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Alumni Association Annual Report 2008-2009

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From top left to right, Kate Ramsay '71, Justin Chiu '76, Jeramy Dodds '99, Matt Griem '97, Paul Davidson '83, Laura Peers '81, Mike Rosen '71, Chancellor Roberta Bondar and President Bonnie Patterson.

Table of Contents

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4 11 18 President's Message Alumni Demographics & Statistics 2008-09 Results Based Reports ­ Trent University Alumni Association Appendix A: 2008-09 Alumni Council Members, Chapter Presidents & Committee Representatives Appendix B: Nominations & Appointments, 2009 Annual General Meeting Appendix C: Minutes of the 40th Annual General Meeting Appendix D: Agenda for the 41st Annual General Meeting

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President's Message

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can hardly believe that it has been four years since I was selected as President of the Trent University Alumni Association. In this time, I've had the pleasure of welcoming new graduates into the wider alumni family, celebrating the accomplishments of our distinguished alumni, and working with a number of dedicated Trent volunteers and professional University staff. In these four years, the University has changed, and so has the Alumni Association. We have revamped our governance structure, professionalized our annual reports, and developed a wide-ranging strategic plan that will help guide us until 2014. We've created new awards, new opportunities for alumni involvement through our committees, and reinvested in our longstanding programs, such as the alumni homecoming weekend and our chapter relations program. Perhaps one of the biggest changes, and most celebrated successes, has been the establishment of the Alumni House at Champlain College. This reinvigoration of the Master's Lodge is a testament to the support of Trent alumni for their University and the commitment of the University to its alumni. I'm grateful for all of the opportunities that I've had as President of the Association and proud of our accomplishments thus far. However, it is important for all leaders to know when the "right time" is to step aside and give others the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity and passion for the organization. For me, with the expected birth of my son this fall, that right time is now. As I head into the role of past-president, there are a number of people that need to be recognized for their ongoing support. As our volunteers are at the heart of our organization, I would like to thank all of the executive members, councillors, and volunteers, past and present, during my tenure. The time and energy you've put into all our activities are very much appreciated! I would also like to thank fellow alumni Paul Delaney '64, Kate Ramsay '71, John Butcher '67, and Robert Stephenson '69, whose advice and kind words were always helpful to me.

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I've had tremendous support from the University itself. Thank you to Bonnie Patterson for your dedication to alumni, the respect you've shown the Association, and your personal touch. Thank you also to Dianne Lister '71, whose vision, enthusiasm, commitment, and leadership continue to help shape Trent. The members of the External Relations and Advancement Department have also been very helpful with our events and services. Thank you! I have a special thank you for Kathleen Easson '78 in the Alumni Office. Those of you who know Kathleen know that she prefers to stay out of the limelight during alumni events. However, she is the backbone of the Association, and the countless hours she has spent on our activities have made them a success. Finally, a special thank you to Tony Storey '71. As many of you already know, Tony is a remarkable man. He is dedicated to Trent University and to his fellow alumni. He readily gives hours of his free time and is always willing to help, whether it is day, night or weekends or on the road. Tony was responsible for recruiting me (and many others) into the Alumni Association leadership ranks. Thank you for your advice, your patience, and your friendship. I wish all alumni and friends the best in the coming years. Good luck to the incoming president and executive. Matt Griem '97 President, Trent University Alumni [email protected]

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Alumni Demographics

Where in the world are Trent alumni?

Canada: 33,840 USA: 574 Balance of North America: 22

Europe: 357

Asia: 334

Africa: 68

South America: 110 Australia: 73

Total: 35,378

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as of April 30, 2009

$2,555,692

Alumni Giving in the New Millennium

$3,944,054

Alumni Statistics

Total: $10,167,737

$590,419

$574,201

$529,506

$488,113

$525,248

2002

$406,801

$553,703

2001

2004

2005

2006

2000

Alumni by Decade of Start Year

as of April 30, 2009

9,636

8,698

2003

Alumni Giving

As of April 30, 2009

2007

2008

1,832

6,235

8,951

Total: 35,352

1,776

1,413

1,469

1,060

1,188

1,259

473 2006

2002

2003

2004

1990

2000

1970

1960

1980

Grads by Decade of Start Year

As of April 30, 2009

ALUMNI (Incl. TRACING & INACTIVE RECORDS. Excl. DECEASED and UNVERIFIED DECEASED)

