Several milestones will be celebrated June 6–14 as Trent University hosts its first in-person convocation in three years, including the conferring of degrees on the largest number of master’s and Ph.D. students and a record high number of graduating students from Trent’s School of Business.
Across both campuses, the University is honouring over 2,400 members of the 2022 graduating class, as well as our 2020 and 2021 graduates, including over 2,100 in Peterborough. Ceremonies for Trent University Durham GTA took place at the Tribute Communities Centre in Oshawa on Thursday, June 2, 2022.
Additional highlights of Trent’s 2022 convocation in Peterborough include the first class of graduates from three new programs–Kinesiology, Forensic Biology, and Forensic Chemistry–and the first in-person celebrations for graduates of the Bachelor of Indigenous Education, diploma in Circumpolar Studies, Master of Science in Forensic Science, Master of Bioenvironmental Monitoring & Assessment, Master of Management, and Master of Instrumental Chemical Analysis.
Friends, families and grads can watch the ceremonies live at trentu.ca/live, follow @TrentAlumni and @TrentUniversity on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and share their own comments and photos during the ceremonies using the hashtag #TrentUGrad.
Honorary Degree Recipients
During this year’s ceremonies in Peterborough and Durham, the University will also bestow honorary degrees upon six social changemakers, recognized for their extraordinary contributions to society as a whole.
In Peterborough, honorary degrees will be bestowed upon:
Dr. Muriel Miguel, choreographer, director, actor and “grandmother of Indigenous theatre”
Dr. Charles Krebs, world-renowned ecologist and educator
The Honourable Dr. Lillian Eva (Quan) Dyck, first female First Nation and Canadian-born Chinese senator
Rosemary Burns Ganley, lifelong feminist activist and writer; and social innovator, entrepreneur
Ana Lopes, social innovator, entrepreneur, changemaker and philanthropist
Bob Ezrin, legendary Canadian record producer was presented with an honorary degree at the Trent University Durham GTA convocation on June 2.
Dr. Stephen Stohn, chancellor of Trent University, will also address graduates at convocation.
During the 2022 Peterborough convocation ceremonies, Trent will also honour several of its most accomplished students with special awards:
The Governor General’s Academic Silver Medal, presented to the undergraduate student with the highest academic standing, will be awarded to Jennifer Ego, Psychology. The Gold Medal for highest academic standing in graduate programs is awarded to Debbie Jenkins, Ph.D. in Environmental & Life Sciences.
The President's Medal, established in 2009, will be awarded to two graduate students who achieved academic excellence: Cassandra Johannessen, M.Sc. in Environmental & Life Sciences; and Katherine Heigh-Roper, M.A. in English–Public Texts.
The Symons Medal, established in 1972 in honour of Trent’s founding president T.H.B. Symons, will be awarded to three undergraduate students in the Honours program who achieve high overall standing on graduation: Michael Audet, B.Sc. in Computer Science; Izadora Seraphim, Bachelor of Business Administration; and Sophia Williams, B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The Bagnani Medal, established in 1986 to honour the late founding faculty member Professor Gilbert Bagnani, will be awarded to two students in the General program who achieve high overall standing on graduation: Evan Campbell-Weiner, B.Sc. in Computer Science; and Angela Mark, B.A. in Indigenous Studies.
A detailed breakdown of convocation ceremonies in Peterborough is as follows:
Monday, June 6, 2022 – 10:00 a.m. ceremony:
Degrees will be conferred for the following Bachelor of Arts & Science and Bachelor of Science programs: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Computer Science, Computer Science & Physics, Computing Systems, Economics, Financial Science, Information Systems, Mathematical Physics, Mathematical Economics, Mathematical Finance, Mathematics, and first-ever graduates from Kinesiology.
Monday, June 6, 2022 – 2:00 p.m. ceremony:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees, including post-bridge program at George Brown College, will be conferred.
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 – 10:00 a.m. ceremony:
Degrees will be conferred for Biology, Biomedical Science, and Conservation Biology.
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 – 2:00 p.m. ceremony:
Degrees will be conferred for first-ever graduates from Forensic Biology and Forensic Chemistry, as well as Forensic Science, Anthropology, Archaeology, Indigenous Studies and Indigenous diplomas. Dr. Muriel Miguel will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 – 10:00 a.m. ceremony:
Degrees will be conferred for the Trent School of Graduate Studies including doctoral degrees, Master of Arts, Master of Bioenvironmental Monitoring & Assessment, Master of Education, Master of Instrumental Chemical Analysis, Master of Science, Master of Science in Forensic Science, Master of Science in Nursing, Graduate Diplomas. This ceremony is for graduates from 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Dr. Charles Krebs will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 – 2:00 p.m. ceremony:
Degrees will be conferred for Psychology and Sociology graduates.
The Honourable Dr. Lillian Eva (Quan) Dyck, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.
Thursday, June 9, 2022 – 10:00 a.m. ceremony:
Degrees will be conferred for graduates of the Trent School of the Environment, including Environmental Science/Studies Degree, Ecological Restoration, Environmental and Resource Science & Studies, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Geoscience, Geography, Indigenous Environmental Studies, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems, and Water Sciences, as well as Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Development Studies, International Political Economy, and Political Studies.
Rosemary Burns Ganley will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.
Thursday, June 9, 2022 – 2:00 p.m. ceremony:
Bachelor of Arts degrees will be conferred for Ancient Greek & Roman Studies, Canadian Studies, Cultural Studies, English Literature, French & Francophone Studies, Gender & Social Justice, History, Journalism, Media Studies, Philosophy, Diploma in Canadian Studies.
Ana Lopes will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.
Friday, June 7, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. ceremony:
Bachelor of Business Administration degrees will be conferred, as well as all certificates.
Friday, June 7, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. ceremony:
Degrees from the Trent School of Education, Indigenous Education and Social Work will be conferred.
Monday, June 13 – 9:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. ceremonies:
Celebrating graduates in all programs from 2020 & 2021.
Tuesday, June 14 – 1:00 p.m. ceremony:
Celebrating graduates in all programs from 2020 & 2021.
Detailed information on all 2022 convocation ceremonies, including bios of honorary degree recipients, ceremony details and maps, can be found at trentu.ca/convocation.
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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