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Trent University Showcase

Fall 2016


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Just Like a Medical Student

Soaking in every doctor's chart, operating room procedure, and medical diagnosis with everything she's got, Camille Quang is using her Trent internship experience to prepare for a successful career in medicine.

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Crossing Oceans: Taking Education Global

What began as an evening of browsing the internet, quickly turned into a transformational summer abroad at Hong Kong Baptist University for Psychology student Maisie Glofcheski.

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Barbados Field Study: Making the Caribbean the Classroom

New field course exposes a group of Trent students to unique environmental and climate change related challenges in Barbados.

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Creating Positive Community Change

"The experiential learning opportunities I've had at Trent have by far been the most enriching experiences I've had during my undergraduate career," says Trent Browett, fourth-year International Development student.


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Weaving a Path to Cultural Understanding & the United Nations

Trent University's study abroad program transported Trent alumna Jennifer Boyce '10 from Peterborough to a remote Indigenous village in Thailand, and ultimately to a life-changing internship at the United Nations.

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Addressing Food Insecurity in Canada's North

Masters in Sustainability Studies student, Shirin Nuesslein, is finding collaborative solutions to food insecurity, a pressing issue in many Inuit households of Canada's North.

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Hands-On Experiences Challenge Students to Build and Contribute

"Today's university students want more than a degree — they want hands-on experience," says Dr. Neil Emery, vice-president of Research and Innovation at Trent University.

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Seeing, Hearing & Doing: An Educational Experience That's All Encompassing

"In nearly every one of our Indigenous Environmental Studies/Science classes — from lectures to workshops, to seminars and assignments there is an experiential component introduced to students learning," explains Dr. Dan Longboat.

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Environmental Professionals in Training Get Their Hands Dirty

Graduate students enrolled in the CREATE Enviro program at Trent will have a leg up in the job market when they graduate, thanks to an applied experiential approach that emphasizes skills development.

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Archaeological Experience of a Lifetime

Pottery and figurines, coins and stone tools – just a few of the treasures unearthed from ancient civilizations in Crete, Greece by Trent undergraduate students this past summer.

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The Next Generation of Bold New Scholars in Nursing and Aging

Helping older people has always been an interest for second-year Nursing student Laura Christie, but her passion began to really take shape when she started work at a dementia care home.

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Internships Pave a Path to Career Success

Getting involved, and undertaking an internship, all while pursuing a degree at Trent, prepared recent Trent graduate Shealin Owens to venture into the work world after graduation with success.

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Have Pen, Will Travel

Traveling across Scandinavia following in the footsteps of a famous author? Talk about a learning experience of a lifetime.

Digging Belize

The lost history of the ancient Maya is unearthed by Trent students.

The ABCs of DNA

Forensic Science students at Trent have the opportunity to use DNA to track illegal hunters, and much more.

Heartaches Help You Grow

The Trent-in-Ghana experience offers students an amazing opportunity to learn and grow.