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2001

2005

2007

313

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Alumni by Province

as of April 30, 2009

British Columbia 989

Ontario 28,440

Total: 31,161

Quebec 426

Alberta 555

Northwest Territories 69

Nova Scotia 224

Prince Edward Island 29

New Brunswick 94

Newfoundland 49

Nunavut 27

Yukon Territories 51

Manitoba 121

Saskatchewan 87

ALUMNI (Incl. TRACING & INACTIVE RECORDS. Excl. DECEASED and UNVERIFIED DECEASED)

Alumni by Province

As of April 30, 2009

as of April 30, 2009

Peter Robinson 3,302

Catharine Parr Traill 5,025

Champlain 6,048

Alumni by College

Julian Blackburn 6,684

Lady Eaton 5,613

Otonabee 6,017

Total: 35,569

Unknown 1,517

Peter Gzowski 1,363

ALUMNI (Incl. TRACING & INACTIVE RECORDS. Excl. DECEASED and UNVERIFIED DECEASED)

Alumni by College

As of April 30, 2009

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Belleville/Quinte 1,327 Calgary 199 Edmonton 111 Fredericton 18 Georgian Triangle 417 Golden Horseshoe 1,706 Halifax and Dartmouth 63 Hong Kong 32 Kingston 549 London/Middlesex 396 Malaysia 50 Montreal 163 National Capital 1,549 Niagara 261

Alumni by Chapters

Total: 19,001

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Oshawa/Durham 2,862 Peterborough 4,673 Singapore 16 South Western Ontario 197 Toronto 2,764 Vancouver 322 Vancouver Island 190 Yellowknife 29 York Region 991 British Isles 68 Tokyo/Japan 48

Alumni by Chapters

ALUMNI (Incl. TRACING & INACTIVE RECORDS. Excl. DECEASED and UNVERIFIED DECEASED)

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Undergraduate Degrees by Major

MAJOR DESCRIPTION Ancient History & Classics Anthropology Biochemistry Biology Business Administration Canadian Studies Chemical Physics Chemistry Comparative Development Computing & Information Systems Cultural Studies Economics Education English Literature Environmental Chemistry Environmental & Resource Science/Studies Forensic Science Geography History Indigenous Studies International Development Studies International Political Economy Mathematics Modern Languages Nursing Philosophy Physics & Astronomy Politics Psychology Sociology Women's Studies Special Emphasis Undeclared TOTALS

FEMALE MALE TOTAL

85 1,235 115 1,321 654 184 8 194 205 111 629 428 1,282 2,798 6 1,517 77 583 1,928 729 141 17 241 782 494 245 43 442 3,306 1,924 212 116 167

75 499 92 874 806 73 12 226 95 386 287 945 413 972 10 675 17 675 1,422 270 51 14 258 122 21 405 164 731 713 502 4 34 141

160 1,734 207 2,195 1,460 257 20 420 300 497 916 1,373 1,695 3,770 16 2,192 94 1,258 3,350 999 192 31 499 904 515 650 207 1,173 4,019 2,426 216 150 308 34,203

FOR JOINT MAJORS 1/2 A POINT IS COUNTED FOR EACH DISCIPLINE AND NUMBERS ARE ROUNDED UP TO THE NEXT WHOLE NUMBER

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Graduate Degrees by Major

MAJOR DESCRIPTION Anthropology M.A. Applications of Modelling in the Natural & Social Sciences M.A. or M.Sc. Canadian Studies & Indigeneous Studies M.A. English M.A. Environmental and Life Sciences M.Sc. or Ph.D. History M.A. Theory, Culture and Politics (Previously Methodologies) M.A. Watershed Ecosystems Chemistry M.Sc. Canadian Heritage Canadian Studies Ph.D. Cultural Studies Ph.D. Indigenous Studies Ph.D. TOTALS 96 7 14 20 7 134 20 8 16 2 230 27 22 36 9 646 27 2 13 6 23 14 1 4 21 42 41 3 17 27 65

