In addition to the TCSA, which also acts as a levy group, the following is a list of levy groups at Trent University. For more information about the TCSA please visit our about page.
Coordinated Levy Refunds
Of the 45 Trent University levy-funded groups, 21 have levies that are refundable. The refundable/non-refundable status is set by the referendum questions that established each levy. Each group, through its by-laws or policies, sets its own refund process.
To make the process simpler for both students seeking a refund and the groups themselves, refundable groups have drafted a co-ordinated refund policy based on groups' best practices and in the spirit of mutual support. This is a pilot project for the 2018-2019 year.
Groups will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate students' accessibility needs. This policy will be reviewed in the spring of 2019 and any changes will be posted by May 1, 2019 for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Fall Request Period: First day of class in the Fall Semester until September 30
Winter Request Period: First day of class in the Winter Semester until January 31
(Levy fees are not charged for the spring/summer term)
Established in 1999, Absynthe Magazine works to provide an open forum for students to write about their personal interests and opinions. The magazine is submission-based and provides a vehicle that is accepting of all expressive forms. Production staff are always looking for printable submissions from anyone who wants to speak out with one-time submissions or regular columns.
Trent Active Minds is a student-led group determined to raise awareness about mental health and encourage help-seeking on Trent campus. By providing information, opportunities, leadership and advocacy training, Active Minds functions as a liaison between students and the mental health community. Trent Active Minds (TAM) aims to reduce stigma surrounding mental health issues, and cultivate a comfortable environment for dialogue.
The Anne Shirley Theatre Company brings quality theatre to Trent University each year. ASTC has historically produced one musical every year, and as of the 2013-2014 year, ASTC has grown to incorporate the production of a play as well as an improvisation group. ASTC strives to produce theatre programming within the Trent University Community that is as accessible and inclusive as possible. ASTC wishes to provide opportunities for students to experience all aspects of theatre, both on and off the stage.
Arthur is Peterborough and Trent University’s Independent Press. We publish weekly during the school year and have a print circulation of about three thousand copies. Arthur’s goal is to produce a weekly newspaper that gives informative, interesting and accurate accounts of events and issues relevant to Trent students and the broader Peterborough community. We offer paid and volunteer positions to students as well as the opportunity to serve on our Board of Directors. Get involved by: contributing articles or photography; assisting with editing, layout, or web development; helping with fundraising and events, and more. No experience necessary - anyone with an interest in student media is welcome.
The Centre for Gender and Social Justice (formerly the Trent Women's Centre) is a community of Trent University students, Peterborough residents, and Trent faculty that are dedicated to facilitating a politics of resistance. You do not have to be a Trent student to organize or participate in Centre events. The Centre is interested in creating and reclaiming spaces within the Peterborough and Trent communities for those who have been marginalized, excluded, and underprivileged. This means we believe in actively fighting for, creating, and maintaining space where we can feel safe enough to express ourselves as individuals and communities.
The Centre’s office in Room 202 of Sadleir House provides a social space to meet, discuss, and organize with people from the Trent and the Peterborough communities who share a commitment to the Centre’s mandate. First and foremost, the Centre works to create a safer space for people who experience gendered oppression from a wide variety of backgrounds. The Centre is dedicated to being a safe space for all people, operating on an anti-oppressive mandate with an explicit commitment to confronting and challenging all forms of oppression.
The Trent Community Movements Conference is an annual event organized by the Trent student-led group Student Association for International Development (SAID). The event aims to provide a forum for students and academic scholars to discuss issues pertaining to international development.
This conference will provide an important opportunity for networking, skill sharing, and fostering linkages between international, national, and local movements. This is an inclusive space where participants can actively engage with one another on matters of common concern for extractivism and the impacts of development.
The conference includes presentations and workshops from academics and social activists concerned with extractivism and its relation to development studies and the current global economic recession.
The Community and Race Relations Committee of Peterborough (CRRC) is a non-profit, city funded, community based organization, committed to encouraging and promoting equitable race relations in Peterborough.CRRC supports the basic principle that all individuals in Canada are equal in dignity and rights. CRRC’s strategies are aimed at identifying and eliminating all forms of institutional and systemic discrimination, and recognizes the ways in which all forms of oppression intersect with racism. CRRC is available to assist persons or groups on matters relating to racism. CRRC provides advocacy supports, consultation services, and public education initiatives for the purposes of promoting greater understanding of race related issues.
