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Indigenous Awareness Week

A variety of activities take place every year in late February. Past events have included a fashion show, an elders luncheon, a bannock bake-off, and more. » Learn more


TRU Services for Indigenous Students hosts a variety of welcome events and activities for Indigenous students as classes get started in the fall.


A traditional powwow takes place every year in late February or early March. It attracts people from near and far and of all ages for competitive and recreational performances.

Transitions to post-secondary day

High school students spend the day on campus to learn what TRU has to offer through workshops, activities, tours and interactions with faculty and staff.

High school science and health sciences camp

Students entering grades 8-10 stay overnight at TRU Residence during the summer, the do hands-on experiments, learn about traditional practices, go on field trips and meet faculty.


TRU appoints respected BC educational leader as new chancellor

   Friday, February 23 2024

Respected educator and advocate DeDe DeRose is TRU's new chancellor; she begins her role as of March 1.

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(Red) Sealing the deal on skills for Indigenous trades students

   Thursday, January 18 2024

Six Indigenous students at TRU are now signed, sealed and ready to deliver in their carpentry careers.

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Rachel Dixon

Third time’s the charm for TRU education student

   Friday, January 12 2024

At a young age, Rachel Dixon knew she wanted to be a teacher some day. Through TRU, she has achieved that aspiration.

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