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What's On at Trent University - Week of April 2, 2018

Upcoming events include the Mathematical Sciences Research Symposium and the Harry Kitchen Lecture in Public Policy

Monday, April 2, 2018

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:

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

8th Annual Northern Studies Colloquium
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Trent Student Centre Event Space
About: All are invited to this one-day event showcasing, discussing, and celebrating the University’s excellence in northern research. Attendees will learn from short presentations by graduate students on the variety of their research.

The Role of Northern Research in Reconciliation
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
About: Panelists will be asked to speak to the changing nature of northern research and its role in reconciliation and Indigenous self-determination. Moderated by Dr. Chris Furgal, the panel will feature Bill Albany of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation, Dr. Kaitlin Breton-Honeyman, Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board, and Dr. Jim Schaefer, Trent University. A light dinner will be provided.

Faunal Perspectives on Economic, Social and Ritual Change in Mediterranean Prehistory
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Gzowski College, room 106
About: Dr. Jacqueline Meier, post-doctoral research fellow in Trent’s Anthropology department, will explore the diverse roles animals played in diverse societies as active participants in daily life, as symbols, and sources of calories and waste. This talk will consider how combining classic zooarchaeological and contextual analysis of animal material can yield a more nuanced picture of past provisioning strategies, rites (i.e. feasting), and norms of food refuse management. This provides new insight into changing human-animal relations from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age in the Mediterranean region, where animal domestication first emerged and specialized animal production was crucial in the rise of early states.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Decoding Classical Indian Dance with Deepti Gupta
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
About: Deepti Gupta, a visiting artist with Public Energy, will talk about her practice and career as an artist, teacher and scholar and will help us decode classical Indian dance. Gupta's choreography has been at cutting edge of contemporary South Asian dance for nearly 25 years. She will present the world premiere of her newest work, Snowangels, at Market Hall on April 6 and 7, 2018.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

First Annual Trent Mathematical Sciences Research Symposium
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Trent Student Centre, Event Space
About: All are invited to take in a variety of student talks on topics ranging from pure and applied mathematics, statistics and general-interest science and technology. Several guest speakers will be giving presentations, including Nickolas Rollick, University of Waterloo, Mistakes Don’t Matter: Getting the Message without Getting the Message, and Ming Ming Zang, Carleton University, Cryptography Using Group Therapy.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

You Get What You Pay For: Funding Cities in the 21st Century
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Trent Student Centre, room 1.20
About: The department of Economics welcomes Dr. Enid Slack, director, Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, University of Toronto, to deliver the annual Harry Kitchen Lecture in Public Policy.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Trent Alumni Day of Service
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Kawartha Food Share
About:. The first Trent University Day of Service aims to bring together Trent alumni and community members around the world to volunteer with organizations in their area. Trent University Alumni Day of Service will be a catalyst for ongoing volunteerism by Trent alumni, students, faculty and staff. This year’s overarching theme of “food" will to help guide the planning of Day of Service. What does this mean? Almost anything, from collecting and sorting donations at a local foodbank, to serving a meal to those in need, to promoting food literacy. Peterborough’s activities will be centralized at Kawartha Food Share. Register and learn more: mycommunity.trentu.ca/day-of-service

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Posted on April 2, 2018