welcome to Thompson Rivers University Hi i’m Caitlin and i’m Tim and we’re
really excited to show you around campus and share with you all that TRU has
to offer. Youll get an inside look what it means to be a student at TRU what an awesome experience that is. You can learn, study,
grow, eat, live and relax here at Thompson Rivers University Thompson Rivers University is located in
Kamloops, in the interior of British Columbia on the traditional lands of the
Secwepemc people. It began in 1970 as Cariboo College. As the institution
grew and often degree programs it became the University College of the Cariboo
. It has since evolved to a full-on University as of 2005. over 14,000 students study on campus and
another twelve thousand study by distance or online TRU provides a diverse and dynamic
environment in which you can grow and learn the campus is beautiful and easy to
navigate and has superb academic opportunities and the small class sizes
provide students with an intimate sense of community. So what can you study here? With 140 on campus programs and about 60 open learning programs you can choose
how you want to learn and what works best for you. From certificates and
apprenticeships to bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Now the amazing thing
about TRU is that it offers flexible learning options to suit your lifestyle. you can study on campus with in person
instruction and TRU’s intimate learning environment and hands-on
approach allows for easily made connections. But the greatest thing about class is your awesome faculty. TRU attracts
fantastic instructors from around the globe not only are they experts in their field
but they take the time to guide and mentor you to succeed… shhhh! In our small classes your instructors get to know your name and their doors
are always open if you need help Or you can study online at your own pace through open
learning, manage your busy school, work and social commitments and get ahead in
your studies while you work if you have a part time job, travel
frequently with a sports team, or are completing a co-op work term. Your studies can go where
you go. Find additional academic support in places like the Writing Centre the
economics help centre and the math help centre. Take advantage of free tutoring
help achieve those stellar grades you’re looking for our two libraries are yours to discover
with books, articles, videos and other resources for your classes. We also have plenty of study spaces on campus whether it’s for a group study session or for yourself between classes. Looking
for something bright and airy, fresh and breezy or straight-up cubicle style… or
looking for all-night study space TRU has gotcha coverered TRU offers unique opportunities for
experiential learning these are chances to enhance and apply what you learn inside the classroom with meaningful
student engagement outside the classroom so step your game up… You can’t be slacking cooperative education or co-op as we
call it blends paid for credit career related work experience before
graduation now that’s a win-win situation and with
200 study abroad choices in over 40 countries there are so many options for
learning and living in another culture field schools are another great way to
see the world study for just a few weeks in places such
as Belize, Ecuador and Eastern Slovakia and they’re offered each year by select courses
and try research from hibernating bats to sustainable urban design the
possibilities are endless when a topic sparks your curiosity there are many ways to get involved in
undergraduate research here at TRU. Plus opportunities to work one-on-one with
faculty researchers. Research is a fantastic way to ask questions, push boundaries and develop strategies
and solutions that make a difference in the real world TRU’s campus community is inclusive,
diverse, vibrant and multicultural with over 85 countries represented in our student
body we also have the largest Aboriginal student
population among post-secondary colleges institutes and Universities in British
Columbia. TRU embraces and celebrates diversity at events like IDays, Aboriginal awareness week, the pride
parade, Chinese New Year and Rang De Basanti. Because your well-being is key
to achieving your goals TRU offers various services to support
your physical and mental health. The wellness team shares information on
nutrition, sleep, sexual health and more. Plus they host much-loved activities to
de-stress like mindfulness meditations and Therapy Dog Thursday’s. TRU
Recreation promotes fun, active health and offers free yoga and
fitness classes and intramurals… and you can get your sweat on at the world class Tournament
Capital Centre located right beside campus CFL teams train here, Olympians train
here and NBA athletes train here TRU is home to the WolfPack we have 11 athletic teams 8 of which compete in the top Varsity level So get pumped because team spirit is infectious. other supports to help you on your
learning journey include a medical clinic, academic advising, counseling,
career education and student awards and financial support you’ll find many of these services on
student street in the old main building in the heart of campus I guess what we’re saying is if you ever
need assistance or have a question just ask TRU has close to a hundred student
clubs on campus and it’s great way to connect with people with common
interests aboriginal drum circle, eco, chess,
longboarding, Enactus… The list goes on Thompson Rivers University’s Student Union
not only advocates for students but also hosts major events and activities such
as the back-to-school BBQ, the common voices lecture series and movie nights catch a performance by TRU actors
workshop theatre right in the black box theatre on campus or you can volunteer host your own show
at the CFBX our campus community radio station let’s face it… There’s more to university than books and classes… so get involved it’s the best way to experience TRU and
meet new and interesting friends. Grab a bite at one of our many hot spots quality food options and places to hang
out and connect with friends from your early morning coffee and criossant to your gourmet lunch to your post seminar sweet treat TRU’s dining
options can feed your needs and snack to avoid hanger Common Grounds is the only student owned
and operated Coffee shop on campus located Located in the TRUSU independent centres
two-story lounge it’s a great place to meet your friends for a study break or a
sandwich They got good banada bread too. Heroes Pub is located on the second floor of the Campus Activity Centre it’s also where you can satisfy you’re
hankering for a killer poutine Scratch Cafe in the culinary arts
training center is perhaps the best kept secret on campus not anymore here you’ll find daily soups, a creative
salad bar and changing menu of entrees all made from scratch by our culinary
arts students. you can grab a cup of coffee in nearly
every building on campus and we also have a full service Starbucks and
Tim Hortons. Thanks Tim! A prepaid dining card can come in handy Plus it’s accepted in most places on campus.
There are also many other food options within walking distance of campus
including three major grocery stores and a variety of restaurants that offer all
types of cuisine Wether you live on campus or off
campus housing plays a big part in your university experience. On campus housing
we call it McGill has 300 private rooms each with a kitchenette in a quad
with shared washrooms and it’s across from the TCC the TRU Residence and
Conference Centre also known as the “Rez” is an 11-storey building located on the
north side of campus it has 574 rooms with two or four
bedroom suites and features some of the best views of the city and rooms are
guaranteed to first-year students. Both residences have laundry access, free Wi-Fi
and host special resident events they also have fabulous staff who want
to support you in your home away from home there are convenient, safe and affordable
neighborhoods to live in within walking distance if you prefer to live off
campus welcome to BC’s friendliest city in
Canada’s Tournament Capital it’s not too big and not too small with about 85,000
residents. Kamloops is a giant playground with over 2,000 hours of sunshine per
year, four awesome seasons and numerous active recreational activities. You can
see and experience the desert, mountains, grasslands, river valley, and beach all in
one day 250 biking routes, fabulous hiking within
city limits and trails just off campus satisfy your taste buds grab a latte
at one of our many rad coffee shops Hit up a happening Brunch locale or try
one of our famous food trucks we also have local wineries and
breweries too. Experience the Arts with live music, our Western Canada Theatre and our dope Art Galleries! Free admission to Kamloops Art Gallery on Thursdays. what are your interests? what do you like
to do? what do you want to try out? explore your neighborhood and community
because Kamloops has what you’re looking for being a TRU student means flexible
learning that fits your life no matter where you begin your educational journey TRU’s Alumni are prepared for success
you’ll be set to give back to your community with all that you’ve learned
here so there you have it Thompson Rivers University! are you convinced yet? check us out! You think we get to keep these shirts? I Hope so. I would love it.