Alumni Association Annual Report 2008-2009

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					Alumni Association Annual Report 2008-2009
On the cover

From top left to right, Kate Ramsay ’71, Justin Chiu ’76, Jeramy Dodds ’99, Matt Griem ’97,
Paul Davidson ’83, Laura Peers ’81, Mike Rosen ’71, Chancellor Roberta Bondar and
President Bonnie Patterson.
          Table of Contents
           2      President’s Message

           4      Alumni Demographics & Statistics 2008-09

         11       Results Based Reports – Trent University Alumni Association

         18       Appendix A: 2008-09 Alumni Council Members, Chapter Presidents
                  & Committee Representatives

         19       Appendix B: Nominations & Appointments, 2009 Annual General Meeting

         20       Appendix C: Minutes of the 40th Annual General Meeting

         24       Appendix D: Agenda for the 41st Annual General Meeting




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    President’s Message


    I
       can hardly believe that it has been four years since I was selected as
       President of the Trent University Alumni Association. In this time, I’ve
       had the pleasure of welcoming new graduates into the wider alumni
    family, celebrating the accomplishments of our distinguished alumni, and
    working with a number of dedicated Trent volunteers and professional
    University staff.

    In these four years, the University has changed, and so has the Alumni
    Association. We have revamped our governance structure, professionalized
    our annual reports, and developed a wide-ranging strategic plan that will
    help guide us until 2014. We’ve created new awards, new opportunities for
    alumni involvement through our committees, and reinvested in our long-
    standing programs, such as the alumni homecoming weekend and our
    chapter relations program. Perhaps one of the biggest changes, and most
    celebrated successes, has been the establishment of the Alumni House at
    Champlain College. This reinvigoration of the Master’s Lodge is a testament
    to the support of Trent alumni for their University and the commitment of
    the University to its alumni.

    I’m grateful for all of the opportunities that I’ve had as President of the
    Association and proud of our accomplishments thus far. However, it is
    important for all leaders to know when the “right time” is to step aside and
    give others the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity and passion for
    the organization. For me, with the expected birth of my son this fall, that
    right time is now.

    As I head into the role of past-president, there are a number of people that
    need to be recognized for their ongoing support. As our volunteers are at
    the heart of our organization, I would like to thank all of the executive
    members, councillors, and volunteers, past and present, during my tenure.
    The time and energy you’ve put into all our activities are very much
    appreciated! I would also like to thank fellow alumni Paul Delaney ’64,
    Kate Ramsay ’71, John Butcher ’67, and Robert Stephenson ’69, whose
    advice and kind words were always helpful to me.




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I’ve had tremendous support from the University itself. Thank you to Bonnie Patterson
for your dedication to alumni, the respect you’ve shown the Association, and your
personal touch. Thank you also to Dianne Lister ’71, whose vision, enthusiasm,
commitment, and leadership continue to help shape Trent. The members of the
External Relations and Advancement Department have also been very helpful with our
events and services.
Thank you!

I have a special thank you for Kathleen Easson ’78 in the Alumni Office. Those of you
who know Kathleen know that she prefers to stay out of the limelight during alumni
events. However, she is the backbone of the Association, and the countless hours she
has spent on our activities have made them a success.

Finally, a special thank you to Tony Storey ’71. As many of you already know, Tony
is a remarkable man. He is dedicated to Trent University and to his fellow alumni. He
readily gives hours of his free time and is always willing to help, whether it is day, night
or weekends or on the road. Tony was responsible for recruiting me (and many others)
into the Alumni Association leadership ranks. Thank you for your advice, your patience,
and your friendship.

I wish all alumni and friends the best in the coming years. Good luck to the incoming
president and executive.

Matt Griem ’97
President, Trent University Alumni
mgriem@trentu.ca




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      Alumni Demographics

      Where in the world are Trent alumni?




          Canada: 33,840                  Europe: 357            Asia: 334
             USA: 574
    Balance
    of North
    America: 22                        Africa: 68



                        South
                        America: 110


                                                                              Australia: 73




       Total: 35,378




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Alumni Statistics




                                                                                                        $3,944,054
         Alumni Giving in the
         New Millennium




                                                                                                                        $2,555,692
         as of April 30, 2009
                                                                                                                                                Total: $10,167,737
                         $574,201
             $590,419




                                                  $529,506




                                                                                          $553,703
                                                              $525,248
                                     $488,113




                                                                            $406,801
                                     2002




                                                                                                                        2008
                         2001




                                                              2004


                                                                            2005


                                                                                         2006


                                                                                                        2007
             2000




                                                  2003




                                                    Alumni Giving
                                                   As of April 30, 2009

         Alumni by Decade of Start Year
         as of April 30, 2009
                                                9,636
                                    8,698




                                                                                                                                               8,951       Total: 35,352
                        6,235
             1,832




                                                                                                     1,776


                                                                                                                     1,469
                                                                                       1,413




                                                                                                                                     1,259
                                                                         1,188
                                                             1,060




                                                                                                                                             473


                                                                                                                                                    313
                                                                                                                                             2006


                                                                                                                                                    2007
                                                                                       2002




