High school students get a sampling of university life

Kamloops Daily News
April 25, 2012 01:00 AM

From literature to labs, from math to modern languages to microbiology to media - 350 students are expected to get a sampling of higher education at TRU's fourth Day of Arts and Science.

Janice Karpluk, faculty of science administrative co-ordinator, said Wednesday the day's events are aimed at Grade 11 students who are contemplating their post-secondary education.

Students are coming from the Fraser Valley, Cariboo and the Kamloops-Thompson school district for the May 3 event.

Each gets to choose three of about 30 hour-long sessions that are like a regular class or lecture.

Among the snazzy titles they can choose from are such offerings as: Philosophy of sex and love, Language guaranteed to get you into trouble, Protest and political change, Breathing life into health science, What goes on in a building design?, Life is but a dream: introduction to psychology and I didn't know THAT was a comic!

Grade 11 students are targeted because they have reached a maturity for making decisions and they're thinking about programs they might want to take after high school, said Karpluk.

"The idea is to get the students to university, give them a university type lecture or experience," she said. "We're just trying to give them more experiences."

About 50 students from the Fraser Valley are getting an even more in-depth experience; they're spending the night at the TRU residences.

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