This week, the TRU Students’ Union continued its work to engage the broader Kamloops community in an important dialogue about the funding level at Thompson Rivers University. On August 17, 2018 the TRU Students’ Union reached out to over 10,000 households in Kamloops to let community members know that TRU has fallen $80 million behind the average level of post-secondary funding in BC over the last five years alone. 

“In order for TRU to remain financially sustainable in the future we need adequate government support,” said Cole Hickson, Vice President External. “Accounting for inflation, TRU has had the same level of government funding since 2005 when the university was first formed while the funding level at other universities has increased significantly.”

The TRU Students’ Union has also set up information tables at Ribfest, the Farmers Market, and other important community events throughout the month of August to continue to engage with community members on this important issue.

For more information on the TRU Students’ Union’s Fund the Future campaigns contact:

Cole Hickson
Vice President External
Leif Douglass
Campaigns Coordinator
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