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CHANIE WENJACK SCHOOL FOR INDIGENOUS STUDIES - 2021 VIEWBOOK
CHANIE WENJACK SCHOOL
FOR INDIGENOUS STUDIES

                    2021 VIEWBOOK
CHANIE WENJACK SCHOOL FOR INDIGENOUS STUDIES - 2021 VIEWBOOK
CHALLENGE THE WAY YOU THINK:

                                       e n t
THINK INDIGENOUS

                            Thin k T r
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            One of Canada’s top universities, Trent is renowned as a leader in Indigenous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            education. With deep roots in reconciliation, Trent incorporates the teachings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and perspectives of elders and cultural leaders into our academic and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            extracurricular programming.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Trent’s groundbreaking leadership in Indigenous                           We invite you to explore our history of leadership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Studies dates back over 50 years – to our                                 and join our extraordinary community of scholars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            beginnings, when we became the first university                           to continue this legacy and make a difference in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            in Canada (and only the second in North America)                          our world.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to establish an academic department dedicated to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the study of Indigenous peoples and knowledges.                           trentu.ca/indigenous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Here in the Chanie Wenjack School for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Indigenous Studies we think differently, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            inspire our students to do the same.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ABOUT CHANIE WENJACK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Chanie Wenjack was a young Anishinaabe boy from Ogoki Post in Marten Falls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     in northern Ontario. He attended Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School near
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kenora. Chanie attended the school for two years and ran away on October 16,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1966. He was headed home when he died of exposure on October 23, 1966 on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the railway tracks near Redditt, Ontario, the home of his uncle.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chanie is the namesake of Trent University’s Wenjack Theatre and the Chanie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies – as an homage to his flight to safety,
                                                                                                                             UNDERGRADUATE                                                                                                                          and the safe space created for Indigenous knowledges, perspectives and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    communities at Trent.
                                                                                                                             UNIVERSITY IN ONTARIO
                                                                                                                             9 years in a row
                                                                                                                             #3 IN ALL OF CANADA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Trent University respectfully acknowledges it is located on the treaty and traditional territory of the Michi Saagig
                                                                                                                             Maclean’s University Rankings 2020                                                             Anishinaabeg. We offer our gratitude to First Peoples for their care for, and teachings about, our earth and our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            relations. May we honour those teachings.

CARVING A PATH: INNOVATION IN INDIGENOUS EDUCATION
When you come to Trent, you join a legacy of trailblazers. Explore how we have evolved and grown
Indigenous Studies at Trent over the past 50 years.

1964                                          1969                                       1972                                             1973                                           1975                                   1975                                 1976                                 1978                            1985
Mississauga Anishinaabe of Curve Lake First   Trent creates Canada’s first Department    Native Studies Lounge opened in Otonabee         Trent names largest lecture theatre on         First Indigenous Elder hired           New Native Studies Diploma           Trent hosts the inaugural Elders     Trent adds B.A. Honours in      Master’s program in Canadian
Nation among group of original donors         of Indigenous Studies, then known as the   College, the first Aboriginal student space at   campus in honour of Chanie Wenjack,            to teach Nishinaabemowin               created, the first special access    and Traditional Peoples Gathering;   Indigenous Studies to growing   Studies & Indigenous Studies
who banded together to help create Trent      Department of Indian and Eskimo Studies    a Canadian University.                           recognizing the impact of Indian Residential   language and culture; Elders           program for Indigenous students      first of its kind at a Canadian      roster of Indigenous programs   launched
University                                                                                                                                Schools in Canada                              are subsequently appointed to          in Canada, today known as            university and still going strong,
                                              » FIRST IN CANADA                          Trent launches a Bachelor of Arts degree in
                                                                                         Native Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                         tenured positions based on their
                                                                                                                                                                                         traditional knowledge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the Foundations of Indigenous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Learning Program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     held at Trent every year

                                                                                         » FIRST IN CANADA                                                                                                                                                           » FIRST IN CANADA
                                                                                                                                                                                         » FIRST IN THE WORLD                   » FIRST IN CANADA

