Trent University, Fleming College sign new degree pathways in environmental and natural resource studies

City of Kawartha Lakes ON – (June 27, 2019) – Trent University and Fleming College have signed two new articulation agreements that allow students in two Fleming programs the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from Trent. 

Eligible graduates of Fleming’s Urban Forestry Technician and Forestry Technician diploma programs will have the opportunity to be granted 7.0 credits toward Trent’s Environmental and Resource Science B.Sc. degree – one of many degrees offered by the Trent School of the Environment.

“We are very pleased to build on Fleming’s longstanding partnership with Trent University to continue to provide more of our students the opportunity to combine applied, hands-on learning with the theoretical learning available at Trent,” said Brett Goodwin, Dean, Principal, School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences at Fleming College.

The two programs are part of the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences (SENRS), located at Fleming’s Frost Campus in Lindsay, Ont. Students in most SENRS diploma programs share a common first semester, which creates a solid academic foundation and allows students to acquire fundamental, transferable skills. These programs also provide students with extensive experiential learning through applied outdoor learning opportunities and co-operative education.

The agreements build on Fleming’s longstanding partnership with Trent University to provide academic programming and research partnerships in areas related to environmental and natural resource studies.

“We are thrilled that Trent will be welcoming graduates from Fleming’s Urban Forestry Technician and Forestry Technician diploma programs and we know the learning they gain at Trent – Canada’s top postsecondary environmental institution – will greatly enhance their future careers as environmental leaders,” said Dr. Shaun Watmough, director of the Trent School of the Environment.

There are now five Fleming diploma programs that lead towards a B.Sc. in Environmental and Resource Science at Trent. Other agreements include Environmental Technology, Ecosystem Management Technology, and Fish and Wildlife Technology. 

The two institutions share a comprehensive offering of pathways in other areas of study, ranging from business to education to computers to law and justice.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.

About Trent University

One of Canada’s top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that’s personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent’s unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent’s students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent’s Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.


Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer, Fleming College

705.749.5530 x 1366

Cara Walsh

Communications & Media Relations Officer, Trent University

705.748.1011 x 6240