Box 3010, 900 McGill Road
Kamloops, British Columbia
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, diplomas and certificates on the main campus in Kamloops, certificate and diploma programs from its regional campus in Williams Lake and smaller communities, offers distance programs through Open Learning, and has a strong presence internationally through TRU World.
Some 24,000 students are enrolled at TRU including 11,000 distance and online learners. On the main campus in Kamloops international students from 90 countries and regions make up 11 percent of the student body who, along with a strong contingent of 1,600 registered aboriginal students, make up a diverse and vibrant campus community.
In September 2011, TRU launched Canada’s first new law school in 30 years. Upon completion of the program, graduates will earn a TRU Juris Doctor (JD) degree that recognizes the curriculum collaboration with the University of Calgary.
A member of Canadian Interuniversity Sports, TRU competes in the Canada West Conference in men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball. WolfPack teams also compete in soccer, badminton, baseball, golf, cross-country running and hockey. Athletes train at Tournament Capital Centre located on campus, which offers an Olympic length pool, a FIFA-certified field, internationally acclaimed track and field facilities, a modern training centre, and a well-equipped gymnastics centre.
Situated on a spectacular 100-hectare campus, TRU is ideally located within a vibrant, safe, interior BC city. The campus is also readily accessible to all-season recreation and enhanced lifestyles, including some of the best skiing, mountain biking, hiking and water sport areas in the world.
Flexibility has always been TRU’s strength, and the new academic plan continues to build on that strength through programs and courses that generate interdisciplinary connections between four key academic areas:
Research and scholarly activity are integrated with teaching and learning at Thompson Rivers University and of course, excellence in student research is achieved through the mentorship of excellent faculty researchers with a view to the community and the world. Some of these researchers include Canada Research Chairs in Community and Ecosystem Ecology, E-Learning Practices and Cultural and Artistic Inquiry and a soon-to be filled chair in Aboriginal Maternal and Child Health. In addition, TRU hosts a B.C. Regional Innovation Chair who is promoting cattle industry sustainability.
Canadian student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $3,755
Graduate ** tuition fees: $9,495
International student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $13,800
Graduate ** tuition fees: $15,904
* Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for programs in education.
** Fees for MBA programs.
Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.
2012 rounded preliminary fall enrolment *
Full-time (undergraduates): 6,650
Full-time (graduates): 160
Part-time (undergraduates): 700
* Source: Thompson Rivers University (numbers do not include students registered in the Open Learning Division).