Award supports Indigenous health-care professionals

   Monday, December 6 2021

A team of TRU grant holders are the proud recipients of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Reach Award for their Participatory Indigenous Nursing Knowledge Translation project.

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Student wins scholarship for Indigenous women in STEM

   Wednesday, November 10 2021

Sophie Collins, a TRU math scholar, is the only woman awarded this fall's Indigenous Women in Technology Scholarship.

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First woman Indigenous provincial judge in BC honoured at convocation

   Friday, October 1 2021

A groundbreaker for Indigenous women in BC’s legal system is being honoured at Thompson Rivers University’s Fall 2021 Virtual Convocation on Friday, Oct. 8.

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Connecting with words

   Friday, June 18 2021

TRU President Brett Fairbairn drew upon a group of Secwépemc Elders to translate the university's vision statement into their ancient language.

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Researcher joins Indigenous health-care task force

   Friday, June 4 2021

Dr. Sheila Blackstock has been appointed to the BC Government’s In Plain Sight task force.

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Upcoming Events

Indigenous Students Weekly Recovery Group

  Date: January 12, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
  Location: No location specified

TRU Counsellors and TRU Indigenous Student Development are hosting a weekly recovery group for Indigenous students who identify as “in recovery” from behaviours or substances that have been harmful to them and to connect, learn from, and support one another. Hosted by Indigenous Counsellor Andrea Brassard, Cplul’kw’ten Learning Strategist Denise Dunstan, and Indigenous Elder Sandi...

TRU Indigenous Book Club

  Date: January 28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  Location: Virtual

Indigenous Education and Indigenous Student Development invite you to join us for our monthly TRU Indigenous Book Club.

Wellness Circle

  Date: January 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
  Location: No location specified

These weekly sessions foster personal, academic, and professional growth through an Indigenous lens and provide a multicultural, person-centered, and solution-focused therapy perspective. Connect with Counselor Ashley Broadfoot via email for more info or book an appointment with her through Student Services in OM 1641.

Interfaith Harmony Week Panel Discussion

  Date: February 2, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  Location: No location specified

Spiritual Care: A Practical Approach

Annual Events

Aboriginal Awareness Week

A variety of activities take place every year in late February. Past events have included a fashion show, an elders luncheon, a bannock bake-off, and more.


TRU Services for Indigenous Students hosts a variety of welcome events and activities for Indigenous students as classes get started in the fall.


A traditional powwow takes place every year in late February or early March. It attracts people from near and far and of all ages for competitive and recreational performances.

Transitions to post-secondary day

High school students spend the day on campus to learn what TRU has to offer through workshops, activities, tours and interactions with faculty and staff.

High school science and health sciences camp

Students entering grades 8-10 stay overnight at TRU Residence during the summer, the do hands-on experiments, learn about traditional practices, go on field trips and meet faculty and students.

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