Sadleir House Room 204
751 George St. N.
Trent University’s hackathon that brings 400 of the most out-of-the-box thinkers from across North America to Peterborough, challenging innovators to design, build, and demonstrate their developments.
Electric City Hacks is a member of Major League Hacking (MLH), a student hackathon league that sanctions, sponsors, and promotes student hackathons in the United States, Mexico, Canada, United Kingdom, and other European countries.
The Journal of Undergraduate Studies (JUST) is a peer-reviewed, academic publication that aims to create space for exchange of quality undergraduate research from Trent University. By giving the Trent community access to the research of its scholars, JUST facilitates discussions on all aspects of academia. JUST is committed to interdisciplinary study and research, which is central to the Trent experience. JUST welcomes well-supported, well-reasoned essays and research from all disciplines. Only manuscripts written while the author is enrolled as an undergraduate student at Trent University are eligible. Upon graduation, authors have one year to submit manuscripts.
Please don’t hesitate to contact JUST if you are interested in submitting a manuscript or becoming a member of the journal’s staff.
JUST's finances are handled by the PRCSA (Sadleir House). You can find our 2016 Financial Report here.
The Kawartha World Issues Centre connects global issues to local action. Located in ES B101, the KWIC Global Education and Resource Centre offers a sunlit, comfortable, prayer-friendly place to study or meet. It also houses a plethora of alternative resources, including Trent’s Environmental Resource Studies and Indigenous Environmental Studies collections. KWIC hosts students for research placements, paid positions, and volunteer opportunities. KWIC is also home to Seeds for Change youth program, TEACH Outside the Box, and TRACKS (Trent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science Initiative). A registered charity and Trent student group since 1989, KWIC strives to be an accessible, welcoming space for all Trent students.
Trent levy funds are central to KWIC's viability as a non-profit organization. They enable educational events, speakers, student learning positions, alternative resources, and relationship-building that connects students to each other and the broader Peterborough community. The deadline for levy refund requests is September 30th, and refunds must be collected before the beginning of reading week.
The KWIC Resource Centre is open from 7am - 7pm Monday through Friday. We look forward to seeing you!
OPIRG Peterborough is a non-profit organization that organizes a wide variety of events and services with a social and environmental justice mandate. Students can get involved as volunteers, board members, or part time staff. OPIRG operates the Free Market where free clothing and household goods can be picked up. For more information on hours, events and opportunities, contact us by phone (705-741-1208) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Situated in an elegant and spacious redbrick Queen Anne style building just north of Parkhill and George, Sadleir House is a cultural and educational facility for the University and Peterborough community. Sadleir House has space for performances, meetings, discussions, studying, reading, creativity, adventure, learning, growing and general absurdity. Organisation offices, event space, common rooms, performance space, libraries - there's a little of everything inside of Sadleir House.
Located in downtown Peterborough, Sadleir House serves as an important bridge and meeting place between the University and Peterborough communities. The licenced Dining Hall hosts regular events (like live music) throughout the year and functions often occur in the Harry Hobbs Memorial Library. Students are encouraged to check the website often to find out what's happening.
All students are welcome and encouraged to become involved with the groups and activities of Sadleir House. Opportunities to become involved in the governance of Sadleir House are available to students through student-specific seats on its Board of Directors. Election to the Board occurs each year in the winter semester; students are encouraged to contact Sadleir House for further information. Ultimately, it's your House - so spend some time getting to know, and hopefully love, Sadleir House.
2016 Financial Report
2016 Annual Report
Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to supporting those affected by sexual violence. At our Centre in Peterborough, we offer individual counselling, group counselling and workshops, peer supports, public education and professional training. In our three surrounding communities of City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton and Northumberland, we work with local centres to provide responsive healing supports and public education events.
