Past Contributors

As the Student Life Blog continues to grow and change, our dedicated writers continue to grow and change with it.  The individuals who have contributed to this blog have worked hard to make it the best representation of the Trent University Durham experience, and their posts can be found by searching for the writer’s first name.

Jill image for blog JILLIAN
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Jillian is a part-time English Literature student, as well as the Trent University Durham Academic Mentoring Coordinator. As a mature student, Jillian understands both the challenges and rewards that come with balancing career, family and academics. Through the Academic Mentoring Program, Jillian enjoys assisting fellow students in reaching their academic potential. Jillian lives in Whitby with her husband, Blake, son, Ritchie, and dogs, Gimli and Volt.
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Julia is a hockey fanatic and has played since she was four years old. She enjoys playing the guitar and most musical instruments. Julia is in her first year at Trent University Durham, majoring in History. She would like to become a teacher one day.
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Shannon wants to live in a world where people care for one another and the environment, but also where force fields can be activated over keyboards to repel kittens from interfering with her work. She is a graduate of English Literature from Trent University Durham and is currently completing her Masters in Education. Shannon is the Student Life Media Team lead and helps to keep this blog and the online communications to the Trent University Durham students up to date and interesting.


Aubrey is a recent Trent University Durham graduate. She just finished up her final year of her undergraduate degree as a Psychology major. Aubrey feels very fortunate to have a role in being able to help others and make a difference on campus, especially via the Trent Women’s Support Group and Academic Mentoring. She loves working with people and would someday like to be a Counsellor. Aubrey enjoys Drama/Theatre, hiking and outdoor activities, graphic design, writing, dancing in public, and listening to music.
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Billie is a fourth-year English Lit major who spent her third year studying abroad in Wales, where she was repeatedly asked, “Why are you studying English, in Wales?” As of yet, she has no idea what she will be doing after she gets her degree, and assumes she will likely continue with school. She enjoys reading, writing, drawing and listening to music.
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Katherine is a daughter, sister, friend and opportunity-taker. She recently graduated from Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School and is attending Trent University Durham, in her first year. She is studying various subjects such as: Psychology, English and History. her favourite past-times are reading, walking her dog and baking. She is excited to be a writer for the Student Life Blog and hopes you will tag along for the ride!
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Kylie is a fourth-year student at Trent University in the Queen’s-Trent Concurrent Education Program, studying History and English. Kylie is an aspiring writer and editor, hoping to enter into a graduate program focusing on publishing after graduation. Kylie enjoys reading, writing, and listening to music.
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Jasmine is a 21-year-old Psychology and English Major at Trent University Durham. She grew up in Oshawa and actually used to go to the elementary school that was once where Trent Durham now stands. She loves fashion, reading, writing, documentaries, and all sorts of movies/television shows. Her ordinary day is binge watching her favourite show or sitting down for coffee with a friend. She is excited to start writing for the Student Life Blog and to bring a new voice to the crowd and talk a little more about what Oshawa is all about!
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Mary is going into her second year at Trent University Durham and is majoring in psychology. In her spare time, she enjoys both watching and playing sports (Go Leafs Go)!! Mary is unsure about what she wants to do as a career in the future, but a police officer and a social worker are both at the top of her list. Mary enjoys writing and is excited to have the opportunity to be a contributor to the Student Life Blog!
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Sarah is in her fourth and final year at Trent University Durham, as an English major. She is very passionate about dance and make-up, however, recently writing has become important to her. Writing blog posts, in her journal or short stories allows her to express her creativity and feelings. After finishing at Trent, she hopes to become an elementary school teacher or go into journalism.