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Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz to be Honoured at Trent University Durham – GTA Convocation Ceremony June 14


Over 100 students to graduate from Trent’s GTA campus in Durham

Monday, June 12, 2017

For the second year, Trent University Durham – GTA will host a dedicated convocation ceremony in the Durham region, celebrating the accomplishments of its newest class of graduates and, this year, honouring Bank of Canada governor Steven Poloz with an honorary degree.

“We’re happy to be hosting our own unique convocation ceremony for the second time here in the Durham region,” said Joe Muldoon, head of Trent University Durham – GTA. “Students from our Durham campus are proud of their distinct experience, which really emphasizes a very personal educational experience in unusually small class settings. This year’s graduands are anticipating the address by none other than the governor of the Bank of Canada.”

Trent’s president and vice-chancellor Dr. Leo Groarke and Trent chancellor Dr. Don Tapscott ‘66, will preside over convocation at the Durham ceremony, during which degrees will be granted in the following Trent University Durham programs, including: Business Administration, English Literature, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Cultural Studies, Gender & Women’s Studies, and Information Systems. Postgraduate certificates in Human Resource Management and Marketing & Entrepreneurship will also be granted.

During the ceremony, the University will bestow an honorary degree upon Steven Poloz, governor of the Bank of Canada, following which Mr. Poloz will address the graduating class. Trent Durham’s ceremony will be the last of eight convocation ceremonies at Trent University. Seven ceremonies were held from June 6 to 9 at the Symons Campus in Peterborough. This year, across both campuses, Trent University will honour 1,792 members of the 2017 graduating class, a total of 103 students will graduate from Trent University Durham – GTA with a degree or certificate.

Watch the live webcast of the ceremony, follow @TrentUniversity @TrentUDurham on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, or add your own comments and photos during the ceremonies by using hashtag #TrentConvo.

» Detailed information on the 2017 Convocation ceremonies

About Trent University Durham – Greater Toronto Area

Building on a tradition of academic excellence spanning more than four decades in the east GTA, Trent University Durham – GTA offers a dynamic and rigorous educational experience rooted in the social sciences, humanities and professional programs. Students at Trent University Durham – GTA enthusiastically speak of the unparalleled sense of community on campus and the opportunity to be involved in a vibrant and dynamic student life experience. Quickly becoming the campus of choice for top scholars looking for a truly personalized learning experience, Trent University Durham is conveniently located in the GTA. Trent University Peterborough campus was founded in 1964 and this year celebrated its 50th convocation ceremony.


Andrea Evans, communications officer, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x6439 or

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