The University is saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Peter Adams, professor emeritus, honorary degree recipient, and long-time friend of Trent.
Professor Adams was the founder of the Department of Geography at Trent University. He was chair in that department from 1968-1977 and remained a professor while also serving as dean of Graduate Studies, associate dean of Science, and associate vice-president, 1977-1987. He was also the executive director of the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies.
Prof. Adams was elected M.P.P. for Peterborough from 1987-1990, and elected to the House of Commons in 1993 where he served until 2006. He is the author of numerous articles on the Canadian Arctic, on the environment and other geographical topics, and has written and co-authored books in the same field. He has also been significantly involved in health issues, sports and athletics.
Trent University honoured Prof. Adams with an honorary degree in 2010. In 2012, Prof. Adams was named a recipient of the Order of Ontario, the province’s highest official honour.
The University extends heartfelt sympathies to Prof. Adam’s family and friends, and to all who knew him at Trent. In honour of Prof. Adams, the University will lower the flag atop the Bata Library to the half-mast position on the day of his service.
(copy from the Trent University website)