Traill College Fellows
What Does It Mean to be a Fellow of the College?
University colleges are dynamic communities of scholars that are part of a 900-year old Western tradition in higher education. Colleges are comprised of members (students) and fellows (teachers, researchers, professors, staff, or other contributors to the life of the college).
The term fellow originates from Old Norse and it is not meant as a gender-specific term. Instead, it is applicable to anyone and literally means an associate, colleague, or companion.
All Trent University faculty members and staff who work at Traill are automatically fellows of the College. Other Trent employees, former employees, and alumni can elect to become a fellow of Traill as well.
A third category is that of honorary fellow. This is open to members of the larger Peterborough community and include former M.P.P. Jeff Leal, former Mayor Daryl Bennett and former M.P. Maryam Monsef.
It is our hope that fellows will feel welcome to participate in the social life, academic pursuits, and governance of the College. Fellows are welcome to use the College facilities for recreation or business and have the right to identify as a fellow of Catharine Parr Traill College. Fellows receive frequent updates on college activities, dinners and events. They are also eligible for preferred room bookings and funds to support student-focused activities.
If you are interested in becoming a fellow of Traill College, please contact Dr. Michael Eamon, principal, directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org