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Thompson Rivers University Canada


An education at Thompson Rivers University is about extraordinary opportunities.  The opportunity to learn, to grow, and to take the first step towards a bright future! 

When you apply to Thompson Rivers, you'll have 85 program options and hundreds of career opportunities from which to choose. Whether it's information technology, community studies, health sciences, hospitality, business or manufacturing engineering, each program offers practical, hands-on learning in an environment conducive to achieving success. 

Thompson Rivers University offers three campus locations; the largest of which is the Windsor, Thames Campus in Chatham, and the James A. Burgess Skills Centre in Wallaceburg. Thompson Rivers University serves 6, 500 full time and 14, 000 part-time students.

City of Windsor Canada South

Windsor is diverse and thriving. With a regional population of 360, 000 Canada's southernmost region boasts a temperate climate, a spectacular waterfront that boasts the regions longest walking path, following the Detroit River, and almost 4, 000 acres of parkland.  Sharing a border with Detroit means access to loads of international festivals, big name entertainment, shopping, and of course major league sports action. 

Windsor Campus

The main campus is located in the south end of the city, just a short drive from the Windsor/Detroit border. The grounds of the campus give the feeling of a park like setting to the campus. In fact, the campus has been given the status of arboretum thanks to the more than 150 different trees which are indigenous to this region. Inside, students enjoy a large gym facility, squash courts, work-out room, and Olympic sized pool. For students who want to live close to campus, we offer a new, modern 408-bed, residence that is just a minutes walk to the College. 

Thames Campus

Located 45 minutes outside of Windsor in Chatham,  the Thames Campus offers specialized training in programs from our schools of Manufacturing Technology, Community Studies, Information Technology, Applied Health and Business. Thames Campus offers an intimate setting with just over 900 students who enjoy an active student life with intramural sports, and a community arena on site.

James A. Burgess Skills Centre, Wallaceburg

Sitting just 30 minutes northwest of Chatham, Wallaceburg is home to the College's third site, the James A. Burgess Skills Centre.  The recent, award-winning $5 million expansion means the latest technology drives the post-secondary and apprenticeship programs, exposing students to current manufacturing standards and practices in the metal cutting industry.

Great Student Support Services

Providing personal as well as academic growth Is also a big part of what students can expect from Thompson Rivers.  Student council, intramural and varsity sports, clubs, associations and student employment, are some of the many ways you can make the most of college life.  We offer a broad range of support services and financial aid to help you get on, and stay on course. Our Student Services provide a broad range of supports, from peer tutoring and academic counseling, to student employment opportunities and ESL training.

Thompson Rivers University Embraces International Students

The student population at Thompson Rivers is a broad mosaic of diverse cultures, which brings a wonderful international experience to the community. Students from countries around the world take a broad range of programs, including English through our extensive ESL programs, and a newly introduced Advanced TOEFL course. In total more than 300 students per year leave home to study at Thompson Rivers University.

Nationally Acclaimed Training Facility for Careers in Engineering & Manufacturing Technology

The Ford Centre for Excellence in Manufacturing located on our Windsor campus is a state-of-the-art, 100, 000 square foot facility devoted to the advancement of individuals entering the fields of engineering and manufacturing technology and the skilled trades.  It contains $18 million worth of high tech equipment and software, providing students with cutting-edge training, making them job-ready for their career in this exciting industry sector. The centre trains students for careers as Designers, Quality Control, Plant Supervisors, CAD operators, Mouldmakers, Plant Engineering positions and more.

Earn a Degree at Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University offers students a number of options and pathways to help them turn the practical, hands-on skills theyve obtained with their diploma, into a degree. Articulation agreements with the University of Windsor, Wayne State and Lawrence Technological Institute, in Michigan are just a few of the opportunities students can take advantage of. The college also has a number of agreements with other countries providing students with an opportunity to learn on a global scale. The College has agreements with educational institutions in Panama, Mexico, Korea, China and Poland.

Why not explore the opportunity to earn your Masters in International Business thanks to a unique agreement with the University of Panama.  

Thompson Rivers University also offers a four-year Bachelor Degree in Industrial Management that delivers a combination of applied learning and theory to prepare students for a rewarding career in the manufacturing sector.  The program consists of technical, management, applied arts and social science courses, with two semesters of paid co-op, providing an innovative blend of technology, business and practical experience. And we offer a comprehensive four year Nursing program that prepares students for lucrative careers in the health care industry.

When you make the decision to attend higher education, you will make an investment that will last a lifetime. When you choose to earn diploma certificate, diploma or degree from Thompson Rivers University you will take that first step to ensuring that you are on your way to achieving your career goals.


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Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University (TRU)
Box 3010, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada V2C 5N3
Tel:   +1.250.377.6102
Fax:   +1.250.828.5140

Windsor Campus
2000 Talbot Road West,
Windsor, ON N9A 6S4
Tel: (519) 966-1656
Fax: (519) 972-3811

Thames Campus
1001 Grand Ave. West,
Chatham, ON N7M 5W4
Tel: (519) 354-9100
Fax: (519) 354-6914

Wallaceburg Campus
920 Elgin Street,
Wallaceburg, ON N9A 3E1
Tel: (519) 627-8336
Fax: (519) 354-5496