                                                                                                                     2004
                                                                                                     2003




                                                                                                                                     2005
                                                1990


                                                             2000


                                                                         2001
                        1970


                                    1980
             1960




                                                Grads by Decade of Start Year
                                                                 As of April 30, 2009
         ALUMNI (Incl. TRACING & INACTIVE RECORDS. Excl. DECEASED
         and UNVERIFIED DECEASED)




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                                                                                                                                                                                      Ontario 28,440
    Alumni by Province
    as of April 30, 2009


                           British Columbia 989




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Total: 31,161
             Alberta 555




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Quebec 426
                                                                                                                              Northwest Territories 69
                                                                                                         Nova Scotia 224




                                                                                                                                                                                                          Prince Edward Island 29
                                                                 New Brunswick 94




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yukon Territories 51
                                                  Manitoba 121




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Saskatchewan 87
                                                                                    Newfoundland 49




                                                                                                                                                          Nunavut 27




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ALUMNI (Incl. TRACING & INACTIVE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   RECORDS. Excl. DECEASED and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   UNVERIFIED DECEASED)

                                                                                                      Alumni by Province
                                                                                                                        As of April 30, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                Julian Blackburn 6,684




    Alumni by College
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Catharine Parr Traill 5,025
                                                                                                      Champlain 6,048




                                                                                                                                                                                                         Otonabee 6,017
                                                                                                                           Lady Eaton 5,613




    as of April 30, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Peter Robinson 3,302




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Total: 35,569
                                                                                                                                                          Peter Gzowski 1,363




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Unknown 1,517




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ALUMNI (Incl. TRACING & INACTIVE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   RECORDS. Excl. DECEASED and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   UNVERIFIED DECEASED)

                                                                                                                                                         Alumni by College
                                                                                                                                                          As of April 30, 2009



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Belleville/Quinte 1,327
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       as of April 30, 2009




                                                                                                                                                                              Calgary 199
                                                                                                                                                                           Edmonton 111
                                                                                                                                                                           Fredericton 18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Alumni by Chapters




                                                                                                                                                                                                     Georgian Triangle 417
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Total: 19,001


                                                                                                                                                       Golden Horseshoe 1,706
                                                                                                                                                                                               Halifax and Dartmouth 63
                                                                                                                                                                           Hong Kong 32
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kingston 549
                                                                                                                                                                                                     London/Middlesex 396
                                                                                                                                                                              Malaysia 50




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                                                                                                                                                                            Montreal 163
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          National Capital 1,549
                                                                                                                                                                              Niagara 261
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Oshawa/Durham 2,862
                                                                                                                                                                       Peterborough 4,673




                                                                                                                                                  Alumni by Chapters
                                                                                                                                                                             Singapore 16
                                                                                                                                                                                                  South Western Ontario 197
                                                                                                                                                                            Toronto 2,764




                                                              ALUMNI (Incl. TRACING & INACTIVE RECORDS. Excl. DECEASED and UNVERIFIED DECEASED)
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Vancouver 322
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Vancouver Island 190
                                                                                                                                                                           Yellowknife 29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   York Region 991
                                                                                                                                                                            British Isles 68
                                                                                                                                                                                               Tokyo/Japan 48




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    Undergraduate Degrees by Major


        MAJOR DESCRIPTION                                   FEMALE      MALE        TOTAL


        Ancient History & Classics                              85        75         160
        Anthropology                                         1,235       499        1,734
        Biochemistry                                          115         92         207
        Biology                                              1,321       874        2,195
        Business Administration                               654        806        1,460
        Canadian Studies                                      184         73         257
        Chemical Physics                                         8        12           20
        Chemistry                                             194        226         420
        Comparative Development                               205         95         300
        Computing & Information Systems                       111        386         497
        Cultural Studies                                      629        287         916
        Economics                                             428        945        1,373
        Education                                            1,282       413        1,695
        English Literature                                   2,798       972        3,770
        Environmental Chemistry                                  6        10           16
        Environmental & Resource Science/Studies             1,517       675        2,192
        Forensic Science                                        77        17           94
        Geography                                             583        675        1,258
        History                                              1,928     1,422        3,350
        Indigenous Studies                                    729        270         999
        International Development Studies                     141         51         192
        International Political Economy                         17        14           31
        Mathematics                                           241        258         499
        Modern Languages                                      782        122         904
        Nursing                                               494         21         515
        Philosophy                                            245        405         650
        Physics & Astronomy                                     43       164         207
        Politics                                              442        731        1,173
        Psychology                                           3,306       713        4,019
        Sociology                                            1,924       502        2,426
        Women’s Studies                                       212           4        216
        Special Emphasis                                      116         34         150
        Undeclared                                            167        141         308
                                                 TOTALS                           34,203


        FOR JOINT MAJORS 1/2 A POINT IS COUNTED FOR EACH DISCIPLINE AND NUMBERS
        ARE ROUNDED UP TO THE NEXT WHOLE NUMBER




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Graduate Degrees by Major


          MAJOR DESCRIPTION                                   FEMALE     MALE    TOTAL


          Anthropology M.A.                                      72        65     137
          Applications of Modelling in the Natural               18        14      32
               & Social Sciences M.A. or M.Sc.