FEMALE MALE TOTAL

72 18

65 14

137 32

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Alumni House Statistics

GROUP or DEPARTMENT HOW OFTEN Administration Advancement Alumni Anthropology Biology Business Council Career Centre Champlain College Champlain College Cabinet Cultural Studies DNA Cluster Dean's Office Economics English External groups Grad Studies Head of the Trent group Health Sciences Indigenous Studies Journal of Undergrad Studies Robert F. Kennedy Jr Library MEM Peter Gzowski College Physics Politics Psychology Registrar's Office Retirees Roofing ­ Meetings Seasoned Spoon 3 5 22 3 1 2 1 3 2 1 3 1 2 2 9 1 4 1 1 1 1 3 1 2 1 1 1 3 1 13 75 NO. of PEOPLE 65 225 850 46 65 85 20 160 45 12 85 14 110 52 575 5 60 60 24 30 40 179 16 48 30 18 50 54 14 180 95 Sociology Special Events ­ Receptions Special Events ­ Meals Student Art Show TIP Wedding Year Abroad TOTALS GROUP or DEPARTMENT HOW OFTEN 1 4 6 10 2 2 1 196 NO. of PEOPLE 40 40 120 250 32 80 44 3,918

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Results Based Report

Internal and Campus Affairs

MAJOR INITIATIVE

Governance

RESULTS/STRATEGIES

TUAA membership approves new by-laws and administrative changes at AGM. Changes include establishment of 3 new Councillor positions Nominating Committee recruits 3 new Councillors Board of Governors representation is secured as Council approves the 2009 Recommendation list Council leadership development is advanced at the Alumni Council retreat

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October 2008

January to March 2009 March 2009

April 2009

Alumni Recognition

The annual Awards Celebration attracts 80 guests and combines afternoon tea with an Otonabee River cruise as Richard Fleming '68, Su Ditta '73, Paul Davidson '83, Helen Sweet '86 and Karin Galldin `96 are honoured. Nominating and Recognition Committee reviews nominees for Young Leader Award, Spirit of Trent Award, Distinguished Alumni; Council approves 5 recipients to be honoured at the Alumni Awards Dinner at the National Arts Centre in May 2009 Introduced the David Lasenby Art Show prize to honour original class member, long time faculty & contributor of many campus sketches Approved Honorary Alumni status for President Bonnie Patterson and Chancellor Roberta Bondar Introduced the Key to Alumni House for special visitors and contributors TUAA commissioned portrait artist David Goatley to paint President Patterson as part of the ongoing commitment to the university's art collection.

June 2008

November 2008 to May 2009

The 2008 Alumni Awards celebration kicked off with a cruise of the Otonabee River.

November 2008

President Bonnie Patterson and her newly unveiled portrait, at the Peterborough Chapter annual garden party.

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Internal and Campus Affairs continued

MAJOR INITIATIVE

Campus Enrichment

RESULTS/STRATEGIES

Student Art Show attracts 26 contributors and 56 works on display at Alumni House Alumni representatives present the Alumni Recognition Awards at 6 colleges Annual call for nominations for the Robert Stephenson Award

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March 2009

March/April 2009

April 2009

Alumni House

See elsewhere in the Annual Report for summary of Alumni House usage in 2008-09. Alumni House hosts media reception for Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Summer student employee bbq at Alumni House attracts 140 students and recent grads Second Alumni & Friends Art Show in conjunction with Homecoming Open House; alumni cards & souvenir mugs available Peter van Rooijen '01 is honoured with dinner at Alumni House following Rowing Club boat christening Alumni House donor recognition event for 60 contributors including the past masters of Champlain College Alumni hosts TU guest speakers Jeramy Dodds `99 and Laura Peers `81 at special dinners November 2008 May 2008 August 2008

October 2008

VP Dianne Lister '71, thanks Alumni House donors John '94 & Holly Stardom '95, shown with their son Max.

