TRU board unanimously approves Indigenous Education Centre September 29, 2023
The TRU Board of Governors unanimously approved to move ahead with construction of a $22-million Indigenous Education Centre.
Early Childhood Education Centre wins building award September 29, 2023
The Early Childhood Education Centre has been recognized at the Thompson Okanagan Commercial Building Awards.
Veterinary Technology program receives national accreditation September 29, 2023
TRU's Veterinary Technology Diploma program is now accredited by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, giving grads more options.
Genome BC funds pilot project at the School of Nursing September 28, 2023
Genome BC is funding a pilot project to integrate genomics education into the new Master of Nursing - Nurse Practitioner program at TRU.
Mapping out the gaps in CBD oil research September 28, 2023
Two TRU faculty joined a graduate student in designing a research study that looks at use of cannabidiol oil with neurodiverse children.
Student supports accelerate their climb to success September 27, 2023
Fourth year Bachelor of Tourism Management student Alex Page is making adventure accessible through guided hiking.
Justin Trudeau’s India accusation complicates western efforts to rein in China September 20, 2023
TRU political scientist Saira Bano writes for The Conversation Canada about Justin Trudeau's charge against the government of India.
Amaircare donates air purifiers to go to at-risk groups through TRU September 19, 2023
To help bring clean air to at-risk people in Kamloops, Canadian company Amaircare is partnering with the Sustainability Office at TRU.
TRU a top performer in 2023 Sustainable Campus Index September 18, 2023
TRU has been recognized as a top performer in the 2023 Sustainable Campus Index.
Knowledge Makers shares Indigenous approach to research worldwide September 15, 2023
The Knowledge Makers program at TRU has expanded Indigenous student research from the Kamloops campus to countries around the world.
TRU joins national investor initiative to boost climate transition September 14, 2023
TRU joins the University Network for Investor Engagement, a shareholder engagement program that addresses climate change-related issues.
Equity leaders share experiences at TRU series September 12, 2023
TRU invites the community to an evening of personal and professional stories from two women who are leading equity, diversity and inclusion.
Scotiabank commits $300,000 for starting business students September 11, 2023
Scotiabank has committed $300,000 to support new university students by funding the BBA First Year Student Success Project at TRU.
Student podcast spotlights undergraduate research September 7, 2023
TRU undergraduate research ambassadors have created a podcast that promotes students’ research early in their academic journey.
The Streete to a more understanding campus September 6, 2023
The new Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Anti-Racism has just opened with a strong team and solid goals.
International students spend summer learning about culture August 31, 2023
Almost 500 students from around the globe are learning about culture and language at TRU this summer.
Discovery Grants boost student assistance for TRU researchers August 29, 2023
TRU researchers have received a total of $912,500 through the NSERC Discovery Grants Program.
Alum promotes Indigenous perspective in engineering August 29, 2023
PhD student Danilo Caron drew upon the support of his family when committing to return to post-secondary school.
Staging memories August 28, 2023
Playback Theatre, an improvised performance based on an audience member's story or memory, is back at TRU and offering a community workshop.
Dance with the (country) star at Williams Lake Fundraising Gala August 21, 2023
Country music star Aaron Pritchett headlines A Night Under the Stars, the TRU Williams Lake Fundraising Gala.
Appeal court cites TRU law professor August 18, 2023
TRU Law Professor Christopher Hunt was recently cited in the British Columbia Court of Appeal.
Filling the gaps in homelessness research August 16, 2023
MScEEM student Xingming Li’s research into the impact of rental prices and homelessness takes him to a national conference.
Wildfire evacuations delay TRU Williams Lake Indigenous exhibit August 16, 2023
The Witness Blanket exhibit, originally slated to open on Aug. 21 at the TRU Williams Lake campus, has been postponed until further notice.
Becoming the best through connections August 14, 2023
TRU alum Adil Hosenbocus credits his experiences at the Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics with his road to success.
Kamloops Innovation finds new home at TRU campus August 14, 2023
Kamloops Innovation Centre is moving from its North Shore location since 2012 to TRU’s Kamloops campus.
She got this! Brenna Clarke Gray is one to follow August 9, 2023
TRU faculty member Brenna Clarke Gray has been named one of 30 higher education IT Influencers to follow in 2023 by EdTech magazine.
