Gzowski tribute: Proceeds from new book go to Trent University and Frontier College
The most recent Peter Gzowski tribute book, called Remembering Peter Gzowski: A Book of Tributes, was recently released into Canadian bookstores to great acclaim.
This book is a collection of letters and writings by Morningside listeners and Mr. Gzowski’s colleagues, friends and family. It paints a fascinating picture of his work and his broader life.
As the former chancellor of Trent University, Peter was deeply connected to the people and issues at the University. He had a special place in his heart for this campus, which is revealed clearly in many pages of Peter Gzowski: A Book of Tributes. An entire chapter is devoted to his life as "Mr. Chancellor", and includes thoughts from Trent students, faculty, staff and others.
A few excerpts read like this:
In addition to the chapter devoted to Peter’s chancellorship, Trent is noted for housing the collection of his papers. His long-time assistant, Shelley Ambrose, writes: "Trent University, one of Peter’s last and most loved homes, holds his papers." Thousands of letters, clippings from his "Canadian" bulletin board and many types of documentation are tucked away in the University archives.
Reflecting Peter’s love of Trent, and of Frontier College, Canada’s leading literacy organization, all proceeds from the sale of this tribute book will be directed equally to these two institutions. In this way, a small piece of Peter’s legacy will live on, to inspire Canadians to read, learn and grow.
Copies of Peter Gzowski: A Book of Tributes are available at the Trent bookstore.
Posted February 13, 2003