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For program information, please visit the TRU page.

For inquiries and additional information about our program please contact:

Gillian Watt – Program Coordinator

The Applied Sustainable Ranching program is offered at Thompson Rivers University – Williams Lake Campus. The inaugural class started in January 2016. Read more about how the program came to be and student profiles here.

Williams Lake Tribune:

Agapow takes home TRU applied sustainable ranching program’s bull pen award – June 2021

Paralyzed B.C. cowboy set to ride again thanks to custom saddle – Oct 2020

Cariboo teen supported in quest for ranching career – Feb 2019

Stockmanship workshop teaches TRU students livestock handling – Oct 2017

Ghanaian finds second home in Cariboo- Dec 2017

Hands-on experience enriches ranching program – Mar 2016

Applied sustainable ranching program launched in Williams Lake – Dec 2015

Lieutenant Governor to launch TRU ranching program- Nov 2015

Innovation the key to success in ranching industry for Gillian Watt – Nov 2015

The Green Gazette:

Tourism Meet Ranching, Ranching Meet the Future – Jan 2018

TRU Sustainable Ranching – Third Cohort to Start Jan 22  – Nov 2017

ARTS & EDUCATION | A New Story: Applied Sustainable Ranching – June 2016

STEWARDSHIP | TRU’s Applied Sustainable Ranching: Proclamation Awarded – Sept 2016

ARTS & EDUCATION | Sustainable Ranching—Learning Applied Skills and Diversification – Nov 2016

Beef in BC Magazine Articles

Beef in BC July 2016

Beef in BC September 2016

Beef in BC Magazine Student Profiles

Beef in BC Zettah Gunner 2016

Various Industry Publications: 

College program offers employment-ready ranching skills – June 2020

Official Launch – TRU Applied Sustainable Ranching Certificate Program- Nov 2015