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What's On at Trent University - Week of March 5

Upcoming events include the 3-Minute Paper Competition and Archaeology of the Franklin Expeditions

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, March 6, 2018

Creative Teamwork: Developing Rapid, Site-Switching Ethnography
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: The Gathering Space, Gzowski College
About: Join leading scholars from Trent University, Carleton University, and York University in a wide-ranging discussion on approaches to interdisciplinary, and international research arising from their experience working on an eight-year SSHRC funded project titled Re-imagining Long-term Residential Care: An International Collaborative Study of Promising Practices. They will offer their insights for administrative work on research grants, interviewing, field notes, and ethics as well as discuss innovative approaches to knowledge sharing.

In Search of Almighty Voice: Why the Willow Cree Man was the Most Wanted Fugitive in 1890s Canada and his Story
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Science Complex, room 203
About: Professor Bill Waiser '71 talk explores the Willow Cree man, why he was the most wanted fugitive in Canada in the late 1890s, and how his story and fate have been interpreted since his violent 1897 death at the hands of the North-West Mounted Police. 

Exercising Choice in Long-term Residential Care Book Launch
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Peterborough Public Library, 345 Aylmer St. N
About: Edited by Dr. Pat Armstrong and Dr. Tamara J. Daly, Exercising Choice was created as part of an eight-year, interdisciplinary, and international collaborative project of leading scholars, including Trent University’s Drs. Sally Chivers and James Struthers. Hear from members of the research team about promising practices in exercising choice – for both residents and their care providers – in long-term residential care facilities.

Archaeology of the Franklin Expeditions: The Wreaks of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Life Health Sciences/DNA room B104
About: The recent discoveries of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror promise long-awaited answers to the lingering mysteries of the 1845 Franklin Arctic Expedition. This presentation will provide an outline of Parks Canada’s archaeological study of these two amazingly well-preserved sites.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

“My Dear Wife & Children”: Families and Letter-writing in Canada’s Great War
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
About: The First World War was a moment of rupture for Canadian families, as military service separated hundreds of thousands of men from their homes and kin for extended periods of time. On both sides of the home/front divide, soldiers and their loved ones used written correspondence to cope with the emotional and material traumas of total war. Yet despite their obvious importance, the letters exchanged by Canadian soldiers and their kin throughout the Great War remain surprisingly understudied. This talk will reassess the value of wartime letters as sources of information about gender, family, childhood, and the emotions. Dr. Kristine Alexander is Canada research chair in Child and Youth Studies, assistant professor of History, and director of the Institute for Child and Youth Studies at the University of Lethbridge.

3-Minute Paper Competition
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Nozhem Theatre, First Peoples House of Learning, Gzowski College
About: After months in the lab, in the field, in the community, or in the archives, Trent University undergraduate students will present their original research in a brief three-minute talk at the annual Three Minute Paper (3MP) competition. 3MP competition challenges undergraduates to present their work to others, in a clear, concise, and engaging manner. 3MP challenges students to balance complexity and depth with clarity and concision as they explain their research question, their findings, and its relevance to the Trent community; participants can use up to three PowerPoint slides as visual aids to support their talk.

French Movie Screening: Amelie
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Stohn Hall, room 1.22, Trent Student Centre
About: Amélie is a fanciful comedy about a young woman who discretely orchestrates the lives of the people around her, creating a world exclusively of her own making. Shot in over 80 Parisian locations, acclaimed director Jean-Pierre Jeunet invokes his incomparable visionary style to capture the exquisite charm and mystery of modern-day Paris through the eyes of a beautiful ingenue. French with English subtitles.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

“My Dear Wife & Children”: Families and Letter-Writing in Canada’s Great War
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
About: The First World War was a moment of rupture for Canadian families, as military service separated hundreds of thousands of men from their homes and kin for extended periods of time. On both sides of the home/front divide, soldiers and their loved ones used written correspondence to cope with the emotional and material traumas of total war. Yet despite their obvious importance, the letters exchanged by Canadian soldiers and their kin throughout the Great War remain surprisingly understudied. This talk will reassess the value of wartime letters as sources of information about gender, family, childhood, and the emotions.

