President of Trent University Receives Alumni Achievement Award from University of Waterloo


Dr. Steven E. Franklin awarded for substantial scientific contributions

Friday, November 18, 2011, Peterborough

Dr. Steven E. Franklin, president and vice-chancellor of Trent University was presented with an Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment at a special presentation on November 17, 2011 at the University of Waterloo.

The University of Waterloo Alumni Achievement Award recognizes efforts to build a better world through significant contributions to their university, their professions and their communities.

Commenting on his award, Dr. Franklin stated, “At the University of Waterloo, I acquired a deep commitment to respect the environment. I was fortunate to study environmental remote sensing at a time of great scientific progress, which was led by Waterloo's remarkable professors and my fellow students in the Faculty of Environment. I am learning still, from these incredible teachers and mentors.”

Dr. Franklin spent seven years at the University of Waterloo, where he completed his Bachelor, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management.

His citation noted him, “as an interdisciplinary environmental scientist who has made substantial scientific contributions to the application of satellite and aerial remote sensing to terrain analysis, forestry and wildlife management.” 

Dr. Franklin has written four seminal books on remote sensing and authored more than 125 peer-reviewed journal articles. His most recent work published in 2010 focused on Remote Sensing for Biodiversity and Wildlife Management: Synthesis and Applications”.  In 2007, he was awarded the prestigious Canadian Remote Sensing Society Gold Medal.

The citation also noted his extensive track record in teaching. Dr. Franklin has taught at the University of Waterloo, Memorial University of Newfoundland, University of Calgary, and University of Saskatchewan, where he served as vice-president, Research.


For more information or to arrange an interview with Dr. Franklin, please contact: An Kosurko, communications officer, Trent University, 705-748-1011 x6182,