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.
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.