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Posted: September 27, 2002

Athletic Building renamed: PSB Wilson Building
Trent and Community Celebrate Paul Wilson

As students, faculty, and staff at Trent University gathered to honour former University athletic director Paul Wilson, President Bonnie Patterson announced that the current athletic building will be renamed The PSB Wilson Building to commemorate his contributions to Trent and the community.

"Paul Wilson has made a lasting impression on all of us," commented President Patterson, " and the PSB Wilson Building will ensure his legacy at Trent goes on." Mr. Wilson, who has garnered several awards over the years, most recently won the Symons Award for outstanding teaching and exemplary concern for students at Trent University, the school’s top teaching honour normally reserved for professors.

The naming of the PSB Wilson Building coincided with the launch of yet another event celebrating Mr. Wilson. The Peterborough Community Dinner to Honour Paul Wilson will be held October 26th at the Evinrude Centre emceed by Al Simmons and featuring Mayor Sylvia Sutherland, MP Peter Adams, Erica Cherney, and Olympic Gold Medallist and Trent alumnus Rob Marland. Tickets are $50 and the proceeds will go toward the PSB Wilson Fund, a permanent endowment fund to improve facilities and equipment at Trent University.

Mr. Wilson is recognized as an advocate of sport and academics—and has gained recognition for many a student who excels in these areas. An avid promoter of athletics, Mr. Wilson has always been a supporter of squash and rugby at the local, regional, and national levels and was responsible for the installation of the first squash facilities in the community at Trent University. As he retired this past summer, hundreds of messages poured in from past students who remarked on the impact he had on their lives.

A number of community members and Trent alum have helped with the planning of the dinner. Local entrepreneur and Trent supporter Ross Smith is Honourary Captain along with Mayor Sylvia Sutherland and Rob Marland, and Trent alumna Karen Sisson is Captain of the dinner.

Tickets for the Peterborough Community Dinner to Honour Paul Wilson can be purchased through the Trent University Alumni Office, Langton House, Traill College, London & Reid Streets (southeast corner), or by calling 748-1599.

Photo 1: Gary Wolff, Past Chair of the Board of Governors; Paul Wilson and Tony Storey pose with the new sign for the Athletics Building.

Photo 2: PSB Wilson


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