Indigenous science camp returns to campus August 8, 2023
The long running TRU Indigenous Summer Science Camp is back after a pandemic-related hiatus since 2019.
TRU Williams Lake invites all to thought-provoking Indigenous exhibit August 4, 2023
TRU Williams Lake welcomes the Witness Blanket, a nationally recognized art installation, to campus.
Tulo Centre, University of Canterbury and TRU sign MOUs to collaborate on innovative Indigenous-led programming and research August 1, 2023
The Tulo Centre, TRU and UC commit to further collaboration and exploration of opportunities to deliver unique Indigenous-led programming.
Research, advocacy, leadership: An exciting career in veterinary medicine August 1, 2023
Teresa McKernan (AHT ’86) knows firsthand all the places being a registered veterinary technologist can take you.
TRU students benefit from future skills grant July 26, 2023
A new grant from the BC government will give TRU students the skills and opportunities they need for in-demand careers in a rapidly evolving job…
TRU's first Shad students experience the BC Interior July 25, 2023
TRU welcomed 48 Grade 10 and 11 students to its Kamloops campus in July to participate in the first Shad Canada program at the university.
Donation puts carpentry students on the road to success July 21, 2023
A $100,000 gift from Kamloops Home Hardware Building Centre will get carpentry students to work sites more easily.
TRU-CANSSI partnership boosts data science program July 19, 2023
TRU's partnership with CANSSI is an important step in building a robust data science program at the university.
TRU champions water conservation July 18, 2023
With drought predicted throughout BC and water becoming a scarce resource, TRU has taken significant steps toward conserving water.
Here’s how the Bank of Canada’s interest rate hike to 5% will impact Canadian households July 12, 2023
TRU's Dr. Laura Lamb writes for The Conversation Canada about the impact of the latest interest rate increase on Canadians.
Exploring the future of managing wildfires July 7, 2023
Environmental Science student Leona Shepherd wants to change how wildfire management is approached.
TRU invites community to campus July 5, 2023
A variety of individual and group tours of the TRU Kamloops campus are open to all during July and August.
From Cariboo College to Supreme Court bench July 4, 2023
Much has changed in Kamloops since Cariboo College alum Justice Joel Groves started his post-secondary journey in 1977.
Thompson Rivers University celebrates 40 years of international education July 4, 2023
This year, TRU proudly celebrates 40 years of international excellence and innovation.
We are with Waterloo in spirit June 30, 2023
Thompson Rivers University President Brett Fairbairn has issued a statement in response to an act of violence at University of Waterloo.
Student gives voice to Indigenous art overseas June 30, 2023
TRU Indigenous student Shoshana Wilson shares her art in Japan.
June graduation marks 21 years of TRU-TUT international partnership June 30, 2023
TRU and Tianjin University of Technology proudly celebrate decades-long partnership.
TRU Board of Governors reappoints president for an additional two-year term June 28, 2023
The TRU Board of Governors has announced the reappointment of Dr. Brett Fairbairn as president until June 30, 2025.
Williams Lake students follow return-to-school trend June 26, 2023
TRU Williams Lake students find support and success as adult learners.
Manitoba crash highlights safety concerns about Canada’s highways and trucking industry June 22, 2023
TRU intercultural coordinator Amie McLean writes for The Conversation Canada about trucking industry safety.
TRU Alumni wins international award June 22, 2023
TRU Alumni’s social media campaign, 12 Days of Alumni, has won a CASE Circle of Excellence bronze medal in the category of Alumni Relations Initiatives.
Indigenous graduates honoured at ceremony June 16, 2023
Surrounded by supporters, TRU Indigenous students were honoured and celebrated at the 2023 Indigenous graduation ceremony.
Leading by collaboration June 12, 2023
A collaborative leadership style has earned Dr. Cindy James the 2023 Chair Leadership Award.
Indigenizing PLAR June 7, 2023
TRU's Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition team works toward decolonizing its processes and recognizing Indigenous knowledge.
TRU trades students capture bling at national competition June 2, 2023
Five TRU School of Trades and Technology students have won national awards for demonstrating the best talent in their skilled trade.
