Trent University’s DNA Building is a centre of academic excellence dedicated to interdisciplinary teaching and research, especially in the discipline of DNA Forensics. The building is home to the Trent-Fleming Forensic Science program, Trent faculty from Biology, Nursing, Anthropology, and Psychology, researchers from the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR), and the DNA Regional Cluster, a multi-party collaboration between Trent University, OMNR, the City of Peterborough, Fleming College, the Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation (GPAEDC) and the private sector.
The life and health sciences building is home for Trent’s Anthropology, Nursing and Psychology departments. This facility is physically connected to Trent’s DNA Building which houses the Forensics Sciences program, the Natural Resources DNA Profiling and Wildlife Centre, scientists from the Ministry of Natural Resources and the International Consortium on Anti-Virals (ICAV). This building features: 46,000 square feet of new space for teaching, learning and research; 47 offices and 31 research labs – many of which are also used for teaching; new and relocated labs for the Psychology department including the Psychology Action and Cognition (ACT) Lab; the Trent/Fleming Nursing Clinical Learning Centres which encompasses a number of labs including a full simulation lab and learning program. It also includes series of research labs for the Anthropology department including an archaeological lab, and archeological chemical lab, a human paleontology lab, a Mesoamerica lab, an Ontario lab, an early states lab, an Andean archeology lab and material cultural lab.