. He went to high school in Ottawa and earned a B.Sc. (Hon) in chemistry from Carleton University and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. | | Throughout his academic... Read More →
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Michael Simpson

Michael Simpson is the Executive Director of the British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC). Prior to working for BCCIC, Michael was the Executive Director of One Sky – The Canadian Institute for Sustainable Living. His work with One Sky varied from leading major bilateral projects in West Africa including Nigeria and Sierra Leone to working in Latin America on projects ranging from forest conservation to leadership... Read More →



Tuesday March 7, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Student Street, Old Main 900 McGill Road

2:30pm

Leave4change Info Session
Come find out how you can volunteer in developing countries, sharing your knowledge and skills with others through the Leave for Change Program (L4C)!L4C is a corporate volunteering program funded by TRU and the Uniterra Program (supported by Global Affairs Canada). TRU will be sponsoring up to four faculty and staff members for the third year.Join us for this information session to find out program details and hear from TRU 2016 program participants about their experience!

Seating is limited and on a first come first served basis. (Approx. 20 seats available) 

Exhibitors
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Tony Rogge

Director - International & Managing Director TRU World Global Operations



Tuesday March 7, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
IB1023, International Building 900 McGill Road

3:30pm

Storytelling & Drumming

Place Markers and Land Stories

Hosted by Paul Michel, Chief, Adams Lake Indian Band and Executive Director TRU Aboriginal Education

Multi-nation Story Telling and Drumming from regional storytellers and guests

Seating is limited and on a first come first served basis. (Approx. 300 seats available)   


Speakers
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Mike Arnouse

Secwepemc Elder, TRU Aboriginal Education, TRU
Mike had the unfortunate experience of attending the Kamloops Indian Residential School (KIRS) until his grade 11 year and is willing to share the truth of his experiences there. Mike is also open to sharing issues surrounding the government, cultural ceremonies and Aboriginal protocol. | Mike is known for being very humble, welcoming and respectful, with a real passion for sharing his knowledge about the history of Aboriginal people and the... Read More →
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Dr. Chad S. Hamill

Vice President, Native American Initiatives, Northern Arizona University
Chad S. Hamill came to Northern Arizona University in 2007 as a visiting professor of ethnomusicology. His scholarship is focused on song traditions of the Interior Northwest, including those carried by his Spokane ancestors. In addition to his book, Songs of Power and Prayer in the Columbia Plateau, he has produced numerous articles centered on Columbia Plateau songs and ceremony, exploring topics ranging from sovereignty to Indigenous... Read More →
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Dr. Shelly Johnson

Canada Research Chair, Indigenizing Higher Education, Thompson Rivers University
¬In December, TRU announced Dr. Shelly Johnson (Mukwa Musayett), Saulteaux from Saskatchewan’s Keeseekoose First Nation, as the country’s first Canada Research Chair in Indigenizing higher education. | Stepping into this role is an honour that Johnson said she didn’t anticipate. “It is the dream job that I have been waiting for my entire academic life.” | Towards Indigenizing Higher Ed: An online storytelling... Read More →
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Lorenzo Max

Elder & Cultural Advisor, Northern Arizona University
Mr. Max gained his role as a traditional practitioner (medicine man) by steadily studying throughout his life. He gained valuable knowledge and experience that equips him to educate youth about their ancestral knowledge and teachings. As an apprentice studying under his elders, Lorenzo acquired the interpersonal skills needed to be an effective practitioner. His is able to translate ancient prayers and songs into stories that are applicable to... Read More →
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Paul Michel

Executive Director, Aboriginal Education, Thompson Rivers University
Paul belongs to the Secwepemc Nation and he is traditionally from Hust’alen (Adams Lake First Nations). Paul is honoured to be working as Aboriginal Executive Director at Thompson Rivers University and he recognizes that this wonderful university is situated in the traditional territory of Tk’emlups. Paul has broad-based Aboriginal experience in the areas of administration, student support services, university instruction, Aboriginal... Read More →



Tuesday March 7, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Irving K Barber Centre House of Learning

6:00pm

A Conversation on Global Change - Featuring George Stroumboulopoulos
Limited Capacity seats available

Thank you for your continuous support! This event is officially SOLD OUT. 


Join us for a fireside chat, hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos, discussing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with experts on clean energy, marine life, human rights and gender equality. This conversation will explore the 17 SDGs and how they impact our global future.

George Stroumboulopoulos - Award - Winning Broadcasting Personality

Fabien Cousteau - Aquanaut, ocean conservationist, and documentary filmmaker

Kim Katrin Milan - Writer, multidisciplinary artist, activist, consultant, and educator

Tom Rand - Canadian climate change expert and clean-technology venture capitalist


Moderators
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George Stroumboulopoulos

George began his television career with MuchMusic as the producer and host of NewMusic and MuchNews. He then moved on to CBC where he received critical acclaim as the host and co-executive producer of the award-winning shows George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, which wrapped after 10-seasons on air at the CBC, and The Hour. In 2014 George became the face of Hockey Night in Canada & the NHL on Sportsnet. He can also be heard CBC Radio 2 where... Read More →

Speakers
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Fabien Cousteau

As the first grandson of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Fabien Cousteau spent his early years aboard his famous grandfather's ships, learning how to scuba dive on his 4th birthday. Today, the aquanaut, business strategist and documentary filmmaker continues to fulfill his family's legacy of protecting and preserving the planet's extensive and endangered marine inhabitants and habitats. He uses his experience and knowledge to promote environmental... Read More →
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Kim Katrin Milan

A daughter of the diaspora, Afro Caribbean, Venezuelan Arawak, Indian and Scottish, hailing from Trinidad and living between Toronto & New York. Kim Katrin Milan is an award winning internationally acclaimed educator, writer & artist. | | She is recognized stateside as one of The Root's' Young Feminists to Watch', celebrated in Canada as 2016’s National Youth Role Model and nationally as one of the 50 Most Loved... Read More →
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Tom Rand

Tom Rand is a global thought leader with a recognized record of extraordinary achievement in the promotion of a low carbon economy. A green entrepreneur, investor, advisor, public speaker, and author, Rand’s ambition is to help bring clean technology to life. A creative and courageous public speaker, Rand challenges his audiences to recognize that there are concrete solutions to the climate change... Read More →



Tuesday March 7, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand Hall, Campus Activity Centre 900 McGill Road
 
Wednesday, March 8
 

9:00am

EMPOWER - International Women's Day Conference

Join the TRUSU Lean-In Leadership for Gender Equality Club at their EMPOWER International Women’s Day Conference. This is a community event for men and women that explores health, wellness, gender equality and leadership.

