Community. Conversation. Connection.

Learning at Thompson Rivers University goes far beyond the classroom. In-depth conversations with peers and with experts about contemporary social and political issues is an integral part of the university experience and a longstanding tradition on campuses. 

Our Breaking Bread project aims to connect students with community leaders, one conversation at a time. We invite diverse community leaders with a wide range of expertise and interests to have conversations and share food with small groups of students. Our hope is to build community, share perspectives, foster connection, and restore community conversation.  

If you have an idea for a topic, know a great community leader we should connect with, or are interested in joining an upcoming conversation contact campaigns@trusu.ca or view our upcoming events here. Please note that spots are limited.  

 

Previous Conversations

Breaking Bread: Legal Aid Work in the 21st Century

On March 10, 2022, the Union hosted three local lawyers – Kelly Melnyk, John Gustafson, and Kathy Kendall – to…

Breaking Bread: The World of Cryptocurrency

On March 7, 2022, the Union hosted Dr. David Andolfatto of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to lead…

Breaking Bread: Anti-Blackness in Higher Education

On February 8, 2022, the Union hosted Dr. Funké Aladejebi, a faculty member from the University of Toronto, to lead…

International Students Share Experiences

On Jan 26, 2022, the Union hosted the TRU Dean of Science, Greg Anderson, and the Assistant Dean of Student…

Students and Community Come Together to Talk about Mental Health

On Oct. 27, 2021, the Union hosted the TRU Dean of Students, Chris Adam, a TRU Counsellor, Ashley Broadfoot, and…

Muslim Students Share Experiences with Deans

On Oct. 20, 2021, the Union hosted the TRU Dean of Business, Mike Henry, and the Dean of Arts, Rick…