Trinity is a small college with an illustrious history and very strong students — typically more than half of the graduating class achieve “Distinction” or “High Distinction”. Because first-year enrolment is limited to approximately 400, Trinity students build a strong sense of community and form life-long friendships. There are opportunities for students to exercise leadership by participating in college and student government and by organizing extra-curricular activities. Trinity is the only college to appoint academic dons — graduate or professional faculty students who offer academic support and promote interaction between students and faculty. The college is home to the Trinity One program for first year students, as well as three interdisciplinary programs (Ethics, Society, and Law, Immunology, and International Relations). The Munk Centre for International Studies, which is part of the Trinity campus, includes the Graham Library which offers students a beautiful space for studying as well as reference assistance and archives. Other facilities include the theatre, the Buttery which combines informal work and eating space, tennis courts and a playing field.
SIZE: 1,700 students
DATE FOUNDED: 1851
- Her Excellency Adrienne Clarkson, former Governor-General of Canada
- Craig Kielburger, co-founder, Save the Children
- Jim Balsillie, entrepreneur
Scholarships and Awards
Trinity awards approximately 90 admission scholarships ($1,000-$3,000), 290 in-course scholarships and 70 graduation prizes. Each year, three students who have completed first year are awarded $15,000 x 3 yr awards. The William and Nona Heaslip Trinity-St. Antony’s Scholarship to Oxford in International Relations (25,000 pounds x 2 yrs) is available to a qualified graduate of that progam. Several awards recognize college and community contributions as well as academic performance. Bursaries range from $300 to $4,000, and those applicants who graduate with significant OSAP debt receive a Provost Delworth bursary down-payment toward that burden. Total annual expenditures in scholarships, awards and bursaries are $700,000.