Trent University to Celebrate Tenth Anniversary of Canadian Studies Ph.D.


Symposium to celebrate the Trent-Carleton joint program

Tuesday, March 29, 2011, Peterborough

The Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies at Trent University, in conjunction with the School for Canadian Studies at Carleton is pleased to present “Continuing the Conversations: Celebrating Ten Years of the Canadian Studies Ph.D. Program” on May 13 and 14, 2011, at Bagnani Hall, Traill College.

“It was a group of visionary individuals who worked to launch this joint program ten years ago. We want to take this opportunity to celebrate that initiative, our graduates and current students, as well as to take time to reflect on what vision should shape the program in the next decade,” said Dr. Julia Harrison, director of the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies.

On Friday, May 13, a keynote address by distinguished author Thomas King will kick off the event. Mr. King will offer his perspective on the field of Canadian studies at the end of the first decade of the 21st century. An opening reception will follow.

On Saturday, May 14, the day will begin with research presentations by graduates and current students. In the afternoon, current Trent and Carleton faculty, guests, graduates and current students will participate in a roundtable discussion titled “Voices and Visions: Who and what should define the next ten years of Canadian Studies. Invited scholars from across the country will then offer their reflections on what they have heard throughout the day. An experimental art presentation, “Icons of Canada,” created by Andrew Hunter and Lisa Hirmer will be featured at a celebratory evening dinner.

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For more information, please contact: Julia Harrison, director, Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies, 705-748-1011, ext. 6049,