Registration begins at 8:00 am, with an opportunity to shop the vendor section, take some photos, network with the Wolfpack Athletes, Students, Business people and community organizations. The conference officially gets under way at 8:30 pm and will end at 5:30 pm.

Speakers & presentations by:
Opening Keynote - CEO - Courney Kirschbaum 
United Nations Policy Advocate - Steve S.J. Lee
Bachelor of Human Kinetics - Clinical Exercise Science and Health Promotion - Emiko Ohama
TRUSU Lean In - Leadership for Gender Equality Club Executive Director of SD73 Leadership Project - Madison Ellis and Local High School Students
Psychic Medium, Angel Intuitive, Reiki Master Teacher, Shamanic Practitioner and Inspirational Speaker - Michelle Morrison 

For the full conference schedule, please visit https://internationalwomensdayconfe2017.sched.com .

If you have any questions, please contact trusuleanin@gmail.com

Business attire is not required, however this will be an opportunity to network. 

Registration for the event is now open at Eventbrite.

Seating is limited and on a first come first served basis. (Approx. 300 seats available)   

 


Speakers
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Courtney Kirschbaum

Award winning international speaker Courtney Kirschbaum is known for smart, insightful content and an engaging, frank manner in her talks. She leaves audience members inspired to go for their most ambitious goals. | | A TEDx speaker whose work can be seen in Fast Company, CIO and Business News Daily Magazine. She is career strategist who inspires and trains ambitious young professionals to be independent-minded and entrepreneurial as they go for... Read More →
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Steve S.J. Lee

Steve Lee is a 24-year-old climate change activist, a policy advocate to the United Nations, and a global speaker. He is the Executive Director of FES (Foundation for Environmental Stewardship) and its 3% Project, which mobilizes 1,000,000 Canadian youth - that's 3% of Canada - through 5 national tours across 600 schools. It provides youth-friendly and holistic education on climate change and empowers them to take action on solving climate change... Read More →
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Michelle Morrison

Michelle Morrison is a Psychic Medium, Angel Intuitive, Reiki Master Teacher, Shamanic Practitioner and Inspirational Speaker. Psychic her entire life, it was not until her 20’s that she began to find other people she could speak to who felt and could see some of the same things that she did. Michelle has spent the past 25 years exploring all things metaphysical. Inspired by an incredible passion for life and all things... Read More →

Exhibitors
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TRUSU Lean In - Leadership for Gender Equality Club

The Lean In-Leadership for Gender Equality Club is your support network for collective self development. We will be sparking the gender equality conversation at TRU and in the Kamloops community. Get involved and make direct impact now – lead projects and events that will empower others.



Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Grand Hall, Campus Activity Centre 900 McGill Road

9:00am

International Food Features
Wednesday March 8 - Food flavors on campus

The Deli @ U & M, 2nd floor Old Main
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Visit the Deli @ U&M for a tasty dish inspired by the cuisine of India. Today they will be featuring Chicken or Veggie Samosas for $5.19 + tax. Available while quantities last. 

Urban Market, 2nd floor Campus Activity Centre
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Visit the Urban Market for a tasty dish inspired by the cuisine of India. Today they will be featuring Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice, Peas & Carrots (Halal/Gluten Free) for $7.99 + tax or Lentil Spinach Masala (Vegan) for $5.29 + tax. Available while quantities last. 

Scratch Cafe, 2nd floor Culinary Arts Building
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Come to the Scratch Café where our Culinary students create and provide all of the food served. Travel with us to bustling India and enjoy a delicious plate inspired by Indian cuisine.

Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:00am - 6:00pm
Various Rooms Campus Activity Centre

10:00am

Think Global, Act Local
Join us for our "Think Global, Act Local" fair on Student Street. Learn how you can get involved in sustainable practices at home, all of which will have a global impact. All of the displays and presentations are transferrable globally and are simple and efficient ways in getting involved on a local level. 

The fair will include the following:
- TRU Sustainability Compost Challenge
- TRU Sustainability Recycle Challenge
- TRU Sustainability Water Challenge
- Solar Kamloops Display with Tavis Knox 
- Sweet Spot Solar & Purple Air Monitoring System Display with Dr. Michael Mehta
- Developing World Connections booth - "Light Up Guatemala" wood stove
-  Oxfam Canada
- TMGT2610 - Environmental Issues in Tourism Student Poster Presentations 

Exhibitors
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Oxfam Canada

Oxfam Canada is a non-profit international development organization which works towards the eradication of world poverty and the promotion of a more just society. Oxfam Canada currently works in more than 25 countries in the world in the Horn of Africa and Southern Africa, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. It works with approximately 100 partners in those countries to help people identify the root causes of... Read More →
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Developing World Connections

Developing World Connections (DWC) is a non-profit, charitable organization that focuses on improving lives through community development. The organization has no professional, political or religious affiliations. | | DWC believes in long-term service, not short-term aid. The trips that they provide are meant to empower the communities, foster relationships and provide a positive experience for all. Their work with their in-country partners... Read More →
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Tavis Knox

Tavis Knox is one of the founders of Solar Kamloops Co., which consists of current students and alumni of TRU. | | Solar Kamloops began as a student developed solar project in which the students were awarded a grant through TRU's Environmental & Sustainability Office. This grant was used to build an array on the Trades and Technology building with the assistance of Trades instructor Amie Schellengberg. | | The company is working to... Read More →
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TRU Sustainability Office

We strive for energy efficiency and progressive energy use through conservation, new technology, behaviour change, and renewable energy sources. We coordinate engagement opportunities with the TRU community using events, contests, programs and grant funds. We help TRU students, faculty and staff members in any way we can with their sustainability projects.



Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Student Street, Old Main 900 McGill Road

10:00am

Visual Arts Contest Display
Artists will create a painting, video or photograph that represents one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This display, on the IDays Mainstage, will showcase the finalists' pieces throughout the week. 

The winner will be announced at the Showcase on Friday March 10th in the TRU Gymnasium.  


Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Student Street, Old Main 900 McGill Road

10:00am

IDays Information Booth
Have a question about IDays? Visit our information booth on Student Street. This booth will be running daily during IDays, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Wednesday March 8, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Student Street, Old Main 900 McGill Road

11:00am

Guest Scholar Dr. Saisamorn Lumyong - Bioplastic Production

Join the Faculty of Science as we welcome guest scholar Dr. Saisamorn Lumyong to IDays. Dr. Lumyong will be presenting on bioplastic production. 

Bioplastics are an increasing well-known alternative to petroleum based plastic. They are derived from biological resources such as starch, cellulose, natural oil or glycerol. Bioplastics were found to be superior to petroplastics in term of energy efficiency, petroleum consumption and C-emissions. Bioplastics in general were found to be safer.  Some bioplastics are biodegradable while others are not.  Starch based bioplastics (especially polylactic acid; PLA) are a majority of the bioplastic market. Other are cellulose, polybutylene succinate; PBS,  biopolytrimethylene tethylene; PTT ,  polyhydroxyalkanoate; PHAs, poly-3-hydroxybutyrate; PHB  and polyvinylalcohol;PVA.  PHAs is the only polymer that all production process is biological meaning this PHA is produced by microorganisms using renewable feedstock.   Efforts in making other bioplastics than that of starch based bioplastic into large scale production using microorganisms are ongoing.

Seating is limited and on a first come first served basis. (Approx. 300 seats available)   


Speakers
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Dr. Saisamorn Lumyong

Dr. Saisamorn Lumyong’s research interests have been focused in the areas of microbial diversity and microbial ecology.  Dr. Lumyong earned a B.Sc degree from Chiang Mai University (majoring in agriculture with an emphasis on plant protection), a M.Sc. from Kasetsart University and she obtained her Ph.D. from Hokkaido University, Japan. In 1975, she accepted the position of lecturer at the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science at... Read More →



Wednesday March 8, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Irving K Barber Centre House of Learning

12:00pm

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

Today's talks are based around our "Think Global, Act Local" theme and will feature the following presenters: 

Host & Emcee - Vince Watson

12:00 - 12:10 pm - Marcia Dick, Sustainable Kamloops - "My Path to Zero Waste" 

12:10- 12:20 pm - Tavis KnoxSolar Kamloops - Diesel power in Indigenous Communities: Presenting on projects with rural indigenous communities to reduce reliance on diesel fuel. This presentation will explore the reasons for reliance on fossil fuels in the past and why we need to move away fossil fuels for electrification in the future. Tavis will discuss renewable integration and it's benefits as well as the challenges faced during the transition. A brief video of a microgrid project in American Samoa will be shown. 

12:20- 12:30 pm - TMGT 2610 - Environmental Issues in Tourism Water Consumption Poster Discussion: Discussion about learning ways to conserve water on a day to day basis and educating on how easy it is to conserve water. 

12:30 - 12:50 pm - Dr. Michael Mehta, TRU Faculty - "Air pollution and the role of citizen science: The PurpleAir network in action"
Dr. Mehta will discuss a new citizen science initiative here in Kamloops to understand more fully air quality in the city. He will review the development and deployment of a low-cost, distributed network of particulate matter sensors called PurpleAir, and discuss what this new technology is teaching us about our air sheds and the risks that people face.

12:50 - 12:55 pm-  Jaimi Garbutt,
Sustainable Kamloops - "Bringing the farm to the City": A story of how I started composting in an urban setting. 

12:55 - 1:05 pm - Michele Young, Developing World Connections -  "Light up Guatemala" : a presentation and video.
In rural Guatemala many families live in poverty and live in homes that are not much more than metal shacks. Heat and cooking is done with open fires inside these homes. Respiratory problems are one of the leading causes of death in Guatemala, with breakthing in wood smoke from infancy as a major factor in those health effects. The Light Up Guatemala program installs eco-stoves that vent the smoke outside and burn firewood more efficiently than an open fire. DWC will provide a video of the eco-stove being used in a Guatemalan home as well as feedback from families who have been using them.

1:05- 1:15 pm - Tony Kuczma, Oxfam Canada - "Oxfam Canada's campaign to achieve gender equality in the world"
Tony Kuczma will introduce Oxfam Canada and discuss the organizations campaign to achieve gender equality (Goal 5). 

Moderators
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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.

Speakers
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Marcia Dick

Marcia is passionate about waste reduction and believes in a future without waste. She has focused her 10 year career on helping others minimize waste through waste audits, waste management planning and waste diversion implementation for businesses, institutions, schools and non-profits. Her expertise in waste has led to a position as the City of Kamloops’ Solid Waste Services Analyst helping to track the City’s progress in meeting... Read More →
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Jaimi Garbutt

Sustainability Educator, The City of Kamloops
Jaimi Garbutt is the Sustainability Educator with the City of Kamloops.  She had been with the City for over nine years, and she enjoys increasing awareness on sustainability issues for all ages in the community.
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Tavis Knox

Tavis first got experience working with Solar when he along with other TRU students won a sustainability grant which was used to build a 10kw system on the Trades and Technology building. They then formed a corporation to continue building solar projects.
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Tony Kuczma

Tony Kuczma is a program advisor for TRU's Registrar's Office (Open Learning) and has been an Oxfam volunteer since 1994. 
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Dr. Michael Mehta

Dr. Mehta is a Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies who specializes in science, technology and society with a focus on environmental and health risk issues. | | His recent work focuses on community resistance, resiliency and social innovation with a particular emphasis on citizen science. He was co-founder and coordinator of Help the Kelp Project and was co-founder and Director of community-based electrical non-profit society... Read More →
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Michele Young

Michele Young is a former journalist and now communications co-ordinator with Developing World Connections. DWC is a Kamloops-based non-profit that does international development and sends teams of volunteers to help out in countries around the world. DWC's mission is to connect people and resources to make a difference in the lives of those who most need it.



