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Human Resources

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Human Resources

New Employees

Welcome to Trent!

New Employee Orientation

Various departments from across campus have worked together to create an accessible, creative and informative online orientation for all new employees to access. All employees are invited to complete this training by logging in to their MyTrent Account using their employee username and password, then launch the Blackboard Learning System Application. Alongside the Online Employee Orientation, in-person networking opportunities will be held each semester for all new employees to provide an opportunity to meet other colleagues, develop a greater connection with the Trent community, and go on a guided tour of the campus.

Mandatory Training

All new employees in Ontario, including student employees, casual employees, TAs, markers and volunteers receiving an honorarium of $500 or more, are required by law to complete the Ministry of Labour Health and Safety Worker Awareness Training on their first day of employment. New supervisors are required to complete the Ministry of Labour Health and Safety Supervisor Awareness Training.

Employees are only required to complete this Health and Safety Awareness training once. New employees who have completed their training at Trent University do not require proof of completion to be sent. If new employees have already completed this training through another employer, they must provide proof of completion to their supervisor prior to their start date. Supervisors are required to attach the proof of completion with the employee’s hiring paperwork, and inform Risk Management by email that the employee has already completed the training. Proof of completion will be retained on the employee’s personnel file. 

Campus Violence and Harassment, Human Rights and AODA, WHMIS, and Privacy Training must also be completed within one week of commencing employment. All mandatory training can be accessed through Blackboard on the MyTrent Learning System: https://my.trentu.ca/portal.

Note: Students/staff that have a staff email account set up, are automatically enrolled in the mandatory training listed above. Those that do not have a staff email account, must email Risk Management to be manually enrolled.

Campus Maps

Trent's exceptional facilities for research and teaching are located on a beautiful approximately 1,400-acre riverfront campus in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, with a graduate college campus in downtown Peterborough. The University's satellite campus is in Oshawa, Ontario. Maps of Trent University.

Campus Tours

Have you taken a look around our beautiful campus?  Tours are a great way to see Trent University. Current students lead tours around campus and share their stories about why they love Trent. Campus tour schedule/information.

News & Events

Daily News & Events for Trent University.


Trent University provides parking facilities to faculty, staff, students, and visitors either on a permit or a pay-per-use basis. Eligible employees may use their flex benefits and/or payroll deductions to purchase parking permits. Register and purchase a parking permit.

Trent Athletics Centre

The new Athletics Centre at the Trent Community Sport & Recreation Centre is a modern, multi-sport centre of excellence, designed to serve the wellness needs of students, staff, and all residents of the Peterborough Region. Eligible employees may use their flex benefits and/or payroll deductions to purchase an Athletics Membership.

Staff/Faculty ID Card

All Trent employees are required to carry Trent University photo identification cards while on Trent property. Information on how to obtain your Staff/Faculty ID Card.

MyTrent Internal University Staff Portal

Log in to the myTrent internal University staff portal, where you will have access to your academic records, email, mandatory training on Blackboard learning system, news, events, information and more! Please be sure to check it regularly for updates and staff bulletins.

Policy Library

Trent's policies for Students & Teaching, Research, Human Resources
Finance, Operations & Governance, and External Relations.

Access & Privacy

Trent University undertakes to provide both the University community and the public with broad access to general University records, while protecting the personal information of individuals. Learn how Trent University protects personal information.

Risk Management

The University recognizes it has an obligation to promote the health and safety of the Trent Community and to raise awareness in the community of effective risk management. Learn more about the Risk Management Department, which includes Health and Safety, Campus Security and Parking and Access Control.

Human Rights, Employment Equity & Accessibility

Trent University recognizes the dignity and worth of every person and aims to create a climate of understanding and mutual respect. Learn more about the Office of Human Rights, Employment Equity, and Accessibility.

Employment Standards Act

To help ensure that employers understand their obligations and that employees know their rights, the Minister of Labour has prepared and published an Employment Standards Poster entitled “Employment Standards in Ontario”. For more information, please visit the Employment Standards website.