November 2008 & February 2009

Alumni Service

Alumni served Trent as follows: 1. Board of Governors ­ Kate Ramsay '71, Larry Popofsky '71, Brian Hamlin '84 2. Senate ­ Adam Guzkowski '95 3. Athletics Advisory ­ Karen Sisson '78 4. University Honours ­ Adam Guzkowski '95 5. Teaching Awards ­ Kim Fielding '98 & Debbie Lynch '82 6. Planned Giving Advisory ­ Robert Lightbody '64, Gavin Muir '93, Kevan Herod '74, Lynn Hardy '94, Leah Curtis '81 7. Athletics Campaign ­ Gary Wolff '67, Tom Phillips '74, Brian O'Toole '74, Karen Sisson '78, Kevan Herod '74, Jeff Lanctot '82, John Casserly '72, Ashley Horne '90, Brenda Smith Chant '90, Chris Armitage '90, Elizabeth Wilson '84, Hugh Banks '66, James Wasson '75, Steve Byers '76, Michael Cullen '82, Brian Holland '78, David Thomas '76, Mike & Ugette Vanderpost '89, Neil Horne '96, Norm Kastner '76, Steve Everson '78, Danusia '94 & Scott Campbell '93, Ted `67 & Jane Staunton '68, Rob Marland '83, Susan Thompson '87 8. Community Leaders Awards Organizing ­ Darren Murphy '96, Su Ditta '73, Deborah Berrill '69, Susan Wurtele, '83 9. Symons Trust ­ Robert Lightbody '64

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Internal and Campus Affairs continue

MAJOR INITIATIVE

Alumni Speakers

RESULTS/STRATEGIES

Poet Jeramy Dodds '99 ­ Writers Reading series Mike Rosen '75, President of Tree Canada-Carbon Footprints Leading Back to Trent

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November 2008 April 2009

Alumni Lecture

Laura Peers '81, Ashley Fellow Seeking knowledge, seeking life: memory, material heritage and knowledge repatriation amongst Canadian Indigenous people VP Adam Guzkowski '95 and Dwayne Collins '01 collaborated with History professor Chris Dummitt '92 and Trent Centre for Community-Based Education coordinator Christie Nash '00 in supporting the "Follow Our Traill" society, a student-led history of Traill as an undergraduate college.

January 2009

History & Heritage

2008-09

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External and Chapters

MAJOR INITIATIVE

External Relations

RESULTS/STRATEGIES

Four members of Council attended the annual Ontario Alumni Associations conference, this year at Mohawk College, Hamilton

DATE

August 2008

Finance, Services and Advancement

Published the Harris Alumni Directory 1,666 products sold (332 softbound, 972 hardbound, 362 CD ROMS) Growth in affinity program participation: IA Pacific Group Term Life 123 alumni/42 spouses, MBNA Mastercard 2,238 alumni/ 2,243 student, Clearsight Investment Program 24 accounts/ 506 responders, TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Home and Auto Insurance 769 clients/1,249 policies

December 2008

2008-09

Chapter Relations

You are invited

Peterborough · The David Sheperd Family Lecture Series presented by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. "Our Environmental Destiny" · Annual Garden Party · Lunch with the Experts · Charity BBQ "Powered by Community" at Alumni House · Writers Reading Series · Special Lectures at Trent Montreal · Annual Chapter Soirees Toronto · Breakfast with the Experts York Region · An Evening with John Wadland

It's our most precious resource and it may not last forever...

OUR WATER, OUR FUTURE

You are invited to

Inside Trent: Breakfast with the Experts 2009

Featuring...

Dr. Marguerite Xenopoulos

Professor of Biology, Trent University "Are We In Hot Water? An Examination of Global Change in Freshwater Systems"

Dr. Derek Mueller

Roberta Bondar Postdoctoral Fellow in Northern and Polar Studies, Trent University "Arctic Meltdown: Crossing the Threshold from Ice to Water"

Mark Dzurko

Trent-Queen's Graduate Student "Clarity vs. Purity: When it comes to water, what you see isn't always what you get" MC: Shelagh Rogers, Host of CBC Radio's Canadian writing program "The Last Chapter"

