Thompson Rivers University
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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.

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A hub for travel, Kamloops is 3.5 hours from Vancouver, and a day’s drive from Calgary, Prince George, Victoria or Seattle.

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Testimonial - Shane Marriott

Shane Marriott

Culinary Arts Certificate, 2010

Why did you choose TRU?

The Culinary Arts program at TRU has the most hands on technical training available in BC.

What did you like most about your program?

It was mostly hands-on training combined with some classroom-style work. The industry-educated instructors are very knowledgeable in their craft and they create an accurate representation of an industry kitchen, in terms of structure and service standards.

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Get the attention you deserve.

Our size makes it easy for you to get hands-on learning that will help you through the good times and the bad.

At Thompson Rivers University, be empowered to reach your goals with many learning options. Be supported with individualized student services. Be involved through hands-on learning and research opportunities. Be welcome in our inclusive environment. Join us to discover all that you can be at TRU.

The best things about TRU Life on campus

TRU’s Kamloops campus is situated on the traditional and unceded lands of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc within Secwépemc'ulucw, the traditional territory of the Secwépemc people.

Conference shines spotlight on equity, inclusion and reconciliation

The third biennial Learning at Intercultural Intersections Conference featured speakers from as far as Brazil and New Zealand.

Richard Abankwa Master of Business Administration

Workshops blast stereotypes about Indigenous peoples

TRU World's indigenization efforts go well beyond borders.

New high-tech lab explores exercise and aging

Dr. Mark Rakobowchuk's newly funded lab will answer questions about the impact of exercise at the cellular and metabolic level.


Study abroad information session

  6:30pm - 7:30pm
  Location: International Building (IB)

Learn how to use credits towards your TRU program at one of our partner universities around the world.


Trades & Tech Thursdays

  7:00pm - 8:00pm
  Location: Trades &\; Technology Building

Learn more about trades and tech options while getting answers directly from those in the know.


Long Night Against Procrastination

  8:00pm - 8:00am
  Location: Main Library

Join 300 students for a night of getting a jump on your writing assignments. Get research and writing tips, or attend wellness workshops.

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