TRU partnership to advance community-based research

July 30, 2012

Thompson Rivers University's Small Cities Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) has entered into a formal partnership with the Thompson Nicola Cariboo United Way and the Kamloops Homeless Action Plan to collaborate on community-based research. The 3 organizations signed an MOU last week and will develop projects over the next 2 years encompassing the following goals reflecting the CURA mandate to: promote sharing of knowledge, resources, and expertise between CURA and the community; enrich research, teaching methods, and curricula at TRU; reinforce community decision-making and problem-solving capacity; and enhance students' education and employability by means of diverse opportunities to build their knowledge, expertise, and work skills through hands-on research and related experience. TRU News