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People. Place. Planet.

Reimagine Your World within the Department of Geography at Trent


Celebrating 45 years of excellence in teaching and scholarship that matters to people, places and environments worldwide.

Available for download: Geography at Trent, the First 40 Years,

a "giant year book'" intended to entertain and inform those associated with Geography at Trent.


Funding Honours Thesis Research - the Currie Prize

Congratulations to Michael Schmidt, 4th year Geography-ERS major, who is the 2015-16 recipient of the Currie Honours Prize in support of his Honours Thesis research on the effect of road salt on the Canadian Shield. Michael is pictured here (centre) with Prof. Cathy Emiers (acting-Chair of Geography) and Prof. Peter Lafleur (Geography Prize committee).


Student Involvement in Research - Climatology

Kristyn Foster, 4th year Geography major, spent her summer at the Daring Lake Tundra Ecology Research Station under the supervision of Dr. Peter Lafleur. The Daring Lake field station is a small fly-in camp located 300 km north of Yellowknife, NWT. Kristyn assisted a Trent PhD student with studies on carbon balance of tundra ecosystems and she conducted her own research project into the vegetation and soil controls on active layer depth in the low Arctic, which will form the basis of an honours thesis.


Considering studying Geography at Trent?

"What I like most about geography is the diversity of the discipline, from subjects like geology to urban planning, geography influences everything. What sets geography at Trent apart from other universities is a field work component associated with almost every class. Everywhere you look in Peterborough and the Kawarthas, there is evidence of physical processes and this area is part of a rural urban fringe. You couldn't find a better place to learn geography than Trent."

Legacy Project: Ethan McDonald, Honours student in Geography

Three and a half years ago when I started at Trent University, I had no idea I'd experience what I have. As a recent graduate of Geography-Biology, I became a member of the Trent University Geography Society(TUGS), played intramural sports, and went on countless field trips for class. I am now venturing off on a 10 week trip across South America, visiting 5 different countries, followed by a summer of employment monitoring biodiversity in Alberta. My experience with Trent University, and the support from faculty of the Geography and Biology departments, has provided me with the skills I need and will be important to my future.

Jessie Archer, Joint major in Geography and Biology