From one of the world's top water analysis labs, wildlife forensic DNA laboratories to our forensics crime scene facility, Canada’s first certified zero-carbon building, and the first accredited nursing simulation lab at a Canadian university – Trent University is committed to advancing knowledge through research and innovation.
Implementation of this Framework is intended to strengthen focus on the generation and management of IP and improve commercialization outcomes across campuses, while accounting for institutional diversity within the sector.
Research Institutes, Centres & Groups
The Research Institutes, Centres & Groups at Trent play a critical role in our pursuit of research excellence with national and international recognition, diversity of research across scholarly disciplines, an emphasis on interdisciplinary research, and involvement of students in research.
State-of-the-art Research Facilities
With unique, world-renowned facilities, 1,400 acres of “living labs”, a library of the future, and two campuses, Trent delivers impactful research and innovation solutions.
Cleantech Commons at Trent University is Canada's premier clean, green & low-carbon technology research, innovation, entrepreneurship & commercialization location, hosting a cluster of growth companies and startup ventures.
Trent’s world-class researchers, along with our outstanding research, invention and innovation records, have allowed us to form long-standing relationships with communities, not-for-profits, business and industries to help solve real-world problems for Canadians and people worldwide.
Graduate Research – Why Trent?
Trent offers a unique student experience, where collaboration and an interdisciplinary approach bring students from across the globe together with our renowned faculty in sector-leading laboratories and facilities. Here, students and faculty members interact one-on-one and learn from each other as they explore, share perspectives and collaborate across areas of study.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Trent University is committed to creating opportunities for all community members to develop and flourish as individuals and global citizens (Trent’s Vision Statement, 2010). Such a commitment acknowledges a need for equity in terms of employment and learning.