Message from the Chairs

Welcome to the Adventure Studies department at TRU.

Terry Palechuk and Sharman Learie

Terry Palechuk and Sharman Learie
» Read our bios: Terry | Sharman

Welcome to the Adventure Studies department at TRU. If you are looking for a pathway that will lead you to a lifetime of adventure, you have come to the right place!

At TRU we take pride in the world of adventure as an alternative to the mundane and toxicity of modern urban and industrial life. Travelling abroad, hiking in backcountry, backcountry skiing, mountaineering, rafting or kayaking in white river water, riding ocean waves on a surfboard, and exploring the coast in an ocean kayak are just some of the adventurous pursuits that make up the programs at TRU.

Our faculty are leaders in their chosen disciplines and they are committed to guiding and mentoring students to personal and professional success. Above all, our faculty are accomplished adventurers and industry leaders who prepare students to challenge themselves and grow in new, unfamiliar and unknown physical environments. As a student you will learn to manage risk so that you can enjoy, thrive in, and gain pleasure from moving through and experiencing the natural world. Our goal is to develop future adventure leaders who are professional, knowledgeable, and will make an impact on the global outdoor adventure industry. We take great pride in our students’ success. The world needs you!

Take a few minutes and explore our departmental website. Read the profiles of our faculty and our programs, which include an adventure guide certificate, adventure guide diploma and degree options in the Bachelor of Tourism Management. Watch some videos about graduates from the program who are now living a life of adventure.

Please contact us if you have any questions.