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.

New high-tech lab explores exercise and aging

Dr. Mark Rakobowchuk's newly funded lab will answer questions about the impact of exercise at the cellular and metabolic level.

Films for Change: Living the Change – Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future.

For our March Films for Change event in partnership with Permaculture Kamloops we will be showing the documentary film Living the Change.

book cropped Secwepemc People Land and Laws

Indigenization includes ESL students

Posters, elders, acknowledgements, a book club and meeting in circle are some initiatives in the English as a Second Language department.


Look at the spring equinox sun through a camera obscura

  12:20am - 4:20pm
  Location: Old Main

View the sun using a camera obscura created by students in the sculpture/intermedia class. The day is also spring equinox.


Classroom assessment techniques

  12:00pm - 1:00pm
  Location: BC Centre for Open Learning (BCCOL)

Learn strategies to determine how, and how much, students are learning.


Connect: Athletics career mentoring

  4:45pm - 6:15pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Get career advice and gain confidence by speaking with industry professionals about how to best leverage your education and experience.