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

Thompson Rivers University campuses are on the traditional lands of the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc (Kamloops campus) and the T’exelc (Williams Lake campus) within Secwépemc'ulucw, the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwépemc people. Our region also extends into the territories of the Stat’imc, Nlaka’pamux, Nuxalk, Tsilhqot'in, Dakelh and Métis peoples.

Donald Lawrence, Professor, Visual Arts.

Lawrence a ‘culture changer’ in undergraduate arts research

Donald Lawrence has been recognized by the international Council of Undergraduate Research for his exceptional record of mentoring students.

Dr. Catherine Ortner, Associate Professor, Psychology.

TRU researchers share $579,000 in federal awards

Five TRU researchers have been awarded federal NSERC Discovery Grants, allowing them to focus on fundamental research questions.

Bear Witness Day 2019

Teddy bears picnic for human rights

Bear Witness Day reminds us that all Indigenous children have the right to public supports and services when they need them.


LEAP: Kelowna backroads

  All Day
  Location: Off Campus

Be prepared for a kangaroo farm, bee farm, lavender farm and pizza.


Convocation: education, social work and installation of the president

  9:30am - 12:00pm
  Location: Tournament Capital Centre (TCC)

The installation of President Brett Fairbairn will precede the honouring of graduates of certificates, diplomas and degrees.


Convocation: science

  10:00am - 12:00pm
  Location: Tournament Capital Centre (TCC)

Celebrate the successful completion of certificates, diplomas and degrees.

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