3 Minute Paper Competition
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Nozhem Theatre, Gzowski College
About: After months in the lab, in the field, in the community, or in the archives, Trent University undergraduate students will present their original research in a brief three-minute talk at the fourth annual Three Minute Paper (3MP) competition. 3MP challenges students to balance complexity and depth with clarity and concision as they explain their research question, their findings, and its relevance to the Trent community; participants can use up to three PowerPoint slides as visual aids to support their talk.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Closing of Phantom, Stills & Vibrations
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Artspace, 378 Alymer St. N.
About: Closing of Phantom, stills & vibrations with performance followed by reception. 40th annual Ashley Fellow Lara Kramer’s new work Phantom, Stills & Vibrations creates an intimacy with the North (Lac Seul, ON) and confronts the brutal and complex relationships between Indigenous peoples and Settler society. For this performance and sound installation, Kramer draws the spectator into an immersive experience of the former Pelican Lake Indian Residential School, where three generations of her family attended. This event is open to the public and will be followed with a reception.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Pushback Film Screening
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Student Centre Event Space, room 1.07
About: Pushback is a feature-length documentary film about poverty and homelessness in Peterborough, Ontario – a community which has had, since the 2008 recession, one of the highest rates of unemployment in Canada. The film focuses on five people from the Warming Room, a homeless shelter of last resort that runs every night from 8:30 p.m. until 8:00 a.m., during the cold winter months. The Warming Room has literally saved lives, but like similar initiatives, it’s been plagued from the start by a lack of funding. It serves an essential need in Peterborough, and is our window onto the ways in which people push back against the invisible world of homelessness in Canada.

On Lists, Salt, Beavers and the Pursuit of Paradigms in Media Theory
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
About: Dr. Liam C. Young, Carleton University, will consider media theory as a tradition that is primarily interested in the study of paradigms. I will test the proposition that the paradigm, as formulated by Foucault and extended by Agamben, offers a useful heuristic to understand, especially, certain of the conceptual, methodological, and stylistic approaches to studying culture and technology that are commonly associated with Harold Innis, Marshall McLuhan, and others lumped together as the ’Toronto School’ of communication.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Birds in Houses: Transforming Haunted Domestic Space Into Haunted Work Space in Canadian Horror Fiction
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
About: The 26th annual Margaret Laurence Lecture welcomes Suzette Mayr, University of Calgary. This paper will examine The Dwelling by horror writer Susie Moloney, and my own recent novel Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall as two Canadian novels that revisit the “haunted house” genre with the inclusion of not just haunted domestic spaces, but also haunted workspaces.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

T.U.N.A.’s Annual Powwow
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School, 1009 Armour Road,
About: The Trent University Native Association’s annual powwow will feature Chippewa Travellers (host drum), Coldwater Ojibway Singers (invited drum), Beedahiga Elliot as mater of ceremonies and Matthew Lavellee as arena director. All welcome.

Cultural Outreach 2018: This is Us
Time: 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Location: Showplace, 290 George St. N.
About: Join the Trent International Student Association as we journey around the world and tell The Story of Us. Tickets $15.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Fairy-Tales, Adaptation, Metafiction
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
About: Drawing on adaptation studies, folklore studies, psychoanalysis, and narrative theory, Dr. Victoria de Zwaan, Trent University, will discuss her current project on the narrative territories explored and invoked by contemporary film and print adaptations of the “Snow White” fairy tale.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Celebration of Community Research
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Great Hall, Champlain College
About: Join us as we recognize the scope and impact of community-based research completed by Trent University students through the Trent Community Research Centre. Each of these for-credit projects were completed with a variety of community organizations. Come tour the projects and discover the impact of experiential learning.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Three Minute Thesis
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Market Hall, 140 Charlotte Street
About: Trent’s graduate students are faced with the ultimate challenge: to explain their highly complex and technical research in just three minutes, with only one PowerPoint slide, to a panel of community judges. The winner moves on to represent Trent at 3 Minute Thesis Ontario.

For a full calendar of Trent events.  

Posted on March 6, 2018

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