News & Events



News Release
Bookmark and Share

Ignite Your Passion for Learning this Fall with Continuing Education Classes at Trent University


New community partnerships spark exciting new classes including History of Orchestra and Contemporary Performance; classes and workshops begin October 16

Thursday, October 5, 2017

From Arabic to Hebrew, beekeeping to karate, Trent University’s continuing education program is once again offering the Peterborough community a wide-variety of dynamic classes and workshops to take part in this fall.

“The Peterborough community has been such a strong supporter of Trent over the years, it is important for us to give back and offer a wide selection of flexible and affordable continuing education courses,” said Dr. Michael Eamon, director of Continuing Education at Trent University. “I am excited that we have great community partners such as the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra and Public Energy offering exciting new classes this Fall.”

With classes starting October 16, continuing education at Trent will provide community members the opportunity to pursue their interests, or gain a new skill through its pick-and-learn format, allowing the option to either register for single classes, or take full six or eight-week courses.

New to the Continuing Education program this year are two courses being offered in partnership with the Peterborough Symphony and Public Energy. Michael Newnham, conductor of the Peterborough Symphony, will be leading a course entitled, History of the Orchestra: Eight Composers in Eight Weeks. While Public Energy will be offering Inside Contemporary Performance, a new course dedicated to exploring various genres of performance.

This fall, Continuing Education will be offering over 120 adult evening classes covering topics ranging from languages, literature and writing, science and nature, and movies, music and movement. The program will also offer a number of one-day workshops, including sessions on soap making, wildlife and ecotravel photography, backyard chickens, plus two new workshops on essential oils.

Registration for all classes and courses is now open. To select and pay for classes or to get information on the learning opportunities that are available, visit the Trent’s Continuing Education website.

Classes are held evenings, Monday through Friday, at Trent University’s Traill College located on London Street. Each class is two hours in length, beginning at 7:00 p.m., and costs only $20 per class (some exceptions apply). Community members are invited to register before October 13 for the chance to be entered to win a Trent University gift bag. 

About 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. Today, 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 Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.

Read More News Releases ยป