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What’s On at Trent University

Upcoming events include the Understanding Local Treaties Pine Tree Talk 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:

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

Long-term Monitoring of Nitrate Concentrations –Implications for Science, Policy and Management

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Environmental Science Centre Geomorphology Lab C111.3

About: Tim Burt, Emeritus Professor of Geography, Durham University, United Kingdom, will present his research on long-term monitoring of nitrate concentrations and the implications for science, policy and management. 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.

From Hunter-Gatherer Landscapes to Inuvialuit Living History: Evolving Approaches to Community Archaeology in the Western Arctic

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Gzowski College, room 108

About: Dr. Hodgetts first travelled to Sachs Harbour, a tiny community on the south coast of Banks Island, NWT, in 2007. The work she has done with Inuvialuit community members since that first visit has transformed her understanding of archaeology and shifted her research in new directions. She will draw on her experiences to explore the challenges of doing community-based research in a northern context. Professor Hodgetts will also outline how they have responded to community members’ wishes for less destructive methods and more involvement in the research by utilizing geophysics, targeted excavation, digital technologies and social media.

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.

Understanding Local Treaties Pine Tree Talk

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: The Gathering Space, Gzowski College

About:  All are invited for a panel discussion exploring local treaties, perspectives of the Mississauga Nation and responsibilities of settler Canadians in relation to these treaties. Panelists include Elder Doug Williams of Curve Lake First Nation, Dave Mowat of Alderville First Nation and Phil Abbott, Indigenous Studies Ph.D. candidate. The discussion will be moderated by Anne Taylor, Curve Lake Cultural Archivist.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Trent Remembers

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Location: Trent Student Centre Atrium

About: The Trent community will observe Remembrance Day on Monday, November 13, 2017. As Remembrance Day falls on Saturday this year, Trent will set time aside on the following Monday to Remember on campus.

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.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Trent Excalibur Varsity Volleyball

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (women’s)

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

Location: Justin Chiu Stadium

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

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

Posted on Monday, November 6, 2017.

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