Students, staff, and faculty from over 16 institutions in seven different countries will gather virtually for the 2022 Collegiate Way International (CWI) Conference, hosted by Trent University May 18-20, 2022.
“The online conference will specifically focus on Collegiate Communities in a Changing World – allowing attendees to hear different perspectives on how the pandemic has affected higher education,” says Dr. Michael Eamon, principal of Catharine Parr Traill College at Trent University and chair of CWI. “Participants will leave the conference with shared knowledge on the way forward as well as a renewed hope and energy to push the boundaries of higher education in a post-pandemic environment.”
Established in 2014, CWI is a world-wide association of university colleges. This year’s conference is the organization’s fourth and provides an opportunity for university colleges around the world to come together, share ideas, and promote the collegiate way of interdisciplinary scholarship, academic integrity, civic awareness and humility.
As a founding member of CWI, and Ontario’s top undergraduate university, Trent’s hosting of the 2022 CWI Conference further underscores the University’s role on the international stage of higher education.
“Trent was conceived as a ready-made collegiate university – and is the perfect backdrop for a conference that serves as such an important venue for administrators and professors at university colleges to share best practices or work together on common issues,” says Principal Eamon. “The collegiate style of education emphasizes small classes, interdisciplinary learning, greater faculty-student interaction, and the formation of safe and engaging residential communities – which is exactly what you’ll find at Trent University.”
Given many restrictions still limiting international travel, coordinating this year’s event was no small task, explains Professor Eamon, and was a group effort between the international members of CWI and the principals of Trent University.
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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