Professor Emeritus of Classics at Trent, Dr. Ian C. Storey, has been presented with the Award of Merit of the Classical Association of Canada (CAC) for the year 2017.
Each year the award “recognizes a member’s longstanding and meritorious efforts in excellent or innovative teaching, mentoring of students and faculty colleagues, promoting knowledge of the ancient Greek and Roman world among the general public, and service to the Association.”
Professor Storey began teaching at Trent University in 1974 and received a full professorship in 1989. As a world-renowned expert in fifth-century BC Old Comedy and a well-respected teacher, Professor Storey is widely known for his abundant knowledge of both classical and contemporary mythology and literature. During his time at Trent, Professor Storey also served as Principal of Otonabee College, was a supportive mentor for Trent’s Conacher Players theatre group, and received the Distinguished Research Award from Trent in 2004. He retired from active teaching in 2012.
“This was the tenth time that the Award has been made and when I look at the list of previous recipients I am honoured and awed to have my name stand along with theirs,” said Professor Storey. “The whole thing has come as a tremendous surprise and a wonderful topping-off to my thirty-eight years of teaching Classics at Trent. It was a career that I enjoyed to the utmost, with supportive and congenial colleagues, here and elsewhere, and students whom it was a delight to teach. I am delighted and virtually speechless (a rare phenomenon, I am told) at the honour that I have received.”