Trent University’s colleges have been at the centre of the student experience for over 50 years. To ensure this unique collegiate environment remains at the heart of the University for generations to come, Trent has launched a $5 million Campaign for Trent Colleges.
Announced on Saturday, October 5, 2019, as part of the Head of the Trent Regatta and Homecoming weekend, the campaign features a $1 million goal for each of Trent’s five colleges – Champlain, Gzowski, Lady Eaton, Otonabee, and Traill – to enhance endowments dedicated to supporting college life. These funds will be used each year to build on Trent’s rich collegiate history, and make direct and immediate differences in the lives of Trent students.
“Trent’s history as a collegiate university is part of what makes us unique and successful,” said Dr. Leo Groarke, president and vice-chancellor of Trent University. “The collegiate system offers unique learning opportunities outside of the classroom, enhances the diversity of our campus community, helps students form life-long friendships, and shapes a huge part of the Trent experience. The Campaign for Trent Colleges will build endowments to strengthen The Trent experience and ensure that students find meaningful connections with faculty and peers, create a “home away from home,” and engage in learning and social opportunities crucial to student growth.”
The Campaign for Trent Colleges will support all five Trent Colleges: Champlain College, Otonabee College, Gzowski College, Lady Eaton College and Traill College. Trent’s college principals, Melanie Buddle (Gzowski), Tina Fridgen ’95 (Champlain), Christine Freeman-Roth (Lady Eaton), Stephanie Muehlethaler (Otonabee), and Michael Eamon (Traill), are leading their colleges in a way that increases faculty participation, enhances the colleges’ unique identities, elevates students’ incomparable Trent experience, and promotes philanthropic support in an effort to make our college system more sustainable over the long term.
Thanks to the generosity of alumni, staff, faculty, and University contributions, over $900,000 has been raised to establish college endowments. This momentum has helped invigorate the revitalization of Trent’s college system. With the Campaign for Trent Colleges, Trent plans to deepen its college roots and enrich experiences for students and faculty.
For an in-depth look at where these funds will make a difference for Trent students today and in years to come, visit trentu.ca/CollegeCampaign.
About Trent University
One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.
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