          Canadian Studies & Indigeneous Studies M.A.            27        14      41
          English M.A.                                            2         1       3
          Environmental and Life Sciences M.Sc. or Ph.D.         13         4      17
          History M.A.                                            6        21      27
          Theory, Culture and Politics                           23        42      65
               (Previously Methodologies) M.A.
          Watershed Ecosystems                                   96       134     230
          Chemistry M.Sc.                                         7        20      27
          Canadian Heritage                                      14         8      22


          Canadian Studies Ph.D.                                 20        16      36
          Cultural Studies Ph.D.                              Not reported yet
          Indigenous Studies Ph.D.                                7         2       9


                                                   TOTALS                         646




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     Alumni House Statistics


     GROUP or DEPARTMENT            HOW     NO. of   GROUP or DEPARTMENT               HOW        NO. of
                                    OFTEN   PEOPLE                                     OFTEN      PEOPLE


     Administration                   3       65     Sociology                             1          40
     Advancement                      5      225     Special Events – Receptions           4          40
     Alumni                          22      850     Special Events – Meals                6         120
     Anthropology                     3       46     Student Art Show                    10          250
     Biology                          1       65     TIP                                   2          32
     Business Council                 2       85     Wedding                               2          80
     Career Centre                    1       20     Year Abroad                           1          44
     Champlain College                3      160                          TOTALS        196        3,918
     Champlain College Cabinet        2       45
     Cultural Studies                 1       12
     DNA Cluster                      3       85
     Dean’s Office                    1       14
     Economics                        2      110
     English                          2       52
     External groups                  9      575
     Grad Studies                     1        5
     Head of the Trent group          4       60
     Health Sciences                  1       60
     Indigenous Studies               1       24
     Journal of Undergrad Studies     1       30
     Robert F. Kennedy Jr             1       40
     Library                          3      179
     MEM                              1       16
     Peter Gzowski College            2       48
     Physics                          1       30
     Politics                         1       18
     Psychology                       1       50
     Registrar’s Office               3       54
     Retirees                         1       14
     Roofing – Meetings              13      180
     Seasoned Spoon                  75       95




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     Results Based Report

     Internal and Campus Affairs
     MAJOR INITIATIVE                   RESULTS/STRATEGIES                                               DATE


     Governance                        TUAA membership approves new by-laws and administrative           October 2008
                                       changes at AGM. Changes include establishment of 3 new
                                       Councillor positions


                                       Nominating Committee recruits 3 new Councillors                   January to March 2009


                                       Board of Governors representation is secured as Council           March 2009
                                       approves the 2009 Recommendation list


                                       Council leadership development is advanced at the                 April 2009
                                       Alumni Council retreat


     Alumni Recognition                The annual Awards Celebration attracts 80 guests and combines     June 2008
                                       afternoon tea with an Otonabee River cruise as Richard Fleming
                                       ’68, Su Ditta ’73, Paul Davidson ’83, Helen Sweet ’86 and Karin
                                       Galldin ‘96 are honoured.


                                       Nominating and Recognition Committee reviews nominees             November 2008 to
                                       for Young Leader Award, Spirit of Trent Award, Distinguished      May 2009
                                       Alumni; Council approves 5 recipients to be honoured at the
                                       Alumni Awards Dinner at the National Arts Centre in May 2009


                                       Introduced the David Lasenby Art Show prize to honour original
                                       class member, long time faculty & contributor of many campus
The 2008 Alumni Awards                 sketches
celebration kicked off with a cruise
of the Otonabee River.                 Approved Honorary Alumni status for President Bonnie Patterson
                                       and Chancellor Roberta Bondar


                                       Introduced the Key to Alumni House for special visitors and
                                       contributors


                                       TUAA commissioned portrait artist David Goatley to paint          November 2008
                                       President Patterson as part of the ongoing commitment
                                       to the university’s art collection.




                                       President Bonnie Patterson and her newly unveiled
                                       portrait, at the Peterborough Chapter annual
                                       garden party.




     Trent University Alumni Association Annual Report 2008-2009                                                                 11
        Internal and Campus Affairs continued


        MAJOR INITIATIVE              RESULTS/STRATEGIES                                                  DATE


        Campus Enrichment             Student Art Show attracts 26 contributors and 56 works on           March 2009
                                      display at Alumni House


                                      Alumni representatives present the Alumni Recognition Awards        March/April 2009
                                      at 6 colleges


                                      Annual call for nominations for the Robert Stephenson Award         April 2009


        Alumni House                  See elsewhere in the Annual Report for summary of Alumni
                                      House usage in 2008-09.


