Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

About Us

At Thompson Rivers University, student success is our priority. We empower our students to reach their goals with flexible learning options, individualized student services, hands-on learning opportunities, and a diverse, inclusive environment.

For 45 years TRU has taken pride in providing an excellent education to every student that comes to us—from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives, at various stages of the learning journey. Nearly 26,000 students study on our campuses in Kamloops and Williams Lake, or in distance or online courses and programs through Open Learning.

From traditional academics to trades, from certificates to graduate degrees, TRU offers over 140 on-campus programs and 60 Open Learning programs to choose from. Our students apply what they learn in co-op work terms, study abroad, undergraduate research, field schools and practicums, service learning and other opportunities — with guidance and mentorship by our accessible faculty. Research, creation and innovation thrive in our open, flexible learning environment. And so do our students.

At a Glance

TRU's students, programs, research, campus life, history, and community.


Academic and corporate decision-making bodies and official TRU policies.


The Office of the President and Vice-Chancellor and senior administration.

Academic Vision

Programs, research, teaching innovations and initiatives based on our Academic Plan.

Academic Areas

Programs in health, tourism, arts, sciences, business, law, trades and more.


Student-centred and responsive to community needs since 1970.


Academic and corporate decision-making bodies and official TRU policies.

Our Campuses

In the heart of Kamloops, reaching communities across BC's Interior and beyond.


Information about the three governing bodies for TRU.