Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

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At Thompson Rivers University, student success is our priority. We empower our students to reach their goals with flexible learning options, individualized student services, hands-on learning opportunities, and a diverse, inclusive environment.

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A hub for travel, Kamloops is 3.5 hours from Vancouver, and a day’s drive from Calgary, Prince George, Victoria or Seattle.

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Testimonial - Shane Marriott

Shane Marriott

Culinary Arts Certificate, 2010

Why did you choose TRU?

The Culinary Arts program at TRU has the most hands on technical training available in BC.

What did you like most about your program?

It was mostly hands-on training combined with some classroom-style work. The industry-educated instructors are very knowledgeable in their craft and they create an accurate representation of an industry kitchen, in terms of structure and service standards.

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Get the attention you deserve.

Our size makes it easy for you to get hands-on learning that will help you through the good times and the bad.

At Thompson Rivers University, be empowered to reach your goals with many learning options. Be supported with individualized student services. Be involved through hands-on learning and research opportunities. Be welcome in our inclusive environment. Join us to discover all that you can be at TRU.

The best things about TRU Life on campus

TRU’s Kamloops campus is situated on the traditional and unceded lands of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc within Secwépemc'ulucw, the traditional territory of the Secwépemc people.

Social work student Jill Coulter presented a poster based on her research into sexual violence response for international students.

Conference shines spotlight on equity, inclusion and reconciliation

The third biennial Learning at Intercultural Intersections Conference featured speakers from as far away as Brazil and New Zealand.

Richard Abankwa Master of Business Administration

Workshops blast stereotypes about Indigenous peoples

TRU World's indigenization efforts go well beyond borders.

Dr. Bruce Damer stands next to a 3.6-billion-year-old artifact representing buried layers of molecular structures, thought to be the framework for the origin of life.

Astrobiologist alumnus presents new origin of life concept

TRU alumnus Dr. Bruce Damer often pondered abstract concepts as a teenager walking Kamloops trails. Hear his free talk at TRU on March 28.


Open House

  9:00am - 3:00pm
  Location: Various locations on campus

Discover all that you can be at TRU. Explore wide-ranging offering of programs, courses and supports available to you. Have your eyes opened to the ways that you can make and impact in the world through research and opportunities to apply your learning through hands-on projects. Schedule Register today        


Kamloops Holi: festival of colours

  12:00pm - 3:00pm
  Location: Off Campus

Known widely as the festival of colours, Holi is a celebration of fertility, colour, and love.


Using Video for Student Engagement and Success

  1:00pm - 1:50pm
  Location: BC Centre for Open Learning (BCCOL)

Learn good practices when it comes to creating video content for courses.

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