Welcome to Lady Eaton College!
At Lady Eaton College, tradition meets youthful passion in a welcoming, energetic community that bursts with “LEC” pride and the spirit of Gemütlich (feeling comfortably at home, welcomed by friends). Our namesake is a brilliant and inspiring Canadian, Lady Flora McCrea Eaton, who challenged us to “Have an open mind, trust, learn every day, and keep doing it as long as you live.”
Truly interdisciplinary, we are a collegiate home for students, staff and faculty in any and all programs. LEC is home to the departments of History, Philosophy, French and Francophone Studies and Social Work, the programs of Ancient Greek and Roman Studies, Gender and Social Justice Studies, and the Bachelor of Arts and Science, as well as the Centre for Languages and Linguistics. And, yes, it all takes place in a triumph of modernist architecture, artfully designed to sit snuggled in a breathtaking natural setting.
With three residence buildings (LEC North, LEC South and the LEC Annex) and so many unique and inviting spaces like the Dining Hall, the Pit, the off-campus student lounge and community kitchen, our newly renovated Music Room, or the Quad outdoors and the Drumlin out back, you are sure to find a space to call your own whether you live on or off campus.
Students, alumni, fellows and community members are all encouraged to participate in our traditional College Weekends, our Marjory Seeley Women in Leadership Luncheon, and our Annual Art Auction as well as an exciting roster of visiting artists and scholars, engaging social events and so much more.
Lady Eaton College is, at its core, a community. Your first stop for support should be our Lady Eaton College Office where you will find a team of professional and student staff ready to help you navigate the University, make friends, find resources and support, or just welcome you with a smile, a snack and a toad sticker! I can’t wait to welcome you home to LEC.
Dr. Christine Freeman-Roth
Principal, Lady Eaton College
About Christine Freeman-Roth
Christine Freeman-Roth is Principal of Lady Eaton College at Trent University. She holds a PhD and MA in Philosophy from the University of Waterloo, and a BA Hons in Philosophy from the University of Guelph. She has worked at Trent University since 2004 in in addition to her role as principal she has been an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department, the Senior Tutor/Academic Advisor at Lady Eaton College and a Course Instructor for several departments and institutions. She continues to teach at Trent in a variety of areas including most recently courses in Biomedical Ethics, Medical Assistance in Dying, the Meaning of Life, and the Philosophy of Food. In her role as principal, and as a parent, partner and potter she is committed to lifelong learning; dedicated to co-creating communities where everyone is accepted, supported and empowered; and passionate about ensuring there is always time to play in the mud.