Christine Freeman-Roth, Principal of Lady Eaton College
MA and Ph.D Philosophy University of Waterloo, BA Philosophy, University of Guelph
My role, in a nutshell
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 programing 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.
The question I get asked the most at work
I suppose the comment I get most often when I tell people I am the Principal of Lady Eaton College is “I thought you worked at Trent University.” Lady Eaton is of course part of the broader Trent community, but as a collegiate institution we are all also members of a smaller college community. I started at Trent in 2004 as a member of the department of philosophy and a fellow of Champlain College. I then moved into the role of Senior Tutor/Academic advisor at Lady Eaton College until I became principal in July of 2018. I am very happy to be a part of the Trent community and to lead the Lady Eaton community.
What I enjoy about my role at Trent University
Every day is a new experience in the role of Principal. I am very pleased to continue to be able to work with and help students build their own Trent experience and I have truly enjoyed meeting so many passionate Lady Eaton students and alumni who are out there in the world using their education to make a difference in the world.
Hobbies or special interests
I have always loved to cook, especially for other people. If chefs didn’t keep such awful hours, I think I would have had a very different career. Recently I have fallen deeply in love with pottery. I never thought of myself as particularly artistic growing up, but working with clay reminds me not to overthink things too much and provides a much needed break from the abstract.