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School of the Environment

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School of the Environment

Resources for Current Students

This page is dedicated to current students: TSE course and registration information, degree requirements, and help with searching out environmental informaiton and developing skills.

TSE Course Information for Undergraduates

Ethics Forms

All students completing research involving humans (for instance, having people complete questionnaires) and animals must complete and have evaluated an ethics application to ensure proper protocols are followed. Visit our Ethics Application Form.

Trent Community-Based Course Projects 2019

View the listing of available community-based research projects (PDF file) for the Trent Community Research Centre, and the U-Links Centre for Community Based Research (posted August 2, 2019). Interested students may complete their application through the TCRC website.

ERSC-IDST 3230H: Barbados Field Course

This limited-enrollment course is very popular and we actively manage enrollment at the TSE office. Visit our page about this course for more information about this course and how to register.

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.  Also feel free to consult with your course instructors- they are there to help you.
Program staff Dorothy Howard and Robert Loney are also 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 & Borrowing Equipment

The School of the Environment manages several teaching spaces, including ESC A202, A210, C202, C205, C111.3, and SC 207. Contact Program staff Dorothy Howard , Craig Murray and/or Robert Loney.

Degree Requirements and Program Planning

Contact the Director of the TSE, Shaun Watmough or any of the Program staff.

Environmental Information Research Sources


  • Bata Library (Trent University)
  • Connect to TOPCAT
  • Web-based access to Bata Library's catalogue of holdings, and to several other Ontario University library catalogues.
  • 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

Student Skills Development

Trent University's Academic Skills Centre 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 how to reference, among other topics.

Visit the Skills Development web page for some help with 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 & Alumni page for a listing of where degrees can lead to in employment. Also visit Additional Connections/Resources for a listing of Trent-specific environmental groups, and follow us on social media for news postings and current opportunities.

Health & Safety Information

Health & Safety training programs, including 'Science Safety' for working in labs, can be found here.