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THE WAY WE SPEAK
TOGETHER
                                       Enwa y a a n g                                                                                                                                     INDIGENOUS EDUCATION COUNCIL
                                                                                                                                                                                          Established in the early 1980s, the Indigenous
                                                                                                                                                                                          Education Council, which includes Indigenous
                                                                                                                                                                                          community members, faculty, staff, and students
                                                                                                                                                                                          from Trent, ensures that the University engages
                                                                                                                                                                                          with the Indigenous communities in the area
                                                                                                                                                                                          in a meaningful way, and that the needs of the
                                                                                                                                                                                          community are being met.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      300+                       STUDENTS AT TRENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 UNIVERSITY Identify as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 First Nation, Métis, or Inuit

At Trent, you will thrive and benefit from                                                                                                                                                 First Peoples House of Learning                                                        Students are also given the opportunity to self-identify
an academic and supportive environment                                                                                                                                                     Aaniin, She;kon, Wachay, Boozhoo, Koolamaalsii                                         with their Indigenous ancestry, which helps Trent to
                                                                                                                                                                                           The First Peoples House of Learning (FPHL) at Trent                                    provide the best cultural, academic, and support services
where Indigenous knowledge is respected
                                                                                                                                                                                           University is a community of learners coming together to                               possible.
and recognized as a means by which to                                                   Traditional Teachings                                                                              understand ourselves, each other, and the world we live in.
understand the world.                                                                   Traditional teachings are provided by Elders, traditional                                          FPHL provides services, support, and a home away from                                  Ishkodehwin: Anishnaabemowin for “Lighting your
                                                                                        teachers, and other Indigenous community members                                                   home for Indigenous students from all over the world. For                              Inner Fire”
• Learn from Indigenous and non-Indigenous                                              and knowledge holders in an informal setting throughout                                            non-Indigenous students, it’s a place to build awareness                               At Trent, you will find a community of support amongst
  faculty members, and interact with Elders and                                         the year. You can participate in traditional teachings,                                            and to become immersed in new and traditional cultural                                 your fellow students. Ishkodehwin is an on-campus
  traditional teachers                                                                  Elder roundtable workshops, social gatherings, hands-on                                            experiences. All students at Trent’s Peterborough and                                  student mentorship program that takes place throughout
• Spend a semester studying abroad in one of                                            learning workshops and one-on-one cultural counselling                                             Durham GTA campuses are invited to experience and                                      the academic year. Upper year students act as a peer
  Trent’s 35 partner countries                                                          on campus led by visiting Elders and traditional teachers                                          learn about Indigenous knowledge in a comfortable, safe                                support for new students to assist them in their transition
• Engage in research projects that make a                                               every two weeks.                                                                                   environment.                                                                           to Trent. The program is open to all first-year students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  who identify as First Nation, Inuit or Métis.
  difference in your community
• Experience cross-cultural learning, blending                                                                                                                                             FPHL offers a wide range of support services for your time
                                                                                                                “I chose Trent for the Indigenous space                                    at Trent, including:
  Indigenous and Western knowledge and                                                                           that the University fosters. Trent guided
                                                                                                                                                                                           • Cultural counsellors who provide services that respect
  approaches                                                                                                     me toward a more focused direction
                                                                                                                                                                                               the dignity and value of all people inclusive of age,                                                      MEET DAWN LAVELL-HARVARD
                                                                                                                 in supporting Indigenous education.                                                                                                                                                      Director of the First Peoples House
                                                                                                                                                                                               gender, ethnicity, physical qualities, gender identity, and
The concept of understanding the world in multiple                                                               It exposed me to different skills and                                                                                                                                                    of Learning
                                                                                                                 viewpoints and led me to the work I’m                                         ability
ways is deeply embedded in various Indigenous                                                                                                                                              • Academic and admissions assistance including tutoring
                                                                                                                 doing now with Indigenous student                                                                                                                                                        Advocate for Indigenous women’s
nations. Haudenosaunee people describe this                                                                                                                                                    for Indigenous students and all those taking Indigenous                                                    rights, Dr. Lavell-Harvard is the
                                                                                                                 groups across the province.”
concept in their two row wampum teachings,                                                                                                                                                     Studies courses                                                                                            recipient of the 2018 Spirit of Barbra
                                                                                                                 Rhode Thomas, Six Nations of the
Maliseet people refer to this as “two eyed seeing,”                                                              Grand River, School of Business student,                                  • Skills workshops held throughout the year and designed                                                       Schlifer Award, and the Sovereign’s
and Dene people refer to this concept as “strong                                                                 specializing in Niigaaniiwin: The Art of                                      with the Indigenous learner in mind                                                                        Medal for Volunteers, presented by
like two.”                                                                                                       Leading                                                                   • Student ambassadors work year-round to extend a                                                              Her Excellency the Right Honourable
                                                                                                                                                                                               welcoming hand to the community fostered by the FPHL                                                       Julie Payette, Governor General
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of Canada.

