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NEWS & EVENTS:

 

Prof. Nadine Changfoot Co-chaired, and Trent University Politics Society (TUPS) students Charlotte Caza (TUPS President 2013-14), Chelsea DesRochers, Adrienne Sultana and Trent Feminist Society students Sara Ostrowska (editor, Trent’s Arthur), and Zara Syed participated in the all-day Jan 25, 2014 event "Women In Political Engagement: A Roadmap" organized by the YWCA.   They provided perspectives on why youth don't get involved in the electoral arena, even while they are involved politically in their communities, and what needs to change for more youth engagement, including in university classrooms!

To read more about this event and see more photos, click here.


 

Prof. Nadine Changfoot comments on young people and women getting involved in politics.  Click here for details on this upcoming event on Saturday, January 25th


 

The Trent University Politics Society (TUPS) students met with Jeff Leal, MPP, Friday Nov. 15th for an engaging discussion. The event was organized by one of the TUPS members, Mathew Neeson.  See photo below.

 


 

Political Studies professors, including Nadine Changfoot, comment on
Elections Canada allegations against MP Dean Del Mastro. Click here for the story.

 


Philip Giurlando

a faculty member in the Political Studies Department was interviewed by CTV on the situation in Greece.  Click on the link below to watch the interview:  CTV Interview

 


 

Amber Flynn

was awarded 2nd place for the Social Innovation Award at the Annual Knowledge in Action Forum April 4th. Amber's project followed digital storytelling that is part of the project "Mobilizing New Meanings of Disability and Difference," involving Prof. Nadine Changfoot and Joëlle Favreau of the YWCA Peterborough, Haliburton and Victoria. This award spanned the more than fifty Fleming and Trent projects. The award speaks to the value the judges saw in digital storytelling as a tool for social change and for empowering the storytellers.

 


 

What Does McGuinty Stepping Down Mean to Peterborough?

Nadine Changfoot was asked to comment on the Ontario legislature proroguation. Click here to watch the interview on CHEX News.

Also, click here to read the article in the Peterborough Examiner.



Peterborough Examiner- October 2, 2012

"Former cabinet minister, Trent professor both see Justin Trudeau as charismatic, exciting option for federal Liberal leadership"

Click on the Headline to read this Peterborough Examiner article with both Nadine Changfoot's and Andy Mitchell's comments.

 


Congratulations to Prof. Nadine Changfoot and Blair Cullen, a Trent alumni working on his MA at the Frost Centre, for having their article, “Why is Quebec Separatism Off the Agenda? Reducing National Unity Crisis in the Neoliberal Era,” Canadian Journal of Political Science/ Revue canadienne de science politique 44:4 (2011), 769-787, short listed for the 2012 Mcmenemy Prize by the Canadian Political Science Association. The winner will be announced at the CPSA Centennial Dinner in Edmonton on June 14. Congratulations and good luck!

See full story by clicking here.

 


 

Please join Halifax MP Megan Leslie and Chambly-Borduas MP Matthew Dub for a townhall discussion at Trent University on Thursday March 15th in LEC 201 at 6PM.

The discussion will pertain to the recent reports of electoral fraud are troublesome to all Canadians. The talk will centre around the questions of Canadian Government abiding to democratic standards of accountability and transparency, and what can we do to ensure that these standards are met?

All are welcome to attend.


 

Evan Senkiw has been awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance. This is fantastic news and the Political Studies department is extremely proud of Evan's accomplishment and grateful for his hard work and teaching excellence. The award was announced yesterday in Senate and is only awarded to a single person each year, so Evan should be very proud of this distinction. Please join the department in congratulating Evan for excellent work and a job well done!


 

Click here to read the article entitled "Not All Robocalls Mislead" in the Peterborough Examiner featuring POST Faculty member, Nadine Changfoot.

 


 

Department of Political Studies presents

The Lowdown on the Occupy Movements

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

1:00-3:00pm

Lady Eaton College 201 (Lecture Hall)

Followed by a reception in Champlain Living Learning Commons (above the Seasoned Spoon).

 

ALSO

 

Franz Hartmann, PhD

Executive Director, Toronto Environmental Alliance

Toronto's leading environmental advocate and watchdog

"It's Not Easy Being Green:  News from the Frontline on

Rob Ford's War on the Environment"

 

 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

2:00-4:00pm

Champlain Living Learning Commons

Food will be provided.

