Resources for Current TSE Students
Course and registration information and skills development
- Course Information for Undergraduates
- Program Course Material
- Booking a TSE Lab and Borrowing Equipment
- Environmental Information Research Sources
- Student Skills Development
- Finding Environmental Employment & Volunteer Opportunities
- TSE Undergraduate Research Internship
- TSE - ECO Canada Student Mentorship Program
- Health and Safety Information
- Computer Requirements for TSE GIS Courses
Course Information for Undergraduates
Trent University is committed to the highest standards of ethical practice in research. Central to the principles that guide research is that it must be conducted in accordance with the highest contemporary ethics standards. The Research and Innovation office manages the approval and monitoring process for the use of humans, animals, and biohazardous materials in research.
Please refer to Research and Innovation for more information on Trent's ethical policies and requirements for research.
Experiential Learning and Undergraduate Research
Field courses, community-based research courses, reading courses, internship and placement courses and honours thesis courses.
GIS Course Computer Requirements (GEOG 2090H & ERSC 3010H)
A notice for students enrolling in either of GIS courses GEOG-ERSC 2090H Introduction to GIS (web-based) or ERSC-GEOG 3010H Fundamentals of Geographical Information Systems Analysis (offered remotely). These courses require use of ArcGIS software, and students are asked to set up the software on their own computer: 2090H uses ArcGIS Pro, while 3010H uses ArcGIS Desktop. Please visit the Computer Requirements for TSE GIS Courses page to learn more about the computer requirements, what computer hardware you need, and how to obtain and set up this software.
Program Course Material
Refer to the materials provided by the course instructor, including the course syllabus. If your course uses Blackboard then refer there for current course materials. Know that your course instructors are there to help you. Program staff are available to assist with technical and conceptual problems and course material, especially in the courses they each support, but also in other courses.
Booking a TSE Lab and Borrowing Equipment
The TSE manages several teaching spaces, including ESC A202, A210, C202, C205, C111.3, and SC 207. Contact Program staff for availability.
Environmental Information Research Sources
- Bata Library (Trent University)
- Electronic Databases (alphabetical list)
- E-Journals Search (Electronic or On-Line Journals) The full text of several journals are now available on-line. See the journal list below.
- Trent University Archives The archives is "a repository for archival materials relating to the Trent Valley area in general and to Trent University in particular"
Other Local and Regional Libraries
- Southern Ontario Public Library Service (includes links to Public Library web sites)
- Peterborough Public Library
- Selwyn Public Library (in Bridgenorth and Lakefield, formerly Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield Public Library)
- Otonabee-South Monaghan Public Library
- Cavan Monaghan Libraries (Millbrook & Cavan)
Student Skills Development
Trent University's Academic Skills is an excellent resource. They teach in groups and one-on-one, and provide guidance on a variety of skills, including essay and scientific writing, math, and searching for information. Another good source of help is Trent University's Bata Library, which provides resources and workshops on how to search for and organize information and various skills, from working in a group to statistics, to using specific software, to referencing and more.
Finding Environmental Employment & Volunteer Opportunities
Visit our Careers and Alumni page for a listing of where degrees can lead to in employment. Also visit Connections and Resources for a listing of Trent-specific environmental groups, and follow us on social media for news postings and current opportunities.
TSE Undergraduate Research Internship
The TSE Undergraduate Research Internship is for TSE Majors entering their 4th year of study to work on a full-time paid research project for a period up to 16 weeks during the summer, generally as part of their Honours Thesis project. As many as three internships will be available in subsequent years.
TSE - ECO Canada Student Mentorship Program
ECO Canada and the TSE have partnered to provide a mentorship opportunity to final-year students in the following programs:
- BESS Environmental Science and Studies
- BSc Environmental and Resource Science
- BA (Honours) Environmental and Resource Studies
- BSc (Honours) Ecological Restoration
- BA/ BSc (Honours) Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
For more information, please contact Jenna Snelgrove
Health and Safety Information
Health and Safety training programs, including 'Science Safety' for working in labs, can be found on the Trent University Health and Safety page.