TCSA Semi-Annual General Meeting

The date for the TCSA’s semi-annual general meeting has just been announced.

This meeting is held for the general student body to help vote on changes made to the TCSA's by-laws and policies--changes that affect how your student union operates.

This fall, we will hold our SAGM on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 3pm to 5pm in the Student Centre Active Learning Classroom (2.02). This location is subject to change based on class schedule by the University.

All students are encouraged to attend. Please bring your student ID to vote. Meeting agenda and materials can be found on our website by clicking here.

TCSA Fall By-Elections: Nominations Open

Interested in getting involved with the TCSA and getting experience in leadership and student government?

Nominations for the TCSA Fall By-Elections are open and we invite all interested students to run for one of the following vacant positions on the TCSA Board of Directors:

  • Ethical Standards Commissioner

  • First Year Off-Residence Commissioner

  • First Year On-Residence Commissioner

  • Part-Time Students Commissioner (2 seats)

  • Racialized Students Commissioner

How to run:

  1. Pick up a nomination package in the TCSA office or print one from the Elections page of our website by clicking here.

  2. Fill out the package and submit it back to the TCSA office by 4pm on Friday, September 20, 2019.

  3. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to or drop by the TCSA office.

TCSA Office Closure: Labour Day

The TCSA office will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019 for Labour Day. We look forward to seeing everyone when we re-open for our regular office hours on Tuesday, September 3.

Visit us for Direct2U prescription pickup, used textbook sales, Trent branded swag, stationary and school supplies, over-the-counter items, and more.

Our regular hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 6:30pm. Find us on the second floor of the Student Centre.

Transit: Updates to Trent West Bank Route

Please see the following updates to the Trent West Bank bus, effective September 2019:

  1. From Monday to Friday, the West Bank runs that depart the Terminal between 7:40am and 9:20am will enter Symons Campus through Woodland Drive and the back "P" parking lot, in order to avoid heavy traffic congestion at the main entrance to campus. These routes will continue to use Bata Library as the turnaround point, returning to the terminal as usual. Please note that this means the stops at Blackburn Hall and Trent Athletics Centre will not be serviced heading into campus.

  2. The West Bank mid-point stop has been changed from Parkhill Road to the stop at Argyle St + Water St, on the outbound route from the Terminal to Campus. The mid-point stop inbound from Campus to the Terminal remains the same at Parkhill Rd + George St.

As always, please leave extra time when travelling to campus to account for traffic delays, construction, or any extenuating circumstances.

You can view and download the transit schedule at Questions regarding transit? Email or text

TCSA 5K Colour Run: Online Registration Now Open

The TCSA 5K Colour Run is one of our most popular events of the year! Each September during Orientation Week, we hold a 5K fun run for all ages and all abilities. Run, jog, or walk the route through Trent’s beautiful campus at your own pace.

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Online registration is open; you can sign up through our Eventbrite page by clicking here. This event is open to all Trent and Peterborough community members.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to the YES Shelter for Youth and Families downtown Peterborough. For more information about YES, visit their website here.

Questions? Contact

Transit: Civic Holiday

Please be advised that the Trent Express West Bank and East Bank buses will not be running on Monday, August 5, 2019 for the Civic Holiday. Regular summer Trent Express service will resume on Tuesday, August 6. Schedules and route maps can be found by clicking here.

Peterborough city routes will be operating on a holiday schedule on Monday, August 5. Schedules for all Peterborough transit routes can be found on their website.

Questions about transit? Text or email

Transit: Detours - Saturday, July 27, 2019

Please note that the West Bank and East Bank buses we have scheduled for exams tomorrow (Saturday, July 27) will be detouring inbound to the terminal between 8am and 4pm due to Peterborough Pulse.

  • West Bank: McDonnel/Aylmer/Simcoe

  • East Bank: George/McDonnel/Aylmer/Simcoe

Outbound routes towards campus remain unaffected. Please contact if you have any questions.

TCSA Contract Position: Board of Directors Chairperson/Speaker

Position Title: Chairperson/Speaker (1)

Terms of Contract:

Honoraria: $1000.00

Act as chair for all meetings of the Board of Directors, Semi-Annual General Meetings and Meetings of the Membership after appointment has been ratified by the Board of Directors.

Semi-Annual General Meetings occur the fall (1 in October) and winter semesters (1 in January or February). Dates TBD.