We believe in and apply a trauma-informed approach in all that we do. We work with people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or more recent experiences of sexual violence. We believe in the resiliency of our clients, and honour who they are and where they are on their healing journey. Our counselling team has collective expertise in attentive listening, relaxing grounding strategies, expressive arts, motivational interviewing, as well as cognitive behavioral, spiritually-integrated and emotionally-focussed therapies. We believe in ongoing professional development to grow ourselves, our programs and services and to meet the diverse needs of our clients.
In addition to therapeutic supports, individuals and family members can consult with us, request accompaniment and/or advocacy with respect to other agencies, court, hospital and police services.
411 Water Street, Suite 102
Peterborough, Ontario K9H 3L9
24-Hour Crisis Support Line Toll Free: 1-866-298-7778
Office Line: 705-748- 5901
Fax: 705-741- 0405
Office Hours:Monday to Friday
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
The PSC seeks to establish an affordable downtown housing alternative to on-campus residence and downtown landlords. As members of a non-profit student cooperative, every month of rent we pay would go straight into the buildings we live in and the food we eat; in fact, we would be our own landlords! We are considering a number of potential site locations. The cooperative will be a sustainable project that will combine social events with community involvement and educational opportunities. We currently have an elected Board of Directors and four Member Committees, including Site Planning, Finance, Community Relations, and Operations. All members are encouraged to sign-up for a committee and contribute their energy and knowledge to the effort!
The SAFS Society is founded on the concept of food sovereignty . We believe farmers can feed our growing population while sustaining and regenerating the ecological resource base and succeeding economically. We believe in truly democratic and equitable food systems, locally, regionally and globally, maintaining that quality, healthful and culturally appropriate food is a basic human right. Our mission is to create a community for Trent students to share, experience, and learn, deepening their sustainable food understanding.
Sustainable Trent is a student driven initiative supported by university-wide participation. The objective of Sustainable Trent is to make Trent University more environmentally, economically and socially sustainable, as well as to provide education and awareness on a variety of issues. Sustainable Trent was created to encourage members of the University community to take action on the issues that are important to them. Some of the programs Sustainable Trent has launched or are working on developing include: promoting a bottled water free campus, a paper reduction policy, the Lug-a-Mug campaign, the Graduation Green Pledge, sending members to the Sierra Youth Coalition’s Provincial Sustainability Conference and providing opportunities for students to propose projects of their own and receive funding to implement them. Sustainable Trent also works with Aramark, EcoTrent, the Physical Resources Department and the Bata Library to reduce waste, improve compost and recycling diversion rates, and improve water and energy conservation. We also plan several yearly events such as Early Earth Day and the Trent-Lakefield Bike-a-Thon. Sustainable Trent welcomes new members, ideas and projects. Please contact us!
Located in the heart of Champlain College, the Ceilie is Trent University’s fully-licensed, all-ages campus pub. This student-staffed restaurant and event space boasts homemade pub fare sourcing from local and independent suppliers such as bakeries, farmers, buthers, and breweries. A great place to hangout, play pool, study, and meet new friends.
Hosting an event? The Ceilie has all of the details covered, from catering to cocktails! To begin your event booking, please complete the Ceilie & Pub Services Booking Form, located on myTrent, or email email@example.com for more information.
For hours and event listings, visit our Facebook Page or www.theCeilie.com.
See you at the Ceilie!
Please note: The deadline to apply for the Pub Services Levy refund for the 2017-18 Academic Year for Fall intake students is 4:00pm October 20, 2017. For Winter intake students the deadline is February 16, 2018. Currently, our deadline always set as the last Friday prior to reading break.
Theatre Trent is an executive body that administers money for theatre projects. There are usually three funding deadlines: one in October/November, one in January/February and another in April/May for summer projects. Please submit funding proposals for ideas and shows we have your money! Application forms and more information are available on our website.
Theatre Trent also provides links to the Peterborough theatre community. We have a storage space at Sadleir house which holds our donated and purchased costumes and props.
Find us on Facebook: Theatre Trent
The Trent Annual is one of the oldest student organizations at Trent, capturing moments of Trent’s vivid and colourful student life in a student produced yearbook. Student submissions are always sought. Alternatively, if you love photography, design and layout, paid positions at the Annual are available for you to indulge your zeal for photography and design and leave your mark on Trent’s history.
