Thompson Rivers University (TRU) offers educational opportunities in the Cariboo Chilcotin region through their satellite campus in Williams Lake. The university was founded in Kamloops in 1970 as Cariboo College, then gained status as a University College in 1989. It became B.C.’s newest university, April 2005.
Location, Facilities, and Amenities
The TRU campus in Williams Lake relocated facilities to 1250 Western Avenue in 2007. Students enjoy access to science and computer laboratories, trades and technology shops, campus library, administration, counseling offices, services for aboriginal students, faculty offices, and student council facilities -- all under one roof in a new, state-of-the-art, wireless campus. TRU is one of Canada’s most comprehensive universities.
The highly qualified faculty and friendly students in Williams Lake appreciate the low cost-of-living and the wide variety of programs offered. They experience learning in small class sizes at an easily accessible modern facility.
Programs available include:
Nursing and Health
Trades and Technology
University programs and Associate Degrees
Certificate and Diploma career programs
Continuing Studies and Adult Basic Education courses
The establishment of a university in Williams Lake, created greater access to research grants and funding for faculty, adding to the economic impact across the region.