Thompson Rivers University
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More than 40 TRU Elders, deans, faculty and staff are the proud recipients of this year’s Alan Blizzard Award from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. This national award recognizes excellence in their collaborative teaching through the Knowledge Makers, which mentors Indigenous students to success as Indigenous researchers.

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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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.

Gatecrasher “a tiny miracle” for Buis

Susan Buis' first book of poetry, Gatecrasher, observes the physical structures humans create, and the natural landscapes we exist within.

Girls get messy at their own camp

TRU offers a one-week Girls Only EUReKA! Science camp starting July 8. A few spaces remain, so register soon.

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Do your TESL practicum in Vietnam

Teaching English as a Second Language students can now do their supervised training in three weeks in another country.


Startup Basics series: positioning statements

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

Delve into exactly what it is your business does, who your customers are, and how you differentiate 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.


Startup Basics: resources

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

Make the TRU Generator Kamloops Innovation and Kamloops Innovation your first step in your startup journey.

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