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What’s On at Trent University

October 2, 2017

Upcoming events include the Sheperd Family Lecture and the inaugural Stephen Katz Lecture in Aging

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:

 

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.

 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Strangers on a Train: Genet and the Liquidity of Being

Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Towards the end of the 1950’s, Jean Genet wrote a series of experimental essays that set his lived encounter with an old man in a train alongside suggestive artworks by Giacometti and Rembrandt. Scandalously, Genet paid no attention to the fact that the man is real and Rembrandt’s Jewish Bride, for example, is only a painting. In this salon presentation, Dr. James Penney, develops the significance of Genet’s unconcern for the medium.

 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Excalibur Varsity Soccer

Time: 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. (women)

            2:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. (men)

Location: Justin Chiu Stadium

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

 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Excalibur Varsity Women’s Soccer

Time: 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Justin Chiu Stadium

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

 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Excalibur Varsity Women’s Soccer

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (women)

            3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. (men)

Location: Justin Chiu Stadium

About: Come out to cheer on the Trent Excalibur as the women take on the University of Ottawa and the man challenge Queens University.

 

Excalibur Varsity Men’s Rugby

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Justin Chiu Stadium

About: Come cheer on the Trent Excalibur as they take on the University of Guelph.

 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Excalibur Varsity Soccer

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (women)

            3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. (men)

Location: Justin Chiu Stadium

About: Come cheer on the Trent Excalibur as they take on Carleton University.

 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

“Care Home Stories: Aging Disability and Long-term Residential Care” Book Launch

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Hunter Street Books, 164 Hunter St. W.

About: This new work takes you inside the “nursing home” from the perspective of residents, workers and visitors. Authors from Austria, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States also offer their perspective from the disciplines of literature, history, nursing, and sociology. Editors, Dr. Sally Chivers, Trent University, and Dr. Ulla Kriebernegg, University of Graz, Austria will be in attendance.

 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Old King in His Exile: An Austrian Dementia Narrative

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College

About: The inaugural Stephen Katz Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Interdisciplinary Aging Studies welcomes Dr. Ulla Kriebernegg, University of Graz, Austria. Her talk is titled “The Old King in His Exile: An Austrian Dementia Narrative.”

The Post-Apocalyptic Mode in the Age of US Decline

Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Scott House, room 105, Traill College

About: The history of U.S. post-apocalyptic novels tracks the emergence and development of a fantasy of the United States returning to its status as global hegemon. By imagining a future without enough material wealth to be shared among the survivors, despite massive reduction in population, post-apocalyptic novels describe a situation uncannily like the one that capital’s ideologues would have people believe they live in today. Dr. Brent Ryan Bellamy is Canada research chair postdoctoral fellow in cultural studies at the University of Alberta.

 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Grey Matters: Healthy Minds for Healthy Aging

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Gzowski College, Trent University

About: The 2017 Seniors’ Summit is focused on maintaining mental health as we age. The positive impact music, mindfulness and humour make to our mental health will be explored and the Trent Centre for Aging & Society will share current research on arts-based approaches to social inclusion and aging. Looked at through the lens of elder wisdom, this year’s Summit promises to keep your grey matter engaged and inspired.

 

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