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What’s On at Trent University

September 18, 2017

Upcoming events include Morrison Lecture and Student Centre Grand Opening

Every week new and exciting things are happening at Trent University. Come and be inspired through a range of events, public lectures, panel discussions and debates, all open to the community. Here’s what’s on at Trent University this month:


Friday, September 22 - Sunday, September 24, 2017

Visit Trent at the Ontario University’s Fair

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St., South Building, Main Exhibit Hall, 800 Level, Toronto
About: Join Trent at the largest universities' fair of its kind. The Ontario Universities' Fair (OUF) gives prospective students the opportunity to speak with representatives from each Ontario university to help students make a decision about which Ontario university to choose. Visit Trent’s booth during OUF and talk to current students and faculty members, grab a Trent viewbook and picture yourself on campus through our virtual reality 360 experience, and more.


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Trent Excalibur Women’s Rugby

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.    

Location: Justin Chiu Stadium

About: Come out to cheer on the Trent Excalibur as they take on the University of Toronto.


Tuesday, September 26 – Thursday, September 28, 2017

Annual Ryle Lecture Series in Philosophy

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Gzowski College room 114

About: The annual Gilbert Ryle Lecture Series will be delivered by Professor Jason Stanley of Yale University. Professor Stanley is the author of How Propaganda Works, and is the winner of the 2016 PROSE Award in Philosophy. The Gilbert Ryle Lecture Series was established by the Philosophy department at Trent in 1977 in honour of the late Gilbert Ryle.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Jeremy Milloy's Blood Sweat and Fear Book Launch

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Artspace, 378 Aylmer St. N., Peterborough

About: Going postal. We think of the rogue employee who snaps. But in Blood, Sweat, and Fear, Trent’s Dr. Jeremy Milloy demonstrates that workplace violence never occurs in isolation. Using violence as a lens in his new book, he provides fresh and original insights into the everyday workings of capitalism, class conflict, race, and gender in the United States and Canada of the late twentieth century, bringing historical perspective to contemporary debates about North American violence.


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Morrison Lecture in International Development: Are Some Countries Destined for Under-development?

Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Location: Market Hall, 140 Charlotte Street

About: Since the mid-1990s, we have witnessed an explosion in the literature in development economics that tries to explain the poor economic performance in certain developing countries – especially the ones in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) – in terms of factors, like geography, climate, history, and culture. In this lecture, Dr. Chang argues that these explanations are neither theoretically persuasive nor empirically convincing and thus can only be interpreted as an attempt by mainstream economists to ‘explain away’ why the so-called ‘good’ policies that were based on their own theories have failed to deliver the expected results. Dr. Ha-Joon Chang teaches Economics at the University of Cambridge.


Friday, September 29, 2017

Student Centre Grand Opening

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Student Centre, West Bank, Trent University

About: Take a tour of the brand new Student Centre! Join us for live music, student performers, interactive entertainment, food, drinks, and an awards ceremony.


Friday, September 29, 2017 – Sunday, October 1, 2017

Homecoming / Head of the Trent Regatta

Location: Symons Campus

About: Join us for a weekend of rowing, varsity games, and special events as we celebrate the 48th annual Alumni Homecoming and Head of the Trent Regatta.

» Full schedule of events, parking regulations, and other information


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Sheperd Family Lecture: The Global Energy Transition and Canada’s Energy Paradox

Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Location: Market Hall, 140 Charlotte Street

About: The global economy is undergoing the greatest transformation since the dawn of the industrial age as it shifts from an energy regime built on fossil fuels to one run by clean, renewable power. This transition underscores the central paradox of Canada's national identity as a resource-driven economy with a civil society that has placed a high value on environmental stewardship. Award-winning author and sustainability strategist Chris Turner has been documenting this energy transition for more than a decade, and his lecture will combine insights from his bestselling books on the cleantech revolution, The Leap, and The Geography of Hope, as well as analysis of the transition’s impact on the conventional energy economy drawn from his most recent book, The Patch. Mr. Turner explains where the energy transition leads, what Canada's energy future looks like, and how the path to that future will reconfigure the fabric of Canadian society.


» Full calendar of Trent events