Life After Trent 

Life After Trent provides a variety of forums designed to create opportunities for students and alumni at various stages of their career to meet each other, to mingle and support each other along their professional journey.

Are you a Trent Alum who would like to meet, mentor or support current students? Are you a recent graduate looking for guidance from alumni established in their careers? Life After Trent programs are for you!

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To help students and alumni build their networks, Trent is offering TrentUConnect: a new, free online service that brings alumni, students, and recent graduates together for meaningful and helpful career conversations, based on common interests, goals, and Trent experiences. Unique matches are made through the Ten Thousand Coffees platform to connect participants for coffee chats in-person or online.

Learn more about TrentUConnect

Have you graduated in the last 5 years? Then you are invited to the Life After Trent Club, a series of casual networking events hosted at unique workplaces around Toronto. You'll be welcomed by an alumni host, enjoy a presentation or tour followed by a reception and time to mingle. These events are a great opportunity to stay connected with Trent, meet other recent alumni and see an interesting workplace.

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Upcoming Life After Trent Club events:

Life After Trent Club: Rideau Club

Graduates living in the Ottawa area are invited to join Trent University President Leo Groarke, Vice President Julie Davis, and our host – alumnus Liam Mooney ’05 for a “Life After Trent” cocktail reception at Ottawa’s Rideau Club.  

This event is designed to enable graduates of the past ten years to build their network and hear career building tips from some established alumni working in the Ottawa area.  We will also celebrate alumnae Rachel Stoparczyk ’91, a recipient of the Spirit of Trent Alumni Award for 2021.
Join us in the heart of the Nation’s Captial at the Rideau Club, which offers its members a place where illustrious pasts meets distinguished future. Registration is limited. 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
Rideau Club, 99 Bank Street, 15th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario 
Cost: Free to Trent Alumni 

This event will follow local COVID-19 protocol, including showing proof of mandatory double vaccination. Pre-registration is required as seating is limited for this event. To register for this event, please visit our Registration website

Dress Code: Guests are required to conform to the approved standards of attire of the Rideau Club at all times. Business casual attire is requested. For specific guidelines and full dress code policies, please visit the Rideau Club website.  

Parking: Parking is available in the 99 Bank Street Complex. Access is by Queen Street. Parking is payable by cash or credit on site. For parking fees, please visit the Rideau Club FAQ Page

Should you have questions regarding this event, please contact Felicia Birmingham, Alumni Engagement & Services Coordinator, at

Past Life After Trent Club events include:

Canada Life Building – Host alumna Krista Scaldwell '86, Vice President Communications and Public Affairs at Canada Life, welcomed young alumni for a reception and tour of the historic Canada Life Building, named ‘Historical Building of the Year’ by the Building and Office Managers Association.

If you would like more information on Life After Trent Clubs, or would like to offer your workplace, please contact

Alumni in the early stages of their career are invited to attend casual yet informative virtual networking sessions where they will gain insightful advice from experienced professionals and hiring managers, and create valuable connections. It’s a great opportunity for your career development.

Upcoming Sessions:

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Past session hosts include:

June 2020 - Neil Morton ’89 and Nicola Van Dam ‘03
July 2020 – John Collinson ’90 and Kristy Kilbourne ‘05
August 2020 - John Kennedy ’85 and Nicholas Deane ‘01

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Alumni Engagement & Services partners with the Colleges of Trent University to bring a distinguished Alumni to Trent University to stay in the College and offer many opportunities to interact with students. The Alumni-in-Residence often deliver a lecture or participate in panel discussions, classroom visits, and other fun and informal events with students. Students love to hear real-world experience!