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Trent University Announces Appointment of Dr. Elizabeth McGregor


 Former Harvard Fellow to Assist with Science and Internationalization Initiatives at Trent

October 11, 2006, Peterborough

Bonnie Patterson, president and vice chancellor of Trent University, announced today the appointment of Dr. Elizabeth McGregor as a senior research associate for the University.

Dr. McGregor will be involved in developing scientific research and internationalization initiatives for the University as part of a one-year Executive Interchange agreement with Industry Canada.  “We are delighted to have Dr. McGregor join our team. She is an inspired leader in the sciences whose unique global perspective will bring many benefits to our students and the wider Trent community,” stated President Patterson. 

An internationally-recognized scholar and motivational speaker, Dr. McGregor specializes in ethical and gender issues in the fields of biotechnology and life sciences.  She has worked extensively in policy development and partnership-building roles around the world, with such institutions as Harvard University, the United Nations, MIT Summer Institute, Canadian Institutes for Health Research and the Canadian International Development Agency.

A native of the Peterborough region, Dr. McGregor is excited to be back in her hometown contributing to the success of Trent University.  “Trent is uniquely positioned to shape a more peaceful, sustainable and dynamic global community,” says Dr. McGregor.  “I look forward to lecturing across disciplines at Trent and collaborating with faculty and students to build strong and thoughtful future leaders.”

While at Trent, Dr. McGregor will be exploring ways to support aspects of the University’s internationalization and growth in strategic areas.  According to Susan Apostle-Clark, vice president academic, Dr. McGregor “will be working closely with the Office of Research, Graduate Studies and the Trent International Program to research capacities and interests in the areas of women in science and technology and international projects.”  To achieve this, Dr. McGregor will be conferring extensively with the Trent community, and potential partners both in Canada and abroad, including the World Bank’s Global Forum.


For further information, please contact Susan Apostle-Clark, Vice President Academic at 705-748-1011, ext. 1694