RBC, RBC Plaza, 200 Bay Street, South Tower, 40th Floor 7 am to 8:45 am

A light breakfast will be served. Space is limited. Reserve your seat by Friday, January 23, 2009 RSVP to Trent University's Alumni Office at 1-800-267-5774 or [email protected]

Trent University is grateful to RBC for hosting this event.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sponsored by the Trent University Legacy Society

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LEARning TO MAkE A WORLD OF DiFFEREnCE.TM

Halifax/Dartmouth The Trent Indigenous Studies Alumni Association Proudly Presents... · Reception with Paul Wilson and Dianne Lister British Isles · Winter "meeting"

Please join newly Alumni living in YorkFirst published Nations to Region were pleased author, Tara White as she reads connect with Emeritus and answers questions Professor John Wadland. about her brand new book I Like Who I am. An excellent chilIndigenous Studies dren's book dealing with · bullying and Launch and formal Chapter Launch at Book self esteem. It teaches children Benedict Gatherings Space Naming Event that it's not what's on the outside but what's in your heart that counts.

Left, Alumni Directory. Above, alumni in Peterborough and Toronto turned out to listen to Trent's Experts series.

Beginning at 6:00pm The Benedict Gathering Place--Trent University "Ska'nikonhra" Refreshments will be served

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For more information, contact Art Beaver @ (905) 985-3337 Or Chris Welter @ (705)748-1011 ext.7610

Synopsis After moving to her mother's home reserve, a young Mohawk girl, Celina, is teased by her classmates who tell her she doesn't belong there because she has blond hair and blue eyes. Her great-grandmother helps her understand that being Mohawk is not about how she looks, but about what she feels in her heart. A beautifully illustrated story, I Like Who I Am, explores issues of bullying and belonging as Celina looks for acceptance in her new community.

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MAJOR INITIATIVE

Special Events, Reunions & Homecoming

RESULTS/STRATEGIES

100 alumni return for LEC reunion at Homecoming Homecoming Festival tent provides a family friendly alumni destination; hundreds of alumni welcome the new Express Admission line at the Rowers' Beer Garden and easy access to alumni cards & souvenir mugs Annual Team Trend Reunion LEC 40th Anniversary Gala Event in LEC Dining Hall

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October 2008

April 2009 January 2009

Vin Heney '03 brought his crossCanada fundraising ride through Peterborough to Alumni House.

Alumni with families are always welcome at the Homecoming Festival tent area, outside Alumni House.

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Communications and Technology

MAJOR INITIATIVE

Committee

RESULTS/STRATEGIES

The Communications committee met regularly, with a special emphasis on designing the Trent Magazine readership survey and evaluating the results. The TUAA Facebook site grew to 709 members. Facebook was also deployed to test international outreach. The National Chapter launched their own Facebook site, with 92 members · Dedicated web page created as a resource for members of Alumni council Updating and correcting broken links for trentu.ca/alumni; new scroll introduced to highlight/cross reference alumni from main Trent site; Annual Report posted Homecoming/Head of the Trent photo gallery posted 31 e-broadcasts distributed

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August to November 2008

Facebook

Alumni Website

October 2008

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· · Trent Magazine

Continued successful involvement of the volunteer editor and editorial board model through all three issues. Distribution now exceeds 23,000 copies. The 2008-09 issues featuring cover stories on Richard Fleming '68, Helen Sweet '86 & the Patterson/Drain families can be viewed at trentmagazine.ca.

2008-09

General Communications

Association President Matt Griem addressed new graduates at 5 convocation ceremonies VP Adam Guzkowski welcomed student summer employees to Alumni House bbq Association President Matt Griem spoke at the Alumni House donor recognition luncheon.

