TRUSU brings back Breaking Bread series

The conversation-starting series hopes to bring students together with community leaders

The Thompson Rivers University Student’s Union (TRUSU) is starting up their Breaking Bread discussion series again for the second full year of important opportunities for students to take learning beyond the classroom.

With a semester pack full of topics important to the TRU student base, TRUSU is hoping that students will join them for weekly intimate conversations with community leaders.

Starting Oct. 6, TRUSU will be welcoming students to join in on hourly conversations on a variety of topics including climate change, experiences of Muslim students, and the mental health gap that students may face to name a few.

Leif Douglass, the TRUSU campaign coordinator, is hopeful that students will be able to find a discussion that they’re interested in. This semester’s scheduled discussions came from weeks of planning with the TRUSU team to find a range of topics students cared most about.

“The students that I work with really were the ones that came up with [the ideas]. We wanted a range of topics and we went through a whole brainstorm process earlier in the summer and really based the topics off of those conversations,” Douglass said.

The Breaking Bread discussion series hopes to facilitate important conversations on campus to really allow students to become active members of the TRU community. Douglass encourages students to attend these discussion sessions and bring their own worldview with them.

The first Breaking Bread discussion will be on Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. with the topic of ‘Climate Change and City Planning’. Students are invited to discuss, along with SFU’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) executive director, Alison Shaw, the ways city planning affects climate change and how this knowledge can be used here at home.

Those interested in any Breaking Bread discussions this semester can find RSVP links at