CARVING A PATH FOR OVER 50 YEARS

1988                                1993                                1999                                 2001                                2004                             2008                                2009                             2012                                 2015                                  2016
Creation of Council of Directors,   First Indigenous counsellor hired   Trent launches Canada’s first        Innovative Indigenous               First Canada Research Chair in   Skahendowaneh Swamp appointed       Gathering Space in the First     Importance of Indigenous             Partnership with Confederation        Unique Indigenous Bachelor
now the Aboriginal Education        in Indigenous Studies to provide    Indigenous Studies Ph.D. program     Environmental B.A. and B.Sc.        Aboriginal Arts and Literature   inaugural chair in Indigenous       Peoples House of Learning        knowledge formally recognized in     College and First Nations Technical   of Education (B.Ed.) program
Council, to provide advice on       academic and social support to      and establishes the Indigenous       launched becoming the first         appointed at Trent               Knowledge, the first academic       renamed in honour of respected   University’s new vision statement:   Institute formalized, forging new     launched, putting Aboriginal
Aboriginal education to Trent       students                            Studies Ph.D. Council – creating     program in North America to                                          chair of its kind in Canada to be   Mohawk Elders Ernest and         We foster an environment             pathways between colleges and         knowledge and perspectives at the
Senate, Board of Governors                                              a vision to guide the development
                                                                        and implementation of the
                                                                                                             combine Indigenous knowledge
                                                                                                             with Western scientific approach.
                                                                                                                                                 » FIRST IN CANADA                awarded to an Indigenous Elder or   Florence Benedict                where Indigenous knowledges          university for Indigenous students    forefront of teacher training
                                                                                                                                                                                  traditional person                                                   are respected and recognized
                                                                        program. This Council still meets                                                                                                                                              as a valid means by which to         » FIRST IN ONTARIO                    » FIRST IN CANADA
                                                                        regularly and continues to provide
                                                                        guidance
                                                                                                             Official opening of our Enwayaang
                                                                                                             Building
                                                                                                                                                                                  » FIRST IN CANADA                                                    understand the world

                                                                        » FIRST IN CANADA                    » FIRST IN CANADA
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CONTRIBUTE TO

    Com m                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   OF TRENT GRADS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            EMPLOYED
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            within two years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of graduating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CUDO 2019
     At Trent, students have countless opportunities
     to get involved, not only to make a meaningful
     contribution to the community, but to develop
     career-ready skills and become sought-after talent
     in the job market. In fact, at Trent, every student is
     guaranteed to have meaningful, purposeful, and
     recorded experiential learning experiences that will
     contribute to their success as in the workforce.