 


 

Click on this link http://www.trentu.ca/about to hear Prof. Gavin Fridell on Trent's new radio ad.  Scroll down and find the link on the right hand side of the page.

 


 

Click on the link below to view details about the viewing of the film "Eco-Pirate" which ReFrame will be viewing on November 4th.

ECO-PIRATE

facebook link:  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=136514073117386

 


Click on this link to see the news story on Justin Trudeau's visit.

http://www.trentu.ca/newsevents/newsDetail.php?newsID=1643

 


 

 

Click here to watch Prof. Gavin Fridell comment

on voter apathy on CHEX News.

 


ALL CANDIDATES DEBATE

Here is a link that highlights this event: 

http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3307680

In preparation for the upcoming Provincial Election the Trent University Politics Society organized an all Candidates debate where four local MP candidates from the Green, Liberal, NDP and Socialist parties answered students' questinos.  Some prepared questions were asked of all 4 candidates followed by an open mic for anyone to ask questions or speak their mind. 

This event took place in the Great Hall of Champlain College, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 from 3pm to 5pm. 

 

 


As a follow up to the talk by Dr. Trevor Norris, last November (see details below), Prof. Gavin Fridell had an interview with Dr. Norris at his book launch a while back. Click on link below:

http://www.rabble.ca/books/reviews/2011/03/consuming-schools-commercialism-and-end-politics


PAST NEWS:

A PUBLIC TALK BY DR. TREVOR NORRIS:

"CONSUMPTION OF THE POLITICAL: THE CHARACTER AND CONSEQUENCES OF CONSUMERISM"

NOVEMBER 4, 2010 AT 2PM.

Champlain College Living Learning Commons

(Above the Seasoned Spoon)

Click here to read Trevor Norris' interview in the Globe and Mail about KFC's new "Double Down".


Click here to read an article in the Peterborough Examiner re the Bennett campaign Reading course the Politics Department is offering.  Taught by Nadine Changfoot.


Click here to watch a clip from CHEX Newswatch regarding technology's presence in the election, featuring Trent Politics Prof. Nadine Changfoot.

 


Greenpeace Canada’s Climate and Energy Coordinator to Deliver Lecture at Trent January 21

Dave Martin to Discuss The Global Warming Crisis: A Copenhagen Post Mortem

After attending the Copenhagen Climate Conference in December, Greenpeace Canada’s climate and energy coordinator, Dave Martin, will share his thoughts on the global warming crisis with members of the Trent and Peterborough communities during a free, public lecture in the Great Hall of Trent University’s Champlain College on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 7 p.m.

Mr. Martin’s lecture, entitled The Global Warming Crisis: A Copenhagen Post Mortem, is free and open to the public. Limited seating is available. To reserve a seat, please RSVP to Joanne Sokolowski at (705) 748-1011 x6162 or joannesokolow@trentu.ca.

Dave Martin has 25 years of experience working in the Canadian non-profit sector on environmental and disarmament issues. In particular, he has focussed on energy issues, including conservation, renewable technologies, nuclear power, nuclear weapons proliferation and climate change. He has acted as a researcher, policy analyst and campaigner for several environmental groups, has spoken on energy issues throughout North America, Europe and Asia, and has served as a consultant in regulatory hearings before the Ontario Environmental Assessment Board and the Ontario Energy Board. Mr. Martin was research director for the former Nuclear Awareness Project from 1996 to 2000, and was a policy advisor on energy issues for the Sierra Club of Canada from 2000 to 2004. He has served as climate and energy coordinator for Greenpeace Canada since July 2004.  

The Global Warming Crisis: A Copenhagen Post Mortem is being presented by Trent University’s Politics Department and is cosponsored by: the Environmental & Resource Studies Program, International Development Studies, Canadian Studies, the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies, Champlain College, the Trent University Politics Society, the Kawartha World Issues Centre, and OPIRG.

 


 

Click here to see Professor Gavin Fridell on The Agenda with Steve Paikin: "Ethical Consumerism: Voting with Your Dollars"

 


 

TRENT MODEL UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE (2009)