Life After Trent
Welcome to English at Trent, a community of students, teachers, alumni and friends.
We want to hear what you are doing!
Ruth E. Walker, writer, editor, workshop facilitator and Trent Durham alumna
"...My experience at Trent was so enriching, I can't begin to properly express how my profs made such an impact in my life."
Frank Flynn '09, Playwright, Novelist & Senior Enforcement Officer with Canada Revenue Agency
"...Since graduating with a Trent University English degree I've published 3 plays and recently completed work on a novel. I've written several articles on the subject of taxation that have been published in periodical format and on-line. I make my living writing in the area of tax which is a specialty service related to the 12 years I spent as a Canada Revenue Agency collections officer."
English Alumni David Eng '85
"...my experiences in the English Department and some of my other courses would set me up for a lifetime of reading and learning."
Heidi Dienesch, 2016 Rooke Travel Prize Winner
"...It’s simultaneously overwhelming and exciting to realize that I have just a week left in Scandinavia."
Cornel Grey – English Literature & Sociology Student
“I love the fact that it’s hard for me to walk across campus and not be able to bump into someone that I know. I love the fact that it’s easy to email my professors and set up a meeting with colleagues just to talk about different kinds of material. I love the fact that even as a student, I’m kind of respected as an intellectual. I think that at some, well at high school anyway, you weren’t really regarded as an intellectual or an academic and at Trent, I feel like professors consider you capable of like, I don’t know, academic thought or your thought or opinions have worth, so I think that’s been a really big thing for me in terms of my own love for Trent.”
- English Alumni David Newberry comments on WSIB Board review and practices,The Toronto Star
"David Newberry, an advocate with Toronto-based legal clinic, The Injured Workers Consultants and co-author of the initial report raising numerous issues with the worker compensation system, said he was disappointed with the scope of the board’s internal review."
- Five Distinguished Canadians to Receive Honorary Degrees at 2016 Convocation: Linwood Barclay '73
Honorary Doctor of Letters degree awarded for significant contributions to Canadian journalism and literature
- Best-Selling Author and English Alumni Linwood Barclay Named Writer-in-Residence
"As alumni writer-in-residence, Linwood Barclay ’73 will return to his alma mate...to participate in and lead writing workshops and seminars with Trent students."
- Gary Botting '64: Distinguished Alumni Award
"Gary Botting is a lawyer well known for his defence of constitutional rights and civil liberties in Canada. He has written legal texts on constitutional analysis, fundamental freedoms, extradition, wrongful conviction, aboriginal rights, and the history and practice of law, and popular books on subjects as diverse as English literature, theatre, biography, aboriginal history, contemporary theories of leadership, and religious studies. He has won awards for his plays, poetry and short fiction."
- Graduating English Student Makes her Own Connections in Spain
"Inaugural winner of the Barbara Rooke Travel Prize, Elisha Rubacha is living her dream."
Are you interested in mentoring a current Trent student?
The Life After Trent Mentoring Program provides the opportunity for alumni to be matched with a current Trent student.