Thompson Rivers University (commonly referred to as TRU) is a public teaching and research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees and vocational training. Its main campus is in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, and its name comes from the two rivers which converge in Kamloops, the North Thompson and South Thompson. The university has a satellite campus in Williams Lake, BC and a distance education division called TRU-Open Learning. It also has several international partnerships through its TRU World division.
TRU offers 140 on-campus programs and approximately 60 online or distance programs through the Open Learning division, including trades apprenticeships, vocational certificates and diplomas, bachelor’s and master’s degrees and law.
TRU, Kamloops Placement
Before engaging in the workforce, it is important for students to have the skills, documents and confidence to succeed. The Career Education Department provides resources to help students build résumés, cover letters and portfolios, as well as free one-on-one career counselling to help students decide what they want to do with their careers and how to reach their goals.
Awards and Rankings
- The new Brown Family House of Learning building opened in 2011, housing TRU’s second library and a learning commons. It was the first TRU building to be awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold status for sustainable construction.
- The latest renovation and expansion of Old Main, the first building constructed on the Kamloops campus, was completed in 2013. The TRU Faculty of Law moved into the 44,000-square-foot addition that December and officially launched the space to coincide with convocation of its first graduating class in June 2014. The renovation won several awards, including an Honour Award of Excellence for 2014 from the Society of College and University Planning and the American Institute of Architects.
Contact Details of Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops
Address:Thompson Rivers University, 900 McGill Road Kamloops, BC