Multi-Faith Resources for Students at Trent University
What is Trent University Spiritual Affairs?
Trent University Spiritual Affairs provides support to students from all faith traditions, as well as students who are considering questions of meaning, purpose and identity. Our multi-faith model embraces all religious and spiritual groups on campus, with the aim of fostering mutual respect and understanding among students.
A Night With Dr. James Makokis: Two-Spirit Resilience and Decolonizing Medicine
Friday, Jan. 24th, 7 pm-9 pm - OC 101.2 (Wenjack Theatre)
Ticketing Information: www.trentu.ca/makokis
Dr. James Makokis is a two-spirit physician from Saddle Lake Cree Nation, and winner of season 7 of The Amazing Race Canada. He practices family medicine and transgender care in Kehewin Cree Nation, where he incorporates Cree medicine, language and ceremony into his work as part of a healthy life. Dr. Makokis is an associate clinical professor at University of Alberta and is a recipient of the National Aboriginal Achievement award. Registration and ticketing is available at www.trentu.ca/makokis.
Challenging Islamophobia: A Panel Discussion
Wed, Jan. 29th, 4 pm-6:30 pm - Student Centre Event Space
A second annual partnership between the TCSA and Trent Spiritual Affairs, this event will feature student, community and faculty panelists. These firsthand stories will aim to break down stigma and fear around Islam, and lift up the voices of the Muslim community. January 29th is the National Day Against Islamophobia. This event is free of charge, and food catered by Fusion Bowl will be provided! All are welcome.
Forest Meditation Walk
Tuesday, Feb. 4th from 1 pm-3 pm
Join a certified Forest Meditation Guide for a special walk in the woods this winter! A partnership event between the TCSA and Trent Spiritual Affairs, this practice will help you slow down, relax and connect with nature. Very different than hiking, our walk will move at a slow pace and be interspersed with stillness, invitations to explore our natural surroundings, and opportunities for sharing our experiences with one another. This event will take place snow or shine, so dress warmly and in lots of layers! This event is accessible for those with physical mobility concerns. Registration is required.
Walk Facilitator: Kristina Domsic of Rooted Heart: Ecologist, Yoga Instructor and Forest Meditation Guide
Resources for Students
Directory of Community Faith Groups - a listing of faith communities in Peterborough and surrounding area.
Multi-Faith Network - information about our volunteer Chaplains and Community Liaisons, who are available to meet with and support students.
Multi-Faith Room - information about our dedicated space on campus.
Start a Faith-Based Student Group - resources for those who would like to start a faith-based club.
Questions can be directed to Johanna Hart, Spiritual Affairs Coordinator.