June 2008

August 2008

November 2008

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Support for Students in 2008-09

MAJOR INITIATIVE RESULTS/STRATEGIES

Two entrance scholarships for children of alumni valued at $1,000 and $600 Seven bursaries awarded totalling $4,950 through Alumni Bursary Fund Special projects funding support for 5 initiatives including: Walk Home program, LEC 40th Anniversary, Happy Trails English department reunion/faculty retirements, Writers Reading series, Follow Our Traill society, Recognition of student achievement: 6 recipients of the Alumni College Recognition Awards, Scott Rennie & Eileen Gallagher medals presented to OC students, Cheryl & Bryan Davies Award presented to CC student, Robert Stephenson Award to TU in Oshawa student ($250), $500 in prizes to student art show contributors including the inaugural David Lasenby prize of $100 Alumni Golf Tournament generated over $6,000 for the PSB Wilson Bursary Fund Alumni House hosted an information and hospitality reception for interested graduate students; the well-attended barbecue for campus summer student employees Student athletes were supported through the awarding of the Dan Coholan Rowing Bursaries and the Gary Wolff Leadership Cup. 484 students registered in the Online Directory for potential career advice from alumni mentors $10,000 in student wages through the Alumni Affairs office

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September 2008

February/March 2009

2008-09

Lady Eaton College celebrated their 40th anniversary with a special event in January 2009 that featured, from left to right, College Principal Arndt Kruger, Founding President Thomas Symons, architect Alistair Grant and Eaton family representative John David Eaton.

Jeff Lynch '89, Mark Gelinas '89 and Brian Jackson '89 were the 2008 champions at the annual Alumni Golf Tournament.

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Appendix A

2008-2009 Council Members and Chapter Presidents

TRENT UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION COUNCIL HONORARY PRESIDENT T.H.B. Symons PRESIDENT Matt Griem '97 PAST PRESIDENT Rod Cumming '87 VICE-PRESIDENT, CAMPUS & INTERNAL AFFAIRS Adam Guzkowski '95 VICE-PRESIDENT, EXTERNAL & CHAPTER RELATIONS Lenaee Dupuis '91 VICE-PRESIDENT, EXTERNAL RELATIONS Dave Powrie '96 COUNCILLORS Amber Ashton `02 Stephan Donald '99 Kim Fielding '98 Luann Ford '76 Francis Fung '97 Jovan Groen '01 Iain MacFarlane '95 Tom Miller '82 BOARD REPRESENTATIVE Brian Hamlin '84 Larry Popofsky '71 SENATE REPRESENTATIVE Adam Guzkowski '95 STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE Liam Mooney '05 DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI AFFAIRS Tony Storey '71 CHAPTER RELATIONS & ALUMNI HOUSE COORDINATOR Kathleen Easson '78

CHAPTER PRESIDENTS Vacant (Vancouver Island) Cynthia Loveman '77 (Vancouver) Vacant (Edmonton) Shelley Pinder '90 (Calgary) Mary Elizabeth Luka '80 (Halifax/Dartmouth) Debby Barsi '89 (Fredericton) Derrick Farnham '83 (Montreal) Mindy Willett '88 (Yellowknife) Holly Stardom '95 (National Capital) Vacant (Southwest Ontario) Caleb Smith '93 (Niagara Region) Richard Gardiner '73 (London/Middlesex) Greg Burnett '90 (Oshawa/Durham) Rich Cowan '99 (Kingston) Marion Wilke Whittington '78 (Peterborough) Joshua Mills '97 (Toronto) Maile Loweth Reeves '79 (York Region) Lenaee Dupuis '91 (Golden Horseshoe) Vacant (Belleville/Quinte) Melissa Quesnelle '99 (Georgian Triangle) Patrick Lam '86 (Hong Kong) Mas Dati Samani '82 (Malaysia) Aznan Abu Bakar '93 (Singapore) Andrew Homer '86 (Tokyo) Gordon Copp '76 (British Isles)

COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES 2008-09 Athletics Advisory Karen Sisson '78 Teaching Awards Kim Fielding '98, Debbie Lynch `82 University Honours Adam Guzkowski '95

