Trent University

One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. 

The University celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014/15. Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham delivers a distinct mix of programming in the Greater Toronto area.

Facts and figures

Year Established 1963
Total Number of Staff 1590
Number of Academic Staff 285
Number of Students 8000
Focus Areas

Trent University's Strategic Research Plan focuses on three interdisciplinary research themes:

- Humanties and Culture

- Healthy and Sustainable Communities

- The Environment

Fields of Study Offered Basic/broad, general programmes
Teacher training and education science (broad programmes)
Arts (broad programmes)
Humanities (broad programmes)
Social and behavioural science (broad programmes)
Business and administration (broad programmes)
Environmental science
Physical science (broad programmes)
Mathematics and statistics (broad programmes)
Computing (broad programmes)
Agriculture, forestry and fishery (broad programmes)
Nursing and caring
Social work and counselling
Natural environments and wildlife