Advising Teams

Dear students,

Given the current situation with COVID-19, our Academic Advisors are working remotely. However, Academic Advising office is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for front service only. We are primarily assisting students via emails, as well as offering phone and virtual appointments, when needed. Our appointments are generally available Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

When emailing advising@tru.ca, please state the following:

  • Student number
  • Phone number
  • Description of what you need assistance with (brief and clear)
  • Appointment preference; phone or virtual

Stay updated about COVID-19.

Warm Regards,

Academic Advising

General advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student with 53 or fewer credits:

  • registered in first- or second-year
    • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
    • Bachelor of Computing Science (BCS)
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
    • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • registered in an associate program
  • registered in a University Preparation (UPrep) program (Adult Basic Education (ABE) - Upgrading)
  • registered in English as a Second or Additional Language (ESAL) courses
  • preparing for a professional occupation, career/vocational or trade program
 Ways to connect with us

Email
Simply fill out the Contact Us form and we will gladly reply to your email within 1-3 business days. Make sure to include your TRU ID number, questions, career goals, and a telephone number.

Phone/Virtual appointments

  • Drop-in appointments are available daily, on a first-come, first-served basis. We suggest you drop by as early in the day as you can (we open at 9 am with the exception of Thursday when our office opens at 10 am).
  • In-Person Pre-Booked appointments are available between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm. Call 250-828-5075 to schedule.
  • Telephone appointments are available for students who live out-of-town.

How to prepare for your appointment:

  • Draft a list of questions so that you can make the most of your time.
  • Be prompt for your appointment. If you can’t make your appointment, email advising@tru.ca in advance to let our staff know.

In-person
Limited support available as Academic Advising Team is operating remotely.

Academic Advising is located in the Enrolment Services office in the Student Street area of the Old Main building (adjacent the Starbucks). Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm (with the exception of Thursdays when our office opens at 10 am). The first appointment of the day is at 9 am and last appointment at 3 pm.

PLEASE NOTE:
During peak periods – such as registration time and one week before/two weeks after a semester start – our advisors face increased demand for services. At those busy times, we only offer drop-in appointments.

 Our team
  • Charlene

    Charlene Munro
    Supervisor

  • Thriza

    Thriza Kennedy
    Domestic Academic Advisor

  • Nicole

    Nicole Bartella
    Domestic Academic Advisor

  • Heather Gnoato
    Domestic Academic Advisor

  • Marnie

    Marnie Storie
    International Academic Advisor

  • Keisha

    Keisha Morong
    International Academic Advisor

  • Lolina

    Lolina Koopmans
    International Academic Advisor

  • Aksa Mughal
    Advising Assistant

Adventure Studies Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student

  • registered in an adventure studies certificate or diploma
 Contact us

The Adventure Studies Advising office is located on the first floor of the Old Main Building – OM 1251. For information or to make an advising appointment, drop in, email adventure@tru.ca or call 250-828-5221

Arts Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student with 54 or more credits

  • registered in third- or fourth-year of the Bachelor of Arts (BA) program
  • registered in the BA/BBA Dual Degree
  • registered in the Police and Justice Studies Diploma

(see General Advising for the Associate of Arts program)

 Contact us

The Arts Advising office is located on the second floor of the Arts & Education Building – AE 257. For information on office hours and appointment times, visit Arts Advising.

Architectural & Engineering Technology Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student

  • registered in the Architectural & Engineering Technology (ARET) Diploma program
 Contact us

The Architectural & Engineering Technology Advising offices are located on the first floor of the Trades Building – TT171 and TT167. For information or to book an advising appointment, please contact either Co-Chair/Program Advisor. Walter Prescott at wprescott@tru.ca 250-371-5749 in room TT171, or Dale Parkes at dparkes@tru.ca 250-828-5059 in room TT167.

Business Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student with 54 or more credits

  • registered in third- or fourth-year of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program
  • registered in a business certificate or diploma program
  • registered in a business post-baccalaureate program

(see General Advising for the Associate of Commerce & Business Administration Diploma)

 Contact us

The Business Advising office is located on the second floor of the International Building – IB 2074. For information on office hours and appointment times, visit SOBE Advising. Students may drop in or call to book a same day appointment (first come, first served).
For students seeking a pre-requisite waiver – click here to access an online request form.

Communications, New Media (BA) Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student

  • registered in the Bachelor of Arts, Communications program
 Contact us

The Communications and New Media Advising office is located on the first floor of the Old Main Building – OM 1851. For information or to book an advising appointment, please contact 250-852-7299 or email commadvising@tru.ca.
Winter 2020 office hours are Mondays 12:00pm - 2:00pm and Wednesdays 10:00am - 12:00pm

Computing Science Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student with 54 or more credits

  • registered in third- or fourth-year of the Bachelor of Computing Science (BCS) program

(see General Advising for Computing Science Diploma)

 Contact us

The Computing Science Advising office is located on the fourth floor of the House of Learning Building – HL 416. For information or to book an advising appointment, please contact the Program Coordinator/Advisor by emailing csdept@tru.ca.

