Blaze The Trail: Lead, Learn, Explore

By Thompson Rivers University Modified on July 28, 2016

Enjoy your grad student experience at TRU!


Whether you’re transitioning directly from an undergraduate program, or you’re returning to school after a lengthy hiatus, it’s important to take advantage of the opportunities uniquely available to you as a grad student at Thompson Rivers University.

Graduate Student Commons
Recently redesigned, the Graduate Student Commons is a collaborative student engagement space. Filled with natural light, the Commons is open 24/7 via secure access. The Commons is designed to allow quiet study space as well as act as an informal gathering place, complete with kitchen area and complimentary coffee and tea. Long tables and nearby whiteboards are ideal for small groups, and a meeting room holds up to eight students. The grad commons is equipped with audio-visual equipment ideal for presentations and thesis defenses.

Be a mentor
If you are a graduate student engaged in research, we encourage you to apply to be a Research Mentor. These fellowships, valued at $7,000 annually, are awarded to students in good academic standing and who can commit to participating in a variety of projects related to the enhancement of student research.

Three-Minute Thesis (3MT)
Held at Thompson Rivers University each spring, the 3MT is an international competition that allows each graduate student three minutes to explain his or her body of work before a live audience.

Graduate Student Research Symposium
In March, graduate students are encouraged to attend the symposium, organized by graduate students with the goal of encouraging research and creating opportunities for networking and socializing.

Awards & Funding Opportunities
There are a variety of funding opportunities available to both domestic and international graduate students across all faculties. New this year is the Ken Lepin Graduate Student Award.