#TrinityBacktoSchool: Welcoming Our New Students to the College
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The Hon. William C. Graham Chancellor of Trinity College and Provost Mayo Moran welcomed students and honoured guests to Matriculation Convocation 2017 on September 6. University of Toronto Chancellor and Trinity alum The Hon. Michael Wilson also joined the ceremony and brought greetings from the university.
At the Matriculation Convocation, Trinity formally admitted our new Arts & Science and Divinity students 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 (a Trinity tradition since 1852), assisted by the College's Student Heads for 2017-2018: Victoria Lin, Bardia Monavari, Julianne de Gara, Lukas Weese, Katrina Li, Mitch Nader and Adam Brown.
Trinity College also conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Sacred Letters, honoris causa, upon Trinity alumna The Rev. Dr. Carol Finlay. The Rev. Finlay was recognized for her exceptional dedication and service as the founder of Book Clubs for Inmates, and her compassionate and inspired leadership in the area of education in Canadian penitentiaries. Her presenter will be Eric Friesen and her hooders will be Molly and Charles Finlay. The Rev. Finlay also delivered an thoughtful address to students, encouraging them to think about what really matters – making a positive difference in the world.
Following the formal ceremony, the community gathered in Strachan Hall for a wonderful reception to celebrate with the incoming class.