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.

James Gordon

Turning food scraps to black gold

In honour of Earth Day, here’s a look at our campus compost system and tips on how you can start one at home.

Dr. Darryl Carlyle-Moses

Rain research: Mitigating floods, examining climate change

Stemflow research being done at TRU can help urban planners and provide solutions to larger questions around climate change.

Thirty students spend summer as researchers

Thirty undergrads have been awarded $6,000 UREAP scholarships that will see them spend the summer as funded researchers.


Art show: Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate exhibition

  All Day
  Location: TRU Art Gallery

Explore the works of graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students Josh Allan, Deb Fong, Kazia Poore and Elizabeth Sigalet.


Rock climbing film fest: Reel Rock 13

  6:45pm - 8:45pm
  Location: Clock Tower

Experience jaw-dropping action, soulful journeys and rollicking humour during this assortment of rock-climbing films.


Films for change: Why We Cycle

  7:00pm - 9:00pm
  Location: Clock Tower

Conversations with ordinary cyclists uncover the effects cycling has on people, on societies and on the organization of cities

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