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Appendix B

Nominations & Appointments, AGM 2009

EXECUTIVE President, Adam Guzkwoski '95, 2009-11 Past President, Matt Griem '97 Vice President Campus and Internal Affairs, Lee Hays '91 2009-11 Vice President Communications, Lenaee Dupuis '91, 2008-10 Vice President Extenal Relations, Dave Powrie '96, 2008-10 CHAPTER PRESIDENTS Vacant (Vancouver Island) Cynthia Loveman '77 (Vancouver) Vacant (Edmonton) Shelley Pinder '90 (Calgary) Dave Wallbridge '96 & Kate Knight '94 (Halifax/Dartmouth) Debby Barsi '89 (Fredericton) Derrick Farnham '83 (Montreal) Mindy Willett '88 (Yellowknife) Christopher Beattie '04 (National Capital) Vacant (Southwest Ontario) Caleb Smith '93 & Heather Davis '86 (Niagara Region) Vacant (London/Middlesex) Vacant (Oshawa/Durham) Rich Cowan '99 (Kingston) Marion Wilke Whittington '78 (Peterborough) Vacant (Toronto) Maile Loweth Reeves '79 (York Region) Lenaee Dupuis '91 (Golden Horseshoe) Vacant (Belleville/Quinte) Vacant (Georgian Triangle) Patrick Lam '86 (Hong Kong) Mas Dati Samani '82 (Malaysia) Aznan Abu Bakar '93 (Singapore) Andrew Homer '86 (Tokyo) Gordon Copp '76 (British Isles)

HONORARY T.H.B. Symons, Honorary President COUNCIL Alan Barber '82 2009-11 Amanda Daley '05 2009-10 Amy Donald '98 2009-11 Stephan Donald '99, 2008-10 Kim Fielding '98, 2009-10 Jovan Groen '01, 2009-11 Iain MacFarlane '95, 2008-10 Tom Miller '82, 2009-11 Joshua Mills '97 2009-11 Kylie Patrick '94 2009-10 BOARD OF GOVERNORS REPRESENTATIVES Murray Miskin '73 2009-11 David Thomas '74 2009-11 SENATE REPRESENTATIVE Jess Grover '02 2009-10 STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE Jonathan Pinto '06 2009-10

COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES 2009-10 Athletics Advisory Karen Sisson '78 Teaching Awards Debbie Lynch '82 University Honours Adam Guzkowski '95

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Appendix C

Minutes of the 40th Annual General Meeting

MEETING 40th Annual General Meeting of the Trent University Alumni Association Saturday, October 4, 2008 Alumni House, Champlain College, Trent University Trent University Alumni Association Matt Griem, Adam Guzkowski, Lenaee Dupuis, Dave Powrie, Stephan & Amy Donald, Luann Ford, Kim Fielding, Tom Miller, Dianne Lister, Tony Storey, Francis Fung, Iain MacFarlane, Jovan Groen, Amber Ashton, Robert Stephenson, Michael Nolan, Kate Ramsay, Francy Poapst, Marilyn Burns Robin Lathangue, Head of Colleges

DATE MEETING PLACE MEETING CALLED BY ATTENDEES

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Minutes

1. President's Remarks (Matt Griem)

Matt welcomed everyone to the 40th annual general meeting, a benchmark in the history of the Alumni Association. He expressed thanks for the dedication of former Council members David French and Jan Carter. A special welcome was extended to new Councillor Amber Ashton, as a recent graduate of the Trent University in Oshawa program, and to the new Head of Colleges for Champlain and Otonabee, Robin Lathangue.

2. Minutes from the 39th Amnual General Meeting Presented by Tony Storey. Approved.

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3. Welcome from University President Bonnie Patterson Presented by Dianne Lister Dianne expressed President Patterson's regrets as she had been hospitalized in Toronto. She deeply regretted not being able to attend. Dianne volunteered to report on Bonnie's behalf.

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This is a year of transition as the search is underway for a new president and a new chancellor. The new Chair of the Board of Governors is David Morton, a community leader in Peterborough and the former CEO of Quaker Oats. A reorganization of the President's Executive Group has seen the inclusion of Giles Iannnone, Christine MacKinnon and Jim Parker. The management of Convocation is now the responsibility of the External Relations & Advancement portfolio. Alumni participation in planning for the university's 50th anniversary in 2014 will be key. A great deal of work has recently been undertaken to better articulate the "Trent experience," with a new viewbook and a revamped web site. Noel Levitz is a leading consultant in the area of enrolment management and recruitment and has been retained by Trent to provide strategic advice. The first year intake targets have been met. Trent continues to show strong performance in research. We rank in the top third in our category. Trent also performs strongly in the National Survey of Student Engagement. A Traill College renovation campaign raised over $2.1 million, with the leadership of Kate Ramsay. A new lecture hall, named in honour of Gilbert and Stewart Bagnani, will be constructed there. Work continues on the planning of a $4 million campaign to support the expansion of the Athletics Complex and the refurbishment of the PSB Wilson building. Bata Library acquisitions have been strengthened in support of 11 new graduate programs.

