The Best of Trent University to be Showcased at Spring Open House: May 1


More than 1,000 expected to take part in day of sample lectures, campus tours, and student life fairs

Monday, April 26, 2010, Peterborough

Trent University will welcome more than 1,000 visitors with a full day of events and activities showcasing the Trent experience during the Spring Open House on Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

“The Spring Open House will be a wonderful way for prospective students to experience the community of learning that is Trent University,” said Dr. Jim Parker, vice president of Research, International and Strategic Enrolment Management. “It’s not only a chance for guests to see the University’s natural environment and award-winning architecture, but to discover everything that makes Trent one of Canada’s leading universities.”

Throughout the day, students, friends and families interested in learning more about the top quality academic environment at Trent will have a chance to meet faculty and representatives from student services; attend an Academic Fair and Student Life Fair; as well as join in a campus tour highlighting residences, academic space, and the athletics and recreation centre, currently under construction. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet Trent’s president Dr. Steven Franklin, who will be in attendance to welcome visitors.

Visitors to the University will also be able to experience some of the best of Trent:  top professors giving sample lectures in small group learning opportunities. Highlights include Chemistry professor Dr. Andrew Vreugdenhil’s talk entitled “The Myth of Bio Power: Why a Lemon Won't Drive Your I-Pod,” and English professor Dr. Suzanne Bailey’s lecture, “Social Justice, Ability, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

In addition, a buffet lunch will be available in the Robinson Dining Hall at Peter Gzowski College to give guests a sample of the on-campus culinary delights.

According to Sasha Trivett, Trent’s enrolment advisor who is coordinating the Spring Open House, “When applications to Trent are up by more than 15 per cent, it’s exciting to know that people are intrigued by what we have to offer. It’s even more exciting when they step foot on campus, and experience the magic of Trent firsthand—the faculty, students and vibrant campus environment that make this such an extraordinary university home.”   

For more information on the May 1 Open House at Trent, including a full schedule of events, or to RSVP, please visit or call 1-888-739-8885.


For more information, please contact:
Dr. Michael Allcott, Associate Registrar, Trent University, (705) 748-1280