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Thompson Rivers University (Canada)

British Columbia

Last modified: 2020-06-13 by rob raeside
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Thompson Rivers University image located by Dave Fowler, 12 May 2020

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Description of the flag

TRU is a new undergraduate university in British Columbia. It was formed from a merger of the University College of the Cariboo and BC Open University in 2005.

Banner of arms from the Governor General website:

Flag in use:!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_804/katrine-conroy.jpg

Coat of arms:


Flags of TRU:
The flag is taken from the central element of the TRU coat of arms. Flag of TRU The blue field refers to the brilliant skies, lakes and rivers that envelope the region where Thompson Rivers University is located. The wavy circle around the sun represents the sacred circle of life, a central tenet in the First Nations’ belief systems. It also stands for the never-ending character of learning. Lastly, the wavy feature of the circle recalls that the university is located near a junction of several water sources vital to the First Nations in the region. The sun is a symbol of light and learning, a principal endeavour behind academic institutions.
Dave Fowler, 12 May 2020