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Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics

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Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics


A message from Dr. Michael Henry,
Dean, Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics

Bob Gaglardi

Bob Gaglardi

It was a big year for our school with a historic donation and new name unveiled in February 2022. The Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics honours a Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist with deep Kamloops roots. Together, TRU and Bob Gaglardi champion a game-changing education that prepares learners to excel in both their workplaces and communities.

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Student success is at the core of everything we do. Experiential learning opportunities such as the Raymond James Trading Lab and the TELUS Community Carbon Accounting Program help students prepare for the working world and our alumni are making a difference. Whether it’s as founders and entrepreneurs or managers and executives with major corporations, they are shaking up the world.

Our faculty continue to conduct research on some of the most pressing issues of our time: climate change, sustainable economic development, unpredictable financial markets, public health and the COVID-19 pandemic. This is research that impacts society and is relevant to the region. We collaborate with community groups to solve business problems because working together gives us perspective and the opportunity to engage with our community stakeholders.

The world is changing and it’s important that we prepare students to lead the next wave of socially and environmentally responsible organizations. We offer two unique master's programs which provide students with a deeper understanding of the balance required in business between environmental impact and profit. These two degrees, the Master in Environmental Economics and Management and the Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Management, complement the long-running Master of Business Administration

We are pleased to share some annual highlights with you, and we welcome your suggestions and comments.


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I acknowledge that Thompson Rivers University campuses are on the traditional lands of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc (Kamloops campus) and the T’exelcc (Williams Lake campus) within Secwepemcúl’ecw, the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwépemc. Our region also extends into the territories of the St’át’imc, Nlaka’pamux, Nuxalk, Tŝilhqot'in and Dakelh peoples.


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