I’m a TRU Baby


I enrolled at the University College of the Cariboo in 2002. What I didn’t know then was that I would be participating in the evolution of a college into a university. This year, 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of Thompson Rivers University. Having been present during TRU’s infancy and now surviving it’s pre-teen growing pains, … Continue reading I’m a TRU Baby

Pressure Makes Perfect


We have all felt it at some point, whether it’s in the gym, the workplace, the home…the pressure to be successful is always looming. Pressure, stress and anxiety are all created in the mind. When an athlete can gain control over the thoughts that are…

Pressure Makes Perfect


We have all felt it at some point, whether it’s in the gym, the workplace, the home…the pressure to be successful is always looming. Pressure, stress and anxiety are all created in the mind. When an athlete can gain control over the thoughts that are…

Turn Down for What


Dear Lil John, I will tell you ‘for what’ I will ‘turn down’. I will undoubtedly ‘turn down’ for a good nights sleep instead of staying up late on a Friday or Saturday night. I will also ‘turn down’ to polish off an entire season…

Getting Squirrelly


Ah, Spring!  The time of year when our thoughts turn away from mundane tasks such as shoveling snow while mummified to frolicking in public places wearing a Speedo and a smile.  From toques and scarves and long underwear to the carefree state of déshabillé. But one likes to be fit if exposing so much of […]

Course Design and Online Group Collaboration — What’s the Connection?


Originally posted on Online Learning Insights:
Facilitating group work in an online course for instructors is often the most challenging aspect of teaching an online class. The amount of time invested by students and the instructor in the group process can be significant; unfortunately there’s often more time spent on logistics of the assignment than on meaningful learning. But there is a…

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