Thompson Rivers University
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.

Hon. Hope Hyslop

Law students tap into wealth of experience with judge in residence

Retired BC Supreme Court Judge Hon. Hope Hyslop has taken on the role as TRU's second judge in residence to mentor law students.

Makenzie Vandertoolen, valedictorian School of Nursing 2019.

Following her passion led to TRU

The valedictorian for the School of Nursing at this spring's convocation discovered students pulled together to succeed.

TRU researcher joins Canadian Mountain Network

Dr. Courtney Mason joins the Canadian Mountain Network on a project that investigates the management of national parks and food security


Excess screen time and effects on learning

  1:00pm - 2:30pm
  Location: Brown Family House of Learning

How does excess screen time affect social and mental health of youth and university learners, and what does that means for educators?


LEAP: A Day in Penticton

  All Day
  Location: No location specified

Enjoy stunning views of the Southern Okanagan while exploringthe downtown, beach front and fruit winery.


LEAP: learn to play disc golf

  All Day
  Location: Off Campus

Learn how to play disc golf on the Kamloops course located inRose Hill.

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