That’s Secwepemctsin for “Hello, it is good you came”.*
TRU is situated on Secwepemculew, the traditional lands of the Secwepemc people. We honour this connection through an array of programs and services to welcome, care for and support you in every step of your educational journey. Here you will find small class sizes, personal attention and practical learning experiences in every program, all on our beautiful campus.
TRU Aboriginal Services coordinators, transition planners, mentors and Elders are here to provide you with the tools and resources to make the most of your university experience.
The Gathering Place (Cplul’kw’ten) is a home away from home for Aboriginal students. Speak with an Elder, mentor or other members of our Aboriginal Services team. Drop by to meet fellow students. Take a study skills workshop, access community resources, find assistance with papers or funding, or use the computers. Enjoy a warm lunch every Wednesday. It’s casual, it’s friendly—and it’s yours.
Aboriginal students from across Canada volunteer for the Aboriginal Mentor Program. If you’re a new first- or second-year student, having a mentor can ease your way, whether it’s an extra set of eyes on your paper or a walk in the hills.
There are many ways of knowing. Find wisdom with our Elder in the House Program, providing personal consultation, conversation, guidance and mentorship any day of the week at the Gathering Place.
Get in touch. Set up an informative meeting with one of our team members for life skills coaching, transition planning, counselling, or to find—or become—a mentor.
Join a club: find people that share your interests, whether that’s Aboriginal Drum Circle or Powwow Club, Enactus, Eco Club, Model UN or Pride—there are almost 100 clubs to choose from.
Connect with campus events:
- celebrate, share knowledge and reflect at Aboriginal Awareness Week, Feb. 29-Mar. 4
- enjoy performances, speakers, workshops and food at IDays, Mar. 15-18
- get involved in the sixth annual TRU Powwow Mar. 19-20
Me7 wíktsen e tskitsc-ucw
“See you when you get here.”
*Secwepemctsin is the language of the Secwepemc peoples of British Columbia, one of the Interior Salish languages. The Secwepemc alphabet includes sounds not found in the English language, such as “7“. Hear how Weyt-k, le7 re7 stskits’c and other phrases are spoken.