                           “The majority of my life has been spent looking                                                                                                               Find Purpose with Your Skills
                            for ways to pursue my own dreams of promoting                                                                                                                The Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                         encourages you to put the knowledge and skills you’re
                            positive change for Indigenous peoples in Canada
                                                                                                                                                                                         learning in the classroom to good use. Hands-on
                            while encouraging others to do the same. I take                                                                                                              experiences include research projects, international
                            the 3M honour as nothing less than a sign that                                                                                                               education experiences, co-op and internship programs,
                            I am headed in the right direction.”                                                                                                                         and much more. Get involved in experiential learning        “Trent University’s School of
                            Tonya Leah-Watts, recent Biomedical Science graduate, recipient                                                                                              opportunities including:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Indigenous Studies uses a hands-
                            of a 2019 3M National Student Fellowship – a prestigious award                                                                                               • Trent Medicine Garden
                            given to only ten top college and university students in all of                                                                                              • Trent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      on approach to cultural teachings.
                            Canada.                                                                                                                                                         (TRACKS) program                                          Staff and faculty who have been part
                                                                                                                                                                                         • Local Friendship Centre                                    of the School for a long time offer
                                                                                                                                                                                         • Field Schools                                              a variety of perspectives through
                                                                                                                                                                                         • On-campus events including symposiums, talks and           music, dance and teachings that
                                                                                                                                                                                            gatherings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      emphasize respect for the land,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      which has brought Trent students
                                                                                                                                                                                         Trent University Native Association
                                                                                                                                                                                         The Trent University Native Association (TUNA) is an on-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      closer to First Nation and Indigenous
CARVING A PATH FOR OVER 50 YEARS                                                                                                                                                                                                                      communities and culture.”
                                                                                                                                                                                         campus student-led group with the mission of supporting
                                                                                                                                                                                         Indigenous students’ well-being at university. The           Andy Dufrane, President of Métis Nation of
                                                                                                                                                                                         membership is open to all students at Trent, who provide     Ontario for Peterborough & District Wapiti Métis
2017                                          2018                                         2019                                           2020                                           services and organize activities enhancing the success of    Council
Launch of the Chanie Wenjack School for       Trent becomes only the third university      Trent celebrates the 50th anniversary of       After hosting the inaugural Canadian
Indigenous Studies and introduction of        in Canada to ensure all undergraduate        Indigenous Studies.                            Indigenous/Native Studies Association          Indigenous students on campus.
numerous recommendations to enhance           students complete at least one course with                                                  Conference, CINSA returned to Trent for the
Indigenous reconciliation at the University   Indigenous content                           Trent convocation features Eagle Staffs        33rd annual edition, examining the unique
                                                                                           from Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha      challenges faced by Indigenous people living
                                                                                           First Nation for the installation of the new   in urban areas.
                                                                                           chancellor.

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Inspire
SPACES THAT

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                                                                                                                                  TWO DAYS A WEEK
                                                                                                                                  THE TIPI IS OPEN FOR
All across Trent’s campus, there are                                                                                              ALL TO ENJOY.
dedicated spaces for gathering and                                                                                                A fire keeper, one of our
learning about Indigenous history and                                                                                             student ambassadors,
                                                                                                                                  is always on hand to
culture. These spaces are important to                                                                                            answer your questions.
cultivating empathy, respect and positive
connection between students, faculty,                           01                                                                                            06
staff, and the public.
                                                                                                                   02                                         04 Nozhem: First Peoples Performance Space
                                                                                                                                                                 This space on campus is a one-of-a-kind venue
                                                                                                                                                                 designed to allow the audience to interact
                                                                                                                                                                 with artists and performers. Unlike a traditional
                                                                                                                                                                 Western theatre, the space is designed to host
                                                                                                                                                                 ceremonies and to nurture Indigenous oral
01 Giizhigaatig Cedar in Bata Library                                                                                                                            tradition, language, and knowledge.
   Giizhigaatig, means honouring the sacred cedar
   tree. The name was chosen by local Elders for an                                                                                                           05 Mnidoowag A’Kiing (the Spirit Lands)
   Indigenous reading room in the Bata Library. With                                                                                                             Trent University has a sweat lodge, three tipis,
   resources and space for students, Giizhigaatig is                                                                                                             and a traditional wigwam between both the
   supported by the legacy of former Board chair                                                                                                                 Peterborough and Durham GTA campuses,
   Jalynn H. Bennett, and honours and recognizes                                                                                                                 which serve as spaces for students to learn about
   local Michi Saagiig culture on campus.                                                                                                                        ceremony and cultural teachings. The tipis also
                                                                                                                                                                 act as classroom space. Students are greeted by
02 First Peoples Gathering Space                                                                                                                                 volunteer fire keepers who are trained in cultural
                                                       03 Elders Gathering
   In the Ernest and Florence Benedict Gathering                                                                                                                 protocol, safety, and are ambassadors for the
                                                          Join hundreds of people from across the continent
   Space, students study and take part in an array                                                                                                               space.
                                                          at this annual event. Alongside Elders and traditional
   of activities including ceremonies, socials, and
                                                          peoples, you can share and experience Indigenous
   workshops. This hub of activity is a bright and                                                                                                            06 Indigenous Spaces at our Durham Campus
                                                          knowledge through workshops, presentations, and
   comfortable space where all are welcome.                                                                                                                      At the Durham GTA campus you will find
                                                          performances. You won’t want to miss it.
                                                                                                                                                                 dedicated spaces for gathering and supporting
                                                                                                                                                                 cultural learning and activities, including a Tipi,
                                                                                                                                                                 an Indigenous Student Study Room and a future
                                                                                                                                                                 Medicine Garden, all supported through the First
                                                                                                                                                                 Peoples House of Learning.

