Conference Recordings

Campus Tour | Thompson Rivers University

Published July 14, 2021
Presented by Matt Milovick, Thompson Rivers University
Planning Types: Campus Planning

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Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) has evolved from a small Cariboo College in British Columbia to a fully-fledged university—and the first Canadian institution to receive platinum ranking for its leadership in sustainability. TRU has been developing new and renovating existing structures to enhance campus life and add vibrancy to the campus for all who visit it. This tour will showcase how TRU has been developing infrastructure befitting a modern university, including learner-centered spaces, research facilities, and housing. We will also explore how TRU is striving to become a carbon-neutral campus with net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Discuss how TRU’s campus sustainability plan has been guiding low-carbon energy planning and campus expansion.
  2. Leverage community partnerships for the purpose of creating a vibrant campus and serving local communities.
  3. Explain how academic and research departments and capital infrastructure can collaborate to redesign existing spaces and further campus expansion.
  4. Cite specific examples of TRU’s collaborations with the City of Kamloops and infrastructure developers to create a university village comprised of mixed-use developments.


Matt Milovick, Thompson Rivers University

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU 0.5 Unit (SCUP56T003) | AICP CM 0.5 Unit

Recorded 7/14/21.

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