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Strategic Research Plan

Trent University's Strategic Research Plan has been developed around three integrated areas where Trent researchers have special expertise, often at a world‐class level. These interdisciplinary research themes have been organized around Trent's strengths and the strategic directions that our university’s research is heading.

These three areas are: 

  • Humanities & Culture, which is characterized by an interdisciplinary overview of the human condition;
  • Healthy & Sustainable Communities, a research theme that has global impact, which includes collaborative and community‐based research in Psychology, Nursing, Education and Business. Also, and specific to Trent, a critical mass of research and community building knowledge is found in faculty’s research within Indigenous Studies;
  • and The Environment, a theme that Trent has had decades of work within.

The Strategic Research Plan Summary