Trent University is a public liberal arts and science-oriented university located along the Otonabee River in Peterborough, Ontario, with a satellite campus in Oshawa, which serves the Regional Municipality of Durham. The enabling legislation is the Trent University Act, 1962-63. The university was founded through the efforts of a citizens' committee interested in creating a university to serve the City of Peterborough and the surrounding counties. The committee recruited Dean Thomas H.B. Symons of the University of Toronto to serve as chair of the academic planning committee and Symons became the university’s first president. The current chancellor of Trent University is Don Tapscott, the first alumnus to hold that position, and Leo Groarke is the president and vice-chancellor.