Hundreds Join Alumni & Friends Gatherings Across North America

SEPTEMBER 27, 2023

Image of Alumni and Friends at New York City Gathering

Recent whirlwind tour includes gatherings in NYC, Ottawa, Kingston, and Montreal 

Hundreds of Trent University alumni and friends have now gathered in a series of international events including a whirlwind tour over the past two weeks through New York City (NYC), Ottawa, Montreal, and Kingston, Ont.

"The momentum keeps building as the Trent senior leadership team crosses our nation and into the U.S. to meet our incredible alumni and give them an opportunity to connect, reminisce, network, and hear about Trent’s boldest philanthropic campaign in history," says Sherry Booth '98, associate vice president, Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement. "Thanks to everyone who attended recently during our tour of New York, Ottawa, Montreal, and Kingston. We laughed, enjoyed good food, shared stories with old friends, and made many new friends. Momentous change happens when we meet face-to-face, learn about each other's important work, and inspire one another with our accomplishments and vision."

In NYC, President Leo Groarke; Julie Davis, vice president, External Relations & Development; Glennice Burns, associate vice president, International; and Christopher Rooney, senior director, Office of Research & Innovation, met with alumni and friends during an event hosted on the rooftop patio of Michi Jakob '87 (Peter Robinson College).

Ottawa alumni and friends also gathered at the Canadian Museum of History and heard University updates from several leaders including Chancellor Stephen Stohn '66 (Champlain College); Vice President Davis; and Campaign for Momentous Change leaders Gavin Marshall '76 (Lady Eaton College) and Linda Schuyler '18 (hon). With a stunning view of Parliament Hill in the background, Trent alumna Melissa Doyle '92 (Otonabee College), RBC Vice-President Commercial Financial Services for Kingston Quinte Region, Ontario North and East, told the crowd why RBC is investing in the Jarislowsky program that supports Trent students to become the future leaders of tomorrow in government, politics, and public service.

In charming Old Montreal, alumni were warmly greeted by alumnus and emcee Francois Senecal '83 (Champlain College) for an intimate reception at Auberge Le Saint-Gabriel where they met Chancellor Stohn; Dr. Scott Henderson '84, head of Trent University Durham GTA; and Campaign leader Marshall.

Kingston alum also recently had an opportunity to connect and meet with a Trent team during a casual gathering at Daft Brewery.

Be sure to check out the photo gallery from the Fall 2023 Alumni & Friends Gatherings.

Other gatherings since the launch of the Campaign for Momentous Change have taken place in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, and Victoria.

More exciting international events are planned throughout 2023-24 including in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on November 9 and in Miami, Florida on January 9, 2024.

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