Thompson Rivers University (TRU) has announced they have received the go ahead from B.C.’s provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry that they can welcome students back to their Kamloops campus this coming fall.
Dr. Henry gave the go ahead last week for all of B.C.’s public universities and colleges to prepare for a full return to on-campus education this September. Her statement also advised that a return to in-person instruction can be done safely for all students, staff and faculty.
“This news is very positive and comes after a long and challenging year,” said TRU president and vice-chancellor Brett Fairbairn. “We are eager to safely return to campus however, our priority is the safety of students, faculty and staff.”
Fairbairn added he expects many questions will be asked as they prepare to return to face-to-face instruction, “and while we don’t have all of the answers now, TRU is committed to keeping students, faculty and staff informed.”
The university encourages everyone to regularly check their “Return to Campus 2021” web page, which will be updated as more information becomes available.
Fairbairn said the TRU community has been exceptionally patient and adaptable through the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are thankful to students who have chosen TRU for their academic journey and look forward to the return of the on-campus energy.”