Trent Child Care Inc. is a non-profit organization which provides high quality, regulated child care for children from six weeks to twelve years of age. One third of the space at its campus site is designated for the children of Trent students. The student levy, a key piece of Trent Child Care’s funding, helps to fund the infant program.
The Board of Directors is committed to returning a portion of the levy to Trent student parents who have a child enrolled in the program. Each student parent receives a $75 Book Award which can be used to order children`s books from the Scholastic Book Club. Trent Child Care Inc. is a United Way agency.
The Trent Film Society is a student and community group established in 1969 that works to create a space for cinema in Peterborough through free, public, curated film screenings. The Trent Film Society showcases international, independent and forgotten films from cinema's short but dynamic history.
All of our events take place in the downtown core, and are free for everyone. We hold film screenings on Wednesday nights at 8pm at Artspace Gallery at 378 Aylmer St. N. (an accessible space). We have a passion for the cinema, and want to help foster a vibrant film culture in downtown Peterborough and at Trent. Screenings are open to everyone, not just students, and there is never an admission charge.
Feel free to contact Tyler or Troy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or to throw us some feedback!
TISA represents the multiculturalism and acts as a bridge between the International and the Domestic students at Trent University. We are the second largest students’ association at Trent, through which students may represent various talents and become more aware of the different cultures around the world. You can get involved with TISA by joining the association, the TISA Choir, any of the regional groups on campus, and also by volunteering to help organize events throughout the academic year!
At present, the Nature Areas occupy about 55 per cent of the Symons Campus (some 518 hectares in all) and represent 40 per cent of the “green space” in the City of Peterborough. The student levy permits the University, through the Nature Areas Committee (NAC), to undertake (in part) the hiring of student workers and financing student research in the NAs. They may plan events such as tours led by naturalists and general outdoor activity days. In the past, the levy has provided funds for research by students in the NAs and for prizes in nature area photography contests. During the summer, levy funds contribute to maintaining trails (eg. signage, mowing and grading) and boardwalks, as well as photocopying and printing maps. The work of the Nature Areas Committee is enhanced by the levy, which is the most significant ongoing source of funding for the NAs. The NAC and the University community as a whole are most grateful to students at Trent for their support of the University’s Nature Areas.
The Trent Queer Collective strives to build and strengthen an active, visible and inclusive Queer community at Trent University and in the wider Peterborough area by connecting people to each other, to supportive networks, to information resources, and to Queer media. We seek to provide support and promote acceptance through the creation of safe social spaces that are free of judgment and prejudice against any group or individual. The Trent Queer Collective encourages and celebrates diversity, equality, positivity, understanding, inclusivity and fun.
Each year new students to the Trent community become a vital part of Trent Radio. It’s a great way to learn about the Peterborough-area community and to share your ideas, music and meet new friends. Trent Radio offers students the opportunity to get involved in radio, produce their own shows, and gives them access to studio training and time. Drop by to check us out, have a coffee and a chat.
Trent Gives is a student charity group that encourages support and donations towards a chosen charity each academic year. Trent has been participating in this charity program for many years, raising thousands of dollars every year. With the help and support of many student groups, local businesses as well as the Colleges, Trent has been a key contributor to this worth while cause!
Trent Students For Literacy is a student-run volunteer group.
Our volunteers work with children, youth, and senior citizens throughout Peterborough by assisting in the development of literacy skills, sharing the joys of reading, and helping to improve reading and writing skills.
We offer a variety of programs, including Tutoring, School Sidekicks, Reading Circle, and Seniors' Outreach.
Every January, we host an Annual Literacy Conference at Trent University's Symons Campus.
A wide variety of literacy-related topics are discussed in workshops led by professionals from around Ontario.
The conference is a free event open to the community.
The Trent University Emergency First Response Team (TUEFRT) is a student run volunteer organization which provides first response first aid treatment to anyone who is injured or having a sudden medical emergency on the Trent Symons campus. TUEFRT is on call 24/7 throughout the fall and winter sessions and responds to a wide range of injuries and emergencies. If you are interested in joining the team or finding out more about the service we provide please e-mail or call us.
For injury and illness related incidents: 705.748.1333
The Trent University Music Society is group dedicated to providing opportunities for students to play and listen to music on and off campus.
