In the month of August students from the TRU Students’ Union knocked on over 1000 doors of residents in the Kamloops community to talk with them about TRU’s ongoing underfunding. Students covered a wide area of the city including Sahali, Sagebrush, the North Shore, and Westsyde, in addition to attending important community events such as Ribfest and the Kamloops Pride Parade this the summer. 

“We were amazed at the support we received from community members when knocking on their doors to talk about addressing this important problem,” said Cole Hickson, Vice President External. “We heard from many Kamloops residents about the importance of TRU and people were very excited to get involved in asking our government to re-evaluate how TRU is funded.”

TRU has been underfunded by approximately $80 million compared to the average post-secondary institution in BC over the last five years alone. Over 4000 people and 30 community organizations and city councils in the Kamloops region have signed their support for the provincial government to re-evaluate TRU’s funding formula.

“The bad news is that TRU’s public funding continues to fall further behind other universities in BC,” said Hickson. “But the good news is that the community support to address this issue has been really strong and continues to grow.”

For more information visit or contact:

Cole Hickson
Vice President External

250 828 5289

Leif Douglass
Campaigns Coordinator

250 828 5289