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Board of Governors Report Presented by Kate Ramsay Kate noted that Dianne's report had very successfully covered many of the items she had in mind. She gave a general overview of the review of the presidential mandate, and summarized how the search for the new president would unfold. Kate echoed Matt's welcome to new Councillor Amber Ashton, and the importance of engaging alumni from the TU in Oshawa program.

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Introduction of Robin Lathangue Robin introduced himself as a former Peterborough resident who was a "Trent wannabe." He studied at McMaster, completing a M.A. and Ph.D. He has held positions at University of New Brunswick, St. Thomas University, the University of Alberta and Wilfrid Laurier University. He admitted to a long time interest in the convergence of academic life and the life of the mind, which had influenced much of the work he has done in student development and leadership. Robin expressed his strong commitment to role of the colleges as a relevant and central organizing feature of student life. He noted that the college cabinets were a deeply felt dimension of student government.

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Proposed By-Law Amendments Presented by Matt Griem Discussion: Matt provided background to the comprehensive package of proposed bylaw amendments. He noted that there were substantial governance changes, along with "housekeeping" amendments. · After considerable discussion about the voting status of Alumni Board Representatives on the Council, the package of By-Law Amendments was approved with the following important changes: · Under Proposal #1 "Make the two Board of Governors representatives non-voting members of the Council." This was withdrawn from the By-law amendments. Under Appendix B, Proposed Council Structure, the ex officio position of Chapter Relations and Alumni House Coordinator was added.

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Nominating Committee Report and Elections Presented by Kim Fielding Kim directed the meeting's attention to page 11 of the Annual Report, which outlined Nominations and Appointments for the AGM 2008. This was approved.

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Other Business Presnted by Adam Guzkowski, Marilyn Burns Adam noted that he would serve as the Council's Official Visitor to Senate for 2008-09 and gave a brief report on the first meeting of Senate. Director of Marketing & Communications Marilyn Burns presented layout materials related to this year's recruitment advertising materials. The materials celebrated the experiences and accomplishments of alumni Kofi Barnes, Don Tapscott, Aluki Rojas, Dalal Al-Waheidi, Darren Huston and Linwood Barclay.

Adjournment The meeting adjourned, with an invitation to enjoy the Head of the Trent regatta and the Alumni Homecoming Festival tent.

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Appendix D

AGENDA

MEETING 41st Annual General Meeting of the Trent University Alumni Association Saturday, October 3, 2009 10:30 a.m. Alumni House, Symons Campus, Trent University Matt Griem, President, Trent University Alumni Association All TUAA Members and Members of Council, All TUAA members and members of Council, President Steven Franklin, VP Dianne Lister

DATE TIME MEETING PLACE MEETING CALLED BY ATTENDEES

AGENDA ITEM

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. President's welcome and remarks Minutes from the 40th Annual General Meeting University President Vice President External Relations & Advancement Board of Governors Report

PRESENTER

Matt Griem '97 Tony Storey '71 Dr. Steven Franklin Dianne Lister '71 Murray Miskin '73 & Dave Thomas '76

TIME

5 min. 5 min. 20 min. 10 min. 10 min.

6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Nominating Committee Report and Elections Remarks by the new TUAA president TUAA Performance management Senate Report Student Report Any other business Adjournment

Kim Fielding '98 tba Joshua Mills '97 Jess Grover '02 Jonathan Pinto '06

10 min. 5 min. 10 min. 5 min. 10 min.

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Alumni Association and Council Trent University Alumni House Peterborough, Ontario, Canada K9J 7B8 Phone: 705-748-1573 Toll free: 1-800-267-5774 Fax: 705-748-1785 Email: [email protected] Director: Tony Storey '71 Phone: 705-748-1599 Email: [email protected]

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