Thompson Rivers University recently announced it is expanding its Bachelor of Education program by 16 seats for Indigenous students this September.

The expansion comes as a result of $340,000 from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training fund of $2.7 million being invested to provide Indigenous teacher education training throughout BC. This is a direct response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #62, which called upon governments to fund post-secondary institutions to educate teachers on how to integrate Indigenous knowledge and teaching methods into the classroom.

Anyone with questions about the Bachelor of Education program or the Indigenous education seats can contact TRU’s education advising office by email at