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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.


Student Involvement in Research - Summer 2014

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



Geography News


Mark Skinner hosted a conference in Tumbler Ridge BC, August 23-28, "International Symposium on Aging Resource Communities: Population Dynamics, Community Development and the Voluntary Sector".  It was organized by the UNBC Community Development Institute and the Trent Centre for Aging & Society, and funded by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant and a SSHRC Connections Grant. The meeting had 20 speakers, inclusive of researchers from Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, USA, UK, Norway, and Canada. Tthe proceedings will be published in a forthcoming book in Routledge's Studies in Human Geography . The organizing committee is shown in the image to the right, inclusive of: Alun Joseph (UG), Greg Halseth (UNBC), Laura Ryser (UNBC), Mark Skinner (Trent) and Neil Hanlon (UNBC).


2014-15 Course Offerings

Geography course offerings for 2014-15 are now available to view at, including provisional syllabi to download and learn more about the human and physical geography courses being offered this year.

Canadian Geographic visits Trent

As part of the' On the Move' campaign, the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement and its partner, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, have created a short video highlighting a town hall meeting entitled: At Wood’s Edge: Conversations on the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement. The event was hosted by Trent University and featured a panel of CBFA experts and a giant traveling map of Canada’s magnificent boreal forest.

To access the video visit: Canadian Geographic - On the Move at Trent