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 lands of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc within Secwépemc'ulucw, the traditional territory of the Secwépemc people.

Dungeons & Dragons research a critical hit

Graeme Hallett won the 2018 3MT for his presentation, "Does Dungeons & Dragons Improve Social Skills?"

All set for Research Week

A blend of workshops, poster and oral presentations, art installations, and community building are part of the third annual Research Week


Research & Graduate Studies Town Hall

  12:00pm - 2:00pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

Join us for lunch to learn the results of the Strategic Consultation on Research & Graduate Studies, and add your voice to the conversation.


Collective Spirit: A Case Study of Bass Coast Festival

  2:30pm - 3:30pm
  Location: No location specified

Three insiders from the Bass Coast festival share the festival's story and how it got to where it is.


Graduate Research Symposium

  9:00am - 3:30pm
  Location: Multiple Venues

The annual Graduate Symposium features poster and oral presentations, and a panel discussion on the Interior University Research Coalition.