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SPOTLIGHT ON
                        INDIGENOUS PROGRAMS

Programs
                        We don’t just talk about reconciliation, we live it. Trent
                        is one of the only universities in Canada to ensure all
                        students complete at least one half credit course with
                        Indigenous content, meaning that all of our students
                        will gain an understanding of the history, traditions,
                        cultures, and knowledge of Indigenous peoples, and so
                        much more.

                        DEGREE PROGRAMS
                        Indigenous Studies (B.A.)                              Indigenous Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)
                        Learn how Indigenous peoples in Canada and             This concurrent five-year program of professional education, the
                        around the world are shaping our world through         first of its kind in North America, puts Indigenous knowledges and
                        a creative blend of Indigenous and Western             perspectives at the forefront of teacher training and provides self-
                        knowledge. You will study the historical and           identified First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students from around the
                        contemporary interactions between Indigenous           world with the opportunity to become exceptional educators.
                        and non-Indigenous societies, and the cultural         trentu.ca/futurestudents/indgbed
                        foundations of Indigenous life.
                        trentu.ca/futurestudents/indigenousstudies             Medical Professional Stream for Indigenous Students
                                                                               Are you a high school student who dreams of pursuing medical
                        Indigenous Environmental Studies/Science               school? Do you self-identify as First Nations, Métis, or Inuit?
                        (B.A. or B.Sc.)                                        Trent’s new pathway for Indigenous students within the medical
                        The first program in North America to integrate        professional stream provides you with a clear and well-supported
                        Indigenous traditional knowledge with a Western        route to medical, dental or veterinary school. Learn more about
                        scientific approach. Explore complex topics such       making your medical school dreams a reality.
                        as climate change, Indigenous health, and the          trentu.ca/premedicalstudies/indigenous
                        environment and learn to generate solutions to the
                        complex local, regional, national, and international
                                                                               Joint Majors (B.A. or B.Sc.)
                        issues facing Indigenous peoples around the world.
                                                                               Enhance your Indigenous Studies B.A. degree by combining
                        trentu.ca/futurestudents/ies                           programs and courses from across the arts and the sciences, or
                                                                               from our professional programs to create a degree that’s uniquely
                                                                               your own. Popular combinations include: Indigenous Studies and
                                                                               History; Indigenous Studies and Business; and Indigenous Studies
                                                                               and Political Studies.
                                                                               trentu.ca/futurestudents/jointmajors

