Thompson Rivers University
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More than 40 TRU Elders, deans, faculty and staff are the proud recipients of this year’s Alan Blizzard Award from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. This national award recognizes excellence in their collaborative teaching through the Knowledge Makers, which mentors Indigenous students to success as Indigenous researchers.

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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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

Thompson Rivers University campuses are on the traditional lands of the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc (Kamloops campus) and the T’exelc (Williams Lake campus) within Secwépemc'ulucw, the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwépemc people. Our region also extends into the territories of the Stat’imc, Nlaka’pamux, Nuxalk, Tsilhqot'in, Dakelh and Métis peoples.

Faculty of Education and Social Work Dean Airini, Tess Gagnon and Elder Mike Arnouse.

TRU wins national teaching excellence award

TRU's Knowledge Makers initiative has been awarded the national Alan Blizzard Award for excellence in collaborative teaching.

Devon Banks

TRU broadens perspective from small town to the wide world

The right program and classes small enough she could get to know people quickly made TRU the right fit for Devon Banks, arts valedictorian.

Brett Fairbairn installed as fourth TRU president

TRU proudly celebrated the installation of Dr. Brett Fairbairn as TRU’s fourth president and vice-chancellor at Spring Convocation 2019.


Startup Basics series: social media for startups

  6:30pm - 7:30pm
  Location: TRU Generator

Identify which social media platforms work for you and your business, and the best practices for each.


Startup Coffee: conversations with entrepreneurs

  1:30pm - 2:30pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Discuss new business ideas with experienced founders and mentors; get feedback; ask questions and hear what other entrepreneurs are upto.


Startup Basics series: resources

  5:00pm - 6:00pm
  Location: TRU Generator

For many entrepreneurs and startup-curious talking with Kamloops Innovation and TRU Generator is the first step on their startup journey. Get an overview of the tools, resources, mentorship, workshops, events, and support available to you through Kamloops Innovation, the TRU Generator, and other organizations in our network. The workshop covers: tech and startup lingo the...

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