Student and Alumni Testimonials
Learn first-hand how some of our inspiring students and alumni feel about their Trent School of the Environment experience
Andrew Clark '21 Bachelor of Environmental Science and Studies
"My science-based courses gave me experience with standard environmental sampling procedures, analytical techniques, and report writing. My courses in arts and humanities allowed me to better understand relevant environmental and planning policies and how environmental issues manifest themselves in our society."
Anastasia Kaschenko '12 Bachelor of Environmental Science and Studies
"I could never have known I would end up where I am. But that's the benefit of having mentors in your life - like those I had at Trent - ones that have a bigger vision and can guide you towards things that are really good for you and your life."
R. Goodwin BSc in Environmental & Resource Science & Biology
"Trent ERS program is fantastic. Because of the flexibility, you can tailor your education to your area of interest. My specific interest was in contaminants and distribution/toxicity in aquatic systems. Although my work is now primarily related to soil and groundwater contamination and not aquatic systems, my education is critical to my work. I have worked in enforcement of environmental regulations with the Ministry of Environment (MOE), I have worked on investigations of drinking water and wastewater systems, assessment of air quality (indoor air and stack emissions), and now primarily investigations of soil and groundwater contamination through borehole drilling, soil sampling, groundwater monitoring well installations and monitoring."
C. Fraleigh BSc in Environmental and Resource Science
"Being President of the Trent University Chapter of The Wildlife Society helped me grow my professional network, build my confidence and give me experience in a leadership role. I would highly recommend to any new students that they join a club they are interested in and get involved in a leadership role! The TSE has such a variety of course options. The more courses I took, the more I was able to see the bigger picture and see how all of the courses integrated with each other. You never leave with just one discipline; you really start to see how each of the courses complement one another. I am now working for the British Columbia Ministry of Environment as an Environmental Protection Officer. My job consists of protecting the environment by providing professional and technical advice to others on the implementation and administration of the Environmental Management Act to manage industrial, municipal, agricultural, point and non-point source wastes and hazardous materials. It is my dream job so I will be in this position for the foreseeable future."
B. Allen BSc in Environmental and Resource Science
"The ERS program provided me with a variety of hands on learning opportunities and skills, as well as the ability to write and interpret technical reports."
R. Flinders BSc in Environmental and Resource Science and Geography
"Take everything. Do it all. Try it all. Don't give up. And don't look back."
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