The face of faculty

Our faculty members get to know you by name, care about your success, and share their passion for learning. Over 400 faculty members teach at TRU, in eight different faculties and schools of study. Their commitment is simple: to help you get the most out of university.

Students + faculty = heartfelt connections

Our small class sizes mean you’ll be on a first-name basis with your instructors. Ask questions—they listen. In lectures, labs and learning in the field, through technology and discussions, in projects and research, you’ll receive guidance, mentorship and inspiration.

Learning that gives back

Our faculty partner with organizations like the Kamloops United Way and First Nations communities like Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, giving you a chance to connect your learning to community needs. Some faculty assign group projects in lieu of essays, that bring issues like health or sustainability to the public. Others supervise service learning projects, placing you in a community organization to apply what you’ve learned to a real-world challenge. And faculty researchers will introduce you to community collaborations that are doing a world of good.

Mentors in research

Be mentored one-on-one by faculty researchers, on topics that apply classroom theory to solving real problems. Our faculty researchers often supervise independent undergraduate research projects, and you may join them in the field or at conferences—or co-author a paper.

  • learn the ins and outs of hands-on research in the lab or the field
  • attend and present at conferences—regionally, nationally or internationally
  • be guided through the process of writing a paper for publication
  • do your own independent research project with faculty supervision
  • work for a faculty researcher as a research assistant
  • network and get support for graduate study applications

Get to know your instructors. Just as you are not a face in a crowd, TRU faculty are not in an ivory tower—they approach learning hands-on.