November 2020 | Volume 1
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.
Unpacking the Plan: Campus Vision Framework
To help with the review of the draft Trent Lands & Nature Areas Plan, we're taking a closer look at different elements of the Plan, and answering some frequently asked questions.

This week takes a closer look at the Campus Vision Framework Plan

Key Features of the Framework Plan:

  • A high level, adaptive plan that provides general direction for the long-term evolution of the Symons Campus.
  • Builds from an understanding of the campus today; the natural heritage assets, as well as campus and community needs and aspirations.
  • Demonstrates how and where Trent meets its own commitment to maintain 60% of its lands as Nature Areas and green spaces, and identifies suitable areas to locate new campus and community infrastructure.
  • Presents a guiding vision and clear principles to inform implementation as funding becomes available to pursue identified projects and priorities.
Share Your Feedback until January 4, 2021

Review the draft Trent Lands & Nature Areas Plan, and share your thoughts: or [email protected]. Feedback is open until January 4, 2021.

The draft Plan will be presented to the Trent University Board of Governors at their February meeting.
Virtual Town Hall
November 18, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Join us on Zoom for a virtual town hall about the draft Trent Lands and Nature Areas Plan. The town hall will begin with a walkthrough presentation of the Plan, including key features and opportunities. After the presentation, the Trent Lands & Nature Areas Plan team will answer your questions.
Why does Trent need a Framework Plan? 

A Framework Plan offers an integrated discovery process and clear direction that builds on a understanding of:
  • Previous and existing campus plans and initiatives;
  • Up-to-date physical data and “ground truthing” of existing conditions;
  • Synthesizes campus history, the voices and needs of the current campus and community;
  • The Michi Saagiig world view and Indigenous Traditional Knowledge;
  • Ongoing City and County planning studies and initiatives; and
  • Critical issues that are facing the globe, including aging, climate change, and food security.

Details are confirmed through later, site-specific study, thereby accounting for the potential of unforeseeable change.
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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