Why Choose Trent?
One of Canada’s Most Research Intensive Universities
Trent University has consistently been recognized as a centre of high calibre research and scholarship. The total research revenue at Trent continues to grow while the success of Trent faculty in attracting research funding from diverse sources is remarkable. Trent’s eight Canada Research Chairs cover a broad spectrum of disciplines, reflecting the institution’s careful balance between research in the humanities, sciences and social sciences. As federal and provincial governments continue to make knowledge transfer and outreach a priority for post-secondary institutions, Trent will continue to draw on its key strengths to further its research accomplishments and reputation nationally and internationally.
Life at Trent University
Trent University has earned a reputation for exceptional teaching and innovative research activity. The University as a whole nurtures a collaborative atmosphere in which students from across the country and around the world are encouraged to engage in interdisciplinary learning while enjoying a variety of social and cultural activities. For graduate students in particular, Trent affords a rich research and learning environment that facilitates an interdisciplinary perspective on just about any topic of interest, resulting in a broader range of options upon completion of your Trent degree.
The Peterborough Lifestyle
Trent University is located in Peterborough along the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto. A friendly, mid-sized Ontario city, Peterborough boasts a vibrant arts and music scene, a varied selection of restaurants and pubs, and a full complement of services combined with affordable accommodation. There is easy access to the surrounding lakes and wilderness of the world famous Kawartha Lakes region. It’s no wonder so many people are recognizing the benefits of living and studying in Peterborough.