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What’s On at Trent University

Upcoming events include a lecture about Blockchain Technology by Trent Chancellor Dr. Don Tapscott

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 13, 2018

Watap Holds More Than Canoes Together: An Ongoing Journey of Connection, Conversation and Creative Design
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Canadian Canoe Museum
About: Bill Buxton, 2018 Jack Matthews Fellow, discusses his canoe trip to northern Saskatchewan and the surprising conversations, connections and discoveries of travel by birch canoe. Bill Buxton is principle researcher at Microsoft Research, an avid canoeist and an internationally renowned innovator.

Writers Reading: Catherine Leroux
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Scott House, Junior Common Room, Traill College
About: The Writers Reading Series proudly presents author Catherine Leroux with J.C. Sutcliffe. Fresh from the 2016 Giller shortlist and soaked in international cred, Catherine Leroux returns with Madame Victoria, brand new for Anglos in 2018. Add one "triumphant feat of storytelling" (Quill & Quire) to the "emotionally affecting and intellectually stimulating" (Party Wall).

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

On the History of the Future: Now that we can do anything, what should we do?
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Champlain College Council Chambers, M2
About: In these times of seemingly rapid and unpredictable change, it is little wonder that one might question how we might prepare for what is to come. For sure there is a lot to be concerned about, but yet, there is a lot to know which one can use to guide our decisions. In this conversation, Bill Buxton, 2018 Jack Matthews Fellow, will discuss such tools – things like The Long Nose of Innovation, which suggests that any technology that is going to have a significant impact over the next five years is already fifteen or more years old (and therefore ripe for study in order to prepare).  He will attempt to convince you that any technological decision is inherently an ethical one – hence hammering home the point that there is room for us all to impact and shape our future.  

Cottagers and Indians: A Panel with Drew Hayden Taylor, James Whetung and Doug Williams
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Market Hall, 140 Charlotte Street
About: Drew Hayden Taylor is the writer of the hit play Cottagers and Indians. James Whetung is the wild rice harvester on whose activism the play is based. Gidiga Migizi (Doug Williams) is a Curve Lake elder and expert in First Nations treaties. His newest book is Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg: This is Our Territory, a personal narrative and history of Curve Lake First Nation, where Drew and James also reside. Hear them speak about the creation of Cottagers and Indians and the issues it raises surrounding treaty rights. The discussion is moderated by Anne Taylor of Curve Lake.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Ontario’s Protected Land Shortfall
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School Auditorium
About: Dr. Diane Saxe, Ontario’s environmental commissioner, will speak about the commitment Canada has made to the Convention of Biological Diversity, a major international treaty to protect at least 10 per cent of its marine and coastal areas, and 17 per cent of its land by 2020. Currently, Ontario has 10.7 per cent of its land protected, with no plan to meet the 17 per cent target. This lecture is sponsored by Kawartha Land Trust and Trent University.

Reconstructing Links from within Shackles: Using Scarification and Tattoo to Uncover Origins in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
About: The trans-Atlantic slave trade forcibly exported 12.5 million Africans to the Americas and Europe. These men, women and children were renamed, separated from one another and dispersed through a variety of plantation societies. A symbol of their African origins was permanent body marking; a tradition that was not carried on in the Americas. By using these marks, often described in the Americas as ‘country marks’ upon African-born slaves, we can begin to trace regional origins inscribed upon those who survived the Middle Passage. Trent History professor, Dr. Katrina Keefer, will deliver this talk.

Thursday, November 16 – Sunday, November 19, 2018

Ten Thousand Villages Pop-up Shop
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Gzowski College, room 102
About: Start holiday shopping and support fair trade at the Ten Thousand Villages pop-up shop. Fair trade and handmade chocolate, coffee, tea, textiles, scarves, baskets and more will be available for sale. Everyone is welcome to attend this student-organized event. Ten Thousand Villages is a not-for-profit fair trade organization that markets handcrafted products made by disadvantaged artisans from more than 120 artisan groups in 35 countries.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Towards a New Social Contract for the Digital Age
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Trent Student Centre room 1.20
About: Dr. Don Tapscott, Trent University chancellor, is one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media and the economic and social impact of technology. Dr. Tapscott will be interviewed by Dr. Len Epp, former investment banker with a doctorate in English Literature from Oxford University, about blockchain technology. Blockchain is an open, distributed, global platform that will fundamentally transform the way we move, store and manage value online.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Excalibur Varsity Volleyball
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (women)

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

Location: Trent Athletic Centre Gymnasium

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

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Excalibur Varsity Volleyball

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (women)

          6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (men)

Location: Trent Athletic Centre Gymnasium

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

Monday, November 19, 2018

Trump and Coal vs. The Ongoing Energy Transition
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Otonabee College, room 208
About: Dr. Rob Godby, director of the University of Wyoming’s Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy, and associate professor in the Economics Department at the University of Wyoming. His research covers natural resource, energy and environmental economics and policy, industrial organization and macroeconomic policy.

Tuesday, November 20 – Thursday, November 22, 2018

Cut and Paste: Understanding the Digital Revolution
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., daily
Location:
Trent Student Centre Event Space, room 1.07
About: The annual Ryle Lecture series in Philosophy welcomes Dr. Luciano Floridi, professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford. Professor Floridi. The power of the digital to create the infosphere and the onlife experience is due to its ability to “cut and paste” analog realities, which we thought were either naturally inseparable but are now increasingly decoupled, like presence and location, or naturally separate, like personal information and personal identity, which are now intrinsically coupled.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

In Conversation: Sustainability and Canada’s North
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Scott House, room 105, Traill College
About: Sarah Cox ’85 is the director, Circumpolar Affairs Directorate and head of the Delegation for the Sustainable Development Working Group, Crown and Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Reconciling Memory: Witnessing the Losses of Japanese Canadians
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
About: The W.L. Morton Lecture welcomes Dr. Pamela Sugiman, dean, Faculty of Arts, Ryerson University.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Peterborough Fall ToursPlus

Time: 10:00 a.m. – Science ToursPlus

           1:00 a.m. – Arts ToursPlus       

Location: Wenjack foyer, Otonabee College

About: Future Trent students and their families are invited to discover Trent University at the Fall ToursPlus event. Tour campus, see our classrooms and state-of-the-art labs, attend an information session, chat with current students and staff and apply to Trent right on the spot.

Excalibur Varsity Volleyball

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (women)

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

Location: Trent Athletic Centre Gymnasium

About: Come out to cheer on the Trent Excalibur as they take on Queen’s University.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Excalibur Varsity Volleyball

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (women)

          6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (men)

Location: Trent Athletic Centre Gymnasium

About: Come out to cheer on the Trent Excalibur as they take on Royal Military College.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

What Happens when Fish go on “The Pill” and Other Pharmaceuticals?
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Gzowski College, room 114
About: The annual Schindler Lecture in Aquatic Science welcomes Dr. Karen Kidd of McMaster University. It appears that the pharmaceuticals that we use – pain killers, birth control, antiepileptic drugs, antibiotics, heart medications, etc. – and excrete are not completely broken down during the treatment of municipal wastewaters. These drugs are found in rivers and lakes and some affect the health of fish and other aquatic life. For example, estrogens in the birth control pills can feminize male fish, resulting in their production of eggs and reproductive failure. This talk will describe how commonly-used medications affect aquatic life and what can be done to reduce the risks they pose to our aquatic ecosystems.

For a full calendar of Trent events.  

Posted on November 12, 2018