- Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching (1986-87)
Dr. Robert Carter, was recognized for his dedication to teaching and students with a Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1987. He is now a Professor Emeritus at Trent.
In his role as Professor in the Philosophy Department at Trent, Dr. Carter developed East Asian philosophy courses and served as the first Master of Otonabee College. He also directed the interdisciplinary M.A. program. In 2003 he was awarded the Japan Foundation, a prestigious research grant awarded to only 10 scholars from across North America. He has written or co-authored at least 10 books and more than 70 articles and reviews, and has spent time in Japan studying the Japanese Great Arts and ethics.