Wednesday March 8, 2017 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Student Street, Old Main 900 McGill Road

1:30pm

TRU Actors Workshop Monologues
The TRU Actors Workshop Theatre will explore some of the UN Sustainable Development Goals through monologues. 

The monologues will range in theme from poverty to gender equality to justice and more. We encourage you to take a break from studying to sit down and be entertained by our talented Visual and Performing Arts students!

Performances & Monologue Selections include:
Paige Caswell - More Stately Mansions by Eugene O'Neill

Teghan Cumming – See Bob Run by Daniel McIvor

Kelsey Launier – Antigone by Jean Anouilh

Brittney Martens – Fefu and Her Friends by María Irene Fornés

Berlin Msiska - TBC

Peter Navratil – After the Fall by Arthur Miller

Marta Oraniewicz – Red by John Logan

Seating is limited and on a first come first served basis. (Approx. 80 seats available)   


Artists
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Paige Caswell

More Stately Mansions by Eugene O'Neill | A sequel to A Touch of the Poet, it picks up four years later in 1832 Massachusetts, with Simon Harford, now married to Sara Melody, finding himself the pawn in a battle between his wife and his mother to control him through love. Played out against the background of an industrial revolution, the struggle ultimately leads to tragedy and despair. The title of the play was derived from the line... Read More →
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Teghan Cumming

See Bob Run by Daniel McIvor | | Bob is on the road. Bob is on the run. But from what, or whom, is she running? Follow Bob as she hops from car to car telling her story to unsuspecting drivers as she tries to put her life in the rear-view mirror. Will she make it to her destination? And what will she find when she gets there? Find out in the critically adored See Bob Run. 
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Kelsey Launier

Antigone by Jean Anouilh | | Antigone was written at a time of national fervor. In 441 BC, shortly after the play was performed, Sophocles was appointed as one of the ten generals to lead a military expedition against Samos. It is striking that a prominent play in a time of such imperialism contains little political propaganda, no impassioned apostrophe, and, with the exception of the epiklerate (the right of the... Read More →
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Brittney Martens

Fefu and Her Friends by Maria Irene Fornes | | Fefu and Her Friends is recognized as a feminist play for its all-female cast, central ideas of gender roles, and its bold deviations from conventional stage presentation and audience involvement. Fornés divides the stage into a kitchen, bedroom, study, and lawn, and a short scene in each area is acted out with a fourth of the audience closely viewing each part. The... Read More →
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Peter Navratil

After the Fall by Arthur Miller | | Arthur Miller’s most personal and autobiographical play, After the Fall, unflinchingly tackles the emotional brutality that can unfold within a marriage, against a national backdrop of McCarthyism and the commodification of celebrity. In doing so, Miller unravels the political complications in personal relationships while exposing the personal consequences of big-issue politics.
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Marta Oraniewicz

Red by John Logan | | John Logan’s taut, visceral two-hander, Red, features artist Mark Rothko at the height of his career.  Viewed through the lens of his youthful new assistant, Ken, we witness Rothko at the pinnacle of his creativity, but struggling through the creation of a series of large paintings, commissioned as a series intended to feature in New York’s brand-new Four Seasons Restaurant.  As Ken and... Read More →



Wednesday March 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Actors Workshop Theatre, Old Main 900 McGill Road

2:00pm

Guest Scholar Dr. Soley-Beltran - Divine! Imaging Gender in Fashion Advertising

Join the Faculty of Arts as we welcome guest scholar Dr. Patricia Soley-Beltran to IDays. Dr. Soley-Beltran will be presenting on Gender images in Fashion Advertising.  

An insider within a closed industry, this talk brings together the personal, the academic and the political to analyse fashion models as cultural icons. Combining thoroughness with humour, the model is exposed as a disposable goddess, a sort of lay trinity manifesting itself as a standard for female imitation, as an object for males’ desire and power display, and as a vessel for cultural ideals reigning over all. The rules encrypted in our daily images are decoded to expose commonplaces related to ethics and aesthetics, norms and transgression, body and knowledge, love, sexuality and affect. 

Seating is limited and on a first come first served basis. (Approx. 300 seats available)   


Speakers
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Dr. Patricia Soley-Beltran

Patrícia Soley-Beltran holds a PhD in Sociology of Gender (University of Edinburgh) and an MA in Cultural History (University of Aberdeen). She has been awarded with the 43rd Anagrama Essay Prize for her book ¡Divinas! Modelos, poder y mentiras (Anagrama, Barcelona 2015), the I María Luz Morales Prize for Gender aware Journalism for the paper “Política eres tú” (El País Semanal, Especial... Read More →



Wednesday March 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Irving K Barber Centre House of Learning

3:00pm

Wikipedia Editathon

Participants will create or expand Wikipedia pages of women or underrepresented groups, contributing to the reduction of inequality in one of the world's most widely used information sources and learning about the responsibilities of creating information and the construction of authority.

Participants are welcome to work on pages of their choosing, either by themselves or in small groups. The Library will also have select pages that will require some editing that attendees will be welcome to work on if they do not have one in mind.

Bring a laptop if you have one. If not, the Library will have some that can be used. 

No prior experience editing Wikipedia necessary and no pre-registration required.

Coffee will be available to those who bring a reuseable mug.  


Exhibitors


Wednesday March 8, 2017 3:00pm - 6:00pm
L209, TRU Library 900

5:00pm

Ending Gender Inequality in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Join the TRU Student Union Equity Committee to mark International Women’s Day and discuss the experiences and barriers women face in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) sectors.

Learn from our keynote speaker Dr. Elizabeth Croft, Associate Dean of Education and Professional Development, UBC as she describes the hostile atmosphere created in STEM workplaces for women, how women continue to be greatly under-represented in STEM fields, and what we can do in universities and workplaces to fix this under-representation.

Seating is limited and on a first come first served basis. (Approx. 60 seats available)   

For more information contact:
Dylan Robinson
Equity Coordinator
equity@trusu.ca
250-828-5289 

Speakers
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Dr. Elizabeth Croft

Elizabeth Croft is Associate Dean, Education and Professional Development for the Faculty of Applied Science, director of the Collaborative Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems Lab, and a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia. Her research investigates how robotic systems can operate efficiently and effectively in partnership with people, in a safe, predictable, and helpful manner. She is author of over 120... Read More →

Exhibitors
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TRUSU

The Thompson Rivers University Students’ Union is a democratic, membership-based organisation. This is the greatest factor in determining the structure of the organisation and how decisions are made. The membership as a whole is the highest decision-making body, and all members have the ability to exercise their decision-making rights with an equal vote at the Union’s Annual General Meeting. Every year, the members also... Read More →



Wednesday March 8, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
TRUSU Lecture Hall, Campus Activity Centre - Student Union 900 McGill Road
 
Thursday, March 9
 

9:00am

International Food Features
Thursday March 9 - Food flavors on campus

The Deli @ U & M, 2nd floor Old Main
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Visit the Deli @ U&M for a tasty dish inspired by the cuisine of the Middle East. Today they will be featuring Falafel Balls (Vegan) for $5.00 + tax or a Falafel Combo for $8.99 + tax. Available while quantities last. 

Urban Market, 2nd floor Campus Activity Centre
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Visit the Urban Market for a tasty dish inspired by the cuisine of Italy. Today they will be featuring a Stone Oven Pizza Slice for $3.19 + tax or a Stone Oven Calzone for $6.49 + tax. Available while quantities last. 

Scratch Cafe, 2nd floor Culinary Arts Building
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Come to the Scratch Café where our Culinary students create and provide all of the food served. Bienvenue en France! Today our feature dish is inspired by French cuisine.

ESTR Kiosk - OM Student Street
Coconut Curried Lentil Soup and Brazilian Spicy Black Bean Soup. 

Thursday March 9, 2017 9:00am - 6:00pm
Various Rooms Campus Activity Centre

9:30am

Anti-Corruption & Bribery Workshop
This interactive workshop addresses bribery & anti-corruption within international business. IDays participants are encouraged to come and watch this class-led workshop, in which students will work through four corruption scenarios.

With World Bank estimates citing the global cost of corruption at over $2.6 trillion per year, a diverse range of transnational stakeholders are increasingly involved in efforts to end the practice. High profile anti-corruption crackdowns such as the recent US led indictments against FIFA officials and China’s Operation Fox Hunt are but two examples of how law enforcement agencies are targeting corrupt officials.  Yet even with threats of public shaming, financial penalty and prison, corruption remains a serious global challenge with many communities seeing it as an endemic problem that undermines public trust in government and industry.  

Given these challenges, university educators have an opportunity to fill a gap in anti-corruption practice by incorporating experiential learning activities in the classroom that focus on ethics and integrity training.  In building a case for experiential learning, this workshop introduces four role-play simulations that have been used to teach business and social science students the complex nature of corruption in Asia.  Each role-play is based on factual experiences encountered by the author over the course of five years of research in the region.   

Role-plays involve multidisciplinary challenges that empower the learner to consider themes such as human rights, culture, legal sanction, personal safety, supply chain management, as well as economic risk.  Role-plays are entirely student led and require peer-review at the end of each activity where students must reflect on concepts such as due diligence, code of conduct, rule of law, corporate social responsibility, environmental sustainability and economic growth.  The purpose is to teach students how to apply critical thinking skills and ethics training when forced to confront corrupt behaviour. 

Seating is limited and on a first come first served basis. (Approx. 80 seats available)   


Thursday March 9, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Room 1020, International Building 900 McGill Road

9:30am

Transgressing Aesthetic Identity Rules

This workshop will have you learning how to counter the transmission of cultural norms in visual culture while tackling issues of symbolic violence, fragmentation, rigid gender roles, consumerism and ethnocentrism.

Led by Patricia Soley-Beltran, this workshop is called Self By (Counter)Design. Transgressing Aesthetic Identity Rules.

Open to students, faculty and staff, participants will have the opportunity to imagine new ways of thinking, feeling, and desiring through a revision of the etymology of aesthetics.

Participants will also review ways that identity norms are being transgressed in art, fashion and social activism.

Snacks will be provided.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Patricia Soley-Beltran

Dr. Patricia Soley-Beltran

Patrícia Soley-Beltran holds a PhD in Sociology of Gender (University of Edinburgh) and an MA in Cultural History (University of Aberdeen). She has been awarded with the 43rd Anagrama Essay Prize for her book ¡Divinas! Modelos, poder y mentiras (Anagrama, Barcelona 2015), the I María Luz Morales Prize for Gender aware Journalism for the paper “Política eres tú” (El País Semanal, Especial... Read More →


Thursday March 9, 2017 9:30am - 1:00pm
Irving K Barber Centre House of Learning

10:00am

Visual Arts Contest Display
Artists will create a painting, video or photograph that represents one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This display, on the IDays Mainstage, will showcase the finalists' pieces throughout the week. 

The winner will be announced at the Showcase on Friday March 10th in the TRU Gymnasium.  


Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Student Street, Old Main 900 McGill Road

10:00am

Vision 2030
What will the TRU and Kamloops communities look like in 2030? Our plan is to look into the future to see where we will be. Join us to learn about the plans for our beautiful campus and community and get involved with how both will evolve. Plans will include future buildings, sustainable initiatives, clean energy options, economic opportunities, etc. 

We will have displays by: (specific departments and branches to be noted shortly)
- City of Kamloops, Official Community Plan (KAMPLAN)
- The Reach, TRU Community Trust
- TRU Wellness Centre 
- TRU Sustainability Office, Campus Master Plan
- United Way 
- ESTR Kiosk


Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Student Street, Old Main 900 McGill Road

10:00am

IDays Information Booth
Have a question about IDays? Visit our information booth on Student Street. This booth will be running daily during IDays, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Thursday March 9, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Student Street, Old Main 900 McGill Road

11:00am

Kamloops Multicultural Society Cooking Show
Kamloops Multicultural Society returns with their overwhelmingly popular cooking show! Last year, over 100 visitors/taster, both students and community members, enjoyed the ethnic company and delicious food fest. Japanese, Filipino, Ukrainian, Chinese, Mexican and Indo-Canadian cuisine will be featured, and samples will be available while quantities last.


Thursday March 9, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Multimedia Room TRU Residence

12:10pm

IDays Mainstage - "TRU Talks"
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. 







Moderators
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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.

Speakers
avatar for Derek de Candole

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.
avatar for Danielle Dhaliwal

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.
avatar for Jim Gudjonson

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

12:30pm

HeartMath for TRU Students
Being a student is often a stressful experience. In this one hour presentation you will learn simple breathing skills to reduce stress and anxiety in minutes. Participants learn how their responsesto events, communications or circumstance can deplete or renew their resiliency. They learn an effective skill set to reduce stress, enhance performance, improve health and well being and build effective relationships with colleagues, clients and family.

Recognize subtle stress signals before they become chronic
Learn powerful techniques to boost performance, resilience and quality of life
Be less reactive, think clearly and make good decisions under pressure


Thursday March 9, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
OM1761 Old Main

12:30pm

Study Abroad Support Session
Come and see how you can make the most of your university experience! This presentation supplies participants with information on studying abroad. TRU students have the opportunity to take part in a bilateral or ISEP exchange to over 100 different countries while earning credits towards their degree.


Thursday March 9, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm
IB 3037 International Building

12:30pm

Wild Salmon Awareness Workshop

Please come and join us to learn about the impacts of violence on the land to individual bodies, such as the lack of salmon in the river, and the impacts on health and wellness in the communities who are dependant upon them. This workshop will focus on integrating fun and informational activities into learning about the impacts of food sovereignty on community wellness. The workshop has four sections that correspond to the four segments of self: emotional, physical, mental and spiritual. The workshop will be facilitated by four individuals and is appropriate for children, youth, or adults!

Drop in for a few minutes or stay for the whole time! This is an event that you can come and go and experience in whatever time you have.  





Thursday March 9, 2017 12:30pm - 3:30pm
The Terrace Room Campus Activity Centre

2:30pm

HeartMath for TRU Students
Being a student is often a stressful experience. In this one hour presentation you will learn simple breathing skills to reduce stress and anxiety in minutes. Participants learn how their responsesto events, communications or circumstance can deplete or renew their resiliency. They learn an effective skill set to reduce stress, enhance performance, improve health and well being and build effective relationships with colleagues, clients and family.

Recognize subtle stress signals before they become chronic
Learn powerful techniques to boost performance, resilience and quality of life
Be less reactive, think clearly and make good decisions under pressure

Thursday March 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
OM 2622 Old Main

2:30pm

Economic Poster Competition
Intermediate Economics students, enrolled in ECON2950, will compete in a poster presentation representing an in-depth examination of economic behavior at the aggregate level. 

The teams will present their posters in a 3-minute-thesis style to a panel of judges.

Judging panel:
Dr. Panagiotis (Peter) Tsigaris - Professor & Chair, School of Business & Economics
Derek Cook - Instructor, Political Studies, Faculty of Arts
Dr. Joel Wood -  Assistant Professor, School of Business & Economics
Dr. Salvador Barragan - Asistant Professor, School of Business & Economics 


Thursday March 9, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Student Street, Old Main 900 McGill Road

5:30pm

CANCELLED - Guest Scholar Dr. Paul Gorski - Beyond Soup Kitchens and Coat Drives: Principles for Transformative Activism
Join the Faculty of Education and Social Work as we welcome guest scholar Dr. Paul Gorski to IDays. 

The actions we are (or aren’t) willing to take on behalf of social justice and human rights reflects the extent of our commitments to an equitable and just world. Unfortunately, most efforts at social change are spent on programs and initiatives that fail to threaten the conditions that underlie oppression and injustice. In this talk we will explore ideals that guide transformative social change, working toward four core principles meant to help us assess our participation in social change efforts and to push us toward addressing rather than avoiding the root causes of inequality.

Seating is limited and on a first come first served basis. (Approx. 300 seats available)  

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Paul Gorski

Dr. Paul Gorski

Paul C. Gorski is an associate professor of Integrative Studies in George Mason University's School of Integrative Studies, where he teaches classes such as Poverty, Wealth, and Inequality; Social Justice Education; Social Justice Consciousness and Personal Transformation; and Contemporary Issues in Social Justice and Human Rights. He recently led the design and development of the new Social Justice and Human Rights undergraduate and graduate... Read More →



Thursday March 9, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Irving K Barber Centre House of Learning

7:00pm

All Candidates Forum
BC 2030 is a province-wide initiative that looks to the UN Sustainable Development Goals as an opportunity for BC to demonstrate provincial leadership on global issues. It is an invitation to think differently. The current election cycle presents an opportunity for communities and candidates to move to action on the global goals they are feeling the impact of locally - from poverty and inequality to climate change and renewable energy development. There is a space and a need right now for innovative leadership in Canada and across the provinces on achieving these goals and BC has an opportunity to lead the way. The 17 global goals aim to address the world's environmental, social, economic, and security challenges while recognising every country's and all people's responsibility to contribute to solutions.

