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TRU and KISSM: A Collaborative Research Project Launched!

We are pleased to announce Edward R. Howe, PhD will be researching the impact that KISSM has had on our community.  If you have attended KISSM over the past 40 years we ask that you take a few minutes to complete this survey.  

Informed Consent:   This research is a collaborative effort between Thompson Rivers University and Kamloops Music Collective, which administers the Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music (KISSM). Our goal is to investigate the benefits of music education for children and youth in order to better position music programming in the community and increase opportunities for music making. Stories and feedback from past KISSM participants are important to help us better understand experiences and bring to light the many joys of music. Identities of survey respondents will be kept strictly confidential. Those completing this survey may withdraw at any time from the study. It is anonymous, confidential and voluntary. It is hoped this research will help promote KISSM and similar projects in the future. If you have any questions about this research, please contact the Principal Researcher at the address below. If you are under 19 years of age, please ensure your parent or guardian consents to your participation. Filling out the survey would imply that such consent has been granted.  The consent form is attached to this email for you to review. Thank you for participation.  Data will be stored on an encrypted HD for 7 years and thendestroyed. The survey should take less than 10 minutes. Any inquiries concerning the procedures of this study may be directed to the principal researcher directly via email or at the number above. Thank you for your contributions to this project.

  • I have read the above and understand the nature and purpose of this research project. I understand and agree to participate. Completion of the survey will be considered informed consent.

  • I understand that I may withdraw from the research project at any stage and that this will not affect my status now or in the future.

  • I understand that data (audio, video, photos and text) will be stored on encrypted hard drives for 7 years. 

  • I understand that information gained during the study may be published, both in paper and video formats.

If you have any questions, please contact Edward Howe at or Andrew Fergus, Chair TRU Research Ethics Board at 250.377.6015 or Dean Airini, TRU Faculty of Education and Social Work at

Edward R. Howe, PhD Associate Professor, Education and Social Work, Thompson Rivers University 250-371-5526

TRU will research the impact KISSM has had on Kamloops over the pat 4 years!



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