Professorship boosts microbiologist’s research May 31, 2023
Dr. Jonathan Van Hamme has been awarded the Northcote and Brink Professorship for his research into breaking down toxic ‘forever chemicals.’
Club founder bridges campus and community May 31, 2023
Amit Thakur is a founder of TRUSU India Club, formed in 2009 to engage Indian students and introduce Indian culture to the community.
Carpentry students gain industry experience May 24, 2023
A day at the City Gardens construction site provided an eye-opening opportunity for TRU’s carpentry students recently.
Explore Riverside Park with the Eco Day Scavenger Hunt May 19, 2023
TRU is hosting a free digital scavenger hunt to encourage the public to learn about environmental sustainability.
Philanthropy report receives national award May 18, 2023
TRU's 2021-22 Report on Philanthropy has earned a silver medal from the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education.
TRU honours outstanding individuals at Spring Convocation May 15, 2023
Four people who have made the world a better place are being honoured at this year’s Spring Convocation at TRU.
TRU research studies brain development in infants May 9, 2023
TRU researchers Jenni Karl, Musfiq Rahman and Claudia Gonzalez welcome the recognition they’ve received for their research.
King Charles’s 21st century coronation: Repatriating the Crown Jewels is long overdue May 5, 2023
Is it time to repatriate the Crown Jewels? Annie St. John-Stark from TRU Arts offers insights in The Conversation Canada.
Graduate student’s global wildfire journey May 4, 2023
Passionate about the planet, Master of Science in Environmental Science student Andrea Robinson participated in a wildfire training program.
Nursing Week experts available for interviews May 2, 2023
Thompson Rivers University’s (TRU) School of Nursing experts are available to talk about National Nursing Week, May 8 - 14.
Experts available for Wildfire Day interviews May 2, 2023
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) has experts available for media interviews relating to Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, May 6.
Engineering and business education leads to dynamic career May 1, 2023
Diony Duraes Santos (MBA ’19) is an engineer who has worked in seven countries, is fluent in four languages and holds two master's degrees.
Cyndi McLeod: Building an international legacy April 28, 2023
As TRU World celebrates 40 years of international excellence and innovation, those who contributed to its success are highlighted.
3MT is short on time, long on knowledge April 28, 2023
Three Master of Science graduate students demonstrated their summary skills at this year’s Three Minute Thesis competition.
TRU students join human resources competition April 27, 2023
Teams of human resources students, including TRU, faced challenges from real-life situations at this year's HRC West Case Competition.
A future with more Indigenous lawyers April 26, 2023
TRU Law student Tara-Lynn Wilson is the first recipient of the Future Indigenous Lawyers Award by Fulton.
TRU recognized nationally and internationally for sustainability April 26, 2023
Recognized and celebrated for its sustainable practices, TRU recently received national and international attention.
TRU stacks up sustainability awards April 26, 2023
TRU has won international and national awards recognizing its commitment to sustainable practices.
How Career and Experiential Learning supports professional development April 19, 2023
Learn how to navigate the job search — from resume writing to interviews — from co-op student and storyteller Taylor Patton.
It’s not the end of privacy yet in Canada, but the threat remains April 18, 2023
Does privacy law in Canada do enough to protect us from these threats? Robert Diab from TRU Law offers insights in The Conversation Canada.
Inspiring club success April 14, 2023
The TRU HR Club is always open to new members and new ways to engage students.
Sustainability: Why Kamloops tap water is better than bottled April 13, 2023
Find out just how clean the water is you're drinking from Fill It Forward taps on campus.
Funding helps welders showcase skills April 5, 2023
Local company FastCut CNC Inc. is supporting TRU welding students on their way to Skills Canada competitions.
A path for personal growth leads to unplanned opportunities April 4, 2023
Vernie Clement opted to study in business to provide personal growth. It did that, and it also positively influenced his life.
Atoms and earthquakes: TRU alum shares her love of science April 3, 2023
TRU alum Dr. Natascha Hedrich makes the wonders of science accessible to a wide audience in her role at Swiss discovery centre, focusTerra.
Online or in class? TRU Gaglardi’s hybrid learning classroom offers the best of both April 3, 2023
TRU Gaglardi faculty first offered a virtual hybrid option in the 2020-21 academic year. It's helping students near and far.
