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.

Social work student Jill Coulter presented a poster based on her research into sexual violence response for international students.

Conference shines spotlight on equity, inclusion and reconciliation

The third biennial Learning at Intercultural Intersections Conference featured speakers from as far away as Brazil and New Zealand.

Richard Abankwa Master of Business Administration

Workshops blast stereotypes about Indigenous peoples

TRU World's indigenization efforts go well beyond borders.

Dr. Bruce Damer stands next to a 3.6-billion-year-old artifact representing buried layers of molecular structures, thought to be the framework for the origin of life.

Astrobiologist alumnus presents new origin of life concept

TRU alumnus Dr. Bruce Damer often pondered abstract concepts as a teenager walking Kamloops trails. Hear his free talk at TRU on March 28.


Using Video for Student Engagement and Success

  1:00pm - 1:50pm
  Location: BC Centre for Open Learning (BCCOL)

Learn good practices when it comes to creating video content for courses.


Workshop: restorative (social) justice and mindfulness

  6:00pm - 9:00pm
  Location: Off Campus

TRU Faculty Association's Equity Committee presents the workshop Restorative (Social) Justice and Mindfulness.


Three Minute Thesis (3MT) final

  10:00am - 11:00am
  Location: International Building (IB)

Cheer on graduate students in this fast-paced and fun research communications competition. Vote for People's Choice!

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