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Colin T. Brown ’75 Leadership and 150th Anniversary Medals awarded
  • Colin T. Brown ’75 Leadership and 150th Anniversary Medals awarded

On Saturday, May 27th, as part of the presentation by Head of Trinity College School Stuart Grainger during Reunion Weekend, Governing Body Chair David Thomas ’82, on behalf of the School, was pleased to recognize two community members with some of the School’s highest honours.

The Colin T. Brown ’75 Leadership Medal, which is the School’s highest recognition of exceptional leadership and volunteer service to TCS was awarded to Tom Conyers ’73 P’04 ’06.

Tom Conyers graduated from Trinity College School in 1973, excelling as a scholar and an athlete. Tom captained both the soccer and swimming teams. At Speech Day, he won several major academic awards including the Chancellor’s Prize, Founders Prize for Science, Governor General’s Award for Math and Head Boy for top scholar. Tom went on to study business at Trinity College, University of Toronto. A chartered accountant, he retired as partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Bermuda in June 2012. He is currently chair of the Bank of Bermuda Foundation. He has also served on the Council Partners Charitable Trust, the Salvation Army advisory board and the Bermuda Hospitals board, and has chaired the Bermuda Zoological Society’s capital campaign and the board of directors of the Bermuda Conservatory of Music.

Tom was elected as trustee of Trinity College School in 2005 and was a founding director of the TCS Foundation, serving from 2007 to 2022, including chairing of the audit subcommittee. Tom was also a member of the campaign cabinet for the TCS 150th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign. Tom and his wife Heather were founding donors to the TCS Bermuda Scholarship, which is a dedicated scholarship for students from Bermuda.

Tom is a member of a four-generation TCS family. Tom and Heather are parents of two TCS graduates: Chris Conyers ’04 and Allison (Conyers) Jewell ’06.

The 150th Anniversary Medal is the School’s highest honour, open to alumni, parents and friends of TCS, in recognition of exceptional professional accomplishment and/or community service. This year, the medal was awarded to Eric Jackman ’53.

Frederic “Eric” Jackman came to the Junior School in 1946 and his leadership abilities became obvious quickly. He captained multiple sports teams and served as a house officer. He earned distinction in athletics, including gymnastics, skiing and boxing. He also played on the Little Big Four championship football team in 1951. Leaving before his final year, he completed his B.A. and M.A. at the University of Toronto, and attained his Ph.D. in human development and psychology from the University of Chicago. In addition to his career as a psychologist, he serves as president of Invicta Investments, chair of the Jackman Foundation and has volunteered with several charitable organizations. Eric was the founding chair of the Psychology Foundation of Canada and founder of the Canadian Journalism Foundation. He is the former chancellor of the University of Windsor, past president of the Art Gallery of Ontario, past chair of the NATO Association of Canada and Honorary Colonel of the Toronto Scottish Regiment. He is a member of the Order of Ontario, Order of Canada and holds four honorary doctorates from Assumption, Toronto, Windsor and York universities.

At TCS, Eric so valued his experience that he wished others would also benefit. In 1986, long before reconciliation had gained national attention, he provided funds creating the Jackman Indigenous National Scholarship. Former students who benefited from the Jackman Scholarship embraced the chance to learn and grow at TCS, enriching our school community with their knowledge and backgrounds, and graduating to make important contributions to their communities.

In addition to these awards, the School will also honour two other community members with the Colin T. Brown ’75 Leadership Medal this fall: Sally Frackowiak P’02 ’05 ’07 and Charyl Galpin P’07 ’08.