Crane work begins for new East Village modular student housing April 3, 2023
The on-site delivery and craning-in of the first modulars for new student housing at East Village starts this week.
A well-planned life that keeps moving March 31, 2023
TRU alum Fred Zhou wanted to work with people and give back to the community where he grew up. His MBA is helping him reach…
Law students compete in national hockey arbitration competition March 28, 2023
Law students Bo Lewis and Januel Ibasco competed in the national Hockey Arbitration Competition of Canada and advanced to the quarter-finals
TRU Law hosts national Indigenous moot March 27, 2023
One of the top Indigenous law events for Canadian universities is coming to TRU for the first time next year.
TRU Williams Lake invites all to powerful Indigenous exhibits March 27, 2023
TRU Williams Lake welcomes two thought-provoking Indigenous exhibitions to campus over the next few months.
Business research taps power of people with disabilities March 24, 2023
MBA student Selali Tettevi is providing social entrepreneurship training to people with disabilities.
Minister of post-secondary education tours Kamloops campus March 22, 2023
Minister Selina Robinson visited the Kamloops campus to learn more about TRU's priorities, programs and regional impact.
Vet tech lifelike 'live'stock now on campus March 21, 2023
Animal simulators for use in TRU’s veterinary technology program — purchased through last year’s Fund-a-Need campaign — have arrived.
Consent Café continues to grow March 20, 2023
TRU receives 2023 Social and Community Development Grant from the City to support Consent Cafés long-term goals.
Lecture examines determining privacy, within reason March 20, 2023
Law Professor Dr. Chris Hunt explores tensions surrounding privacy and surveillance approaches to reasonable expectation of privacy.
Culinary Arts launches Chef in Residence program March 17, 2023
Culinary and hospitality students have a rare chance to learn from acclaimed Kamloops chef Jared Summers this semester.
Understanding BC’s stance on the decriminalization of drugs March 16, 2023
Understand BC’s stance on decriminalizing drugs with the help of Student Storyteller Amna Qazi and the Wellness Centre.
TRU appoints first vice-president research following extensive search March 16, 2023
Dr. Shannon Wagner has accepted the position of Thompson Rivers University’s first vice-president of research.
Kamloops Sports Legacy Fund donation supports new WolfPack training centre March 15, 2023
The Kamloops Sports Legacy Fund has gifted the TRU WolfPack with its largest-ever donation.
Donation supports new WolfPack training centre March 15, 2023
The Kamloops Sports Legacy Fund has gifted the WolfPack with its largest-ever donation for a new varsity high-performance centre.
Well-equipped apartment shows donors TRUly care March 14, 2023
The TRU Care Apartment on TRU’s Williams Lake campus is providing crucial hands-on learning for health-care students.
Little lectures return to Paramount March 14, 2023
Join some of TRU’s top academics for a mini lecture event focusing on today’s most pressing human rights and social justice issues.
Award goes where the river flows March 9, 2023
The first recipient of new award celebrating river wanderers has whitewater in her veins.
Restoring the connection between people and plants March 6, 2023
TRU botanist Dr. Lyn Baldwin lectures on reconciling the relationship between plants and people through story and image.
Will Garrett-Petts building understanding about Canada March 6, 2023
Dr. Will Garrett-Petts looks forward to fostering a relationship at Bridgewater State University, where he is visiting professor.
Day of Giving exceeds goal by $6,100 March 6, 2023
TRU’s sixth annual Day of Giving raised $54,095 for TRU students last week, surpassing the $48,000 goal.
TRU vice-president awarded visiting professorship at Bridgewater State March 6, 2023
Dr. Will Garrett-Petts has been awarded a Killam Visiting Professorship in Canadian Studies at Bridgewater State University.
IDays returns in-person to TRU campus March 3, 2023
The three-day celebration of culture that is International Days (IDays) returns with in-person events at TRU March 8 - 10.
Do the math March 3, 2023
Bachelor of Education (Secondary) STEM student Ayame Byrne hopes to become a science teacher and inspire young women to go into STEM careers
Craning begins for new East Village modular student housing March 3, 2023
The on-site delivery and craning-in of the first modulars for new student housing at East Village starts on Monday, April 3.
