Community. Conversation. Connection.

Learning at Thompson Rivers University goes far beyond the classroom. The personal connections that students form both on campus and in the Kamloops community are a big part of finding success during their studies as well as after graduation.

Our Breaking Bread project aims to connect 500 students with community leaders, one conversation at a time. We are inviting diverse community leaders with a range of expertise to come to campus and meet with small groups of students to build community, share perspectives, and foster connections.

Each month we will facilitate a conversation with a local community leader on an important topic for one hour from 12pm-1pm with complimentary lunch provided from a local caterer. By breaking bread together we can help to bring together the leaders of today and the leaders of tomorrow on campus and in the community.

Throughout the year we will be updating the table below with a list of past and upcoming opportunities to share a conversation and meal with a community leader on a shared topic of interest.

If you have an idea for a topic, know a great community leader we should connect with, or are interested in joining an upcoming conversation contact Please note that spots are limited.


Conversation Topic

Community Leader

Conversation Date

Municipal Governments and Climate Change

Arjun Singh

December 11, 2019

Social Justice in Health Care

Dara Johnson

January 27, 2020

The Role of Business in Community Building

Mike O’Reilly

February 27, 2020

The Role of Media in 2020

Doug Herbert

August 12, 2020

The Evolving Role of Counselling in the Modern World

Deandra Dey

September 23, 2020

Indigenizing Higher Education

Tosh Southwick

October 6, 2020

Understanding the American Election

Jeffrey Meyers

October 29, 2020

After the American Election

Jeffrey Meyers

November 19, 2020