Our Spaces

Ernest and Florence Benedict Gathering Space (GCS102)

In the Ernest and Florence Benedict Gathering Space, students study and take part in an array of activities including traditional teachings, ceremonies, socials and workshops. This hub of activity is a bright and comfortable space, where all are welcome. To inquire about availability contact gatheringspace@trentu.ca. To book the space please forward a completed copy of the contract.

Gathering Space Contract.


Traditional Area – Tipi and Lodge

Trent University has a sweat lodge at the Peterborough campus and a tipi at both the Peterborough and Durham GTA campuses, which serve as space for students to learn about ceremony and cultural teachings. The tipis also act as classroom space. Students are greeted by volunteer fire keepers who are trained in cultural protocol, safety, and are ambassadors for the space. Students are also welcome to bring a cup of coffee and lunch, socialize, or find some peace and quiet. 


Student Lounge (GCS 322)

The student lounge is a bright and inviting space for students. This work area is set up for individual and group work with access to computers and a lending library.