TRU GRIT ENTRANCE AWARDS 2018: Deadline July 31, 2018


TRU Grit Entrance Awards: Application Deadline July 31, 2018. TRU Grit has awards available of $2000 for full-time students and $1000 for part time students. See the application here Apply to TRU GRIT

Application Requirements

To be eligible for the TRU Grit Entrance Award, applicants must:

  • Be a student attending a full-time or part-time post-secondary program at Thompson Rivers University – Williams Lake Campus. First-time students will be given priority, but all applications will be considered
  • Hold a 70 percent average or better in two Grade 12 semesters
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Students who demonstrate a financial need will be given a higher priority
  • Students who have received other TRU Entrance Awards are not eligible for this award

The awards will be applied as a tuition reduction of $1,000 at the start of classes in the Fall 2018 semester. The remaining $1,000 will be applied as a tuition reduction for the Winter 2019 semester.

New Opportunity | Provost, Alberta Cow-Calf Operation

Opportunity: Provost Alberta

Wanted: Employee for cow-calf operation. We are looking for a half-year full-time employee at our home quarter between Provost, Alberta and Unity, Saskatchewan. We value environmental and sustainable ideas, are doing 100% grass-fed beef.

This is a salaried position on organic ranch near Provost, Alberta, winter feeding and calving Nov.15-May 15, generally half-year full-time.  No accommodation but mobile home on serviced lot rent-free OK.  Piggybacking OK (we’re totally OK with someone wanting to get into the industry piggybacking off our operation).  $12,000-$16,000/year depending experience with performance bonus. Email:

See more here:

Proposed BC Meats Centre of Excellence: May I meeting of steering committee and interested parties

Notice to Producers,

You are Invited-  May 1: Meeting of steering committee and interested parties

A preliminary steering committee has been put together for this proposal. A funding application have been submitted. We have begun collecting a list of interested parties.

We have set a meeting time on May 1 from 4-7 pm at TRU in Williams Lake. The room number will be posted at the entrance to TRU. We will have the Dean of Science from TRU, Tom Dickinson attending via web conferencing.

Please attend if you can. If you know others that should attend please let me know and pass this information on to them.

I am attaching a one page summary of the proposed Centre of Excellence.

Summary BC Meats Center of Excellence Dec 2017


I am looking forward to seeing you all.

Out agenda will include:

  1. Scope of the project
  2. Business models: prospect of a value chain for an abattoir
  3. Steering committee membership
  4. Updates: funding applications and completed work ( Ministry of Agriculture funded proposal development work)
  5. Information needs (cost of production data for example) and gaps known at this time
  6. Contributions to project by project partners eg. In kind from managers and accountants on production costs of value chain members.

Please advise if you are attending by return email to David :


David Zirnhelt/Acting Chair Steering Committee CoE