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ENHANCE YOUR DEGREE                                             DIPLOMA PROGRAMS                                                 GRADUATE PROGRAMS                                                   RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL
Niigaaniiwin: The Art of Leading Business Specialization        Our exceptional Indigenous diploma programs provide              Go further in your studies through innovative, leading              DEVELOPMENT CENTRES
This specialization is available to students in the School      an alternate path to Trent for self-identifying First Nations,   masters and Ph.D. programs within the School of Graduate
of Business at Trent. Niigaaniiwin: The Art of Leading          Métis or Inuit students who wish to make the transition          Studies at Trent, taking part in the deeper conversations           Leading faculty in the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous
specialization brings together today’s business practices and   into university level studies. In a supportive and inclusive     surrounding Canada and Indigenous Knowledges.                       Studies are working to further our understanding of
Indigenous knowledge and ideologies, developing students’       environment, students in the Foundations of Indigenous                                                                               Indigenous peoples and their cultures and traditions through
ability to work with mindfulness and agility in the 21st-       Learning and the Indigenous Environmental Studies                Canadian Studies & Indigenous Studies M.A.                          three research centres associated with the School.
century business environment.                                   diplomas bring their diverse cultures, values, histories and     Drawing on the expertise and knowledge of a richly
trentu.ca/futurestudents/businessadmin                          languages to the classroom. Students who complete an             diverse range of faculty from the humanities and social             Boodweh Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and
                                                                Indigenous Diploma Program may choose to continue their          sciences, students in this leading masters program have the         Languages
Indigenous Reconciliation Resurgence Option                     education and pursue a Bachelor’s degree, transferring           opportunity to advance exploration as you study and debate          As a catalyst for new research, the Boodweh Centre for
Nationwide conversations and action regarding the               their diploma credits. The majority of students complete a       key themes in Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies.              Indigenous Knowledges and Languages connects the
resurgence of Indigenous peoples has largely animated the       diploma and degree within four years.                                                                                                University, local communities, and Elders in collaborative
Canadian project of reconciliation. In this option, or “mini                                                                     Indigenous Studies Ph.D.                                            initiatives related to the exchange of Indigenous research
minor,” you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to     Indigenous students also have the option to register for         A Canadian first, this leading Ph.D. program offers                 and scholarship.
play an integral role in a national movement.                   a two-year program that will allow them to bridge into           Indigenous and non-Indigenous students an opportunity
                                                                Trent’s Nursing program. All courses from the Foundations        to engage in advanced learning experiences grounded in              Enwayaang Institute for Professional Learning
trentu.ca/futurestudents/indigenousoption
                                                                of Indigenous Studies for Future Nursing Students                Indigenous cultures and reflecting the interaction between          The Enwayaang Professional Institute for Learning offers
                                                                Diploma program receive university credit and students           traditional and contemporary Indigenous knowledges within           certificate courses for professionals who are looking to
Cultural Expressions & Performance Courses
                                                                who complete the diploma and meet the requirements are           the academic context.                                               broaden and deepen their knowledge with respect to
Demonstrating the significance of oral histories and the
                                                                admitted to the compressed Bachelor of Science in Nursing                                                                            Indigenous peoples, Indigenous languages, and Indigenous/
intergenerational transmission of knowledge, this cluster of
                                                                (B.Sc.N.) degree.                                                Canadian Studies Ph.D.                                              non-Indigenous relations.
courses offers students the chance to learn how Indigenous
                                                                trentu.ca/futurestudents/indgdiploma                             Our Canadian Studies Ph.D. program fosters an diverse
dance, literature, media, music, and theatre contributes to
                                                                                                                                 approach to the critical conversations connected to Canada,         Indigenous Environmental Institute
the understanding and communications between, and with,
                                                                                                                                 while developing expertise in research-intensive study as           The Indigenous Environmental Institute (IEI) broadens the
Indigenous peoples.
                                                                                                                                 part of the only interdisciplinary Canadian Studies doctorate       impact of Trent University’s leadership in Indigenous and
trentu.ca/indigenous/performance                                                                                                 program in Canada.                                                  environmental education by delivering professional training
                                                                                                                                                                                                     to and facilitating critical conversations between sectors
                                                                                                                                 Sustainability Studies M.A.                                         of the professional community. Positioned to help bolster
                                                                                                                                 This first-of-its-kind program is renowned for developing           Indigenous Environmental Science/Studies as a discipline,
                                                                                                                                 leaders in the field who can actively advance research and          the IEI creates space for collaborations that bring together
                                                                                                                                 practice in critical sustainability-based challenges, including     Indigenous and western knowledges as equally valuable,
                                                                                                                                 environmental protection, resource conservation and                 complementary ways of knowing.
                                                                                                                                 positive social change.

                                                                                                                                 trentu.ca/futurestudents/graduate

                                                                                                                                                               “A critical factor in improving Indigenous students’ academic success
                                                                                                                                                                 is the presence of teachers who understand how Indigenous
                                                                                                                                                                 students learn and the challenges that they face.”
                                                                                                                                                                Professor David Newhouse, Director of the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies

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CHOOSE FROM 100+ PROGRAMS                                                                                                                                   APPLY TO TRENT TODAY
Accounting (Spec.) D&P
African Studies (Spec.)
                                                  Forensic Chemistry
                                                  Forensic Science
                                                                                                     Mathematical Physics
                                                                                                     Media Relations (Spec.) D NEW                          ONTARIO HIGH SCHOOL MINIMUM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Ancient Greek & Roman Studies                     Forensics & Arts                                   Media Studies D&P                                      Ontario secondary school students are required to have the following for admission to all programs:
Anthropology D&P                                  Forensics & Science                                Medical Professional Stream
Applied Ethics (Option)                           French & Francophone Studies                       Mediterranean Archaeology (Spec.)                        • Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a minimum of six grade 12 4U or 4M courses
Archaeology                                       Gender & Social Justice D&P                        Niigaaniiwin – The Art of Leading (Spec.)                • A minimum 70% overall final average calculated using the top six grade 12 4U or 4M courses unless
Arts, Honours D&P                                 Geographical Information Systems (Option)          Nursing                                                    otherwise specified
Bachelor of Arts & Science                        Geography                                          Online Programs D&P                                      • ENG4U with a minimum grade of 60%
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology                  Global Power & Politics (Option)                   Philosophy D&P
Biology                                           Greek & Latin (Spec.)                              Physics                                                Many programs also have additional requirements. For the full list of requirements, visit trentu.ca/applying
Biomedical Science                                Health & Medical Humanities (Option) NEW           Planning (Option) NEW                                  Note: These admission requirements do not apply to the Indigenous Diploma Programs. See information below.
Business Administration D&P                       Health Sciences (Spec.)                            Policing & Community Well-Being D NEW
Business Communications (Spec.) D NEW             Health Studies (Spec.)                             Political Studies
Business & Arts D&P
Business & Science D&P
                                                  History D&P
                                                  Human Resource Management (Spec.) D&P
                                                                                                     Public Policy (Spec.)
                                                                                                     Pre-Law Pathways                                       PATHWAYS FOR INDIGENOUS CANADIAN STUDENTS
Canadian Studies                                  Human Resource Management                          Pre-Med Pathways                                       There are two application pathways if you are an Indigenous Canadian student:
Chemical Engineering:                             Postgraduate Certificate D&P                       Medical School › Veterinary School
Trent/Swansea Dual Degree NEW                     Indigenous Diploma Programs                        Pre-Medical Studies (Option)
Chemical Physics                                  Indigenous Bachelor of Education                   Pre-Modern Studies (Option)                            1. Degree Program
Chemistry                                         Indigenous Environmental Science/Studies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           FUNDING YOUR EDUCATION
                                                                                                     Psychological Development (Spec.) D&P                  Indigenous students who have followed a traditional
Child & Youth Studies D                           Indigenous Reconciliation &                        Psychology D&P
                                                  Resurgence (Option)                                                                                       academic path are eligible to apply to Trent directly
Circumpolar Studies Diploma (Online)                                                                 Québec and Franco-Canadian Studies (Spec.)
Circumpolar Studies (Option)                      Indigenous Studies                                                                                        through the degree program application process.                Rewarding academic excellence and making
                                                                                                     Science, Honours D&P
Climate Change Science & Policy (Spec.) NEW       Information Systems                                                                                                                                                      transformative educational experiences financially
                                                                                                     Social Work D&P                                          • Check the admission requirements for your
                                                  Information Systems and
Communications D NEW
                                                  E-Commerce (Spec.) D&P                             Social Justice & Equity Studies (Spec.) NEW D&P            program choices.                                           accessible for all students. It’s what we believe in at
Communications (Option) D                                                                            Sociology D&P                                                                                                         Trent.
                                                  Integrated Arts (Spec.)                                                                                     • Apply online through OUAC (Ontario
Computer Science (Co-op)                                                                             Software Engineering (Spec.)
                                                  International Development Studies                                                                             Universities’ Application Centre). Visit ouac.on.ca
Computing Systems/Computer Science D&P
                                                  International Development Studies (Option)         Statistics (Spec.)                                                                                                    Entrance Scholarship Guarantee
Computer Science & Physics                                                                                                                                    • Select your application type: OUAC 101 or
                                                  International Political Economy                    Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems                                                                                Attention top scholars! Achieve an average of 80%
Conservation Biology (Co-op)                                                                         Teacher Education Stream D&P
                                                                                                                                                                OUAC 105, then follow the steps provided.
                                                  Joint Majors                                                                                                                                                             or higher and you automatically receive an entrance
Conservation Biology (Spec.)                                                                         Theatre Studies (Option)                                 • Trent University requires transcripts from all
                                                  Combine almost any two majors. Popular Joint                                                                                                                             scholarship – no application required.
Creative Writing (Option) D NEW                   Majors include, but are not limited to: Computer   Theoretical Computer Science (Spec.) NEW                   institutions you have attended.
Criminology* NEW D&P                              Science & Business › English Literature & Media    Visual Arts (Option) NEW                                                                                              The best part of all? Trent’s national entrance
                                                  Studies › Environmental & Resource Studies &                                                              You can find your next steps at trentu.ca/applying
Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies (Spec.) D&P                                                      Water Sciences                                                                                                        scholarships are RENEWABLE each year. Maintain an
                                                  Business › History & Psychology › Information
Cultural Studies                                  Systems & Forensics                                                                                                                                                      80% average and you’ll earn a scholarship for each year
Culture & Theory (Spec.)                          Journalism & Creative Writing D NEW                                                                       2. Indigenous Diploma Programs                                 you’re at Trent. With a maximum scholarship potential of
Data Analytics (Spec.)                            Kinesiology NEW                                    D	
                                                                                                       Indicates programs available in                      The Foundations of Indigenous Learning Diploma
                                                                                                       Durham GTA only.                                                                                                    $12,000, things can really add up!
Education (Bachelor of Education)                 Languages (Option)
                                                                                                     D&P	
                                                                                                         Indicates programs available in
                                                                                                                                                            at Trent provides the opportunity for students of
Education (Option) NEW                            Latin American Studies (Spec.)                         Durham GTA and Peterborough.                       Indigenous heritage to make the transition into university     RENEWABLE ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS
Ecological Restoration                            Law & Arts:
(Joint Trent-Fleming program)                                                                                  All other programs available in              level studies in a supportive environment. Students
                                                  Trent/Swansea Dual Degree D&P
                                                                                                               Peterborough only.
Economics                                         Law & Business:                                                                                           who complete the diploma may choose to pursue a                 Entering Average            Scholarship           Maximum Scholarship
                                                  Trent/Swansea Dual Degree D&P                      Many programs also offer courses online.                                                                                                           Distribution               Potential
Economics (Spec.)                                                                                                                                           Bachelor’s degree, transferring their diploma credits.
                                                                                                     Learn more: trentu.ca/online
English for University: Trent-ESL                 Law & Policing (Spec.)
                                                                                                                                                            Most students are able to complete a diploma and                95%+                      $3,000 x 4 years                $12,000
English Literature D&P                            Legal Studies (Option) D&P                         * pending approval
                                                                                                                                                            degree in four years.                                           90% – 95%                 $2,500 x 4 years                $10,000
Entrepreneurship (Spec.) D&P                      Linguistics (Option)
Environmental Archaeology (Spec.) NEW
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Geoscience
                                                  Literary History (Spec.) NEW
                                                  Literature & Narrative (Spec.)
                                                  Logistics & Supply Chain
                                                                                                     Degrees of Success                                     If you are applying to the Indigenous diploma program,
                                                                                                                                                            you must submit an online application through the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            85% – 90%

