Category Archives: Past Issues

Alumni at Large

Alumni at Large

In 2004, on my first day of retirement after 13 years as Trinity College’s Dean of Women, I marked Canada Day with Haitian sugar cane cutters and their families on a batey, or sugar plantation, in the Dominican Republic. I had come to shadow and interview them as part of my research for Sugar: A Bittersweet History (Penguin, 2008), and to tell their unique stories.Continue Reading

Nota Bene

Nota Bene

Dispatches from campus Selfless selfies   Strategic Plan   Margaret MacMillan to speak at Spring Reunion   Elevator construction   Herma Joel retires   Trinity courses in Orthodox Christianity   QE II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship program   Rhodes Scholars   Robertson Davies’ Book of Common Prayer    From the Archives Student-led “Selfless Selfies” raise $1,100 for Syrian refugees The Trinity…Continue Reading

Class Notes

Class Notes

Wedding Corner The Trinity Chapel was under construction when I arrived at the front doors of the College—the first in my family to attend university! The Rev. Peter Trant, a friend of mine from Scouting days in Toronto, was already at Trinity and had encouraged me to enrol. That first day, I was met and…Continue Reading

Provost’s Letter

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past 18 months, it’s that Trinity has a unique—and strong—identity. That fact was reinforced for me over and over again through the consultations that helped to inform our new strategic plan. I am very proud of our plan. It was truly a community effort, drawing on input from…Continue Reading

Book It

DOMINIQUE BRÉGENT-HEALD ’95 Borderland Films examines the intersection of North American borderlands and culture as portrayed through early 20th-century cinema. Drawing on hundreds of films, it investigates the significance of national borders; the ever-changing concepts of race, gender, and enforced boundaries; the racialized ideas of criminality that painted the borderlands as unsafe and in need of control; and the wars that showed how international conflict influenced the United States’ relations with its immediate neighbours. (University of Nebraska Press)Continue Reading

Reader Letters

As one of the original members of the Escapades (and one of the few 7T8s to be part of that team), I was pleased to see the article written by Jim Nielsen and photograph in your Summer 2015 issue on the 1976 Trinity Escapades hockey team. It brings back some fun memories! I do however take issue with Jim’s statement that “each player wore the ‘C,’ signifying First Among Equals, or perhaps, ‘Every Kid’s a Winner’”—Continue Reading

Pillow talk

Pillow talk

Where Westerners have sex, Arabs have sexism. That’s the stereotypical assertion that U.K.-based author Shereen El Feki ’91 both confirms and dispels in Sex and the Citadel, her fascinating examination of carnal life in the Arab region.Continue Reading

Hot topic

Hot topic

“In our national anthem we sing, ‘True north strong and free.’ As Canadians we identify with the words, but we don’t really understand what’s going on ‘up north,’ ” says Emily Tsui, a fourthyear International Relations specialist at Trinity.Continue Reading

Donor report

THANK YOU. To all of the alumni and friends who gave to Trinity over the past year: You have made a difference. Your support means that Trinity’s students have benefited from an enriched educational experience. It also means that our beautiful campus has been not only maintained but made more accessible and welcoming to all who use it.Continue Reading

Provost’s letter

Looking back–and moving boldly forward

Fall on the Trinity campus is punctuated for me by fresh, eager faces and the buzz of a new academic year. It’s also a time that is steeped in traditions, from Gowning-in to Convocation to this year’s 40th annual Friends of the Library Book Sale (and what a sale it was!). We are a community that deeply values its traditions and history. Continue Reading