Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

University Initiatives

Coyote Watch

Indigenization and The Coyote Project

Following up on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations, TRU is taking steps to make the university as inclusive and welcoming to Indigenous people as possible. There are Elders on campus in Kamloops and Williams Lake, mentoring programs and gathering places. The Coyote Project is a two-year campuswide effort to enhance and accelerate indigenization in ways that have meaningful impact. Read More

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Industrial Training and Technology Centre

Hundreds more future students will have access to in-demand technology and trades training in fall 2018. TRU’s new Industrial Training and Technology Centre (ITTC) will provide more seats, new and expanded programs and state-of-the-art equipment, preparing students for trades and technology careers without them having to leave the region. Supported by over $20 million in federal and provincial funding, construction of the 5,344 square metre facility broke ground on Feb. 9, 2017. Read More

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Nursing and Population Health Building

TRU will address a shortage of skilled health care professionals who can meet the needs of diverse populations by expanding seats and programming through a new $30.6 million Nursing and Population Health (NPH) building. The state-of-the-art, 4550 square meter (49,000 square feet) facility will house the Health Care Assistant program, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the new Master of Nursing, and enable development of new certificate programs. The project breaks ground in fall 2017. Read More.

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The Reach

The 2013 Campus Master Plan envisions property development at TRU that enhances campus life for students and adds vibrancy to the campus for all who visit it. The Reach, a mixed-use development with housing and services within walking distance of TRU’s academic zone and constructed to TRU’s high standards for sustainability, will create a campus environment that students, staff, faculty, and community members will enjoy, whether studying or working, visiting or living on campus 24/7. It will also provide an additional income stream for student support or other university needs. Read More.

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On June 22, 2016, TRU was approved as a Candidate for Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The pursuit of institutional accreditation will reinforce for TRU students and their families—past, present and future—that a TRU education is a high-quality education, based on objective, comprehensive and internationally-recognized criteria. The accreditation process will provide an independent assessment of the institution as a whole, not just individual programs, disciplines or departments. Read More.

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Academic Plan

TRU's Academic Plan ensures our students have access to a research-informed education and our communities have access to the benefits of scholarly, research and creative activities to solve community problems and enrich community life. The varied ways in which TRU is implementing the Academic Plan reflect its five guiding principles: inquiry-based and creative learning; interdisciplinary studies; intercultural understanding; flexible learning options; and life-long learning. Read More.

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Strategic Enrolment Management (SEM)

SEM is a process designed to achieve and maintain optimal recruitment and retention of students within the academic context of the institution. It is an institution-wide responsibility touching on all aspects of the student experience to support TRU’s mission and student success. The Early Alert program for at-risk students, launched in 2016, is one of several new retention initiatives. Read more

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