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            80% – 85%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      $1,500 x 4 years

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      $1,000 x 4 years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      $6,000

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      $4,000
                                                  Management* NEW D
                                                                                                                                                            Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), as
Environmental & Resource Science/Studies                                                             Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
                                                  Marketing (Option) D&P                                                                                    well as submit the Indigenous Diploma Supplemental
Environmental Science/Studies (B.E.S.S.)                                                             Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)                                                                                           Note: Indigenous students who are U.S. citizens and are tribally affiliated
                                                  Marketing & Consumer Culture (Spec.) D&P                                                                  Application Form directly through your myTrent portal.         may qualify to be classified as domestic students, and may be charged
Ethics (Spec.) NEW                                                                                   Bachelor of Arts & Science (B.A.S.)
                                                  Marketing & Entrepreneurship                                                                                                                                             domestic tuition rates. Email fphl@trentu.ca for more information.
Ethics & Sustainability (Spec.)                                                                      Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)           Full application instructions for Indigenous students are
                                                  Postgraduate Certificate D&P
Film & Media (Spec.)                                                                                 Bachelor of Environmental Studies/Science (B.E.S.S.)
                                                  Mathematics                                                                                               available online at trentu.ca/indgdiploma
Financial Analytics NEW                                                                              Bachelor of Forensic Science (B.Sc.F.S.)
                                                  Mathematical Economics
Finance (Spec.)                                                                                      Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.)
                                                  Mathematical Finance (Spec.)
Forensic Biology                                                                                     Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc.N.)
                                                                                                     Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)
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