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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.


Experiential Learning:

Trent's campus is endowed with a wealth of natural environments which enable field centered learning. ottO Bedard, a Hydrometric Technician with the Water Survey of Canada, is shown here operating an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler from the Faryon Bridge which spans the Otonabee River. As a graduate of Trent ( BSc Hons Geography '11; MSc ENLS '13), ottO is committed to 'giving back', in this case providing a suspended sediment and current profiling demonstration for the River Environments and Processes class, the very course in which he first studied the hydraulics of channelized flows.


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