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What’s On at Trent University

October 24, 2017

Upcoming events include Fall Open House and the Stairs Lecture in Chemistry

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:

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 humor 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.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Trent School of the Environment Seminar Series

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Environmental Science Centre, B203, Trent University

About: The Trent School of the Environment Seminar Series is a casual way to meet colleagues, professors, and guest speakers, and to learn about ongoing research and issues related to the environment. This week, Troy Vetesse presents "Black Snake in the Grass: The Business Case for New Pipelines is Terrible" and, Adam Bird presents "The Importance of Terricolous Lichens in Regulating Eutrophication Effects in Boreal Forests."

Excalibur Volleyball vs. RMC

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (women)

          8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (men)

About: Come cheer on the Excalibur Men’s and Women’s Volleyball team as they take on RMC!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Medicine Unbundled: A Journey Through the Minefields of Indigenous Health Care

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Gzowski College, The Gathering Space, Trent University

About: A talk by Gary Geddes, author and editor of 49 books, recipient of the Commonwealth Poetry Prize and Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence. "Medicine Unbundled" is the result of four years of research with Elders to uncover shocking stories from a segregated, underfunded Indian hospital system. Forced sterilizations, electric shock experiments, and other abusive treatments were a part of this system, designed to keep Indigenous people separate from other segments of society.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Peterborough Open House: Register Today

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Trent University

About: Each year we welcome thousands of future students and their families to our Open House events. There's nothing quite like walking around campus and being able to picture yourself here - from your room in residence, to the classrooms you'll actually sit in, and the professors who will always take a moment to chat. We invite you to join us for an exciting and informative day on campus.

Donald Trump, the EU, and Canada: The Coming Wars Over the Environment

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Environmental Science Centre, B203, Trent University

About: The Trent School of the Environment Seminar Series is a casual way to meet colleagues, professors and guest speakers to learn about ongoing research and issues related to the environment. Bob Page, one of the founders of the ERS Program and well-renowned Trent University professor will be examining Canada’s environmental future.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Aging in a Post–Aging, Post–Queer World

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location:  The Gathering Space, Gzowski College, Trent University

About: In a world where no one is supposed to get old and everyone is supposed to be free to be their queer selves, how can we approach these post-modern imperatives? Our research has found that while people are meant to be free to express their identities, older queers worry about accessing adequate (heteronormative) healthcare and, finding places to live in largely heteronormative elder spaces. Join Dr. Doreen Fumia and Dr. Jane Traies as they discuss the results of their studies.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Challenges that Face the 21st- Century Collegiate University

Time: 7:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Location: Bagnani Hall, Trail College

About:  A panel discussion about the Collegiate University in the 21st century with Trent University professors, alumni and college cabinet members. Moderated by Dr. Michael Eamon, principal of Traill College.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Christopher Moore: A Living Tree: Canada’s Constitution at 150

Time:  5:30 p.m. – 7: 00 p.m.

Location: Champlain College, CCNM2, Trent University

About: Join Trent University and the School for the Study of Canada in welcoming Christopher Moore for the W. L. Morton Lecture. Mr. Moore covers Canadian historical news in a long-running column in Canada's leading historical magazine and, has contributed radio documentaries to CBC Radio "Ideas".  His provocative commentaries on history and politics have appeared in the Globe and Mail, the National Post, Maclean’s, The Literary Review of Canada, and other periodicals.

Thursday, November 14, 2017

The Stairs Lecture in Chemistry: Can Chemistry Be Green?

Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Market Hall, 140 Charlotte Street, Peterborough

About: Join Trent University in welcoming Dr. Philip Jessop as he discusses his green approach to chemistry for the annual Stairs Lecture in Chemistry. The old way to prevent pollution was to capture pollutants before they left the factory or chemical plant, which is always a financial burden. The Green Chemistry approach— “design the process so that pollutants aren’t made”—can reduce environmental impact while making industries more economically competitive.

Monday, November 20, 2017

I Hardly Credit It: Epistemic Injustice in the Patient – Provider Relationship

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Trent University Student Centre, TSC 2.02

About: Patients often worry that their health care providers aren't taking them seriously. What they can't always tell is why their claims are not given the credit they are due. Using tools from sociology and philosophy, Dr. Alison Reiheld examines what goes wrong in particular kinds of patient-provider encounters for three distinct patient groups: black patients in pain, women in pain, and fat patients discussing diet and exercise.

For a full calendar of Trent events