On Monday May 15th, members of the Trent University community, including faculty, students, administration, board members, and alumni, gathered for a Trent Day at Queen’s Park reception in a committee room in the main legislative building at Queen’s Park.
The event, hosted by Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal '78, brought together leaders of the provincial government, the Ontario financial community, and the university for a networking session -- and acted as a means of showcasing Trent to Mr. Leal's colleagues at the legislature.
Among the Trent contingent were President Leo Groarke, Chancellor Don Tapscott '66, Director of Philanthropy Sherry Booth, Director of Alumni Affairs Lee Hays '91, Board of Governors member Robin Sundstrom '78, and Manager of Corporate Research Partnerships John Knight.
Guests included IBM/Bank of Montreal Client Executive Lynda Hanley '80, Ontario Chief Investment Officer Allan O'Dette '86, Deputy Minister at the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines David de Launay '67, and ADM International Relations and Chief of Protocol of Ontario Stewart Wheeler '88.
To see a photo gallery of the reception, click here.
We caught up with Stewart Wheeler for his thoughts on the event:
We also chatted with Allan O'Dette:
Jeff Leal contextualized Trent's part in Peterborough's future:
Chancellor Don Tapscott reflected on renewing his relationship with Trent: