Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

It’s good to be here.

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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How to find us

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.

Two friends fulfill dreams of ending sleep issues

After taking the polysomnography certificate through TRU OL, two alumni students are helping northern Quebecers overcome sleep issues.

Welding program sparks new designs for national park

After taking a welding course through TRU, a pair of Parks Canada employees are finding new ways to design educational displays.

Half Way Assessment of Pack basketball and volleyball teams by Kamloops This Week

Kamloops This Week Sports Editor Marty Hastings has this mid season review of the WolfPack teams


CELT workshop: Educational Pecha Kucha(online)

  10:00am - 10:50am
  Location: Livestream

Get an overview of the popular Pecha Kucha presentation format of 20 slides presented with 20 seconds allowed for each.


Trades & Tech Thursdays

  7:00pm - 8:00pm
  Location: Trades &\; Technology Building

Learn more about trades and tech options while getting answers directly from those in the know.


CFBX radio year-end show

  12:00pm - 8:00pm
  Location: CFBX radio

Hear 15-minute interviews with different CFBX on-air hosts and local musicians as they recap their 2018, other matters and look to 2019.