“One of the reasons why I chose Trent is because it is one of the few universities in Canada that has an active minds program. Joining Trent Active Minds was a great way for me to be among like-minded individuals and build a sense of community at a time where having classes online has made it so difficult to meet new people.”
Sterling Renzoni is a first-year student pursuing a joint major in Psychology and Chemistry with a minor in Biology. Since arriving at Trent, Mr. Renzoni has made it a mission to get involved with the campus community.
A member of Trent Active Minds, Mr. Renzoni is also active in multiple other community-based groups and clubs like the Trent Vegetable Garden and the Gzowski College Residence Life Council. Additionally, Mr. Renzoni is a member of mental health and advocacy organizations internationally such as EDify Talks and the Yellow Tulip Project.
“Volunteering with Trent Vegetable Garden has helped me through COVID-19 and my online classes - it’s been a great hands-on opportunity to observe biology and chemistry in action, in a real-life scenario. It has also provided me with an opportunity to make friends with all my classes being online. It is a great overall experience.”
One of his favourite things about Trent? The ability to know and interact with the professors.
“A reason why I really like Trent is that you get to know your professors and that is so important to me,” notes Mr. Renzoni. “I get to meet my professors and ask them questions and Trent provides me an easy access to that. I love that. The fact that Trent had set it up so that I can learn the way I want to, even when classes are online is amazing. The professors here are very accessible.”
Trent University prides itself on providing an outstanding personal and interactive learning environment. This story is part of the #FacesofTrentU series, which highlights our many student success stories and the numerous dynamic programs offered at Trent