                                      Alumni House hosts media reception for Robert F. Kennedy Jr.        May 2008


                                      Summer student employee bbq at Alumni House attracts 140            August 2008
                                      students and recent grads


                                      Second Alumni & Friends Art Show in conjunction with                October 2008
                                      Homecoming Open House; alumni cards & souvenir mugs
                                      available


                                      Peter van Rooijen ’01 is honoured with dinner at Alumni House
VP Dianne Lister ’71, thanks Alumni   following Rowing Club boat christening
House donors John ’94 & Holly
Stardom ’95, shown with their         Alumni House donor recognition event for 60 contributors            November 2008
son Max.                              including the past masters of Champlain College


                                      Alumni hosts TU guest speakers Jeramy Dodds ‘99 and Laura           November 2008 &
                                      Peers ‘81 at special dinners                                        February 2009


        Alumni Service                Alumni served Trent as follows:
                                      1. Board of Governors – Kate Ramsay ’71, Larry Popofsky ’71, Brian Hamlin ’84
                                      2. Senate – Adam Guzkowski ’95
                                      3. Athletics Advisory – Karen Sisson ’78
                                      4. University Honours – Adam Guzkowski ’95
                                      5. Teaching Awards – Kim Fielding ’98 & Debbie Lynch ’82
                                      6. Planned Giving Advisory – Robert Lightbody ’64, Gavin Muir ’93, Kevan Herod ’74,
                                         Lynn Hardy ’94, Leah Curtis ’81
                                      7. Athletics Campaign – Gary Wolff ’67, Tom Phillips ’74, Brian O’Toole ’74,
                                         Karen Sisson ’78, Kevan Herod ’74, Jeff Lanctot ’82, John Casserly ’72,
                                         Ashley Horne ’90, Brenda Smith Chant ’90, Chris Armitage ’90, Elizabeth Wilson ’84,
                                         Hugh Banks ’66, James Wasson ’75, Steve Byers ’76, Michael Cullen ’82,
                                         Brian Holland ’78, David Thomas ’76, Mike & Ugette Vanderpost ’89, Neil Horne ’96,
                                         Norm Kastner ’76, Steve Everson ’78, Danusia ’94 & Scott Campbell ’93, Ted ‘67 & Jane
                                         Staunton ’68, Rob Marland ’83, Susan Thompson ’87
                                      8. Community Leaders Awards Organizing – Darren Murphy ’96,
                                         Su Ditta ’73, Deborah Berrill ’69, Susan Wurtele, ’83
                                      9. Symons Trust – Robert Lightbody ’64




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Internal and Campus Affairs continue


MAJOR INITIATIVE              RESULTS/STRATEGIES                                                 DATE


Alumni Speakers              Poet Jeramy Dodds ’99 – Writers Reading series                      November 2008


                             Mike Rosen ’75, President of Tree Canada-Carbon Footprints          April 2009
                             Leading Back to Trent


Alumni Lecture               Laura Peers ’81, Ashley Fellow                                      January 2009
                             Seeking knowledge, seeking life: memory, material heritage and
                             knowledge repatriation amongst Canadian Indigenous people


History & Heritage           VP Adam Guzkowski ’95 and Dwayne Collins ’01 collaborated           2008-09
                             with History professor Chris Dummitt ’92 and Trent Centre for
                             Community-Based Education coordinator Christie Nash ’00 in
                             supporting the “Follow Our Traill” society, a student-led history
                             of Traill as an undergraduate college.




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     External and Chapters
     MAJOR INITIATIVE                                                     RESULTS/STRATEGIES                                                                                       DATE


     External Relations                                                Four members of Council attended the annual Ontario Alumni                                                 August 2008
                                                                       Associations conference, this year at Mohawk College, Hamilton



     Finance, Services and                                             Published the Harris Alumni Directory                                                                      December 2008
     Advancement                                                       1,666 products sold (332 softbound, 972 hardbound,
                                                                       362 CD ROMS)


                                                                       Growth in affinity program participation: IA Pacific Group Term                                            2008-09
                                                                       Life 123 alumni/42 spouses, MBNA Mastercard 2,238 alumni/
                                                                       2,243 student, Clearsight Investment Program 24 accounts/
                                                                       506 responders, TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Home and Auto
                                                                       Insurance 769 clients/1,249 policies

     Chapter Relations                                                 Peterborough
                                                                                                                                                                                              It’s our most precious resource
                                                                       •   The David Sheperd Family Lecture Series presented by                                                                 and it may not last forever…



                                                                           Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. “Our Environmental Destiny”                                                                           OUR WATER,
                                                                                                                                                                                                        OUR FUTURE
                                                                       •   Annual Garden Party                                                                                                                 You are invited to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Inside Trent:
                                                                       •   Lunch with the Experts                                                                                                                 Breakfast with the Experts 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Featuring…

                                                                       •   Charity BBQ “Powered by Community” at Alumni House                                                                                           Dr. Marguerite Xenopoulos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Professor of Biology, Trent University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         “Are We In Hot Water?


