Heart of Trent Awards
Congratulations to the 2021 Heart of Trent Award Winner Recipients!
Nancy Simmons Smith Staff Award of Excellence
Recognizing a long-standing need for a staff recognition award, the University established the Nancy Simmons Smith Award in 2008 to recognize non-academic staff members who demonstrate excellence and exceptional commitment to Trent. With the support of an endowed fund, the Award is named in honour of Ms. Simmons Smith, University secretary and secretary of the Board of Governors from 1987 to 2008. Throughout her career as a senior administrator, Nancy advocated tirelessly for the recognition of non-academic staff and their contributions to the University.
2019/20: Patricia Heffernan, Academic Administrative Assistant, Traill College
2020/21: Kerrilyn Sheward, Manager, Print & Retail Services; and Kathryn Verhulst-Rogers, Manager, Communications
Team Innovation Award
The Team Innovation Award recognizes a team, unit or department at Trent University whose innovative contributions have impacted the strategic objectives of the University. The award will recognize innovation in process, product, method or system that has resulted in a positive outcome that extends throughout the Trent community.
2019/20: Human Resources Information System Implementation Team, including the Department of Human Resources, Rosanna Grims, Francisca Eckstein, Rob Campbell and Andrew Bell
2020/21: Information Technology; and Student Health Services
Provost’s Award for Support Staff
The Provost’s Award for Support Staff was created to recognize a member of the support staff who plays an important role in the student experience and who makes a difference through their performance at Trent. All Trent OPSEU and Exempt staff play an important role in creating our campus community.
2020/21: Maureen Glynn, Senior eLearning Designer, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Trent Community Leadership Award
The Trent Community Leadership Award recognizes faculty and staff who make exceptional contributions to the local community in Peterborough or Durham regions. We believe the community is enriched by the leadership, volunteerism and contributions made by those who work for Trent. This award seeks to reinforce the value of giving back and getting involved, to extend the positive impact of the University in multiple ways.
2020/21: Louise Campbell, Scheduling Administrator, Office of the Registrar (staff winner); Paul Elliott, Professor, School of Education (faculty winner)
Trent University Research Impact Award
This annual award recognizes the Trent University researcher or research team stewarding original and impactful research which has contributed significantly to society (local, regional, national or international).
2020/21: Rural Aging Research Program – Dr. Mark Skinner, Dr. Elizabeth Russell and Amber Colibaba
Eminent Service Awards
Recognizes individuals distinguished by a track record of outstanding contributions to University life that go beyond the performance of their job or role, awarded at the culmination of their careers at Trent.
2019/20: Joe Muldoon, head of Trent University Durham; Don McCaskill, Indigenous Studies professor
2020/21: Jacqueline Muldoon, provost and vice president Academic; Sue Robinson, alumni coordinator; Jodi Aoki, archivist; and the late Christy Carlson, academic advisor.
2020 and 2021 Long Service Awards
25 years: Sherry Booth, Donna Hoard, Tracy Flaherty, Fiona Harris-Stoertz, Sharon Hepburn, Brendan Hickie and Gyles Iannone
30 years: Joel Markle, Sandra Sisson, Jacqueline Slater, Robert Loney, Susan Landry, Brenda Whetung, Jodi Aoki, Charmaine Eddy, Alan O'Connor, Andreas Pickel, Elaine Stavro, Stefan Bilaniuk, Richard Hurley, Winnie Lem, Mark Neufeld, Raul Ponce-Hernandez, David Sheinin, and Deborah White
35 years: Clifford Kee, Darlene Stanley, Julia Crowe, Nancy Fawcett, Judy Pinto, Michele Sparkes, Stephen Brown, Marisa Scigliano, Robert Wright, Kathryn Chittick, Erica Nol
40 years: Carol Cartwright
The following 2019/20 Trent University retirees were also honoured at the event: Louise Bonner; Sharon Bosnell; John Boudreau; John Britton; Rosemary Dunford; Michael Fox; William Gibson; Jean Hall; Barbara Hedges; David Holdsworth; Karen Johnson; Clifford Kee; Martin Kennaley; Leah Kindree; Trudy Kirschner; David Marshall; Karen Mauro; Joe Muldoon; Steven Pillar; Maeve Quaid; Joan Sangster; Sandra Sisson; Margaret Wallace; Elizabeth Wilson.