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Trent Black
Student Support

The Black Student Support program is a safe space for current Trent Black students to come together for support and conversations around their Black experience at Trent, the Peterborough community and beyond. This confidential discussion group is led by two student facilitators who have a lived experience in the Black community. In addition the program runs other educational and social events during the year that are open to allies and the wider campus community. For more information about their initiatives and events, visit here.

Contact: [email protected].

Canadian Black Scientist Network

The Canadian Black Scientists Network exists to Elevate, make Visible, Celebrate and Connect Black Canadians in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Medicine (STEMM) across sectors.  We feel keenly the scarcity of Black scientists in Canada. The dearth of role models and mentors affects the aspirations of Black youth, the career progression and success of new Black scientists, and the ability of non-Black people to imagine accomplished scientists who look like us. Under-representation of Black scientists also robs Canada of innovative talent needed to tackle the pressing issues of the day. We have created this community to drive action to change these realities. Visit their website for upcoming events and career opportunities.

Contact: [email protected]

National Black Graduate Network

The National Black Graduate Network (NBGN) is affiliated with the Black Canadian Studies Association (BCSA), and emerged out of critical conversations among members of the 2019-2020 BCSA executive team about how academic racism impacts the growing numbers of students interested in pursuing Black Studies in Canada. We envisioned this interactive and secure website as a space from which to promote critical dialogue among network members and to develop a public resource for a new era of Black Studies scholarship in Canada. Click here to connect with Black graduate students and students of Black Studies in Canada through their blog and message board.

Know Your Campus

Welcome to Trent University! We’re so happy that you’ve decided to purse your graduate studies with us. No matter which campus you’re based out of, you have access to approximately 1,400 acres of research and teaching facilities featuring 11 distinct nature areas with over 30 kilometers of trails. We hope you take the time to explore our beautiful campus and all it has to offer!


We strive to improve your experience as a Trent graduate student.
Please free feel to fill in our Advocacy form below and we will address your concerns or issues in a timely manner.


Wallis Hall 223,
Catharine Parr
Traill College,
315 Dublin St.,
ON, K9H 7P4