Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

It’s good to be here.

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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How to find us

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.

Learn more about the Culinary Arts program

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.

Sa-Hali secondary student wins year of tuition at TRU

Katelyn Norrie is the grand-prize winner of the TRU Creative Non-fiction contest.

Faculty of Science valedictorian, UREAP student and future orthodontist Lavraj Lidher studied chemical biological at TRU.

Inspiration + science = TRU chemistry

TRU was top choice for Faculty of Science valedictorian Lavraj Lidher, who shared his enthusiasm for science with students at EUReKA camps.

Ryley-McRae-future TRU student

WolfPack Swimming Makes Major Signing (McRae)

“He is a long lean body. He is like a thoroughbred in the water. He has nice long arms and big wide shoulders. "


Startup Basics: Resources

  5:00pm - 6:00pm
  Location: Brown Family House of Learning

Entrepreneurs: Get to know the tools, resources, mentorship, workshops, events, and other supports available through the TRU Generator.


Horticulture Gardens tour

  6:30pm - 8:00pm
  Location: Horticulture Gardens

Learn more about the plants within the TRU Horticulture Gardens during a tour guided by a member of the TRU Friends of the Gardens.


Bike maintenance workshop (free)

  4:30pm - 6:00pm
  Location: Sustainability Office

Learn some basic maintenance that will keep your bike happy while giving you some peace of mind.