Email us, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@trentumusic) and Instagram (@trentu.music)
Since 1969 TUNA has provided a voice for Indigenous students within the Trent community. Trent University Native Association is a student organization that encourages a good way of life (Mino Bimaadiziwin) through cultural, social, academic, and athletic activities. To maintain the balance of the Spirit, Body, and Mind of the Trent Community through the values of Honesty, Kindness, Sharing, and Strength, this fosters respect for all people and all life.
The Trent Fencing Club was founded in 2013 to continue to legacy of fencing at Trent University. The Trent Fencing Club functions as a competitive OUA team attending tournaments from October to March. It runs as both a competitive team and a club for those wishing to learn and pursue the joys of fencing.
The Trent Vegetable Gardens seeks to reconnect students and community members with the source of their food by providing opportunities to learn about ecological agriculture, hands-on gardening skills, and food system issues. We operate two garden sites at Trent that take inspiration from organic, intensive permacutlure, and Indigenous agricultural methods, and that strive to practice low-impact ecological agriculture. Learning methods in the gardens take the form of workshops, student research projects, service learning placement, work bees, as well as paid and volunteer positions.
We also manage a campus community garden offering individual plots to students and community members wishing to esperiment with growing their own food in a supportive environment. Food grown in the Trent Vegetable Gardens is primarily given to the Seasoned Spoon Cafe, but it is also donated to volunteers and other community organizations. The partnership between the Gardens and the Spoon represent a sustainable field to table food system model at Trent and provides students with access to campus-grown foods at affordable prices. Get in touch with us to get involved!
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Trent Oxfam is a community working group initiated by the Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC) and OXFAM. Our focus is on making local connections to the global issues of inequality that surround food, gender and climate. We meet once a week and are currently working on a number of initiatives to bring these issues into community conversations.
Meeting information: Wednesday 7:00 pm Inside the Kawartha World Issues Centre (room B101 of the Environmental Science Complex) Want to join the group? Come out to a meeting for information about events in progress that you can be a part of!
Please find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TrentOxfam) or contact us via email at email@example.com for information or to volunteer.
Got a night class? Studying late at a friend’s place? Trained WALKHOME volunteers are available every night to walk you from one place to another on Symons Campus or downtown at Traill and Champlain College Annex. Call 705.748.1748 to request a walk.
Monday to Friday: 7 pm – 1am
Saturday to Sunday: 9 pm – 1am
Be a WALKHOME volunteer. Meet new people, learn your way around campus, add to your resume and co-curricular record, be part of the Trent community. Send us an e-mail to volunteer at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Warming Room exists to provide a safe, warm place for the most vulnerable to sleep during the winter months. We also desire to begin to break down the barriers that exist in the city of Peterborough by providing a space where volunteers and overnight guests have a chance to meet, talk, and learn from one another. We’re open every night of the week from 8:30 pm – 8:00 am from November 1st to April 30th and run primarily with the support of volunteers.
For many, the Warming Room is a last resort when they are unable to utilize any other resource in the city. For this reason we have an open door policy where all, no matter the state they are in when they arrive, are welcome.
We have a staff of 4 people, who work to serve the guests and encourage and empower the volunteers. Staff, volunteers, and visiting community organizations will also help to connect guests with resources, especially those that help to secure safe affordable housing. Safety of the volunteers and guests is the top priority of the Warming Room.
The Warming Room is a ministry of St. John’s Anglican Church, Peterborough in partnership with Murray St. Baptist Church and the City of Peterborough.
World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a student run organization that believes the importance of education and its empowerment in fostering human development. WUSC at Trent's major project is based on the Student Refugee Program (SRP).
WUSC is a network of individuals and post-secondary institutions who believe that all peoples are entitled to the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to a more equitable world. The majority of members form Local Committees that consist of students, faculty and staff in over 80 active college and university campuses across Canada.
The WUSC Local Committee at Trent University is made up of students, faculty, and community members who are involved in international cooperation initiatives. Along with the tremendous and valuable support that our Local Committee receives from the Trent International Program, WUSC at Trent University also collaborates with other on-campus organizations who share similar interests.
Find us on Facebook: WUSC at Trent
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