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What’s On at Trent University

Upcoming events include Peterborough Open House and a lecture by Holocaust Survivor Dr. Max Eisen

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:

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Book Launch - Unsettling Activisms: Critical Interventions on Aging, Gender, and Social Change
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
About:  Unsettling Activisms: Critical Interventions on Aging, Gender, and Social Change, anthology is a glimpse into a project that has entailed ongoing storytelling and relationship-building, poetry, life writing, orality, photography, performance, and research. The book by Dr. May Chazan centres critical race perspectives, decolonial analysis, queer studies, and Indigenous knowledges, none of which are typically centred in conversations on activist aging.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Excalibur Men’s Lacrosse
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Justin Chiu Stadium
About: Come out to cheer on the Trent Excalibur men’s lacrosse team as they take on McGill University.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Program Earth: From Environmental Sensing to Citizen Sensing
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
About: The drive to instrument the planet, to make the earth programmable not primarily from outer space but from within the contours of earthly space, has translated into a situation where there are now more “things” connected to the Internet than there are people. By sensing environmental conditions as well as detecting changes in environmental patterns, sensors are generating remote stores of data that, through algorithmic parsing and processing, are meant to activate responses, whether automated or human-based, so that a more seamless, intelligent, efficient, and potentially profitable set of processes may unfold, especially within the contours of the smart city. Yet what are the implications for wiring up environments in these ways, and how does the sensor-actuator logic implicit in these technologies not only program environments but also program the sorts of citizens and collectives that might concretize through these processes? Dr. Jennifer Gabrys is professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Peterborough Fall Open House
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Trent University Symons Campus
About: Each year Trent University welcomes thousands of future students and their families to our Open House events. There's nothing quite like walking around campus and being able to picture yourself here - from your room in residence, to the classrooms you'll actually sit in, and the professors who will always take a moment to chat. Speak with professors and students at the Academic & Student Services Fair, attend mini lectures and information sessions, and tour the campus. Register online: trentu.ca/discover

Why the Land Means so Much to Us: Commemorating Treaty 20, 1818-2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: The Gathering Space, Gzowski College
About: Miichi Saagig storytellers will share stories of the land in the traditional territories of the Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg. Speakers will include Gidigaa Migizi (Doug Williams), Dorothy Taylor, and Anne Taylor from Curve Lake First Nation. Storytelling will take place in the Gathering Space from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Friday, November 2 – Sunday, November 4, 2018

43rd Annual Elders & Traditional Peoples Gathering
Location: Gzowski College
About: The Elders & Traditional Peoples Gathering, themed Embodying Our Truth: Indigenous Leadership In Motion, provides opportunities for Indigenous knowledge to be shared through a series of presentations and workshops. More details and a full schedule of events is available online: https://elderstraditionalpeoplesgathering.co/.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Holocaust Survivor Dr. Max Eisen Speaks at Trent University
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Lady Eaton College Dining Hall
About: Holocaust survivor and Trent Honorary Degree recipient, Dr. Max Eisen will speak about his experiences in Auschwitz and his emigration to Canada in the postwar years. Max has been a key witness in two recent trials in Germany of Holocaust perpetrators, and is featured in the 2018 documentary The Accountant of Auschwitz about SS perpetrator Oskar Groening. For more than 30 years, he has devoted himself to educating Canadians about the Holocaust; telling others about what he saw and suffered through have made him one of Canada's foremost witnesses to genocide. All are welcome at this talk and copies of Max's memoir, By Chance Alone, will be available for purchase.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Canada in the Global Economic Order: Are we at an Inflection Point?
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Gzowski College room 114
About: The Harry Kitchen Lecture in Public Policy welcomes David Dodge, former Governor of the Bank of Canada and senior advisor with Bennett Jones LLP. Canada has successfully participated in an increasingly integrated world trade and financial order since the end of WWII. Global integration may now be at an inflection point leaving Canada increasingly exposed. This talk traces the evolution of that order and Canada’s participation in it, and provide some thoughts on the outlook for that global order and the implications for Canadian economic policy in the 2020s.

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.

Tuesday, November 20 – Thursday, November 22, 2018

Cut and Paste: Understanding the Digital Revolution
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., daily
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.

For a full calendar of Trent events.  

Posted on October 23, 2018