This forum will touch on relevant issues that are imapacting the people of the City of Kamloops (and surrounding regions), tying back to the Global Goals and learning how our candidates are going to implement the SDG's if elected. 

Confirmed candidates attending the forum:

Beat Klossner - Communist Party/ South Thompson

Peter Kerek- Communist Party/ North Thompson

Barb Nederpel - NDP/ North Thompson

Nancy Bepple - NDP/South Thompson

Dan Hines - Green Party/North Thompson

Donovan Cavers - Green Party/South Thompson

* The Liberal party candidates have confirmed that they will not be in attendance at this event due to scheduling conflicts and prior commitments. 

Seating is limited and on a first come first served basis. (Approx. 600 seats available)   

Speakers
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Cindy Ross Friedman

Dr. Cynthia Ross Friedman was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she later obtained her B.Sc. (Hons.) and Ph.D., both in Botany.  In 2004, she moved to Kamloops to take on an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Biological Sciences at The University College of the Cariboo as it was transitioning to Thompson Rivers University.  She was promoted twice and is now a Full Professor.  She holds several national research... Read More →




Thursday March 9, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Grand Hall, Campus Activity Centre 900 McGill Road
 
Friday, March 10
 

9:00am

Model UN
The TRUSU Model UN Club encourages attendees to come and witness this interactive conference. 

Participants in this Model UN (MUN) conference, known as delegates, will be placed in committees and assigned countries, or occasionally other organizations or political figures, where they represent members of that body. Delegates will be presented with their assignments in advance, along with a topic or topics that their committee will discuss. Delegates will conduct research before the MUN conference and formulate positions that they will then debate with their fellow delegates in the committee, staying true to the actual position of the member they represent. At the end of a conference, the best-performing delegates in each committee, as well as delegations, are recognized with awards.

This Model UN Conference will focus on UN Sustainable Development Goal number eleven, Sustainable Cities and Communities. 

Model UN participants include students from the TRU Model UN Club and the School District 73 Model UN Club. 

Seating is limited and on a first come first served basis. (Approx. 150 seats available)   



Friday March 10, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Irving K Barber Centre House of Learning

9:00am

International Food Features
Friday March 10 - Food flavors on campus

The Deli @ U & M, 2nd floor Old Main
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Visit the Deli @ U&M for a tasty dish inspired by the cuisine of Greece. Today they will be featuring Superfood Couscous Salad with Feta (Vegetarian/Gluten Free) for $3.69 + tax. Available while quantities last. 

Urban Market, 2nd floor Campus Activity Centre
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Visit the Urban Market for a tasty dish inspired by the cuisine of China. Today they will be featuring Chicken Chow Mein (Halal) for $7.99 + tax or a Tofu Chow Mein (Vegetarian) for $7.29 + tax. Available while quantities last. 

Scratch Cafe, 2nd floor Culinary Arts Building
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Come to the Scratch Café where our Culinary students create and provide all of the food served. Guten Tag and welcome to Germany! Today our feature dish is inspired by German cuisine.

Friday March 10, 2017 9:00am - 6:00pm
Various Rooms Campus Activity Centre

10:00am

Dr. Patricia Soley-Beltran - A Cultural History and Iconography of Fashion Modelling
Join the Faculty of Education and Social Work in welcoming international guest scholar, Dr. Soley-Beltran, for her presentation "A Cultural History and Iconography of Fashion Modelling"


Seating is limited and on a first come first served basis. (Approx. 200 seats available)

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Patricia Soley-Beltran

Dr. Patricia Soley-Beltran

Patrícia Soley-Beltran holds a PhD in Sociology of Gender (University of Edinburgh) and an MA in Cultural History (University of Aberdeen). She has been awarded with the 43rd Anagrama Essay Prize for her book ¡Divinas! Modelos, poder y mentiras (Anagrama, Barcelona 2015), the I María Luz Morales Prize for Gender aware Journalism for the paper “Política eres tú” (El País Semanal, Especial... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Alumni Theatre, Clocktower 900 McGill Road

10:00am

Visual Arts Contest Display
Artists will create a painting, video or photograph that represents one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This display, on the IDays Mainstage, will showcase the finalists' pieces throughout the week. 

The winner will be announced at the Showcase on Friday March 10th in the TRU Gymnasium.  


Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Student Street, Old Main 900 McGill Road

10:00am

IDays Information Booth
Have a question about IDays? Visit our information booth on Student Street. This booth will be running daily during IDays, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Friday March 10, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Student Street, Old Main 900 McGill Road

11:00am

CANCELLED - Guest Scholar Winona LaDuke
Due to scheduling conflicts Winona LaDuke will be unable to attend as a Guest Scholar for IDays. This event has been CANCELLED. Please consider attending the "Secwepemc response to UN Global Goals Life on Land and Below Water" panel discussiong that was to follow Winona LaDukes presentation.

Speakers
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Winona LaDuke

Executive Director, Honor the Earth
Winona LaDuke is a rural development economist and author working on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy, and food systems. LaDukes work is primarily in the area of Indigenous Economics , Food and Energy Policy. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, and is a two time vice presidential candidate with Ralph Naderfor the Green Party. | | As Executive Director of Honor the Earth, she works... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mountain Room, Campus Activity Centre 900 McGill Road

11:00am

Secwepemc Response to Life on Land and Below Water Panel Discussion

In order to follow through with reconciliation it is imperative that we address the current pedagogical approaches here at TRU, Indigenous knowledge’s have an innate ability to enrich traditional western academic ways of knowing and they should be placed on equal footing. In the spirit of reciprocity and relationship building, IDays and students from the fourth year Aboriginal Decolonizing Social Work Practice course in the Faculty of Education and Social Work agreed that by hosting local Secwepemc women we are able to directly link the discourse of UN Sustainability Goals to the territory and land we are on. This pushes away the elusiveness of the UN goals and ensures concrete ideas are made in relation to the land the University is hosted on - it is grassroots change.

