People. Place. Planet.
Reimagine Your World within the Department of Geography
Welcome to Geography at Trent - celebrating 45 years of excellence in teaching and scholarship that matters to people, places and environments worldwide.
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
Geographers to headline Seniors Summit Event - 27 June.
Geography Professor Mark Skinner and alumna Rachel Herron (BA '08, MA '11) have been invited to present their research perspectives on aging at home at the Peterborough Seniors Summit event "Rewire Your Thinking About Aging", 27 June 2013, Trent University. For more information about the event, which will also feature Minister Deb Matthews (Health and Long-term Care), is avalable here.
Geographyhonours projects highlighted at Community Innovation Forum.
Geography students presented findings from their community-based research projects at the Knowledge & Talent in Action Showcase
(CIF:KTIAS) held April 4th, 2013, at the Peterborough Golf and Country Club. The event was co-hosted by the Trent Centre for Community-Based Education and featured projects from GEOG 4030H Community-Based Research in Geography.
Geography Founders Prize awarded to Ethan MacDonald.
Honours BSc student Ethan MacDonald was awarded the 2013 Founder's Prize, with the presentation in early April. The prize was established in recognition of the founders of the Trent
University Geography Department, Professors Peter Adams and Fred Helleiner. It
is awarded to the best “all round” Geography major or joint-major entering the
honours year. Check here for more information about Geography awards and prizes.
New frontiers of rural aging.
Geography Professor Mark Skinner gave an invited seminar talk on "Aging in Canada's Resource Hinterland" at the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies on Thursday 28 March. "It is time to move beyond the apocalyptic rhetoric surrounding the implications of Canada's retiring baby-boomers (eg, the 'grey tsunami') to ask critical questions about how communities are actually responding to the challenges and opportunities of population aging" (Dr. Mark Skinner).
Reach for the Peak a success.
Geography's annual Reach for the Peak social event was held Thursday 21 March, at the Cat's Ass Pub (Otonabee College). Congratulations to the second-year team for winning the contest.
Geography projects highlighted at Haliburton Celebration of Research event.
Geography students presented findings from their community-based research projects at Haliburton's Celebration of Research event on Saturday 23 March. The event was hosted by the U-Links Centre for Community-Based Research and featured 10 projects from GEOG 4030H Community-Based Research in Geography and GEOG-NURS 3820H Health Geography, ranging from food security to trails impact studies.
First-year human geography enrolment at all-time high!
Enrolment in the Geography program's introductory BA course (GEOG 1030H Human Geographies in Global Context) has reached a new record at 355.
President lectures on Remote Sensing.
President Steven Franklin gave a guest lecture on the evolution of remote sensing, Monday 4 March, in GEOG 3110H Foundations of Geographic Thought. For more information, contact course instructor Prof. Mark Skinner.
Visiting Lecture on Circumpolar North.
Dr. Lassi Heininen, Chair Northern Research Forum, University of Lapland, gave a talk on "Comparative Study of Canadian and Russian Policies on the Arctic - is Russia Different?" on Thursday 14 February, room ESB B305, 10am. For more information email Prof. Heather Nicol.
Happy New Year!
Geography highlights for the Winter Term include President Steven Franklin's upcoming guest lecture on the evolution of remote sensing in GEOG 3110H Foundations of Geographic Thought, TUGS's annual Reach for the Peak event in March and registration for the popular Wilderness Resources field course in Algonquin Park (GEOG 3333H). All the best for 2013.