Education Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student

  • registered in the Bachelor of Education (BEd) or Early Childhood Education (ECE) program
  • with at least 60 credits, interested in BEd Elementary program
  • with at least 90 credits, interested in BEd Secondary STEM program
 Contact us

The Education Advising office is located on the third floor of the Arts & Education Building – AE 360C. For information or to book an advising appointment, email edadvising@tru.ca.

Engineering in Software Engineering & Engineering Transfer Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student

  • registered in the Engineering Transfer program
  • interested or registered in the Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering program
 Contact us

The Engineering Advising office is located on the second floor of the Old Main Building – OM 2802. For information or to book an advising appointment, drop in, email engr@tru.ca or call 778-471-8698.

Fine Arts Advising, Visual and Performing

I am a domestic or international on-campus student with 54 or more credits

  • registered in third- or fourth-year of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program
 Contact us

The Fine Arts Advising offices are located on the first floor of the Old Main Building – OM 1553 and OM 1543. For information or to book an advising appointment, email bfamoreinfo@tru.ca or contact the Visual Arts Coordinator/Program Advisor, Don Lawrence by emailing dlawrence@tru.ca in room OM 1553, 250-828-5189. Or contact Program Advisor Darlene Kalynka at dkalynka@tru.ca in room OM 1543, 250-828-5482.

Graduate (Masters) Advising

I am a domestic or international student registered in

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) & Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA)
  • Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Management (MScEEM)
  • Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Management (MEEM)
  • Master of Education (MEd) or Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (GCES)
  • Master of Nursing (MN)
  • Master of Science in Environmental Science (MScEnSc)
 Contact us

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student

  • registered in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) program
  • with at least 60 credits and interested in the program
 Contact us

The Interdisciplinary Studies Advising office is located on the second floor of the Arts & Education Building – AE 229. For information on the BIS program, visit the BIS website. For information or to book an advising appointment, drop in or email adominik@tru.ca.
For a Language Assessment, phone: 250-828-5253.

Journalism Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student

  • registered or interested in the Bachelor of Journalism (BJour) program
 Contact us

The Journalism Advising office is located on the first floor of the Old Main Building – OM 1871. For information or to book an advising appointment, contact jouradvising@tru.ca.

Natural Resource Science Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student

  • registered in the Bachelor of Natural Resource Science (BNRS) program
 Contact us

The Natural Resource Science Advising office is located on the second floor of the Ken Lepin Science Building – S 205. For information on the BRNS program, visit BNRS Student Information. For information or to make an advising appointment, call 250-828-5467 or email nrsc@tru.ca.

Nursing Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student

  • registered in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program
  • registered in the Health Care Assistant Certificate program

I am a domestic or international Williams Lake campus student

  • registered in the Practical Nursing (PN) program
 Contact us

The Nursing Advising office is located on the second floor of the Ken Lepin Science Building – S 204. For information or to make an advising appointment, contact nursing@tru.ca or call 250-828-5457.

PN students (Williams Lake campus):
For information or to make an advising appointment, email wlmain@tru.ca.
Call toll free: Phone (Canada): 1-800-663-4936 Phone (International): 1-250-392-8000

Open Learning Advising

I am a student interested in/registered in an Open Learning (Distance Learning) course or program

 Contact us

Email: student@tru.ca
Phone: 1-800-663-9711 (toll-free in Canada) or 250-852-7000 (Kamloops)

Science Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student with 54 or more credits

  • registered in third- or fourth-year of the Bachelor of Science (BSc) program

(see General Advising for the Associate of Science program)

 Contact us

The Science Advising office is located on the second floor of the Science Building – S 206. For information or to make an advising appointment, drop in, call 250-828-5454 or email BScAdvising@tru.ca

Social Work Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student

  • registered in the Bachelor Social Work (BSW) program
  • interested or registered in the Educational Assistant and Community Support Certificate (EACS) program
  • interested or registered in the Human Service Worker Diploma (HUMS) program
 Contact us

The Social Work Advising office is located on the third floor of the Arts & Education Building – AE 360. For information or to book an advising appointment, email socialwork@tru.ca(for BSW & EACS) or humanservice@tru.ca (for HUMS) or call 250-852-7181.

Tourism Advising

I am a domestic or international on-campus student

  • registered in the Bachelor Tourism Management (BTM) program
  • registered in a tourism certificate or diploma program
  • registered in a tourism post-baccalaureate program
 Contact us

The Tourism Advising office is located on the second floor of the House of Learning Building – HOL 248. For information or to make an advising appointment, email tourismadvising@tru.ca or call 250-828-5366.

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