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50th Anniversary Commemorative Book

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To commemorate the 50th anniversary milestone, Trent University has commissioned former student and journalist D'Arcy Jenish to research and write a comprehensive commemorative book that celebrates the history of the university and contemplates Trent's vision for the next half century.

The 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book, "Trent University: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence", encompasses events and stories from archival sources as well as accounts provided by faculty, staff, alumni, community and students throughout the 50 years.

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2 Formats to Choose From:



Limited Edition

  • Leather-bound and numbered
  • Signed by both the author D'Arcy Jenish & founding President T.H.B. Symons
  • Only 250 available

Limited quantities available as of November 14, 2014.


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Hardcover Edition

  • Cover shot by Trent alumnus Kevin Ross '07
  • Features same content as Limited Edition, not signed

Opportunities for book signing with author D'Arcy Jenish »


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Purchasing Details

  • The 50th Anniversary Commemorative book is NOW AVAILABLE in both Limited Edition and Hard Copy format.
  • You can stop in at the Symons Campus Bookstore or order Online through the Trent Unviersity Bookstore. CLICK HERE TO ORDER ONLINE.
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Book Signing Details

Don't miss your opportunity to have your hardcover edition signed by author D'Arcy Jenish at the following special event(s):

  • Friday November 14, 2014 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Chapters Indigo in Peterborough, Ontario

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About the Author

D'Arcy Jenish is the author of five works of historical non-fiction published by McClelland and Stewart, Penguin Canada and Doubleday Canada. His histories of the Stanley Cup and the Montreal Canadiens were national bestsellers and his two books about the opening of the Canadian West won major national literary prizes. He has earned wide acclaim from reviewers and readers alike for his vivid writing and knack for narrative story telling.

D'Arcy Jenish is a distinguished journalist and one of Canada's leading popular historians. He has written feature articles and commentary for newspapers and magazines across the country and from 1986 until 2001 was a senior writer at Maclean's magazine. Since then, he has established a freelance writing business and his work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Toronto Life, The Walrus and numerous other magazines.

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Follett corporate logo - they are an In-Kind sponsor of the 50th Anniversary commemorative book.

Thank you to Follett for their generous Sponsorship of the Trent University 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book through the Trent University Bookstore on Symons Campus.