Trent University is one of Canada’s top universities, recognized for its in research and innovation, particularly within the liberal arts and sciences.
Research is central to our mission as we strive to contribute to research at a local, national and international level. With numerous partnerships from government, other universities, industries and communities around the world, Trent's researcher's continually advance the knowledge, technologies and services of their disciplines.
Trent’s distinctive interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to research sets us apart from our peers, with our strengths and the strategic directions summarized around three areas of excellence:
Humanities, Culture & Indigenous Studies
Characterized by an interdisciplinary overview of the human condition
Aging, Health & Sustainable Communities
Collaborative and community-based research in Psychology, Nursing, Education, Aging and Business.
Trent has decades of world-renowned research expertise in this theme area and continues to be a leader in environmental studies.
With one of the top water analysis labs in the world; a state-of-the-art forensics crime scene facility (also Canada’s first certified zero-carbon building); the internationally-recognized Centre for Aging & Society; the first accredited nursing simulation lab at a Canadian university; a renowned wildlife forensic DNA laboratory; and a library of the future, home to an innovative makerspace and 3-D printers – Trent delivers impactful research and innovation solutions.
Featured Researcher: Dr. Anne Pasek
Canada Research Chair in Media, Culture and the Environment
Trent University is grateful for the continued support of the three federal research granting agencies through the Research Support Fund, which allows us to maintain a world-class research environment.