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Spotlight on Members of the Trinity Community

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Fall 2023 to Winter 2024 

For the 2023-2024 academic year, we will be profiling student researchers and their work related to academic studies, college initiatives and activities outside of the classroom.

Among recipients of the Ontario Graduate Scholarship are Faculty of Divinity PhD candidates Father Bohdan Hladio and Samuel Lau. Learn what vexing question Fr. Hladio is studying within Eastern Orthodoxy and learn about Samuel’s PhD research on the problem of race and cultural diversity in Christian theology.


Winter 2023

Many students of the COVID-19 cohort – who enter university in 2019-2020 when the pandemic hit – will be graduating this June 2023! We’re profiling a few of our #TrinityGrad23 graduands as they reflect on their university experiences.

Trinity’s 2023 U of T Student Leadership Award Recipient: Yash Sharma is among seven Trinity College graduating students to be recognized with a 2023 UTSLA for outstanding student leadership, volunteer service, and commitment to the university and college. He shares what this award means to him, advice to fellow students and his plans for the future. View the Q&A profile with Yash.

Trinity College Community Advisors Program: Through peer-based community development and programming in residence, Trinity’s Community Advisors (CAs) Program has been incredibly successful in supporting an engaged residence community at the College. We chatted with one of the Senior CAs for 2022-2023 – Ndidi Arimah – to learn about life as a CA and her university experiences.

International Women’s Day: March 8, 2023

For International Women’s Day 2023, learn about inspiring members of Trinity community: from alumnae who were Canada’s first female lawyer and the first female to hold a doctorate in computer science, to the College’s first tenured woman faculty member and women leaders of St. Hilda’s College.

IWD 2023 - images of woman members of the Trinity community


Black History Month: February 2023

Trinity College recognizes and celebrates members of the community who have made a difference. Read the stories of our Trinity College alumni – trailblazers, change makers and community leaders who fought against racism, barriers and challenges of their times. To celebrate diversity and inclusion, over the last couple of years, we have been profiling members of the Trinity community. Learn more about the daily lives of a few of our students and staff and what is most important to them.

Black History Month: alumni, staff and student headshots


Fall 2022

This term, we continue our profiles of members of the Trinity community to celebrate diversity and inclusion and to get to know one another better. Scroll down the page or use the blue menus to view our profiles!

Trinity’s Wellness Team continues to share stories of our staff and faculty at Trinity College.

Introducing Professor Marsha Hewitt, Acting Dean of Divinity


Spring & Summer 2022

In the College’s collective work to celebrate diversity and inclusion, over the coming months, we will be profiling members of the Trinity community in an effort to get to know one another better. Scroll down the page or use the blue menus to view our profiles!

Trinity’s Wellness Team continues to share stories of our staff and faculty at Trinity College.

For July’s profile, get to know Cameron McBurney, Assistant Dean of Students – Student Life!

As we join the wider U of T community to mark National Indigenous History Month and Pride Month throughout June 2022, they profile Billy J. Gekas, Circulation Supervisor, at the John W. Graham Library.

For Asian Heritage Month (May 2022), we share the stories of Asian members of our community – staff member Bingbin Cheng and alumna Mary Kitagawa:

Trinity’s Wellness Team continues their profile series to celebrate and highlight our amazing staff and faculty at Trinity College. In honouring the work of these individuals, we hope that our students and the community can get to know each other better these coming months! In honour of Asian Heritage Month, we are pleased to begin with Bingbin Cheng!

We share the story of Trinity alumna Mary Murakami Kitagawa (Class of 1959). Faced with innumerable challenges throughout her life, Mary has not only persevered, as her parents taught her. She has also become a lifelong educator, a hero in the fight against injustice and a tireless advocate for the truth. On May 10, 2022, she received an honorary degree from Trinity College in recognition of her long and distinguished service including her leadership concerning the Japanese-Canadian community as well as the wider community, and her tireless work as an educator and advocate in heightening awareness of racism, intolerance, and injustice.


Winter 2022

Celebrating Trinity Student-Staff (March 2022): Trinity’s Wellness Team is profiling staff to honouring their work and to allow community members to get to know each other! Meet Victoria McCutcheon, one of our Wellness and Student Life Programming Assistants!

To celebrate International Women’s Day – March 8, 2022, we’ve brought together the stories of some of our incredible alumnae.

As part of Black History Month in February 2022, we will be featuring Black-identifying students and staff. Learn more about their daily lives and what is most important to them.

You can also read stories of our Black alumni – trailblazers, change makers & community leaders in our Black History Month 2022 tribute.


Fall 2020 to Spring 2021

To celebrate and honour members of the Trinity College community during these challenging times, we are sharing stories of individuals and teams – how they have adapted to the new normal and how they are making a difference amid the pandemic. We spotlight members of the Trinity community – these are their stories:

Spring 2020

Members of Trinity’s Faculty of Divinity community are working on the frontlines of COVID-19. Read a few of their stories in response to the pandemic.