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.

Matthew McIsaac bird research

This summer job is for the birds

Biology student Matthew McIsaac is researching how often birds collide with campus windows and ways to reduce those numbers.

TRU’s Ombaashi hosts national gathering

More than 150 Indigenous and allied students from across Canada arrive at TRU next week for the National Gathering of Graduate Students.

WolfPack volleyball recruits Elgert, Yakymishen named to Canada’s Youth team

“It will be nice to get a different high level coaching experience,”


Horticulture Gardens tour

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

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


Two-day coding workshop series: iOS Application Development

  All Day
  Location: Old Main

The course does not require any prior programming experience.We will first use Swift playgrounds to learn the Swift language.


One-day coding workshop series: How to Promote Your Business through Social Media

  All Day
  Location: Old Main

Learn how to generate more business and to better connect with, and serve, your customers.