Irwin DeVries passed away last week. He will be missed so much, by so many of us. His career in education spanned five decades: he was at the Open Learning Agency in the early eighties, and over the years he made immense contributions to the Justice Institute of BC, TRU Open Learning (retiring as our […]

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TRU participates in a program called Leave for Change, which “matches the needs of partners in developing countries with the skills of Canadian partner organizations to build capacity at both ends”. Essentially, employees donate vacation time toward volunteer assignments managed by the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and TRU covers additional expenses. I know […]

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Sitting here in the quiet cozy confines of the departure lounge in the Kamloops airport, and it feels like a significant departure point in other ways as well. I’m about to head off for a two week jaunt along the US west coast, much of it riding shotgun for the Bava’s game repair scavenger hunt. […]

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The day that Don McLean died

Preamble soundtrack: Bat Hearse, “The Day Don McLean Died” One of the ways I’m a bad blogger is failing to post about the good stuff when it happens. Usually because the best moments are the hardest to get right, and I worry about seeming obnoxious in celebration, showing the right amount of gratitude, or trying […]

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For some at my university, the spring break is here. For us, not so much. Our Winter 2021 semester rolled straight into Spring/Summer session, still almost entirely taught virtually. Like many of you, we definitely wear the scars of the past year, and we are under no illusions that the anticipated return to campus in […]

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