Why Choose Gzowski
Are you interested in a respectful and open dialogue across disciplines? Are you flexible, adaptable, and a forward-thinker? Are you open to new adventures? Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Do you like to break with tradition? If so, this is the College community for you!
What do students love about Gzowski?
"Everything!! Gzowski students are driven, friendly and generous. Overall, Gzowski feels like home."
"I love that people are friendly. Everyone is very fun and excited and Gzowski just has a nice sound to its name and a great vibe!"
Made up of a collection of dedicated and passionate students, Gzowski College is a place meant to unite the community’s roots with the new members who will define its future: you!
What will you find in the Gzowski College community?
- Math equations on our blackboards and windows.
- The smell of sage from a smudge to welcome a visiting Elder.
- The sound of drumming during an Indigenous performance class in the Nozhem theatre.
- A School of Business networking event or career expo in the atrium.
- Economics professors holding impromptu office hours in the hallways.
- A pasta bar in the beautiful Peter Robinson Dining hall – our green-certified cafeteria, with a fireplace, a keyboard, and comfy seating.
- You will find friends and faculty from every discipline meeting, studying, learning, and speaking together.
"I like the cohesion that takes place in this particular college between distinctive programs like Business and Indigenous Studies.'
Student Testimonials: Colourful Spaces with a Modern Vibe
The Enwayaang building that hosts Gzowski College was designed to rest gently on the land. The building features lots of glass, a small ecological footprint, Indigenous spaces, and medicine wheel colours.
“I enjoy the amount of Indigenous culture in the Enwayaang building. I like the cafeteria for example, with the medicine wheel themed chairs and all the murals. It's a great place to sit and study with all the natural light and big tables!”
"I enjoy the "fresh" design, the look of the building inside and out, and how modern it is. It is a landmark of the university and can be seen anywhere on campus."
"The colours are fun and inviting. It also has a beautiful view of the river and the land outside. Of course, the food is amazing and the staff is too!! I love the study space, and windows that wrap around the seminar rooms and lecture hall spaces."
Support for students
In the college office you’ll find your college principal, college assistant, academic advisor and academic skills instructor. Helpful student staff are also available to direct your questions.
"It was so easy to feel at home from the day I got here. Gzowski College has many resources that can help you to succeed."
They offer so much support! There is never a day I feel I can't go talk to the college staff about any concerns I'm having."
"The entire community of faculty and students alike makes Gzowski an inclusive environment. I love how happy staff and students are to be in the college."
For contact information for Gzowski College support staff visit the Contact Us page.
Inclusivity and Community
Peter Gzowski College is in the big yellow building named Enwayaang. Enwayaang translates from Anishinaabemowin as "the way we speak together."
You'll find an inclusive, inviting and positive spirit in everything we do.
"Gzowski College is very inclusive, making everyone feel comfortable. I love the family environment and sense of community."
'I love this inviting atmosphere it presents. Everyone is so friendly and goes above and beyond to help you with all of your needs."
Ties to Indigenous Knowledge
“I like the student engagement, as well as the history of the college and what it represents in the First Nations communities.”
"I love the connection Gzowski has with the land on which it sits and with the First Peoples House of Learning spaces and programs. Becoming more versed in Indigenous knowledge and traditions has been the most rewarding part of my Trent experience thus far.”
Engaging Programs and Events
Gzowski College runs a variety of programs including Awards ceremonies, trips to the Curve Lake Pow Wow, community lunches, educational programming, student-led workshops and leadership opportunities.
"The college does a great job in planning and advertising events, making it easier to connect and socialize with others."
"I love the opportunities the college offers with special programs and certificates."
"I like the community lunches, weekly coffee and tea event, and the friendly staff."
For more information on events visit the events and traditions page.
For more information on the Gzowski Certificate visit the Gzowski Certificate page.