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Peter Gzowski College (The way we speak together)

Gzowski College in winter

As Trent's youngest College, we need the support of generous Gzowski Alumni today!

You came to your college office for resources, supports, and academic advising. You met in the Gathering Space or the Gzowski kitchen for social events, and attended holiday dinners in the Dining Hall. BAMM the moose greeted you when you moved in and the Gzowski loon became a symbol of your community. You walked through the halls of Gzowski and smelled sage and sweetgrass during smudging ceremonies.

All of this contributed to your university experience and the person you have become. This year on Giving Tuesday, we are asking for your help to raise $15,000 to support the Gzowski College Endowment to help future students make memories like yours. Any donation, of any size, will help. While being the youngest college means Gzowski has less alumni, let’s show all the colleges at Trent that the youngest members can dig deep! As an added incentive: the president’s office has issued a challenge to propel this day forward. The college with the highest participation per capita will receive $5,000, and the college that has the highest number of first-time donors will receive an additional $5,000.

Wondering what Gzowski will do with an endowment fund? Well, we are always dreaming in the colleges – thinking of possible ideas and opportunities that we would like to provide to students. If we’re successful in our goal, Gzowski will be able to move forward with initiatives, just like the following, that will benefit the Gzowski students of today:

  • Establish the Peter Gzowski College Conference Fund, a fund for undergraduate students to apply into that will support their research helping them to attend an academic conference. Successful applicants will be asked to present their learnings to the college community;
  • Create more space for Gzowski College students to work, learn and socialize together by building a common room: a study and work space for all members of the college (students, staff and faculty);
  • Create more Gzowski College awards to recognize the great work our students are doing in their own communities and around the world;
  • Recognize our role in reconciliation by deepening our friendship with Indigenous communities and with the First Peoples House of Learning to provide expanded collaborative programming and experiential learning opportunities (lunch & learn workshops; support for reconciliation activities; funding and supporting an indigenous speaker series in Gzowski College; field trips to local indigenous communities);

Endowment funds help us to support the leadership of our students, staff and faculty as they study in areas that promote sustainability, reconciliation, and innovation. Please donate to help make these possible for your fellow Gzowski members. 

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