Steve Franklin

Dr. Stephen Franklin at desk
Dr. Steven Franklin, President and Vice-Chancellor, Trent University         BES '80, MA '82, PhD '85, Geography


President and Vice-Chancellor, Trent University

2011 Alumni Achievement Award winner

The recipient of the 2011 Alumni Achievement Award completed his undergraduate, Masters and PhD degrees in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo.

An interdisciplinary environmental scientist, Steven E. Franklin has made substantial scientific contribution to the application of satellite and aerial remote sensing to terrain analysis, forestry and wildlife management.  He has written three seminal books in Remote Sensing, authored more than 125 peer-reviewed journal articles and in 2007 was awarded the prestigious Canadian Remote Sensing Society Gold Medal. 

Dr. Franklin has taught at the University of Waterloo, Memorial University of Newfoundland, University of Calgary, and University of Saskatchewan, where he also served as Vice-President Research. Today, he is President and Vice-Chancellor of Trent University in Peterborough, where he holds a joint appointment in the Department of Geography and the Environmental Science program.