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What's On at Trent University-Week of Dec 4

Upcoming events include the Canadian Difference Project & Trent Holiday Closure

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, December 5, 2017


Sustainable Development Goals in the Arctic

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Stohn Hall, Trent Student Centre

About: This event brings together researchers, policy-makers, diplomats, and Indigenous leaders in an innovative and exciting discussion of the potential impact of the United Nations sustainable development goals in the North. Speakers include Inuuteq Holm Olsen, minister Plenipotentiary for Greenland in the US and Canada, and Tony Penikett, former premier of the Yukon.


Wednesday, December 6, 2017


Boys, Sin and Confraternities in Renaissance Florence

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Senior Common Room, Scott House, Traill College

About: Florentine confraternities for young men aged 13 to 24 sought not only to gather youths for prayer and devotion, but also to teach them socially acceptable behaviour. Part of this effort is evident in the religious plays the youths performed at Carnival time and on other special occasions. Taking the lead from Castellan de Castellani's play on the parable of the prodigal son, this presentation will examine Florentine attitudes towards youths, sin, and confraternities as evidenced not only in Castellani's play, but also in Savonarola's work with Florentine youths, and in contemporary records from confraternal and personal documents. Dr. Konrad Eisenbichler teaches in the Renaissance Studies Program and in the department of Italian Studies at the University of Toronto.


Symons Seminar Series

Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College

About: The Symons Seminar Series features graduate student research from both the Arts and Sciences. This edition features Canadian and Indigenous Studies student Brendan Edge’s work A Solution to Mouseland: A Potential Way Forward on Electoral Reform in Canada; and Environmental and Life Sciences student Beverly McClenaghan’s work Decoding the Diet of a Declining Aerial Insectivore.



Wednesday, December 7, 2017


Peterborough Transfer Event

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Gzowski College

About: Make the most of the credits you have already earned. With many transfer agreements and flexible pathway options for college and university students, Trent University will help you open new doors, expand your options, and achieve your personal and academic goals. This event is the perfect chance to learn about the vibrant and supportive communities at Trent and the exciting academic options available to transfer students.


Saturday, December 9, 2017


The Canadian Difference Project: Dialogues in Diversity

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
About: Canadian Difference is an online community dedicated to exploring what makes Canada work, and the role which mutual accommodation has or could play in this country. In this workshop, we explore diversity and decolonization, gender and Islam, and the case for diversity in the workplace. The keynote will be delivered by Will Kymlicka. Featured speakers include: William A. Macdonald, editorial contributor to the Globe and Mail; Christopher P. Dummitt, author of Unbuttoned: A History of Mackenzie King’s Secret Life; Nahla Abdo, author of Captive Revolution: Palestinian Women’s Anti-Colonial Struggle Within the Israeli Prison System; and Dawn Lavell-Harvard, director of the First People's House of Learning at Trent University.


Trent University will be closed Friday, December 22, 2017 – Tuesday, January 2, 2019 inclusive, reopening January 3, 2018.

» For a full calendar of Trent events.  

Posted on December 4, 2017