Addressing the discourse embedded in the historical and contemporary context pertaining to the land, water, and resources on the land. Honouring the strength of Indigenous peoples in preserving and protecting the land, languages, and spiritual teachings connecting people to the land. As well as the significance of sustaining land and resources in enhancing justice and peace, and economic, social, and spiritual development, and creating flourishing communities. The focus on spreading awareness of land and water sovereignty is grounded in resistance of colonialism and preservation of not only land and resources, but people. What better way to further indigenize TRU than to honour Secwepemc ways of knowing and their relationships as stewards of sustainability on this land and in this water. Secwepemc people lived here for thousands of years in a sustainable way; we have much to learn from their innate knowledge of this land. This action is in support of beginning/rebuilding relationship of Indigenous and settlers and newcomers to Canada in a way that benefits this land and will contribute to the ongoing work other Universities in Canada are undertaking in projects of indigenization and how to enrich this path of sustainability and improved relations between all people in the already “international” Indigenous territories of this place called Canada - having local Secwepemc women speak to these issues contributes to TRU’s commitment to Indigenizing the University.


Speakers
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Colleen Seymour

Secwepemc teacher
Colleen Seymour is from this place known as Tk’emlups and is a celebrated Secwepemc teacher who has taught in numerous Secwepemc Indigenized programs in such locations as the Native Ed Program (Kamloops, BC), Ske’lep School of Excellence (Kamloops, BC), Chief Atahm School(Chase BC), Stein Valley (Lytton, BC). While in service she found confluence with provincial programming and Secwepemc knowledge’s. Colleen recently was... Read More →
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April Thomas

Human Rights & Secwepemc'ulecw rights and title activist and advocate
April Thomas, is Sewepemc (Shuswap) from and is a member of the Canim Lake Band, and lives with her family at the Williams Lake Indian Band reserve just on the outside of Williams Lake, BC. | | She is a human rights and Secwepemc’ulecw rights and title activist and advocate who works on an individual, community and nation levels with all Secepemc membership and organizations to assert and exercise our human rights to sovereignty and... Read More →



Friday March 10, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Mountain Room, Campus Activity Centre 900 McGill Road

1:00pm

Swing Demo & Open Lessons

Come try out Lindy Hop with the TRUSU Swing Dance Club! We're throwing a mini version of our regular social dances in Student Street for IDays. Lindy Hop is a style of vernacular jazz dance that originated in Harlem, NY, in the 1930s and 40s and is now danced worldwide.

Check out a sweet demo and then get a quick overview of the very basics of this dance from our experienced instructors! After the 10 minute lesson, take part in a fun and exciting social dance featuring the best of swing and jazz music. This dance is described as a happy dance, so jump in - it doesn't matter if you feel like you have two left feet or are a seasoned pro, this hour will fly by and leave you jazzed about Lindy Hop! We promote a safe, inclusive, and friendly culture. No partner required - just bring yourself.


Friday March 10, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Student Street, Old Main 900 McGill Road

2:45pm

International Flag parade
Enjoy a beautiful procession of flags from around the world as we travel across campus from the Campus Activity Centre, around the Campus Commons, past Old Main and up towards the TRU Gymnasium to kick-off the International Showcase, an engaging and exciting festival of world cultures.


Friday March 10, 2017 2:45pm - 3:00pm
CAC to Gymnasium 900 McGill Road

3:00pm

International Showcase, Fashion Show & Food Fair
This free International Showcase event has become a favorite for many in the TRU and Kamloops community. As TRU continues to grow as a globally-minded campus, so has the popularity of this celebrated event! 

The cultural performances are always an inspiring and exciting display of global artistry and the gifts hidden amongst us. Students, staff and faculty members will amaze you with over 20 cultural performances demonstrating their talents in music, dancing and more. 

The International Fashion Show features various types of traditional and modern ethnic clothing from around the world, modeled by TRU students and staff, as well as members of the Kamloops community. 

In our International exhibits, students from around the world will host table exhibits showcasing flags, photographs, art, souvenirs and more from their home countries. Guests are invited to visit, ask questions and gain an understanding of each unique country and culture. 

Back by popular demand, we are pleased to provide an opportunity for you to experience culinary delights in our International Food Fai from some of Kamloops’ favourite ethnic restaurants. Please purchase your food fair tickets at the entrance to the Gymnasium. Vendors will not be accepting payment at the booths. Food voucher $7; drink voucher $1


Friday March 10, 2017 3:00pm - 7:00pm
TRU Gymnasium 900 McGill Road

8:30pm

Powwow Prevue party
One last opportunity to meet new people, or strengthen new relationships. Join us for this all ages get together to help celebrate the end of IDays and the start of the TRU Powwow. 

JUNO award winning DJ Shub will be rocking some beats and the TRU Powwow will launch their weekend event.

 Limited menu and beverages will be available to order. 

Attendance is limited, so purchase your tickets today! See below for the Eventbrite link to purcahse tickets. 

Artists
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DJ Shub

DJ Shub, formerly of A Tribe Called Red, is a title earning DJ and award winning music producer. He lives in Fort Erie, Ontario and counts two DMC Canada DJ Championship titles (2007 and 2008), a DMC Canadian Battle for Supremacy title (2008), a Canadian Red Bull Thre3style title (2012), and a King of the Dot Canada vs. USA DJ battle win along with trophies from the JUNO Awards and the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards as some of his most... Read More →


Friday March 10, 2017 8:30pm - Saturday March 11, 2017 12:00am
The Den, Campus Activity Centre 900 McGill Road
 
Saturday, March 11
 

12:00pm

Surrounding Event - TRU Powwow
The TRU Traditional Powwow is an event filled with Aboriginal music and dancing. This is an open free event to all students, staff and community members. There will be an opportunity for attendees to join in on dancing and winning prizes for open dance specials. Various Aboriginal vendors will be displaying and selling their arts and crafts. It is a great opportunity to learn and participate in a portion of Aboriginal culture.

Saturday March 11, 2017 12:00pm - Sunday March 12, 2017 10:00pm
TRU Gymnasium 900 McGill Road