Investing in student learning at TRU

On Thursday, the university unveiled a new business lab for TRU’s School of Business and Economics. The lab will provide hands-on experience for trade students to learn stock trading.

Business students at Thompson Rivers University will have a unique opportunity to learn the art of stock trading, thanks to a large donation and a unique insight from some of its students.

On Thursday, the university held a press conference to unveil the new business lab at TRU’s School of Business and Economics.

“The new trading floor will elevate experiential learning by providing professional training and research experience to our students,” TRU School of Business and Economics Dean Mike Henry said in a press release. . “Having access to specialized tools used in the finance industry and mentoring a finance professional are extremely valuable ways to better prepare them for their careers. “

Raymond James Canada Ltd. has contributed $ 550,000 for five dual screen trading stations and research and analysis software and training over the next five years. The lab will be mainly used by finance students.

According to the university, the idea dates back to two business students at TRU, Adam Burke and Jacob Lawrence. In 2019, the students, in collaboration with the university, Raymond James and the Chartered Financial Analyst Society, created an investment fund that allows students to manage a portfolio of Canadian and US stocks.

“The new trading room will provide TRU students with the advantageous opportunity to practice with professional resources,” Burke said in a press release.

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