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.

Cosmic display comes to downtown

The Kamloops Art Gallery decided they want Donald Lawrence's comet sculpture to be on display overtop the TNRD Civic Building entrance.

Raccoons are here to stay — what’s next for Kamloops?

Increased sightings of raccoons in city limits has taken Kamloops residents by surprise, but TRU's Karl Larsen says they're here to stay.

WolfPack present “Gloves for a Game” donation

TRU Basketball delivers donations from their "Gloves for a Game" promotion


Research Provocations Series—Classroom Action Research Tool for Scholarly Teaching

  5:00pm - 6:00pm
  Location: Arts and Education

What can be learned from analysis of classroom interaction and how might this improve pedagogy?


Startup Coffee | Caffeine & Entrepreneurial Conversations

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

Discuss new business ideas with experienced founders and mentors. Get feedback on the business idea you’ve been thinking about.


Write for Rights

  10:00am - 2:00pm
  Location: Arts and Education

On International Human Rights Day, stop by the second floor of AE to write a letter in support of those whose rights have been denied.