Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

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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

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.

Presenting certificates to participants

Youth welding camp builds skills for today and a workforce for tomorrow

Youth from throughout BC graduated from a week-long welding camp at TRU, providing introductory skills and inspiration for welding careers.

Researchers awarded prestigious federal grants

Six TRU researchers will share in more than $400,000 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's Insight Program.

Early childhood education research receives provincial boost

Dr. Laura Doan was awarded a $575,000 provincial grant for research designed to encourage early childhood educators to stay in the field.


TRU Orientation fall 2019

  9:00am - 3:30pm
  Location: Campus Commons

Learn about the people, places, supports and resources available on campus while meeting other students and faculty. Food, prizes andmore.


Startup Basics series: positioning statements

  5:00pm - 6:00pm
  Location: TRU Generator

Delve into exactly what your business does, who your customers are and how you are different from your competitors.


Startup Basics series: accounting & legal

  6:30pm - 7:30pm
  Location: TRU Generator

Properly setting up a business from the start can save a company time and money in the long run. Learn from accounting mentors.

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