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You play a key role in guiding students through the university admissions process. We look forward to working with you to help your students decide if the Thompson Rivers University is right for them.

2022 Program Updates and Highlights

NEW admissions requirements and process for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing for fall 2023.

TRU business school renamed ‘Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics.’

September 2022 is the first intake of the new Masters of Arts in Human Rights and Social Justice.

New Makerspace at the Kamloops campus for experiential, hands-on learning through doing, in a safe and supportive environment. There is zero cost to the student for use of materials and technologies such as: 3D printing, 3D scanning, Button making, computer prototyping, computer technologies, Cricut, Educational Robots, Embroidery machines, sewing machines, podcast studio and VR systems.

TRU’s Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering is now fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers.

TRU Counsellor/Educators Update

Meet your Future Student Advisor

The TRU Future Students Advisors are the primary contacts for high school and community educators. They are each assigned unique regions and schools within BC and Canada.

Your advisor will support you with navigating TRU’s enrolment processes and will be your go to for those hard to find answers and questions.

If you haven’t already connected with your Advisor, there is no better time than now! Future Student Advisors will make your emails and calls a priority as we know you work hard to support your students moving onto post-secondary.

Qelmúcw (Indigenous) Future Students Advisors


Lex Edwards
Indigenous Students
School District 58, School District 74 | 250-852-7642

Jamieson Davidson

Jamieson Davidson
Indigenous Students
High Schools: Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut | 250-371-5712

Future Students Advisors


Courtney Charlton
Vancouver Island & Sunshine Coast, Sicamous, Salmon Arm
Kamloops schools: Barriere Secondary, Clearwater Secondary, NorKam Secondary, Sa-hali Secondary, Sun Peaks Secondary Academy
Community Partnerships | 250-828-5037


Meghan Hayre
Fraser Valley, Richmond, Surrey, Delta, School District 27
Kamloops schools: Chase Secondary, Kamloops Christian School, @Kool, Logan Lake Secondary, Twin Rivers Education Centre, Valleyview Secondary, Westsyde Secondary | 250-852-7639


Alina Sopizhuk
Okanagan, Kootenays, Vernon, Enderby, Armstrong
Kamloops schools: Kamloops School of the Arts, South Kamloops Secondary, St. Ann’s Secondary | 250-828-5157


Margo Beitel
Great and Metro Vancouver, Sea to Sky, Northern BC & out of province | 250-828-5008

Indigenous Handbook

Who Can Help You?

Future Students Office
  • Program exploration
  • Application process and status
  • General TRU questions
  • Campus vists
  • School visits and events

The Welcome Centre
850 Sk'lep Trail
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday to Friday

Academic Advising
  • Contact after you have accepted your offer
  • Develop and maintain academic plan
  • Academic policies and regulations

Contact Advising

How to Apply
Career Talks

TRU Year at a Glance 2022-2023


Oct 1 – Applications open |
Oct 7Indigenous Educators Gathering – in person
Oct 22Fall Open House
Oct 26 – Virtual Educators Conference


Dec 15 – Scholarship and awards applications open |


Jan 31 – Bachelor of Science in Nursing application deadline  


Feb 1 – Respiratory Therapy Diploma application deadline  
Feb 1 – Veterinary Technology Diploma application deadline  
Non competitive program offers of admissions are mailed starting February 1 and are ongoing after.


Mar 1 – Entrance Scholarship application deadline  
Mar 25 – Spring Open House
Mar 13-31Spring Break Student for a Day Program


Apr 1 – Guaranteed Housing deadline  
Students can apply once they have a student number - they don’t need to be admitted.
Apr 1 – Entrance Awards application deadline  

Future Students Team hosts I’ve Applied, What’s Next virtual appointments
Students can connect with Academic Advising for course planning for open admission programs and upgrading for competitive/limited programs.


May 1 – Application deadline for open admission programs to guarantee admissions offer prior to the start of registration (better course selection)  
May 31 – Assurance Bursary application deadline  
End of – Course schedule available for course planning


Middle of – Course registration opens for fall and winter

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