               You are invited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           An Examination of Global Change

                                                                       •   Writers Reading Series                                                                                                                          in Freshwater Systems”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dr. Derek Mueller
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Roberta Bondar Postdoctoral Fellow in

                                                                       •   Special Lectures at Trent                                                                                                                    Northern and Polar Studies, Trent University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         “Arctic Meltdown: Crossing the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Threshold from Ice to Water”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mark Dzurko
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Trent-Queen’s Graduate Student
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “Clarity vs. Purity: When it comes to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           water, what you see isn’t always what

                                                                       Montreal                                                                                                                                            you get”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MC: Shelagh Rogers, Host of CBC Radio’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Canadian writing program

                                                                       •  Annual Chapter Soirees                                                                                                                            “The Last Chapter”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Thursday, February 12, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               RBC, RBC Plaza,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    200 Bay Street, South Tower, 40th Floor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                7 am to 8:45 am
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A light breakfast will be served.

                                                                       Toronto                                                                                                                                     Space is limited. Reserve your seat by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Friday, January 23, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 RSVP to Trent University’s Alumni Office at

                                                                       •    Breakfast with the Experts                                                                                                             1-800-267-5774 or alumni@trentu.ca

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Trent University is grateful to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 RBC for hosting this event.


                                                                                                                                                                                             Sponsored by the
                                                                                                                                                                                             Trent University Legacy Society


                                                                       York Region
                                                                       •    An Evening with John Wadland                                                                                C                             LEARning TO MAkE A WORLD OF DiFFEREnCE.™




                                                                                                                                                                                            Left, Alumni
                                                              Halifax/Dartmouth
                                                                                                                                                                                            Directory. Above,
                                                              •        Reception with Paul Wilson and Dianne Lister
                                             The Trent Indigenous Studies Alumni Association Proudly Presents...
                                                                                                                                                                                            alumni in
                                                                                                                                                                                            Peterborough and
                                                                       British Isles                                                                                                        Toronto turned out
                                                                       •    Winter “meeting”                                                                                                to listen to Trent’s
                                                                                                                                                                                            Experts series.
                     Please join newly
      Alumni living in YorkFirst                                                                                       Indigenous Studies
                                                                                                                       An excellent chil-
                     published                                                                                         dren’s book dealing
      Region were pleased author,
                     Nations to                                                                                                 Book
                                                                                                                       • bullying and Launch and formal Chapter Launch at
                                                                                                                       with
                        Tara White                                                                                     self esteem. It
      connect with Emeritus and
                     as she reads                                                                                               Benedict Gatherings Space Naming Event
                                                                                                                       teaches children
                     answers questions                                                                                 that it’s not what's
      Professor John Wadland.
                     about her brand                                                                                   on the outside but
                           new book I Like                                                                             what's in your
                           Who I am.                                                                                   heart that counts.




                                                   Beginning at 6:00pm
                                      The Benedict Gathering Place—Trent University
                                                     “Ska’nikonhra”
                                              Refreshments will be served

14                                                  For more information, contact Art Beaver @ (905) 985-3337
                                                            Or Chris Welter @ (705)748-1011 ext.7610                                           Trent University Alumni Association Annual Report 2008-2009
                       Synopsis
                       After moving to her mother’s home reserve, a young Mohawk girl, Celina, is teased by her classmates who tell her
                       she doesn’t belong there because she has blond hair and blue eyes. Her great-grandmother helps her understand
                       that being Mohawk is not about how she looks, but about what she feels in her heart. A beautifully illustrated story,
                       I Like Who I Am, explores issues of bullying and belonging as Celina looks for acceptance in her new community.
External and Chapter Relations continued


MAJOR INITIATIVE               RESULTS/STRATEGIES                                                 DATE


Special Events, Reunions &     100 alumni return for LEC reunion at Homecoming                    October 2008
Homecoming
                               Homecoming Festival tent provides a family friendly alumni
                               destination; hundreds of alumni welcome the new Express
                               Admission line at the Rowers’ Beer Garden and easy access to
                               alumni cards & souvenir mugs


                               Annual Team Trend Reunion                                          April 2009

                               LEC 40th Anniversary Gala Event in LEC Dining Hall                 January 2009




                                                               Vin Heney ’03 brought his cross-
                                                               Canada fundraising ride through
                                                               Peterborough to Alumni House.


Alumni with families are always welcome at the
Homecoming Festival tent area, outside Alumni House.




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     Communications and Technology
     MAJOR INITIATIVE         RESULTS/STRATEGIES                                                     DATE


     Committee                The Communications committee met regularly, with a special             August to November
                              emphasis on designing the Trent Magazine readership survey and         2008
                              evaluating the results.

     Facebook                 The TUAA Facebook site grew to 709 members. Facebook was
                              also deployed to test international outreach. The National
                              Chapter launched their own Facebook site, with 92 members

     Alumni Website           •   Dedicated web page created as a resource for members of            October 2008
                                  Alumni council


                              •   Updating and correcting broken links for trentu.ca/alumni;
                                  new scroll introduced to highlight/cross reference alumni
                                  from main Trent site; Annual Report posted


                              •   Homecoming/Head of the Trent photo gallery posted


                              •   31 e-broadcasts distributed

     Trent Magazine           Continued successful involvement of the volunteer editor and           2008-09
                              editorial board model through all three issues. Distribution now
                              exceeds 23,000 copies.


                              The 2008-09 issues featuring cover stories on Richard Fleming ’68,
                              Helen Sweet ’86 & the Patterson/Drain families can be viewed at
                              trentmagazine.ca.

