Trent University Oshawa Thornton Road Campus Enhances Academic Programming


Reception at the Oshawa Community Museum to showcase 2011-12 offerings, including the Bachelor of Business Administration

Friday, June 10, 2011, Oshawa

Trent University Oshawa Thornton Road Campus invites interested students and members of the community to an evening reception and information session at the Oshawa Community Museum’s Henry House, 1450 Simcoe Street South, on Tuesday June 14, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Guests will have the opportunity to chat with professors, staff, current students and graduates to explore options for Trent University Oshawa’s 2011-12 academic year, while touring the museum's facilities and enjoying light hors d'oeuvres.

Henry House is the site of an exciting new archaeological "dig" and course for anthropology and other interested students. The project and course will be conducted in conjunction with the Oshawa Community Museum. Students in the new course will gain practical field experience in both excavation and laboratory techniques in historic archaeology. Henry House is one of three historic houses situated on Lake Ontario’s waterfront in Oshawa, where Trent is excited to partner with the Oshawa community in offering its distinctive University education in the Durham region and GTA.

To meet the demand in the region in September 2011, Trent University Oshawa is augmenting its unique and innovative Bachelor of Business Administration program and will begin to offer the full degree at the Thornton Road campus, giving area students access to one of the top five business programs among small universities in Canada, (Globe and Mail).

Trent’s renowned interdisciplinary approach to Business Administration is educating the next generation of leaders, business professionals and entrepreneurs by going beyond the scope of traditional management to examine new and emerging practices with focuses on sustainable futures and ethical business practices.

Recent Trent University Oshawa graduate Kevin Cathcart, a mature student soon to celebrate his 50th birthday, is excited about Trent University Oshawa offering the B.B.A program as he plans to continue his studies towards an honours degree with a minor in business while working full-time in his field in home health care. Mr. Cathcart describes his ongoing university education as an opportunity to learn more and to look at the world from different perspectives - not just to gain a higher position in his career, but to become more worldly and tolerant of others. “I’m going to be 50, but I can still accomplish more,” he said.

It’s never too late to pursue a university education and Trent is still accepting applications for September 2011.

Trent University Oshawa Thornton Road campus offers year-round full and part-time studies in full-degree programs or in courses that combine with Peterborough Symons Campus degree-programs. Full-degree programs in Oshawa are now available in anthropology, English literature, history, psychology, sociology and business administration.


For more information, please contact: Rita Bode, associate dean, Trent University Oshawa Thornton Road Campus, 905-435-5100,