All Board of Directors meetings are held at 1 pm on Sunday’s throughout the 2019-2020 Academic Term. The dates are as follows:

  • 8th September 2019

  • 22nd September 2019

  • 6th October 2019

  • 3rd November 2019

  • 17th November 2019

  • 1st December 2019

  • 12th January 2020

  • 26th January 2020

  • 9th February 2020

  • 1st March 2020

  • 22nd March 2020

In the event of Special Meeting or Emergency Meeting of the Board of Directors, it is expected that the chairperson makes themselves available to conduct the business of the meeting.

Summary of tasks required:

  • Attend and chair all meetings of the Board of Directors including Semi-Annual General Meetings & Meetings of the Membership while acting in accordance with the by-laws & policies of the Association and Robert’s Rules of Order;

  • Abide by the Association’s principles, and have some knowledge of its priorities and processes;

  • Have knowledge of and act in accordance with the procedures outlined in Robert’s Rules of Order, 11th Edition.

  • Receive advisement from the Association Resource Manager and ensure the procedures within the Association’s by-laws and policies, as well as Robert’s Rules of Order, 11th Edition,  are properly observed.

  • Undertake all necessary preparations prior to the meeting such as policy review to support clear procedure being followed in the meeting and ensuring space is ready for the meeting to occur. 

Opportunity Requirements

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Experience and knowledge of chairing meetings using Robert’s Rules of Order.

  • Confidence in oral communication in large groups; speak clearly and succinctly.

  • Active listening skills.

  • A self-motivated and reliable approach.

  • Leadership skills; ability to ensure order is kept.

  • Be sensitive to the feelings of members

  • Be impartial and objective 

Application Information:

 To apply for this contract please send us a letter of interest that includes the following information:

  • Why you are interested in this position

  • Previous experience or qualifications that will assist you as a Board Chair

  • Other details that demonstrate requirements to fulfill this opportunity

Application deadline:              July 26th, 2019 @ 4pm
Application procedure:           Email to

Student Volunteer Opportunity

Looking to get involved with student government and add to your resume? The TCSA is seeking someone to sit on our Organizational Review & Development Committee to help with by-law and policy review.

If you are interested, please check out the profile below and email if you would like to apply. The successful applicant will be notified of selection after July 15.

Position Title: External Representative – Organizational Review & Development Committee

Summary of tasks required:

  • Attend meetings of the Organizational Review & Development Committee.

  • Conduct accountable and transparent analysis of the TCSA’s by-laws and policies to ensure their functions and effects benefit the membership of the Association.

  • Contribute to the work of Organizational Review and Development Committee by collaborating, making suggestions and voting on proposed changes.

  • Be willing to attend Semi-Annual General Meetings of the membership in the fall and winter semesters.

  • Be willing to attend meetings to solicit suggestions about the TCSA’s policies and procedures from the membership at large.

Candidate Profile:

The ideal candidate will:

  • Possesses experience and knowledge of policy and analysis, especially policy impacting students;

  • Have previous experience with student organizations at Trent University;

  • Have a self-motivated and reliable approach;

  • Have some existing knowledge of the Association;

  • Be a member of the Association;

  • Be willing to fulfill the responsibilities of this appointment until the Winter Semi-Annual General Meeting.

Application Information:

To apply for this volunteer opportunity please send a letter of interest that includes the following information:

  • Why you are interested in this position;

  • Previous experience or qualifications that will assist you as a student representative on this committee;

  • Other details that demonstrate why you should be selected to fulfill this opportunity.

Application deadline:              July 14th, 2019 @ 4pm
Application procedure:           Email to

Transit: Convocation

Please be advised that from Monday, June 3 to Friday, June 7, buses entering the West Bank of campus will be using Blackburn Hall as a turnaround point between 9:30am and 4:30pm. This means that transit stops on the West Bank of campus will not be serviced during these hours.

Please leave extra time if you are travelling to and from campus. Contact if you have any questions.

Transit: Extra Buses during Summer Exams

The extra transit schedule for the June 2019 exam session has been posted to the Transit page of our website. From June 13 to June 16, there will be extra West Bank and East Bank buses operating at peak exam times. The summer Trent Express will be running as scheduled. Please find the extra exam buses highlighted in blue. We will also have West Bank and East Bank buses running on the weekend during the exam period at peak exam times.

Click here to view or download the extra exam bus schedule. Questions? Email or text