     General Communications   Association President Matt Griem addressed new graduates               June 2008
                              at 5 convocation ceremonies


                              VP Adam Guzkowski welcomed student summer employees to                 August 2008
                              Alumni House bbq


                              Association President Matt Griem spoke at the Alumni House             November 2008
                              donor recognition luncheon.




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Support for Students in 2008-09
MAJOR INITIATIVE              RESULTS/STRATEGIES                                                   DATE


                             Two entrance scholarships for children of alumni valued              September 2008
                             at $1,000 and $600


                             Seven bursaries awarded totalling $4,950 through Alumni              February/March 2009
                             Bursary Fund


                             Special projects funding support for 5 initiatives including:        2008-09
                             Walk Home program, LEC 40th Anniversary, Happy Trails English
                             department reunion/faculty retirements, Writers Reading series,
                             Follow Our Traill society,


                             Recognition of student achievement: 6 recipients of the Alumni
                             College Recognition Awards, Scott Rennie & Eileen Gallagher
                             medals presented to OC students, Cheryl & Bryan Davies Award
                             presented to CC student, Robert Stephenson Award to TU in
                             Oshawa student ($250), $500 in prizes to student art show
                             contributors including the inaugural David Lasenby prize of $100


                             Alumni Golf Tournament generated over $6,000 for the               Lady Eaton College celebrated their
                             PSB Wilson Bursary Fund                                            40th anniversary with a special event
                                                                                                in January 2009 that featured, from
                                                                                                left to right, College Principal Arndt
                             Alumni House hosted an information and hospitality reception
                                                                                                Kruger, Founding President Thomas
                             for interested graduate students; the well-attended barbecue for
                                                                                                Symons, architect Alistair Grant and
                             campus summer student employees                                    Eaton family representative John
                                                                                                David Eaton.
                             Student athletes were supported through the awarding of the
                             Dan Coholan Rowing Bursaries and the Gary Wolff Leadership
                             Cup.


                             484 students registered in the Online Directory for potential
                             career advice from alumni mentors

                             $10,000 in student wages through the Alumni Affairs office




                             Jeff Lynch ’89, Mark Gelinas ’89 and Brian
                             Jackson ’89 were the 2008 champions at
                             the annual Alumni Golf Tournament.




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     Appendix A

     2008-2009 Council Members and Chapter Presidents

     TRENT UNIVERSITY ALUMNI              VICE-PRESIDENT, EXTERNAL                BOARD REPRESENTATIVE
     ASSOCIATION COUNCIL                  & CHAPTER RELATIONS                     Brian Hamlin ’84
     HONORARY PRESIDENT                   Lenaee Dupuis ’91                       Larry Popofsky ’71
     T.H.B. Symons
                                          VICE-PRESIDENT,                         SENATE REPRESENTATIVE
     PRESIDENT                            EXTERNAL RELATIONS                      Adam Guzkowski ’95
     Matt Griem ’97                       Dave Powrie ’96
                                                                                  STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
     PAST PRESIDENT                       COUNCILLORS                             Liam Mooney ’05
     Rod Cumming ’87                      Amber Ashton ‘02
                                          Stephan Donald ’99                      DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI AFFAIRS
     VICE-PRESIDENT, CAMPUS               Kim Fielding ’98                        Tony Storey ’71
     & INTERNAL AFFAIRS                   Luann Ford ’76
     Adam Guzkowski ’95                   Francis Fung ’97                        CHAPTER RELATIONS &
                                          Jovan Groen ’01                         ALUMNI HOUSE COORDINATOR
                                          Iain MacFarlane ’95                     Kathleen Easson ’78
                                          Tom Miller ’82



     CHAPTER PRESIDENTS

     Vacant (Vancouver Island)                                  Rich Cowan ’99 (Kingston)
     Cynthia Loveman ’77 (Vancouver)                            Marion Wilke Whittington ’78 (Peterborough)
     Vacant (Edmonton)                                          Joshua Mills ’97 (Toronto)
     Shelley Pinder ’90 (Calgary)                               Maile Loweth Reeves ’79 (York Region)
     Mary Elizabeth Luka ’80 (Halifax/Dartmouth)                Lenaee Dupuis ’91 (Golden Horseshoe)
     Debby Barsi ’89 (Fredericton)                              Vacant (Belleville/Quinte)
     Derrick Farnham ’83 (Montreal)                             Melissa Quesnelle ’99 (Georgian Triangle)
     Mindy Willett ’88 (Yellowknife)                            Patrick Lam ’86 (Hong Kong)
     Holly Stardom ’95 (National Capital)                       Mas Dati Samani ’82 (Malaysia)
     Vacant (Southwest Ontario)                                 Aznan Abu Bakar ’93 (Singapore)
     Caleb Smith ’93 (Niagara Region)                           Andrew Homer ’86 (Tokyo)
     Richard Gardiner ’73 (London/Middlesex)                    Gordon Copp ’76 (British Isles)
     Greg Burnett ’90 (Oshawa/Durham)


     COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES 2008-09

     Athletics Advisory Karen Sisson ’78
     Teaching Awards    Kim Fielding ’98, Debbie Lynch ‘82
     University Honours Adam Guzkowski ’95




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Appendix B

Nominations & Appointments, AGM 2009

EXECUTIVE                                                     CHAPTER PRESIDENTS
President, Adam Guzkwoski ’95, 2009-11                        Vacant (Vancouver Island)
Past President, Matt Griem ’97                                Cynthia Loveman ’77 (Vancouver)
Vice President Campus and Internal Affairs,                   Vacant (Edmonton)
  Lee Hays ’91 2009-11                                        Shelley Pinder ’90 (Calgary)
Vice President Communications,                                Dave Wallbridge ’96 & Kate Knight ’94
  Lenaee Dupuis ’91, 2008-10                                    (Halifax/Dartmouth)
Vice President Extenal Relations,                             Debby Barsi ’89 (Fredericton)
  Dave Powrie ’96, 2008-10                                    Derrick Farnham ’83 (Montreal)
                                                              Mindy Willett ’88 (Yellowknife)
                                                              Christopher Beattie ’04 (National Capital)
HONORARY                                                      Vacant (Southwest Ontario)
T.H.B. Symons, Honorary President                             Caleb Smith ’93 & Heather Davis ’86 (Niagara Region)
                                                              Vacant (London/Middlesex)
COUNCIL                                                       Vacant (Oshawa/Durham)
Alan Barber ’82 2009-11                                       Rich Cowan ’99 (Kingston)
Amanda Daley ’05 2009-10                                      Marion Wilke Whittington ’78 (Peterborough)
Amy Donald ’98 2009-11                                        Vacant (Toronto)
Stephan Donald ’99, 2008-10                                   Maile Loweth Reeves ’79 (York Region)
Kim Fielding ’98, 2009-10                                     Lenaee Dupuis ’91 (Golden Horseshoe)
Jovan Groen ’01, 2009-11                                      Vacant (Belleville/Quinte)
Iain MacFarlane ’95, 2008-10                                  Vacant (Georgian Triangle)
Tom Miller ’82, 2009-11                                       Patrick Lam ’86 (Hong Kong)
Joshua Mills ’97 2009-11                                      Mas Dati Samani ’82 (Malaysia)
Kylie Patrick ’94 2009-10                                     Aznan Abu Bakar ’93 (Singapore)
                                                              Andrew Homer ’86 (Tokyo)
BOARD OF GOVERNORS REPRESENTATIVES                            Gordon Copp ’76 (British Isles)
Murray Miskin ’73 2009-11
David Thomas ’74 2009-11
                                                              COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES 2009-10
SENATE REPRESENTATIVE                                         Athletics Advisory Karen Sisson ’78
Jess Grover ’02 2009-10                                       Teaching Awards    Debbie Lynch ’82
                                                              University Honours Adam Guzkowski ’95
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
Jonathan Pinto ’06 2009-10




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     Appendix C

     Minutes of the 40th Annual General Meeting

                    MEETING     40th Annual General Meeting of the
                                Trent University Alumni Association

                       DATE      Saturday, October 4, 2008

               MEETING PLACE    Alumni House, Champlain College, Trent University

        MEETING CALLED BY       Trent University Alumni Association

                  ATTENDEES     Matt Griem, Adam Guzkowski, Lenaee Dupuis, Dave Powrie,
                                Stephan & Amy Donald, Luann Ford, Kim Fielding, Tom Miller,
                                Dianne Lister, Tony Storey, Francis Fung, Iain MacFarlane,
                                Jovan Groen, Amber Ashton, Robert Stephenson, Michael Nolan,
                                Kate Ramsay, Francy Poapst, Marilyn Burns

                      GUEST     Robin Lathangue, Head of Colleges



     Minutes

     1. President’s Remarks (Matt Griem)
        Matt welcomed everyone to the 40th annual general meeting, a benchmark in the history of
        the Alumni Association. He expressed thanks for the dedication of former Council members
        David French and Jan Carter. A special welcome was extended to new Councillor Amber
        Ashton, as a recent graduate of the Trent University in Oshawa program, and to the new Head
        of Colleges for Champlain and Otonabee, Robin Lathangue.


     2. Minutes from the 39th Amnual General Meeting
        Presented by Tony Storey. Approved.




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    3. Welcome from University President Bonnie Patterson
       Presented by Dianne Lister

       Dianne expressed President Patterson’s regrets as she had been hospitalized in Toronto. She
       deeply regretted not being able to attend. Dianne volunteered to report on Bonnie’s behalf.

        •   This is a year of transition as the search is underway for a new president and a new
            chancellor.

        •   The new Chair of the Board of Governors is David Morton, a community leader in
            Peterborough and the former CEO of Quaker Oats.

        •   A reorganization of the President’s Executive Group has seen the inclusion of Giles
            Iannnone, Christine MacKinnon and Jim Parker.

        •   The management of Convocation is now the responsibility of the External Relations &
            Advancement portfolio.

        •   Alumni participation in planning for the university’s 50th anniversary in 2014 will be key.

