Spotlight on Tom Symons, founder of Trent University

It looks like The Peterborough Examiner has scooped the UOP! Our publicist was surprised to find a link to this article in her inbox this morning, and incredibly impressed with how quickly the news has gotten out about one of our yet-to-be announced titles: Tom Symons, A Canadian Life. This project is so new to the UOP that we haven't yet prepared marketing copy on the title, so for today, we'll let The Examiner do the talking.
Ed Arnold writes:

Peterborough's (we can proudly call him that now since he's lived here for more than four decades, can't we?) Tom Symons, the founder of Trent University, is being recognized with a new book on his professional life. Symons, who has more letters after his name than the alphabet, is one of Canada's educational/ cultural icons and has been for more than 50 years.

The book will be published next year by the University of Ottawa Press and, according to the alumni association newsletter, will tell "the story of Symons's leadership across many areas of Canadian and international life over the past 60 years."

The book
Tom Symons, A Canadian Life will have a chapter by Denis Smith, Trent's first vice president, that is to be all about the university's first decade. Other chapters will look at Symons's national unity, Canadian, cultural, heritage and commonwealth roles. Various people including Walter Pitman, John Fraser, Rosalie Abella, ad Tom McMillan, will write chapters.

It's about time.

You can access the article here: http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2835626

We're happy to know that Peterborough locals are as excited about the book as we are, and we'll be sure to send The Examiner a review copy!

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