TRU celebrates completion of Aboriginal TRU Start Program pilot

April 27, 2012

A dozen Aboriginal secondary students from Kamloops and area have just finished getting a head-start on their university education through a pilot project between Thompson Rivers University and a local school district. The Aboriginal TRU Start Program saw students take university-level courses in English, biology, and statistics at TRU in order to experience university life. The students were provided with mentors to help with the transition to a university learning environment. TRU worked with the school district to create course content that respects and integrates Aboriginal knowledge. The program began in February and ended Friday with a celebration lunch. TRU News