At Trent University, we see our institution as an integral part of the progressive design of the Durham region. Through curricular and co-curricular activities, as well as community partnerships, we aim to make positive contributions to the social, cultural, and economic fabric of “the new Durham”.
Highlights of our journey on the path of innovation and growth
Campus Growth and Expansion
Located in Oshawa for over four decades, we currently have 1,200 students with projected growth to 2,000 by 2024. With land generously donated by the City of Oshawa, a new $26-million-expansion is in the final phases of approval by the Board. It will be a combined residence and academic building on Thornton Rd South with four floors to accommodate 200 beds, three lecture halls and spacious areas for office / administration, students, and research work.
Our new Master of Management will be our first graduate program at the growing Durham Campus. It is designed as a 16-month, course-based master’s program with a Workplace Integrated Learning project. Starting in September 2018, the program has over 100 applications to date. The focus is on providing managerial skills training for non-business students within five years of graduation. We see a lot of interest from international students in China, India, and Pakistan, and expect that one-third of the cohort will be domestic students.
Academic Innovation in Undergraduate Programs
Evolving programs to meet the changing needs of the Millennial workforce, much of our growth at the Durham campus is in the areas of Social Work, Child and Youth Studies, Media Studies, Communication Studies and Business, the latter with a variety of specializations including accounting, information systems and e-commerce. New certificate programs are offered in Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurship and others are under development in the Social Sciences & Humanities.
Community Connections Through Entrepreneurship, Experiential Learning and Career Readiness
Trent University recently undertook new, organizational initiatives to increase experiential learning opportunities for its students. These include the creation of a new administrative unit, “Co-op, Careers, and Experiential Learning”. Trent Durham students will see more opportunities than ever for co-op, internships and placements in the Peterborough and Durham regions and beyond – even on-campus jobs and hands-on research.
Through research and innovation, course development, community based projects, volunteer activities and events, Trent enables and encourages contributions to a better world.