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What’s On at Trent University


Upcoming events include Morrison Lecture and Student Centre Grand Opening

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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:

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Trent Excalibur 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 they take on the University of Toronto.

Trent Excalibur Men’s Lacrosse

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Justin Chiu Stadium

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

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Trent Excalibur Women’s Soccer

Time:   1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  

Location: Justin Chiu Stadium

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

Trent Excalibur Men’s Lacrosse

Time:   3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Justin Chiu Stadium

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

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.

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. For a full schedule of events, parking regulations and other information, please visit

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.

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