Within our College Office, we have a passionate set of faculty, staff, and student staff dedicated to assist with any question you may have. Our friendly student staff can help you with peer support, including scheduling your classes. Our Academic Advisor provides support with your academic goals and degree requirements. While our Academic Skill Instructor can help you improve your writing or studying skills.
If you want to host a special activity, or event, the Colleges at Trent University maybe able to help you make it a reality. Reach out to any of the five principals with your idea. They will be happy to talk about its viability, timelines, and possible funding opportunities.
: 705-748-1011 ext. 7022
: Lady Eaton College Suite 119
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Meet our College Staff
705-748-1011 ext. 7625
Lady Eaton College Room 119.2
As the Principal of Lady Eaton College, I foster a community of learning where all members and fellows feel welcome, valued, and respected. In my role as principal, I facilitate activities and programming that highlight the academic interests and achievements of members of the College community and Trent University, both within the university and to the wider external community. I manage a team of professionals who provide support services to members of the College and work to build lifelong connections between the College and alumni.
705-748-1011 ext. 7332
Lady Eaton College Room 119.1
I joined our professional team as College Assistant at Lady Eaton in 2021 after almost a year away from LEC! I had worked previously in LEC for about 9 years in a different role and then spent about a year away, working at Champlain College Office then Gzowski College Office filling in as one of their College Assistants and I am SO excited to return home to Lady Eaton from my fabulous work abroad program and into the role of College Assistant here! As a proud Trent Alum and current Administrative staff member and long-time LEC friend, I hold a strong first-hand knowledge of the campus environment, organization, and the academic and non-academic resources available to students, faculty and staff. In this role, I provide administrative support to all members of the College Office team in the day-to-day operations of the Lady Eaton College Office.
705-748-1011 ext. 7533
Lady Eaton College Room 119.3
Melanie began working at Trent University in November of 2001 in the Canadian Studies Department running an experiential education program for International Academics who studied Canada. For seven years after this, Melanie worked in Continuing Education, building and running the General Interest and Professional Development Certificate programs for members of the Peterborough community. In 2009, Melanie returned to her roots in outdoor education and experiential learning and as the Coordinator of Camps and Campus Recreation at the Athletic Centre. From 2014-18 Melanie was Head of Champlain College and proud to be the first woman to have the job in the 50 year history of the College. Through all of her roles, the most meaningful part for Melanie has always been working with students and being able to support them as they navigate their own journeys. As an Academic Advisor, Melanie is able to do this work every single day and she looks forward to working with you during your time with Lady Eaton College and at Trent.
East Bank Academic Advisor
705-748-1011 ext. 7751
Lady Eaton College Room 119.5
Jackie’s Trent journey began in 2004 as she entered the first year of her undergraduate degree and lived in residence at LEC. While she started as a Philosophy major in the Concurrent Education program, she ended with an Honours BA in Sociology. Jackie then completed a MA in Sociology and after a 10-year break, she returned to graduate studies and most recently completed an MSW. Jackie returned to Trent in 2011 as a staff member. As a lifelong learner with a passion for all things holistic, Jackie has completed certifications in yoga (200hr yoga teacher), yoga nidra and meditation, holistic nutrition, aromatherapy, and she is a reiki master.
As an Academic Advisor, Jackie supports students through the various opportunities and hurdles they may encounter along their undergraduate journey. From chatting about degree requirements or changing majors, to providing support when facing challenges, working on goal setting or talking about graduate studies, the list of topics discussed in an advising appointment is almost endless! This is precisely what she loves most about advising work: getting to know students and supporting them on their academic journey.
Academic Skills Instructor
705-748-1011 ext. 7027
Lady Eaton College 119.4
As Academic Skills Instructor, I get to work with students to help them refine and strengthen the academic skills needed for learning at university: how to manage time, reading and notetaking, studying and exam prep, as well as writing skills. I enjoy supporting students through individual appointments, workshops, programs and events, and online resources. The best part of my job is meeting with students and watching their confidence grow in their ability to reach their academic goals.
My academic journey began at Trent in 2013 when I began my undergraduate studies in Sociology and Education. In 2020, I completed my Masters in Education at Trent during which I focused my studies on community building in post-secondary education. After working in various student service roles around the university where I engaged with students, faculty, staff, and alumni, I was thrilled to join Lady Eaton College as Academic Skills Instructor in 2021. I invite you to connect by booking an appointment, sending an email, or dropping by the Lady Eaton College Office!
Residence Life Coordinator
705-748-1011 ext. 6178
Lady Eaton College Room 207
I have been a Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) at Lady Eaton College since May 2021. I have a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from York University – it’s here where I fell in love with Residence Life, after having spent three years as a Residence Life Don. My role in a nutshell is to oversee the delivery of all programs, services, and activities provided by the Dons, and support all students living in LEC throughout the year. What I love most about being an RLC is fostering truly meaningful connections. Through helping to oversee the residence community and assist students through their development at Trent, I enjoy being a part of students’ journeys to become strong and independent individuals. Feel free to reach out anytime!