The Trent Community Research Centre (TCRC) at Trent University has secured $483,822 in funding in partnership with the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER), and with support from the Government of Canada to create new community-based research projects and community-service learning opportunities focused on sustainability, climate change, and a net-zero economy.
In addition to providing new learning opportunities for students, the funding will also be used to create a new capstone course focused on financial markets and institutions within Trent's School of Business.
“At Trent, we are always looking for opportunities to unite the best of industry and the learning journey of our students,” said Kevin Whitmore, director of Careerspace at Trent. “Through this funding, we will be able to continue developing relationships that lead to valuable community-based research and service-learning opportunities for students.”
Speaking of the partnership with Trent, BHER’s Andrew Bieler, Director of Partnerships and Experiential Learning stated, “We’re proud to collaborate with Trent to strengthen talent pipelines for municipalities, conservation agencies, not-for-profits, and small businesses undertaking the net zero transition in Eastern Ontario. The energy and commitment to build talent for green jobs in this region is more critical than ever.”
Through community-based research and community-service learning, students at Trent University are empowered to make a meaningful impact by addressing real-world challenges related to sustainability, climate change, and a net-zero economy. The partnership between TCRC and BHER fosters interdisciplinary collaboration, knowledge exchange, and innovation, paving the way for practical solutions and a more sustainable future.
About Trent University
One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful, and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.
The Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization bringing together some of Canada’s largest companies and leading post-secondary institutions. Since 2015, BHER has worked to harness the strengths of Canada’s business and post-secondary education sectors to build opportunities for young Canadians, boost innovation and drive collaboration. Learn more at www.bher.ca. Visit our WIL Hub for ways to explore, invest in and create quality WIL opportunities.
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Olivia Flynn, Communications & Media Relations Officer, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x6180 or firstname.lastname@example.org