Celebrating a 50-year tradition of transformative education.
Our commitment to think, plan and act differently in order to transform the lives of students is nothing new. This was our commitment 50 years ago when we first opened our doors as Cariboo College, when as we transitioned to University College of the Cariboo, and when we became Thompson Rivers University.
Now that’s something worth celebrating! And celebrate we will this year, as we mark our 50th anniversary in hundreds of ways, all year long.
You’ll see this wordmark often in 2020 including on campus banners, in institutional advertising and internal communications. To start with, the TRU logo will be accompanied by a special partner this year: a 50th anniversary wordmark incorporating our current and historical colour palettes.
Come join the celebration! Visit this website often to check out messages and photos submitted by folks who have been connected to this institution over the years or submit your own and learn about exciting new events and free learning opportunities you won’t want to miss!
President Brett Fairbairn's latest blog post ruminates on TRU's history and future: TRU’s 50th – What do anniversaries mean?
We would like to highlight exciting and knowledgeable staff, students, programs and research by offering our surrounding community the Gift of Learning; 50+ opportunities between January and December 2020.
This is TRU’s way to give back in honor of the 50th milestone.
Our vision: Free opportunities available to our community throughout the year. These events are open to the public and have educational value. They will be delivered online, in person, on or off campus, or taken to communities throughout Canada. See calendar below for current offerings and check back often as new learning opportunities will be added continuously.
Date: May 1, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Mountain Room\, Campus Activity Centre
Join a talk on strengthening academic integrity in Canada andthe implications for TRU and British Columbia.
Date: September 11 - All Day
Location: Campus Commons
Officially celebrate TRU's 50th anniversary during three daysof fun and festivities. Everyone is invited.
Date: September 11, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Campus Activity Centre
Celebrate some of our most-accomplished graduates and friends. Find inspiration in them, and in their actions to change the world.
Date: September 12, 9:30am - 3:00pm
Location: Old Main
Discover what TRU has to offer. Learn more about courses and programs, campus supports, clubs and ways to become part of campus life.
Date: September 26, 9:00am - 7:00pm
Location: Williams Lake campus
Celebrate TRU's 50th anniversary with a pancake breakfast, open house, Indigenous fashion show, BBQ, live entertainment and more.
Interested in volunteering for an event or planning sub-committee?
The 50 most influential people of TRU program recognizes individuals who are deemed by their peers or community to be the most influential individuals in TRU’s history, in terms of leadership, impact, innovation and forward thinking. A selection committee will review the applications and the selected honorees will be published on the TRU 50th Anniversary website.
Entries accepted from everyone.
Key Dates & Deadlines
To submit a nomination, complete the online application below.
Supporting documents are not required, however they are encouraged to be submitted. Supporting documents may consist of letters of recommendation, articles in which the nominee has been featured, news clippings, testimonials, etc.
If you have questions about the program, including the nomination, selection process, criteria or deadlines - please contact firstname.lastname@example.orgSubmission form
Celebrate 50 with TRU: September 11-13
Mark this weekend in your calendar and join us in celebrating our golden anniversary. Everyone is invited and we'd love to see you on campus!
Williams Lake Homecoming Celebration September 26, 2020.
Some events will be live streamed. Check back often for celebration updates.
Reunions lunch will be part of the 50th Anniversary Homecoming Weekend.
Saturday Sept 12th 12-1 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the Campus Activity Centre.
Buffet lunch will be provided and Alumni swag.
Become a champion today and book a table for your class! Or, simply register to attend and be part of the festivities!Sign up
For information on how to download and use the 50th Anniversary Mark, please follow the link below:TRU 50th Anniversary Mark and Usage Guidelines