Ontario Residential Tenancies Act
Know your rights as a tenant. Click here for information on the Ontario Residential Tenancies Act.
Student Charter of Rights and Responsibilities
Know your rights as a student. Click here for information on Trent University’s Student Charter of Rights and Responsibilities.
This handbook was created by Trent University’s School of Graduate Studies as a helpful guide for graduate students. It can be found on this page of Forms & Resources for graduate students.
If you’re new to Peterborough, click here for a helpful layout of the city.
Trent Class Find
Find your classrooms at Trent University easily by using the Trent Class Find application.
The TCSA manages the buses that run between the Downtown Transit Terminal and Trent University.
Grad students can buy a pass valid for all Peterborough Transit routes in the TrentU Card Office in Blackburn Hall. Extra Trent Express buses are provided during the exam period and reduced service is in effect during both reading weeks and between late April and Labour Day. Note that Peterborough Transit typically does not operate on statutory holidays. Visit Trent Central for bus schedules, routes, and information.
Trent Health Services has a clinic on the Symons campus located at Blackburn Hall in Suite 111. They offer various health services and information. Call to make an appointment. Please be aware that Trent Student Health Services is a heavily used service and appointments may not be immediately available to you on the same day or week that you make your call.
To find a counseling and resource centre that best fit your needs, consider Trent University’s Counseling Services and the Peterborough Community Counselling & Resource Centre. For more mental health services, contact the Canadian Mental Health Association. If you are in crisis or have an emergency, please contact a health care professional immediately.
Peterborough has a walk-in clinic for additional health services.
The Peterborough Hospital also provides additional health services.
Student Clubs and Groups
Trent University has many clubs and groups. Graduate students can join any of these groups. A complete list can be found here. Here are a few groups that are currently active with graduate students members:
Trent Film Society is a student group working to create a space for cinema in Peterborough through free, public, curated film screenings. Contact the Trent Film Society for more information.
Several graduate intramural teams are organized each term for various sports. If you would like to captain a team or find out if a graduate team is being put together, email email@example.com or post in our Facebook group to see what interest is there from other grads.
Free Community Services
Kawartha Food Share currently assists more than 8,300 men women and children every month through our 43 member agencies. This includes four meal programs, five City food banks, six housing projects, seven county food banks, and over 21 food cupboards across the City & County of Peterborough. To find a food bank near you and the schedule click here.
OPRIG provides a free Food Cupboard to the Peterborough Community. OPRIG also provides a Free Market, which is a program started to promote the values of reusing and recycling over discarding and “re-consuming”. By opening the Free Market ‘store’, they were able to serve the environmental purpose of reducing waste materials through reuse, and the social justice purpose of providing free goods to those who need them.
Local Stores and Services
There are a few consistently cheap grocery stores in the Peterborough area. Please keep in mind that most stores now have a price matching initiative where you can bring in flyers from other stores to receive the same discount on another store’s items. No Frills, Wal-Mart, and Fresh Co. are good places to start.
The TCSA (Trent Central Student Association) has put together a comprehensive Student Discount Map, which can be found on their Services page, which shows the locations and discounts available at a wide number of shops, restaurants, and services in the Peterborough area.
Find your preferred bank in Peterborough.
Find a pharmacy in your area.