In the lab, throughout the community, and around the globe, Trent faculty, students, and alumni are conducting research that makes a difference. The University hosts an impressive number of Canada research chairs (CRCs) – testimony to the scope, depth and importance of the research taking place at Trent.
Canada Research Chairs
The Canada research chairs (CRC) program is committed to excellence in research and research training. Trent University shares this commitment and boasts a significant number of highly engaged CRCs.
Named Chairs & Professorships
The research expertise and leadership at Trent University is not only acknowledged through its impressive number of Canada research chairs, but also through a variety of internal and external chair and professorship programs that recognize research excellence.
Trent University offers three significant research awards: Distinguished Research Award, Research Impact Award and Early Career Researcher Award.
Dr. Naomi Nichols
Adding to Trent’s long-standing reputation as an institution with strong social justice expertise, Professor Nichols is building on a decade’s worth of research into youth homelessness. Her research is developed collaboratively alongside youth with lived experiences with homelessness in Montreal and in Peterborough, with a focus on driving institutional change for Canada’s most vulnerable youth. Prof. Nichols is establishing a lab dedicated to community research for social change – which will allow a diverse range of activist and advocacy groups the ability to engage in social research, access and own their data, and participate equitably in evidence-based decision-making.
Dr. Naomi Nichols, Associate Professor in Sociology & Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Community-Partnered Social Justice, leads the Research for Social Change Lab in pursuit of justice and equity in Nogojiwanong/Peterborough.
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