The Hon. William C. Graham Chancellor of Trinity College and Provost Mayo Moran welcomed students and honoured guests to Matriculation Convocation on September 9, 2015. University of Toronto Vice-President and Provost Cheryl Regehr also joined the ceremony and brought greetings from the university.
At the Matriculation Convocation, Trinity formally admitted our new Class of 2019 to the College. The students acknowledged and declared this statement as the newest members of the College:
I acknowledge that by registering at Trinity College in the University of Toronto, I am joining a community that stands for academic and personal excellence, community involvement, respect for others, and stewardship of property. I do hereby promise that I will, as a member of this College, faithfully obey the Statutes and Rules thereof, and diligently attend to the students required of me.
The incoming students then signed the College Register, assisted by the College’s Student Heads for 2015-16.
Trinity also conferred an Honorary Fellowship upon Donald Moggridge (Trinity alum ’65) for his outstanding contributions to the modern economic history and the history of economic thought, as well as his distinguished teaching and administrative career at the University of Toronto and Trinity College. Donald was presented by Prof. David Beatty and gowned by Prof. Ivan McFarlane. A Doctor of Sacred Letters was conferred upon John Fraser in recognition of his outstanding career as a journalist, writer, editor and academic leader. As Master of Massey College from 1995 to 2014, he enlarged its fellowship, and showed exceptional pastoral responsibility for the college’s fellows, strengthened the college financially and initiated international support programmes for writers and scholars at risk, confirmed the college as an important intellectual community within the university and in the community at large. John was presented by The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson (Trinity alum ’60) and hooded by Prof. Ivan McFarlane. He also delivered an engaging Convocation address that resonated with both the new students and those who have had a long-term connection with the College.
Following the formal ceremony, the community gathered in the Trinity Quad for a wonderful reception to celebrate with the incoming class. Thank you to everyone who joined us for the matriculation and convocation ceremony.