Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University



» TRU's commitment to sustainability is evident in how it develops, operates, and maintains its campuses and regional centres. » Members of the TRU community are sustainability ambassadors on and off campus. » TRU is recognized as a leading academic institution advancing sustainability education and research. » Sustainability is a core value in TRU's institutional and administrative framework.

How will we know we are achieving this?

  • 55.06 STARS score (Operations category: air and climate, buildings, energy, food and dining, grounds, purchasing, transportation, waste, and water).
  • 39.53 STARS score (Engagement category: campus and public engagement).
  • 51.23 STARS score (Academic category: curriculum and research).
  • 26 STARS score (Planning and Administration category: coordination and planning, diversity and affordability, investment, and wellbeing and work).

Achievements in Sustainability

Sustainability stories

Research explores impact of learning ‘in the open’

Open Learning faculty member Dr. Michelle Harrison has been awarded a research fellowship from BCcampus.

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MScEEM grad Elizabeth Awadey

Local plastic bag research with global implications

Master's grad Elizabeth Awadey has more than a passing interest in people using fewer plastic bags.

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Dr. Chris Hunt

Law faculty member edits book on privileges

Dr. Chris Hunt, associate professor in the Faculty of Law, has edited the new book, Perspectives on Evidentiary Privileges.

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Worth 1000 Words: Research photo contest opens

Winning photos in each category will receive $500 prizes; photographs will be displayed on campus, and at the Xchange Lab on Tranquille Road

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