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News and Events

We host events throughout the year that give us an opportunity to thank and celebrate our donors while raising funds at the same time. Participating in or sponsoring our fundraising events is a great way to provide financial aid for students!

Your donations change lives. Read more about our donors’ impact below.

TRU Foundation Annual General Meeting
Sept. 21, 2023

Join us for our annual general meeting taking place in the Panorama Room on the third floor of the International Building.

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Scotiabank commits $300,000 for starting business students
Sept. 11, 2023

Scotiabank has committed $300,000 to support new university students by funding the BBA First Year Student Success Project at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) for the next three years.

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Indigenous science camp returns to campus
August 8, 2023

Indigenous youth from as far away as Quesnel and Spences Bridge were welcomed to campus during the first week of August and became immersed in university life.

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Donation puts carpentry students on the road to success
July 21, 2023

Thanks to a $100,000 gift from Kamloops Home Hardware Building Centre, a new sprinter van complete with a full set of tools ensures Thompson Rivers University (TRU) carpentry students have the equipment they need to succeed off campus.

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WolfPack Golf Tournament 2023
Jun 16, 2023

Support the WolfPack: the Golf Tournament will be held June 16, 2023.

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Carpentry students gain industry experience
May 24, 2023

Carpentry students worked alongside industry professionals at City Gardens last week.

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Philanthropy report receives national award
May 18, 2023

TRU’s 2021-22 Report on Philanthropy has earned a silver medal from the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE), an organization that promotes excellence in educational advancement.

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A future with more Indigenous lawyers
April 26, 2023

Barry Wilson spent his youth fighting for Indigenous rights through protests and activism. Thanks to those efforts, his daughter Tara-Lynn Wilson can continue the fight for justice and reconciliation from within.

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Funding helps welders showcase skills
April 5, 2023

High expectations lead to successful students. That’s the not-so-secret strategy of Larry Franzen, welding instructor at TRU, and one reason he says so many of his students, past and present, have been medal winners at Skills Canada competitions.

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Foundation Gala 2023
Apr 22, 2023

SAVE THE DATE: the Foundation Gala will be held April 22, 2023.

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Business research taps power of people with disabilities
March 24, 2023

In 2004, Selali Tettevi left her home country of Ghana to further her education and start a nursing career in Canada. Four years later, her life changed in an instant when an accident left her with quadriplegia.

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Vet tech lifelike ‘live’stock now on campus
March 21, 2023

Last year’s Fund-a-Need campaign to raise money for animal simulators — high-tech training tools for Thompson Rivers University’s (TRU) veterinary technology program — was hugely successful.

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Donation supports new WolfPack training centre
March 15, 2023

The $500,000 contribution goes to equipment for the university’s new varsity high-performance athletics centre in the upper mezzanine of the TRU gym and to student awards and scholarships.

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Well-equipped apartment shows donors TRUly care
March 14, 2023

The freshly finished TRU Care Apartment on Thompson Rivers University’s Williams Lake campus is now providing crucial hands-on learning for health-care students.

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Award goes where the river flows
Mar 9, 2023

Unique new financial award for students in TRU’s Adventure Guide Program goes well beyond the ordinary — it was created to recognize “those who feel the river in their souls and want everyone to be there with them.”

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Day of Giving exceeds goal by $6,100
Mar 6, 2023

TRU’s sixth annual Day of Giving raised $54,095 for TRU students at the Kamloops and Williams Lake campuses last week, surpassing the goal of raising $48,000 in 48 hours.

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Day of Giving begins March 2
Mar 2 - 3, 2023

TRU is counting down to the 2023 Day of Giving. This year, the community has 48 hours to raise $48,000 in support of TRU students.

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Donors empower students to succeed
Feb 2, 2023

Join Kamloops philanthropist Norm Daley on an initiative to increase the number of scholarships and awards for students at TRU.

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