The host of TRYKOMAC 1 is Trent University , one of Canada’s top universities for undergraduates. Trent was the first-ever Canadian university to establish programmes in Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies, and one of the first to establish an Environmental Studies/Science programme. It is now renowned for Arctic, Indigenous and environmental scholarship. Founded in 1964, the university’s Symons campus boasts striking modernist architecture nestled into a beautiful natural setting along the banks of the Otonabee River. The vibrant city of Peterborough, Ontario, lies just to the south of campus, to which it is connected by frequent bus service.
THE CITY OF PETERBOROUGH
Gateway to the Kawarthas, one of Ontario’s most beloved landscapes of lakes and forest, and situated along the banks of the Otonabee River, part of the historic overland Trent-Severn waterway connecting Lake Huron and Lake Ontario, Peterborough is one of Canada’s small-city gems. Amongst the first Canadian cities to run on hydroelectricity, and home to the Canadian Canoe Museum and the world’s largest hydraulic lift lock, Peterborough has maintained a close association with the waters that surround it. Boasting deep Indigenous First Nations heritage and a literary history that stretches back to the pioneer women writers Susanna Moodie and Catherine Parr Traill, Peterborough and the Kawarthas are also a significant cultural destination.
Though TRYKOMAC is an all-day affair, visiting delegations will still have time to explore Peterborough’s many historic and modern attractions. For more about what Peterborough and the Kawarthas have to offer the visitor, see the website of Peterborough and the Kawarthas Tourism .
ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS
Accommodation details for TRYKOMAC will be available closer to the conference dates.
FINDING YOUR WAY TO TRYKOMAC
Trent University’s Symons campus is located at 1600 West Bank Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, K9L 0G2—see the map below for exact location. The university is located just under two hours’ drive from the Pearson International Airport in Toronto, and just over three hours’ drive from MacDonald-Cartier International Airport in Ottawa. Trent University provide detailed information about how to reach the Symons campus by road from these two major cities.
It is anticipated that delegates arriving to Trent University from elsewhere will arrive on the evening before the conference begins. Detailed arrival instructions will be circulated in the run-up to the conference.