Trent University

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 Rubidge 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.


At the driveway entrance to the Bata Library Building, Trent University, Peterborough

Region: Central Ontario

County/District: County of Peterborough

Municipality: City of Peterborough