Changes to federal rules aim to ensure international student success December 11, 2023
TRU is ready to navigate federal government changes that ensure international students are financially prepared for academic success.
New campaign = new opportunities for Williams Lake students December 11, 2023
Philanthropists Mark and Sally Nairn are championing the TRU Williams Lake Endowed Fund, which will support students for generations.
TRU collaborates with Ukrainian partner in online webinar series December 7, 2023
Ukrainian secondary and post-secondary teachers and faculty members met their teaching requirements due to a TRU-hosted webinar series.
Enhanced program reinforces excellence in agricultural education December 6, 2023
TRU's Applied Sustainable Ranching program in Williams Lake has been renamed and revamped to better serve all students.
Sustainability conference aims for solutions December 5, 2023
The three-day Livable Cities, Collaborative Communities Sustainability Conference comes to campus in 2024.
Alum-owned business one of Canada’s fastest-growing December 4, 2023
At the helm of a growing health-care company, alum Kris Stewart delivers nursing services where they are needed.
Leadership forum inspires Ch'nook Scholar to find her power November 28, 2023
Three-time Ch'nook Scholar Michelle Joseph-Shaw is networking with Indigenous leaders and business students as she prepares to go forward.
Alleged assassination plot against Sikh separatist could hamper India-US relations November 24, 2023
TRU political scientist Saira Bano writes for The Conversation Canada about India’s reliability as a trusted strategic partner.
TRU World wraps up 40th anniversary celebrations with new scholarships November 23, 2023
TRU World’s 40th anniversary celebrations in 2023 have reflected back on four decades of change and are now looking toward the future.
TRU celebrates grand opening of newest student residence November 22, 2023
TRU has expanded its student housing in Kamloops, with the newest residence now open for occupancy at East Village.
Law faculty explore Canadian charter in new book November 21, 2023
Law professors Chris Hunt and Robert Diab explore section 8 of the Canadian charter in their book, Search and Seizure.
TRU fosters collaborations with Mexican universities November 21, 2023
TRU is expanding its international academic relations with its latest signing of three agreements with prominent Mexican institutions.
Distinguished alumni recognized November 17, 2023
TRU is honouring five esteemed alumni with Distinguished Alumni Awards for outstanding achievement, leadership and public service.
TRU Williams Lake invites all to thought-provoking Indigenous exhibit November 17, 2023
TRU Williams Lake, in partnership with the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin, proudly welcomes the Witness Blanket to campus.
Creating action and commitment through writing: the TRC and academics' voices November 16, 2023
Education professor Tory Handford shares a writing project addressing leadership on Truth and Reconciliation in an upcoming lecture.
What Joe Biden’s meeting with Xi Jinping means for geopolitical tensions November 16, 2023
TRU political scientist Saira Bano writes for The Conversation Canada about Joe Biden’s recent meeting with Xi Jinping.
Two decades and growing support for campus cricket November 14, 2023
With a goal to raise $50,000, the TRU Recreation Cricket Fund ensures the sport will live on at TRU.
Seeking opportunities gets TRU Gaglardi alum his dream job November 14, 2023
Saaransh Bhardwaj jumped into available opportunities while studying at TRU Gaglardi and found his way into a job he loves.
Cook training fires up students for tasteful careers November 10, 2023
The Basic Cook Skills Training program in Williams Lake has spread and is getting students into kitchens in camps and communities.
TRU joins US-Canada team to improve wildfire prediction models November 7, 2023
TRU joins newly created U.S.-Canada Centre on Climate-Resilient Western Interconnected Grid, led by the Universities of Utah and Calgary.
TRU alumni, how amazing are you? November 1, 2023
From Nov. 1-22, TRU alumni are encouraged to broadcast their own success stories on social media to enter the TRU Alumni contest.
Students grateful for philanthropist's support November 1, 2023
TRU Honorary Doctorate recipient and donor Ken Lepin awarded numerous students with prizes this fall to spur on their studies.
A bird in the hand provides great data October 30, 2023
A TRU grad student is filling critical gaps in understanding the annual life cycles of songbirds.
Trucking industry faces a battery of change October 30, 2023
Tik Tokking truck driver and TRU alum Chace Barber is turning his social media platforms to his electric business venture.
TRU WolfPack unveils Sports Legacy Fund High Performance Training Centre October 25, 2023
The TRU WolfPack has officially opened the Sports Legacy Fund High Performance Training Centre.
TRU introduces Institute for Wildfire Science, Adaptation and Resiliency October 24, 2023
TRU is on the precipice of establishing an Institute for Wildfire Science, Adaptation and Resiliency after endorsement by Senate.
Supporting innovation and better, healthier lives for British Columbians October 20, 2023
TRU is among several BC universities receiving funds for research infrastructure.
Trail building clears a path to reconciliation October 17, 2023
From building trails to building relationships, supporting funds from Sun Peaks Resort are forging connections with TRU students.
Lightbulb moment leads family to sustainable ranching October 11, 2023
With hard work, determination and donor support, TRU student Kelly Davison and her family are building a sustainable future.
Why does philanthropy matter at a university? October 4, 2023
TRU’s 2022-23 Report on Philanthropy highlights the impact of charitable giving to the university.
Human action key to polar bear survival October 4, 2023
Advocating for polar bears has taken TRU alum Alysa McCall from the busy streets of New York City to the steamy tropics of Australia.
TRU invites community to fall Open House October 3, 2023
Students considering TRU, families of all ages, community members and alumni are invited to the Kamloops campus for a day of exploration.
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.
Building awards take note of Early Childhood Education Centre 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.