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.

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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.

School of Business Connect poster on a table top

Human resources students can now skip key exam

Human resources students may not have to write the National Knowledge Exam thanks to a new agreement with Chartered Professionals in HR.

Chemistry converts garbage to gold

Dr. Kingsley Donkor's lab is benefiting from a $350,000 federal grant for a research project that seeks to turn waste into fertilizer.

Cougars claw WolfPack in women’s soccer

We need to be better in our second halfs.


TRU Health & Wellness Fair 2018

  11:00am - 2:00pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Learn more about health and wellness options and practitioners in Kamloops during a vendor fair, presentations and fitness classes.


ESTR’s Market

  10:00am - 2:00pm
  Location: Old Main

Pick up a gift for yourself or for someone on your list. Feeling a bit hungry? Grab lunch or something to get you through the day.


Live at TRU: music of Raine Hamilton

  12:30pm - 1:30pm
  Location: Clock Tower

Resonant, acoustic chamber folk with an otherworldly edge are some of the words used to describe this musician from Winnipeg, Manitoba.