Building Knowledge for a Sustainable Future
Trent University is one of Canada’s top universities, recognized for its strengths in research and innovation. Engaging and relevant research is central to our mission as we strive to contribute productive and practical findings to society at a local, national, and international level.
Here at our dynamic Durham GTA Campus, Trent’s researchers are leading the way in community-based research, including in the disciplines of Social Work, Child & Youth Studies, Psychology, Social Justice and Business.
Trent Durham’s distinctive interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to research sets us apart – we are advancing new ideas, ways of understanding, and solutions through collaborative research programs and with partners in local government, other universities and colleges, industry and with broader communities around the globe.
Key Research Areas at Trent Durham
In the lab, throughout the community, and around the globe, Trent faculty, students, and alumni are conducting research that makes a difference. Trent’s growing community of researchers at its Durham GTA campus are spearheading research in several strategic disciplines.
Research Opportunities for Students
Trent offers a unique student experience, where collaboration and an interdisciplinary approach bring students from across the globe together with our renowned faculty to conduct novel research – even during their undergraduate degree.
Dean’s Research Fund
The Dean’s Research Fund supports the development of research at Trent Durham. The fund is designed to assist researchers in meeting some of the direct costs of their research, and may provide seed grants, defray costs of preparing large-scale grant applications, or close funding gaps for ongoing or new research projects.