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2018 Trent University Alumni Association Awards Now Open

Do you know an alumni who has made a difference in their community, in their profession, or still contribute time and energy to the Trent community? If so, please consider nominating them for an Alumni Award. There are 3 categories outlined below.

Nomination Process:

  • Deadline: Nominations will be accepted until 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 1, 2018. 

  • Exceptions: Alumni who are currently sitting in political office are not eligible while in office. Self nominations are not accepted. 

  • To nominate a Trent alum, complete nomination form in full, and submit it electronically. To open the nomination form, click on the link below (microsoft word doc), complete, and save it with the name of the person you are nominating.

  • Email the completed form as an attachment to: Julie Ellis, Alumni Affairs ( ). 

  • 2018 Alumni Awards Nomination Form - click here.

Distinguished Alumni Award

The Trent University Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumni Award is presented based on a person's achievement and leadership in their field. Recipients will have shown leadership in business, industry, a profession or in public life. They will have brought honour to Trent University through endeavours which have earned them prominence within their field. His/Her vision, commitment, creativity and leadership will have been recognized within his/her field or beyond it. 

Spirit of Trent Award

The Spirit of Trent Award is presented to an alum who has made a difference, through contribution to the university, the alumni association or the community. We intend with this award to recognize those who continue to demonstrate the values and lessons learned at Trent. In addition, we want to recognize those whose contribution might not otherwise be acknowledged, and who are serving in some capacity, in addition to their regular work or hobbies, to make the world a better place. We want to reward those who continue to shine the spirit of Trent in their corner of the world to let them know we are proud of them.

Young Leader Award

The Young Leader Award recognizes young alumni who have shown outstanding leadership throughout their first 10 years of alumni status either in  their professional career and/or community, public or humanitarian service and are 35 years of age or younger.

Previous Alumni Award Recipients

To read about Trent's 2017 Alumni Award winners visit the news story and photos here.