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Community Invited to Attend Trent University Graduate Research Presentations on February 26


Topics Include Rituals of Citizenship Ceremonies and Survival in Polluted Environments

Thursday, February 21, 2008, Peterborough

The Graduate Students Association at Trent University is pleased to announce that the next presentations for the Winter Term of the Thomas H.B. Symons Seminar Series on Graduate Student Research will be held in Scott House at Traill College on Tuesday, February 26 at 7 p.m.

The evening will feature presentations from two Trent graduate students from two different programs. Presenters include Thelma Evans from the Frost Center for Canadian and Native Studies who will discuss “Performing Canada: ritual, representation, and celebration at the citizenship ceremony”, and Victoria Maystruck from Applications of Modelling in the Natural and Social Sciences who will present “Modelling the survival of a plant and animal species co-existing in a polluted environment”.

The Thomas H.B. Symons Seminar Series is a primary way for graduate students from the various disciplines to communicate their findings to the Peterborough community. This research ranges from Canadian history to water chemistry and from wildlife genetics to oral traditions. The format is that of two 20 minute talks, between which there is an intermission for people to have free refreshments and a chance to mingle.

This event is free and the community is welcome to attend. Proceedings will be held in the Junior Common Room, Scott House at Catherine Parr Traill College, located at 310 London St., between Park Street and Stewart Street in Peterborough.


For further information, please contact Iftekhar Kabir, Trent University Graduate Students Association, at (705) 768-2339.