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2020 Trent University Alumni Association Awards

The deadline to submit a nomination for 2020 has passed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination - we received many outstanding nominations. Once all recipients have been selected and contacted, the winners will be announced. Recipients are presented with their award at selected alumni events, over the course of the year.

2021 Alumni Awards

Nominations for the 2021 Awards will open in November of this year, and the 2021 Nomination form will be available on this webpage.

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 four categories outlined below.

For Student Awards, please visit this page.

Nomination Process:

  • Deadline: The 2021 Nomination information will be posted here in November.    

  • Exceptions: Alumni who are currently sitting in political office are not eligible while in office. Self nominations are not accepted. Only alumni who have graduated from Trent University are eligible. 

  • To nominate a Trent alum, complete nomination form in full, and submit it electronically. The 2021 Nomination form will be posted here in November. 

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. Their vision, commitment, creativity and leadership will have been recognized within their 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.

Paul Delaney Award for Outstanding Young Philanthropist

This annual award will recognize a student or a recent alum whose work sowing seeds of friendship and a spirit of philanthropy makes them an outstanding model for Trent students to emulate.  Ideally this individual’s leadership will reverberate across cultural, religious, generational and other boundaries. This award is a legacy to alumnus Paul Delaney '64 who dedicated his life to the values of social responsibility & global citizenship. 

Previous Alumni Award Recipients