Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Advising Teams

Please be advised Academic Advising will be closed on Thursday Dec 13 from 2:30 to 4:00.

General advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student:

  • registered in first or second year Arts, Business, Computing Science, Fine Arts or Science, with 53 or fewer credits
  • registered in the University Preparation (UPrep) program
  • registered in ESAL courses
  • preparing for a professional occupation, career or trade program
 Ways to connect with us

Academic Advising is located in the Enrolment Services office in the Student Street area of the Old Main building (adjacent the Starbucks).

Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm (with the exception of Thursdays when our office opens at 10 am).

The first appointment of the day is at 9 am and last appointment at 3 pm.

Email
Simply fill out the Contact us form and we will gladly reply to your email within 1-3 business days. Make sure to include your TRU ID number, questions, career goals, and a telephone number.

Appointments

  • Drop-In appointments are available daily, on a first-come, first-served basis. We suggest you drop by as early in the day as you can (we open at 9 am).
  • In-Person Pre-Booked appointments are available between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm. Appointments are 30 minutes long. Call 250-828-5075 to schedule.
  • Telephone appointments are available for students who live out-of-town.

How to prepare for your appointment:

  • Draft a list of questions. Appointments are only 30 minutes so you’ll want to make sure you make the most of the time.
  • Be prompt for your appointment. If you can’t make your appointment, email advising@tru.ca in advance to let our staff know.

PLEASE NOTE:
During peak periods – such as registration in July and one week before/two weeks after a semester start – our advisors face increased demand for services. At those busy times, we only offer drop-in appointments.

 Our team
  • Sherry

    Sherry Bennett
    Advising assistant

  • Thriza

    Thriza Kennedy
    Advising assistant

  • Monica

    Monica Macaulay
    International student advisor

  • Marnie

    Marnie Storie
    International student advisor

  • Keisha

    Keisha Morong
    International student advisor

  • Lucy

    Lucy Phua
    Domestic student advisor

  • Angela

    Angela Sanghaa
    Domestic student advisor

  • Charlene

    Charlene Munro
    Supervisor

Arts Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student

  • registered in the BA, with 54 or more credits (third or fourth year)
 Contact us

The Arts Advising office is located on the second floor of the Arts & Education Building – AE 257.
For information on office hours and appointment times, visit Arts Advising.
Email: artsadvising@tru.ca

Architectural & Engineering Technology (ARET) Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student

  • registered in the ARET program
 Contact us

The Architectural & Engineering Technology Advising office is located on the first floor of the Old Main Building – OM 2861.
For information on office hours and appointment times, email mmarshall@tru.ca.
Phone: 250-371-5934

Business Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student

  • registered in the BBA, with 54 or more credits (third or fourth year) or
  • registered in a business certificate or diploma program or
  • registered in a business Post-Baccalaureate program or
  • registered in a pre-MBA program
 Contact us

The Business Advising office is located on the second floor of the International Building – IB 2074.
For information on office hours and appointment times, visit SOBE Advising.
For students seeking a pre-requisite waiver – click here to access an online request form.
Email: sobedadvisor@tru.ca

Communications, New Media Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student

  • registered in the BA, Communications program
 Contact us

The Communications Advising office is located on the first floor of the Old Main Building – OM 1861.
For information on office hours and appointment times, email commadvising@tru.ca.
Phone: 250-377-6072

Computing Science Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student

  • registered in the BCS, with 54 or more credits (third or fourth year)
 Contact us

The Computing Science Advising office is located on the fourth floor of the House of Learning Building – HL 424.
For information on office hours and appointment times, email csdept@tru.ca.
Phone: 250-377-6022

Education (elementary) Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student

  • registered in the BEd or
  • a current student with 90 or more credits
 Contact us

The Education (elementary) Advising office is located on the third floor of the Arts & Education Building – AE 364A.
For information on office hours and appointment times, email edadvising@tru.ca.
Phone: 250-377-6048

Engineering Transfer/Engineering in Software Engineering Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student

  • registered in the Engineering Transfer program
  • a current student interested in the Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering program that starts in September of 2019
 Contact us

The Engineering Advising office is located on the second floor of the Old Main Building – OM 2841.
For information on office hours and appointment times, email fahmedtru.ca.
Phone: 250-371-5696

Fine Arts Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student

  • registered in the BFA, with 54 or more credits (third or fourth year)
 Contact us

The Fine Arts Advising office is located on the first floor of the Old Main Building – OM 1553.
For information on office hours and appointment times, email bfamoreinfo@tru.ca.
Phone: 250-828-5189

Graduate (Masters) Advising

I am a domestic or international student registered in the

  • Master of Business Administration & Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
  • Master of Education & Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies
  • Master in Environmental Economics and Management
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Management
  • Master of Science in Environmental Science
 Contact us

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student

  • with 60 credits or
  • registered in the BIS program
 Contact us

The Interdisciplinary Studies Advising office is located on the second floor of the Arts & Education Building – AE 268B.
For information on the BIS program, visit the BIS website.
For information on office hours and appointment times, email tpennylight@tru.ca.
Phone: 250-828-5348

Journalism Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student

  • registered in the BJOUR program or
  • a current student interested in the program
 Contact us

The Journalism Advising office is located on the first floor of the Old Main Building – OM 1871.
For information on office hours and appointment times, email jouradvising@tru.ca.
Phone: 250-377-6045

Natural Resource Science Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student

  • registered in the BNRS – first, second, third or fourth year
 Contact us

The Natural Resource Science Advising office is located on the first floor of the Science Building – S 205.
For information on the BRNS program, visit BNRS Student Information.
For information on office hours and appointment times, call 250-828-5467 or email ncornell@tru.ca.

Nursing Advising

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
I am a domestic or international on-campus student

  • registered in the BScN program – first, second, third or fourth year

LPN (Practical Nursing)
I am a domestic or international Williams Lake campus student

  • registered in the LPN program – first or second year
 Contact us

BScN students:
The Nursing Advising office is located on the first floor of the Science Building – S 102.
For information on office hours and appointment times, email nursing@tru.ca.
Phone: 250-377-6111

LPN students (Williams Lake campus):
For information on office hours and appointment times, email wlmain@tru.ca.
Phone: 250-828-8000

Open Learning Advising

I am a student interested in/registered in an Open Learning (Distance Learning) course or program

 Contact us

Email: openinglearning@tru.ca
Phone: 1-800-663-9711 (toll-free in Canada) or 250-852-7000 (Kamloops)

Science Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student

  • registered in the BSc, with 54 or more credits (third or fourth year)
 Contact us

The Science Advising office is located on the second floor of the Science Building – S 206.
For information on office hours and appointment times, call call 250-828-5454.
Email: jrosvick@tru.ca

Social Work Advising

Bachelor of Social Work
I am a domestic or international on-campus student

  • registered in the BSW program

Human Service Worker Certificate
I am a domestic or international on-campus student

  • interested or registered in the HUMS program
 Contact us

The Social Work Advising office is located on the third floor of the Arts & Education Building – AE 364C.
For information on office hours and appointment times, call email socialwork@tru.ca or humanservice@tru.ca.
Phone: 250-852-7181

Tourism Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student

  • registered in the BTM – first, second, third or fourth year
  • registered in a tourism certificate or diploma program, first or second year
  • registered in a tourism post-baccalaureate program
 Contact us

The Tourism Advising office is located on the second floor of the House of Learning Building – HOL 248.
For information on office hours and appointment times, email tourismadvising@tru.ca.
Phone: 250-828-5366