Category Archives: Spring 2015 Issue

Retro-spective

Retro-spective

The first thing John Tory did as Mayor of Toronto was to order that the curtains in his office be kept open. His elusive predecessor, Rob Ford, preferred them closed.The result is that when I arrive to chat with him, we both stare wistfully at the City Hall skating rink and talk about his dream of driving the Zamboni—which is not exactly the future I would have predicted for him when we were young.Continue Reading

Chilling discovery

Chilling discovery

The story of the Franklin Expedition is a haunting reminder of nature’s brute power: a moment in time when the naval might of the British Empire was cruelly overwhelmed by the forces of ice, snow and wind. In 1845, two ships carrying 129 sailors set sail from England in an effort to chart a passage that could facilitate travel from England to the Pacific Ocean. But neither the HMS Erebus nor the HMS Terror, ever made it. Continue Reading

Equal opportunity

Equal  opportunity

A student arriving at Trinity College today can expect to pay close to $100,000 for a four-year undergraduate degree.Tuition and other compulsory fees in Ontario have nearly quadrupled over the past two decades, said the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives in a report released last September.That trend is projected to continue, with costs estimated to rise 13 per cent over the next four years.Continue Reading

Provost’s letter: Supporting our students

Supporting our Students

This is an intense time on any university campus, and Trinity is of course no exception. Exams, end-of-year papers, applications and plans for the summer and the year ahead all seem to converge at the same time. Supporting all of our outstanding students through these high-anxiety periods is of particular concern to me, and you will be hearing more from your College’s administration on student wellness in the coming months.Continue Reading

From the editors

From the editors

You’ll notice a different look and some changes to the content in this issue of Trinity. That’s due in part to some new faces on the Trinity magazine team, but more than that, it’s about you. Our goal is to bring you a publication that’s as relevant and engaging for its readers today as it…Continue Reading

Nota bene

Nota bene

Trinity Global Health and International Relations student Caroline Leps is one of 83 students from around the world being named a 2015 Rhodes Scholar. She will be pursuing a postgraduate degree in comparative social policy, with the intention of eventually becoming a pediatrician working in global children’s health in low- and middle-income settings.Continue Reading

Turning a page

Turning a page

You could say it’s the librarian’s Hippocratic Oath to provide answers and impart skills and in speaking with Trinity librarian Linda Corman, you feel an immediate appreciation for why she is such an integral member of the College community. Continue Reading

Alumni at large: Girl on fire

Alumni at large: Girl on fire

It was past midnight in the parking lot at the abandoned Plaza Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, and the fire safety officer stared each of us down after his bellowing speech—as if we would dare to disobey his safety protocol or interfere with what was about to happen.Continue Reading

Book it!

MARILYN BAILLIE ’65. How to Save a Species (Owlkids Books) brings school- aged readers as close as they may ever get to some of the most endangered animals and plants on earth. Co-authored with Dr. Jonathan Baillie and shortlisted for the 2015 Silver Birch Express Award, the book highlights the efforts of scientists, communities and campaign groups in bringing species back from the edge of extinction, as well as urgent cases needing instant action. In 2014, Baillie also released Whoosh! A Watery World of Wonderful Creatures (Owlkids Books). Aimed at preschoolers, the book playfully celebrates water—something precious to each of us.Continue Reading

Class Notes

TIM REID ’59 was the Canadian delegate to the 59th Annual Congress of Liberal-International in Rotterdam in April 2014. He was a panelist at the session on “The Economic and Geopolitical Consequences of a European Union-U.S. Trade Integration Agreement.”Continue Reading