News and Events


Trent's School of the Environment is now accepting applications and expressions of interest for up to two graduate students for a communit-based research project.  Please see the link below for more information and application instructions.

Funded Masters Positions in Community-based Sustainability begininning Sept 2017

Focus on our students

* MASS Alumni Yosra Albakkar, speech at the Daughters for Life Annual Gala event. 

* A feature article in the Arctic Energy Alliance web page, by another MASS Alumni, Lawrence Keyte,who studied northern communities and reducing their fossil fuel dependence by moving into alternative energy initiative.

3 Minute Thesis Competition - 2016

Two of our second year students participated in the 3 Minute Thesis Competition in 2016.  Congratulations to Jessica and Tessa for a job well done!!! 

Jessica Correa - Grow Up, Get a Car?

Tessa Nasca - Active Neighbourhoods Canada: Participatory Urban Planning for Active Transportation

3 Minute Thesis Competition - 2015

Gordon Halsey - Motivating Holistic Health and Social Services: From Clinical to Compassionate

3 Minute Thesis Competition - 2014

Maureen Elliott- Factors Influencing Biodiversity ~ Conservation Priorities in Southern Ontario

Jenn McCallum- Why Do Some Farmers Restore Wetlands?  A Case Study from East Central Ontario

Emily Willson- Addressing the Need(s) for Sustainable Food Security Initiatives

3 Minute Thesis Competition - 2013

* Alumni of the program, Emily Morrison featured in the 3 Minute Thesis Competition video, 2013.


In the Media

Trent University and the Sustainability Studies faculty member Stephen Hill are featured in this En Route magazine article.

Program Sponsors Canadian Geographic Event at Trent

At Wood’s Edge: Conversations on the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement; an event, sponsored by the Masters in Sustainability Studies program, was hosted by Trent University and featured a panel of CBFA experts and a giant traveling map of Canada’s magnificent boreal forest.  To access the video visit: Canadian Geographic - On the Move at Trent

Program Director, Asaf Zohar and Alumni, Brianna Salmon are featured in this Globe and Mail article - trends on sustainability education

MA Sustainability Studies student featured in Peterborough This Week Convocation Article