KWIC E.Y.E: Centre for Education | Youth | Environment

The KWIC E.Y.E : Centre for Education | Youth | Environment

The KWIC E.Y.E Centre is an inclusive, creative space that connects youth to a place of belonging and opportunities to explore solutions to complex issues impacting their lives and future. This is a quiet space to get some work done and spend time with your friends between classes, and it can be reserved for your group meetings! The space is open to both students and community members. 

This is a prayer-friendly and accessible space. Masks are welcome and encouraged.


Find Us:

  • We are located in room B101 in the Environmental Science Centre (ESC) at Trent University (1600 W Bank Dr, Peterborough)
  • Watch: "How to get to the KWIC EYE Centre" on YouTube.
  • Chi-miigwetch | Thank you to Trent Oxfam and Maya for creating this helpful video to find us



  • September - April (Academic Year): Monday to Friday, 7 am to 7 pm
    • KWIC Staff Hours are typically 9 am to 4 pm
  • May - August (Summer hours): Monday to Friday, 9 am to 3:30 pm
  • Watch: KWIC EYE Centre Tour on YouTube!


KWIC E.Y.E Centre by the big window

KWIC Resource List

This list consists of several topics that are significant to KWIC, including gender equality and climate change. The resources within these categories include articles, websites, videos, social media posts, fact sheets, books, and organizations. This is not an exhaustive list of resources, but a starting place to learn more about topics at the core of KWIC’s work. 

Access the list here. We welcome any recommendations and feedback. Please email us at


Free-Lending Library

KWIC offers a shared meeting space with a free-lending library of alternative print resources on a wide-ranging selection of global-local issues, such as climate change, Indigenous rights, and gender equality.

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How to borrow resources from the KWIC E.Y.E library:

  1. Sign out the resources using the sign-out sheet.
  2. After your two-week period, place the resources in the wooden box and fill out the ‘date returned’ section on the sign-out sheet.

For those interested in holding on to a resource for longer than the 2-week period, please email



We host events! Visit our Instagram for the most up-to-date events, programs and initiatives.

Past events include:

  • Fall and Winter KWIC E.Y.E Centre Open House

  • Eco-Emotions - Art in Action

  • International Women's Day Sign Making Party


Volunteer at the KWIC EYE Centre

We regularly look for volunteers to support the KWIC EYE Centre! Some opportunities include:

  • Welcoming students into the centre and answering any questions
  • Assisting at events and programs, including our Open House
  • Supporting the Free Lending Library by cataloguing and re-shelving books

To sign up as a volunteer, please complete this Google Form. More information can be found on our volunteer webpage.


Booking the space

Students, clubs/groups and levy groups are also able to reserve the space for meetings and other private events.

How to book the space:

  1. Fill out the KWIC E.Y.E reservation form.
  2. A team member will follow up by email.

*Please note that Trent Staff and Faculty looking to book space should reach out to our Executive Director, Sam Rockbrune via email:

Chloe, Sam and Rahna at a table in the KWIC E.Y.E Centre


Have any questions or want to learn more? Email us at


The KWIC renovation (2019-2021) was made possible through the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Trent University and community partners: Lett Architects, Mortlock Construction and Burrow.


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