Trinity One News & Events



Trinity One co-curricular events enable students in all Trinity One streams to meet guest speakers and to engage in informal, but high-level conversation with one another, their professors and guest experts. The events draw upon the rich resources of the University of Toronto's School of Public Policy and GovernanceCentre for Ethics,  Munk School of Global Affairs, and the Faculty of Medicine and University of Toronto Affiliated Hospitals.

The events are usually held over lunch on Tuesday between 12 noon and 1:30 pm at Trinity. Students are encouraged to keep this time-slot open. We are always looking for interesting speakers. If you have ideas for speakers or would like to give a Trinity One talk, please contact program director Prof. Michael Kessler

2018-19 Events

  • Trinity College Provost Mayo Moran discussed her work with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). 
  • The first Trinity One lunch talk of Fall 2018 kicked off with Prof Joseph Wong presenting his research "Reaching the Hard to Reach".
  • For the second year in a row, Trinity One students took part in public speaking workshops with a theatrical twist in October pushing them out of their comfort zone with their classmates!
  • The Trinity One program would not be a community without its mentors. during the year, students in the program have the opportunity to chat with their mentor over lunch, at Trinity One events or see them during office hours.
  • This year's September Opening of Term Luncheon welcomed new students to the Trinity One program including students in the Butterfield Environment and Sustainability stream.

2017-18 Events

2016-17 Events

  • Trinity One students debated Canada's right-to-die legislation
  • Prof. Joe Wong presented his recent research on "Reaching the Hard to Reach"
  • Human Rights lawyer Philippe Sands joined us for a fireside chat on genocide.
  • Iceland's First Lady Eliza Reid joined us for a fireside chat.
  • Dr. David Langlois of the Centre for Clinical Ethics gave a lunch talk on difficult real-life hospital cases.
  • Prof. Mark Kingwell gave a lunch talk on the politics of civility.
  • Check out some pictures from our welcome lunch.

Some of our past speakers

Michael Ignatieff | Graeme Smith | Natalie Zemon Davis | Robyn Doolittle | Peter Singer | Bob Rae | Mayo Moran | Joseph Heath | Kelly Crowe | Frank Iacobucci