Rural Livelihoods and Sustainable Communities Laboratory

Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia
What the facility does

Research on understanding and improving the livelihoods of rural peoples to ensure sustainable futures.

Areas of expertise

The Rural Livelihoods and Sustainable Communities Laboratory is a unique facility that provides the necessary technology, fieldwork and safety equipment to researchers and graduate and undergraduate students allowing them to conduct state-of-the-art fieldwork in rural, Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities throughout rural and remote Canada. 

Research services

Data analyses and processing equipment, transcription equipment, presentation equipment.

Sectors of application
  • Agriculture, animal science and food
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Policy and governance
  • Tourism and hospitality


Photography equipment

Data Analysis software

Audio recording equipment

Outdoor safety equipment


  • TD Bank
  • Michaëlle Jean Centre for Global and Community Engagement
  • United Way
  • Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health
  • White Buffalo Aboriginal and Métis Health Society