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Trent University

Trent University

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

Trent University

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted January, 2011

Trent University

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted March, 2007

Plaque Location

The County of Peterborough
The City of Peterborough
In front of some cedar trees in front of the
Trent University Library at 1600 West Bank Drive


Coordinates: N 44 21.447 W 78 17.494

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Plaque Text

In 1957 public-spirited residents of Peterborough formed a Citizens' Committee to examine the possibility of creating a University to serve the Trent Valley. By letters patent of August 9, 1960, this committee became Trent College Limited and in the following year, a group of academic advisers under the chairmanship of President-designate T. H. B. Symons, organized the university's Academic Planning Committee. A provincial charter of 1963 established Trent as a degree granting university which admitted its first students in September, 1964. That year the renovation of Rubige Hall and the creation of Robinson and Traill Colleges gave Trent a downtown campus. The opening of Champlain College (1967) and Lady Eaton College (1968) marked the beginning of the main campus.

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