March 2019
At Trent University we envision a sustainable and inspiring campus community,
thoughtfully integrating the natural and built environments, with vibrant places to
learn, live, innovate, and be active.
We're Still Listening and Collecting Feedback
Earlier this month we held three in-person public input sessions for the Trent and Peterborough communities, and Indigenous people at Trent and in Peterborough. Thank you to all who attended and provided feedback. We heard ideas about trail enhancements, areas for protection, and locations for commemoration. If you missed attending, the materials from the meetings, including the presentation and feedback forms are available on the Trent Lands and Nature Areas Plan website.

We're not done Phase 1: Share Your Feedback
We are still gathering information and feedback to support the update of the Nature Areas Stewardship Plan, as part of the Trent Lands and Nature Areas Plan. Upcoming events include pop up input stations, a speaker series, and our online feedback tools are still open. Help us shape the Plan. Scroll down to learn more.

The consultant team is compiling the feedback they are receiving, and we'll report back in the coming months.
Pop Up Stations
Stop by our roving on-campus booth, or visit us at the Downtown Farmers' Market to add your ideas to the Trent Lands and Nature Areas Plan. All welcome!
On-Campus Pop Ups:
Thursday, March 21, 2019
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Alumni Atrium
Trent Student Centre

Monday, March 25, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bata Library Atrium
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Gzowski College Atrium
All welcome!

Community Pop Up:
Saturday, April 6, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Peterborough Regional Farmers' Market
Peterborough Square, lower level
340 George Street, Peterborough
All welcome!
Online Tools
Social PinPoint
Open until April 5, 2019. Share your insights, ideas and thoughts about Trent's campus right from your smartphone. Social PinPoint lets you drop a pin on your favourite places, significant natural features and areas for enhancements. Start sharing your insights now.
A key input to the plan is mapping natural features and recording the biodiversity on our lands. Share your nature sightings to help support our understanding of site-specific information, and the occurrence and abundance of flora and fauna at Trent. 
We want to hear from you! Email and share your research on Trent's Symons campus, or questions and comments about the Plan update.
Our Relationship With Nature - March 27, 2019
Join us for the first talk in a new speaker series exploring how we interact with and think about the land.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Camp Kawartha Environment Centre
2505 Pioneer Road, Peterborough

How does our relationship with nature impact and affect us? Join us for a panel discussion featuring:
  • Waaseyaa-Kew Kim Muskratt, Hiawatha First Nation
  • Dr. Lisa Nisbet, professor of Psychology, Trent University
  • Jacob Rodenburg, executive director, Camp Kawartha
Moderated by Dr. Cheryl McKenna-Neuman , chair, Trent Nature Areas Stewardship Advisory Committee
Campus (Wild)life: Trent Students Help Collect Data for On-Campus Environmental Studies
The Trent Lands and Nature Areas Plan not only aims to advance understanding of campus ecosystems, it also seeks to foster a transformative learning environment. Students from Trent’s Environmental & Resource Science, Biology and Indigenous Environmental Studies programs experienced of those benefits first-hand by volunteering in field studies during the data collection process in January. Read more on Trent's website.
Input sought from visitors to Trent University nature areas: Peterborough Examiner
The Trent Nature Areas Stewardship Advisory Committee has a long history of providing advice on the management of the nature areas to ensure their protection and appropriate use. This year, the committee is working with the University to update the 2002 Nature Areas Stewardship Plan. Read more on the Peterborough Examiner's website.
Trent has partnered with experts in environmental study, Indigenous and community engagement, and land-use planning and design to help complete the Trent Lands and Nature Areas Plan.
Bob Goulais
President & Senior Principal
Nbisiing Consulting Inc.
With extensive experience in strategic policy development and community engagement, Bob has spent much of his career working directly with Indigenous community organizations at the highest levels of leadership. An Anishinaabe from Nipissing First Nation, he brings profound knowledge and insight to the Trent Lands team.
Planning for the Future
Since the 1964 Trent University Master Plan, land use planning has helped to protect, enhance and support our natural setting, teaching and research, the student experience, our academic reputation and the surrounding communities.
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