Resources for Current Students
This page is dedicated to current students: TSE course and registration information, degree requirements, and help with searching out environmental information and developing skills.
- TSE Course Information for Undergraduates
- Program Course Material
- Booking a TSE Lab and Borrowing Equipment
- Degree Requirements and Program Planning
- Indigenous Environmental Science and Studies Centre and Tutoring
- 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
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 Office of Research manages the approval and monitoring process for the use of humans, animals, and biohazardous materials in research at the University.
Please refer to the Office of Research website for more information on Trent's ethical policies and requirements for research.
Experiential Learning & Undergraduate Research
Students interested in learning more about experiential learning and undergraduate research opportunities offered by the TSE including field courses, community-based research courses, reading courses, internship & placement courses and honours thesis courses are encouraged to visit the Experiential Learning & Undergraduate Research page.
GIS Course Computer Requirements (GEOG 2090H & ERSC 3010H)
A notice for students enrolling in either of the 2021WI 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 is using ArcGIS Pro, while 3010H is using 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.
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 Robert Loney and Jenna Snelgrove 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.
Contact the Director of the TSE, Shaun Watmough or any of the Program staff.
- 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)
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 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.
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.
The TSE Undergraduate Research Internship is for students entering their 4th year of study in a Major in the TSE 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. Three awards of $6,000 each are available for summer 2021 with the supervising faculty or partners involved in the project contributing an additional amount of at least $1,500. As many as three internships will be available in subsequent years. Applications for the TSE Undergraduate Research Internship for Summer 2021 are due February 21, 2021.
ECO Canada and the TSE have partnered to provide a mentorship opportunity to final-year students in the following programs:
- BSESS Environmental Science and Studies
- BSc Environmental and Resource Science
- BA (Honours) Environmental and Resource Studies
- BSc (Honours) Ecological Restoration
- BSc (Honours) Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
- BA (Honours) Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
The mentorship is for three months from February 8 to May 8, 2021. The deadline to apply is January 22 by 11:59 pm. More information and instructions are in the Program Overview pdf.
Health and Safety training programs, including 'Science Safety' for working in labs, can be found on the Trent University Health and Safety page.