Internal Moot Competition puts students through their paces March 2, 2023
Students in this year's Internal Moot Competition tackled issues around a Mr. Big operation.
TRU signs MOUs with Mexican universities March 2, 2023
TRU explores further collaboration with universities in Mexico, as the university welcomed a large delegation from the state of Querétaro.
Law students get an inside look at Indigenous business March 1, 2023
Law students heard from the head of a company built on relations with Indigenous communities how to work toward economic reconciliation.
Dean’s Course Prize Reception celebrates students outstanding accomplishments February 28, 2023
This year's top-achieving students were recognized at a reception where they received their Dean's Course Prize.
Into the unknown: A coach’s journey from Istanbul to Kamloops February 28, 2023
Behlul Yavasgel’s journey to TRU began at the age of 10 in a small town on the Mediterranean side of Turkey.
TRU launches Master of Nursing-Nurse Practitioner program February 28, 2023
TRU is launching a Master of Nursing - Nurse Practitioner (MN-NP) program, the first of its kind offered in the Interior Health region.
How to support Muslim students throughout Ramadan February 27, 2023
Ramadan is a pivotal part of Muslim’s lives. Refer to this checklist to support students or seek information about a religious concession.
Co-op Student of the Year grateful for experiences February 27, 2023
2022 Co-op Student of the Year Kulrajbir Singh Sandhu shares how Career and Experiential Learning supported his professional goals.
Law faculty member to speak at NATO February 23, 2023
Law Assistant Professor Matt Malone has been invited to speak at NATO's annual International Conference on Cyber Conflict.
Grad student takes the stage at national conference February 23, 2023
Master of Science in Environmental Science student Natalie Maslowski addressed the experts at this year's Accelerate 2023 conference.
Syrian refugee mothers need support, says researcher February 22, 2023
Dr. O'Mahony's research provides an important contribution to knowledge and helps promote equitable supports for Syrian refugee mothers.
Day of Giving begins March 2 February 21, 2023
On March 2 and 3, choose a cause at tru.ca/givingday and join TRU's 2023 Day of Giving in support of students.
Law students host Access to Justice events February 17, 2023
TRU has hosted another successful Access to Justice Week BC that brought serious issues to the forefront.
Alum earns spot on respected CFE honour roll February 17, 2023
TRU Gaglardi alum Haley Coss earned a top one per cent score and a spot on the honour roll for the Chartered Professional Accounting exam.
Scholar confronts racial violence and settler colonialism February 15, 2023
Dr. Sherene Razack discusses racial violence at the Inaugural Dean of Arts Distinguished Lecture on Human Rights and Social Justice, Feb. 28
Racial violence and settler colonialism explored in new human rights lecture February 15, 2023
Dr. Sherene Razack discusses racial violence in the first Inaugural Dean of Arts Distinguished Lecture on Human Rights and Social Justice.
Top student credits hard work for success February 14, 2023
Jake Truscott, a recent Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Management (MScEEM) graduate, earned Top Student Award for 2021/22.
TRU-OL awarded funding for provincial micro-credential assessment initiative February 13, 2023
TRU Open Learning has received funding to develop a provincial process for the assessment of micro-credentials.
TRU and TD Bank Group make rural health care more accessible February 8, 2023
TD Bank Group has donated $200,000 for a mobile health-care training unit operated by TRU.
Creating a hybrid classroom February 3, 2023
Business law faculty member John O'Fee uses hybrid tech for flexible learning, catering to students' diverse needs.
Donors empower students to succeed February 2, 2023
The Norm Daley Initiative is nearly halfway to reaching its goal of raising $1 million for student awards, but more donors are needed.
Nursing student wins scholarship honouring diversity February 2, 2023
Nursing student Sarah Buck is one of the first to receive a national scholarship advancing diversity in nursing and health equity research.
TRU Gaglardi signs accreditation agreement with Supply Chain Canada February 2, 2023
TRU Gaglardi and Supply Chain Canada have signed an accreditation agreement for the Supply Chain Management Professional designation.
The next ethical generation of business January 31, 2023
Dr. Bruce Martin from the Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics, presents a lecture on the next ethical generation of business.
