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About Canada 150+

In 2017, Canada marked its 150th anniversary. This was a time to reflect on the past and look to our future. As a part of this nation and this community, TRU participated in this notable milestone. Events were planned across the country, including in our campus communities of Kamloops and Williams Lake.

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What does Canada mean to you?

Why Canada 150+?

TRU’s Kamloops and Williams Lake campuses are located on the traditional lands of the Secwépemc people, including the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc and T’exelc Bands. We want to honour the fact that their history here goes back thousands of years. Indigenous people are an important part of our past, present and future and we feel it is important to acknowledge this.

On July 1 and beyond, TRU is commemorating this important national milestone with activities, information and fun involvement opportunities within the theme of Canada 150+ at TRU: Reflection and Aspiration.

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Students explored the question "What Does Canada Mean to Me?" through travel, personal reflection and community service, in art, print and video. Their presentations are powerful, inspiring, creative and provocative.


Read the story in Kamloops This Week.

Explore the presentations

Canada 150+ exhibit showcases meaningful creativity

Twenty-five submissions to the Canada 150+ exhibit were celebrated and studied by curious gallery goers Nov 9-17.

The Canada 150+ exhibit showcased creative works by TRU students, faculty and staff responding to the question “What does Canada mean to you,” through various media and reflecting a mosaic of perspectives, backgrounds, reflections and aspirations.

The jury included a visual arts faculty member, a member of the Aboriginal community and a representative of TRU’s marketing and communications department worked together to bring special recognition to five pieces.

Those winners were: $750 Debra Kessler | $500 Susan Miller | $500 Carol Schlosar | $500 Kieran Muller | $500 Marisa Drayton

Special thanks to Doug Buis, the Visual Arts faculty member who created the artwork featured on exhibit promotional material, encouraged Visual Arts students to submit, worked closely with Marketing and Communications to prepare for the event, and put the exhibit together. His commitment to students, deep knowledge of and mastery in the creation of art, and willingness to go above and beyond made a big undertaking a lot of fun.



The permanent legacy of Canada 150+ includes the installation of a time capsule containing mementos from Canada 150+ at the Kamloops campus and the permanent display of local Aboriginal art at the Williams Lake campus.

For more information about Canada 150

Canada 150  |  City of Kamloops  |  Universities Canada


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