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, November 21, 2017
Precarity and Shame Panel Discussion
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Theatre on King, 159 King St., Suite 120
About: This exciting panel discussion explores some of the facets of how shame works on people who are precariously employed, academics and artists, as part of the month-long Precarious Festival. Sponsored by CUPE Local 3908, CUPE Local 126, Kawartha Pine Ridge Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, Peterborough and District Labour Council and Trent University Faculty Association.
Thursday, November 23, 2017
‘I Scream the Body Electric’: Performance, Zombies, and Emergent Societies of Entrainment
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Scott House room 105, Traill College
About: Using the model of the 'cell phone zombie,' Dr. David Fancy, Brock University, thinks through some of the implications of dynamics of entrainment for performance practices and for social control more widely. The work draws on philosophy, performance studies, cultural studies, political theory, as well as science and technology studies.
Friday, November 24, 2017
An Abilities-based Approach to Dementia - Technology Supported Learning and Personhood in Dementia
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Trent Student Centre room 1.20
About: There is a growing need to provide meaningful engagement and foster well-being in dementia care. We will explore the use of pre-existing iPad apps as a form of meaningful independent activity for people with dementia, the benefits of co-play with clinical staff, and the use of video to support communication training (Adaptive Interaction) by staff with non-verbal clients. Overall, results suggest that technology can be used to enhance an abilities-based approach in dementia care and can be used to support personhood in people living with dementia.
Saturday, November 25, 2017
ToursPlus – Peterborough Campus
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
About: Join us for our ToursPlus event and see why our students are quick to call Trent their second home. Take Arts or Science tours, attend information sessions and mini lectures and apply to Trent on the spot! Register online: trentu.ca/discover
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Boys, Sin and Confraternities in Renaissance Florence
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Senior Common Room, Scott House, Traill College
About: Florentine confraternities for young men aged 13 to 24 sought not only to gather youths for prayer and devotion, but also to teach them socially acceptable behaviour. Part of this effort is evident in the religious plays the youths performed at Carnival time and on other special occasions. Taking the lead from Castellan de Castellani's play on the parable of the prodigal son, this presentation will examine Florentine attitudes towards youths, sin, and confraternities as evidenced not only in Castellani's play, but also in Savonarola's work with Florentine youths, and in contemporary records from confraternal and personal documents. Dr. Konrad Eisenbichler teaches in the Renaissance Studies Program and in the department of Italian Studies at the University of Toronto.
Saturday, December 9, 2017
The Canadian Difference Project: Dialogues in Diversity
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
About: Canadian Difference is an online community dedicated to exploring what makes Canada work, and the role which mutual accommodation has or could play in this country. In this workshop, we explore diversity and decolonization, gender and Islam, and the case for diversity in the workplace. The keynote will be delivered by Will Kymlicka. Featured speakers include: William A. Macdonald, editorial contributor to the Globe and Mail; Christopher P. Dummitt, author of Unbuttoned: A History of Mackenzie King’s Secret Life; Nahla Abdo, author of Captive Revolution: Palestinian Women’s Anti-Colonial Struggle Within the Israeli Prison System; and Dawn Lavell-Harvard, director of the First People's House of Learning at Trent University.