A double scoop of love January 31, 2023
They fell in love over gelato and now bring love to others at their downtown Kamloops craft ice creamery, Frozen Paddle.
TRU joins Shad program for young leaders January 26, 2023
TRU announces new partnership with Shad Canada, an education program for high school students offered at university campuses across Canada.
TRU partners with program that empowers youth January 26, 2023
A new partnership between TRU and Shad Canada gives Grades 10 and 11 students a chance to tackle real-world problems.
Law students examine First Nations governance January 18, 2023
Staff from Tk'emlups te Secwepemc gave TRU Law students some fresh perspectives on governance and development.
Report fully addresses allegations of wrongdoing against two senior leaders, says TRU Board chair January 17, 2023
Findings of the Board of Governors-initiated investigation into allegations of misconduct against two senior TRU leaders.
Law alum keeps connected to TRU January 17, 2023
Sara Hilliard attended TRU Law and was called to the BC Bar in 2021. Since then, the Kamloops-born woman has focused on family law.
Law school memories will last a lifetime: alum Sunny Chiu January 17, 2023
Sunny Chiu jumped into law after a career in journalism, and his experiences at TRU Law have reinforced it was the right move to make.
Making a canine connection: Tips for Therapy Dog Thursdays January 11, 2023
Student Wellness Ambassador Samiul Khan explores safe approaches to Therapy Dog Thursdays.
WolfPack Cheer team takes on worlds January 5, 2023
The TRU WolfPack cheer team heads to the International Cheer Union University World Cup Cheerleading Championships in Florida this month.
WolfPack Cheer elevates to world championships January 4, 2023
The TRU WolfPack cheer team heads to the International Cheer Union University World Cup Cheerleading Championships in mid-January.
Alum returns as intercultural co-ordinator January 3, 2023
An alum who understands challenges has joined TRU to do research on intercultural engagement and promote equity, diversity and inclusion.
Business directory highlights alumni entrepreneurs January 3, 2023
More than 150 alumni-owned businesses have joined the TRU Alumni department's directory so far. The number continues to rise.
Tips from a Peer Academic Coach December 22, 2022
Taryn is a student storyteller who met with a peer academic coach to discuss academic challenges and how to navigate time management.
New data science diploma leads to high-demand careers December 16, 2022
A new program trains students for the rapidly growing field of data science.
Law students present legal apps in annual competition December 15, 2022
TRU Law's annual Battle of the Apps competition saw apps for human rights, sponsors for immigrants and care for pets after their owners die.
Lindsey McKay shares transplant tourism expertise with MPs December 13, 2022
Dr. Lindsey McKay shared her research into transplant tourism recently with a House of Commons Standing Committee.
From paddling to powder in pursuit of adventure December 13, 2022
Mustang Powder Lodge Inc. donated $50,000 to create a new award for Indigenous students at TRU.
Supreme Court of Canada cites Law alum December 13, 2022
The Supreme Court of Canada recently cited a paper authored by 2021 Law alum Heidi Esslinger.
Slick start to business venture December 7, 2022
TRU alum Rob Sengotta's business Von Slick’s Finishing Butter has taken off in Manitoba and is now set for national distribution.
New book examines value of city parks December 7, 2022
Professor Peter Tsigaris and his class of graduate students have published a new book, A Study of the Value of Kamloops Parks.
Thompson Rivers University and Sun Peaks Resort create industry/student partnerships December 6, 2022
TRU and Sun Peaks Resort have announced a five-year partnership to link students with careers in tourism, hospitality, trades and ECE.
Faculty member advocates for Indigenous rights December 5, 2022
BC Innovation Chair in Indigenous Health Dr. Rod McCormick is involved with several national organizations to provide his expertise.
Access to Justice Club fundraises for Community Legal Clinic December 2, 2022
The A2J Club is supporting access to justice locally by raising funds for clients of the TRU Community Legal Clinic.
New book assesses the value of parks November 30, 2022
Economics Professor Peter Tsigaris recently launched a book with his class assessing the value of public parks in Kamloops.
Indigenous women from around the world sought for research program November 29, 2022
Indigenous women around the globe, including TRU students and alumni, are invited to participate in a unique research and knowledge program.