        •   A great deal of work has recently been undertaken to better articulate the “Trent
            experience,” with a new viewbook and a revamped web site.

        •   Noel Levitz is a leading consultant in the area of enrolment management and recruitment
            and has been retained by Trent to provide strategic advice.

        •   The first year intake targets have been met.

        •   Trent continues to show strong performance in research. We rank in the top third in our
            category.

        •   Trent also performs strongly in the National Survey of Student Engagement.

        •   A Traill College renovation campaign raised over $2.1 million, with the leadership of Kate
            Ramsay. A new lecture hall, named in honour of Gilbert and Stewart Bagnani, will be
            constructed there.

        •   Work continues on the planning of a $4 million campaign to support the expansion of
            the Athletics Complex and the refurbishment of the PSB Wilson building.

        •   Bata Library acquisitions have been strengthened in support of 11 new graduate programs.




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     4.   Board of Governors Report
          Presented by Kate Ramsay

          Kate noted that Dianne’s report had very successfully covered many of the items she had in
          mind. She gave a general overview of the review of the presidential mandate, and summarized
          how the search for the new president would unfold. Kate echoed Matt’s welcome to new
          Councillor Amber Ashton, and the importance of engaging alumni from the TU in Oshawa
          program.



     5.   Introduction of Robin Lathangue

          Robin introduced himself as a former Peterborough resident who was a “Trent wannabe.”
          He studied at McMaster, completing a M.A. and Ph.D. He has held positions at University
          of New Brunswick, St. Thomas University, the University of Alberta and Wilfrid Laurier
          University. He admitted to a long time interest in the convergence of academic life and the life
          of the mind, which had influenced much of the work he has done in student development
          and leadership. Robin expressed his strong commitment to role of the colleges as a relevant
          and central organizing feature of student life. He noted that the college cabinets were a deeply
          felt dimension of student government.



     6.   Proposed By-Law Amendments
          Presented by Matt Griem

          Discussion: Matt provided background to the comprehensive package of proposed by-
          law amendments. He noted that there were substantial governance changes, along with
          “housekeeping” amendments.
          •   After considerable discussion about the voting status of Alumni Board Representatives
              on the Council, the package of By-Law Amendments was approved with the following
              important changes:

          •   Under Proposal #1 “Make the two Board of Governors representatives non-voting
              members of the Council.” This was withdrawn from the By-law amendments.

          •   Under Appendix B, Proposed Council Structure, the ex officio position of
              Chapter Relations and Alumni House Coordinator was added.




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7.   Nominating Committee Report and Elections
     Presented by Kim Fielding

     Kim directed the meeting’s attention to page 11 of the Annual Report, which outlined
     Nominations and Appointments for the AGM 2008. This was approved.




8.   Other Business
     Presnted by Adam Guzkowski, Marilyn Burns

     Adam noted that he would serve as the Council’s Official Visitor to Senate for 2008-09 and
     gave a brief report on the first meeting of Senate.

     Director of Marketing & Communications Marilyn Burns presented layout materials related
     to this year’s recruitment advertising materials. The materials celebrated the experiences and
     accomplishments of alumni Kofi Barnes, Don Tapscott, Aluki Rojas, Dalal Al-Waheidi, Darren
     Huston and Linwood Barclay.



Adjournment

The meeting adjourned, with an invitation to enjoy the Head of the Trent regatta and the Alumni
Homecoming Festival tent.




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     Appendix D

     AGENDA

                     MEETING      41st Annual General Meeting of the
                                  Trent University Alumni Association

                           DATE   Saturday, October 3, 2009

                           TIME   10:30 a.m.

              MEETING PLACE       Alumni House, Symons Campus, Trent University

           MEETING CALLED BY      Matt Griem, President, Trent University Alumni Association

                   ATTENDEES      All TUAA Members and Members of Council, All TUAA members and
                                  members of Council, President Steven Franklin, VP Dianne Lister




              AGENDA ITEM                                                  PRESENTER                  TIME

      1.   President’s welcome and remarks                                 Matt Griem ’97                5 min.

      2.   Minutes from the 40th Annual General Meeting                    Tony Storey ’71               5 min.

      3.   University President                                            Dr. Steven Franklin         20 min.

      4.   Vice President External Relations & Advancement                 Dianne Lister ’71           10 min.

      5.   Board of Governors Report                                       Murray Miskin ’73 &         10 min.
                                                                           Dave Thomas ’76

      6.   Nominating Committee Report and Elections                       Kim Fielding ’98            10 min.

      7.   Remarks by the new TUAA president                               tba                           5 min.

      8.   TUAA Performance management                                     Joshua Mills ’97            10 min.

      9.   Senate Report                                                   Jess Grover ’02               5 min.

     10.   Student Report                                                  Jonathan Pinto ’06          10 min.

     11.   Any other business

     12.   Adjournment




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Alumni Association and Council
Trent University
Alumni House
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
K9J 7B8


Phone: 705-748-1573
Toll free: 1-800-267-5774
Fax: 705-748-1785
Email: alumni@trentu.ca


Director:
Tony Storey ’71
Phone: 705-748-1599
Email: tstorey@trentu.ca