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Dr. Paul Wilson Develops New Form of Synthetic Blood

Trent University geneticist Dr. Paul Wilson is garnering headlines by working on a product that will have huge impacts one forensic science: a new form of synthetic blood. The product that Prof. Wilson and his team have developed represents a huge leap from existing technology – which is usually a simple blend of cornstarch, water…
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Shawn Adler ’00: Pow Wow Cafe Tacos Help Preserve Indigenous Culture

Trent University alumnus Shawn Adler definitely serves up some of the best food we've ever tasted -- we've enjoyed his dishes at Peterborough's hidden gem Aasmaabik's (sadly, long closed) and at his OTHER hidden gem, the legendary The Flying Chestnut Kitchen in Eugenia, ON (deliciously still open). The Ojibway chef is now blending his unique…
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Bill Waiser ’71 Wins Governor General’s Literary Award

Historian and Trent Alumnus Bill Waiser has won the Governor General's Literary Award for non-fiction for his new book, A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905.  For more on the win, please see coverage by CBC and Global News. Prof. Bill Waiser is a distinguished professor emeritus and former A.S. Morton Research Chair at…
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Dr. Robert Wright Sets the Record Straight on Trudeaumania

Trent Alumnus, bestselling author, and Durham Campus History professor, Dr. Robert Wright, has launched his newest book, Trudeaumania: The Rise to Power of Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Trudeaumania examines the rise of Pierre Trudeau by dispelling three core myths surrounding his rise to power and the excitement generated by his entrance into the political landscape in…
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Alumni Unleash $1.5 Million for New Student Centre at Trent University

Trent University alumni have demonstrated their generous spirit by unleashing $750,000 in matching funds from an anonymous alumni donor, through the Alumni Student Centre Challenge (ASCC). All alumni pledges were matched, and first-time alumni donations were double-matched for a total of $1.5 million – a significant gift towards the new Student Centre on Trent University’s…
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#BleedGreenFriday!

Kick-Off The School Year & Show Your School Spirit! Trent University is proud of its outstanding academic and athletic history, and as the 2016/2017 Excalibur Varsity Season starts we want you to be part of a new tradition – #BleedGreenFriday – starting Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. How it works: Every Friday students, faculty, staff and…
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#TrentVoices Summer Literary Series

Stay tuned! ‪#‎TrentVoices‬ -- the Trent Alumni interview podcast -- is starting production on our summer season. We'll be offering up some great listening for the dog days of summer with a Trent Literary Series with several notable and award-winning alumni authors/writers, including: *Leah McLaren (novelist and columnist for Globe and Mail, Maclean's, Toronto Life)…
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