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:
Monday, January 30, 2017
Jack Matthews Fellow Aaju Peter Inuit Lamp Lighting Ceremony & Talk
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: The Gathering Space, First Peoples House of Learning, Gzowski College
About: The 2017 Jack Matthews Fellow, Aaju Peter, will perform a traditional lamp lighting ceremony, followed by a conversation about Inuit culture and traditions. All are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Traditional Teachings: Raven Sinclair
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: The Gathering Space, Gzowski College
About: All are invited to the Traditional Teachings workshop by Elder Raven Sinclair, a member of George Gordon’s (Kanewonuskatew) First Nation of Treaty #4 of southern Saskatchewan. Raven is a survivor of the Sixties Scoop. Raven is passionate about Indigenous knowledge and issues and is interested in furthering the Paleo Social Work agenda. If she was not a social work educator, Raven would be a carpenter or plumber; these are her favourite hobbies. Raven she has an 11 year old daughter who is the centre of her universe.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Lecture by Aaju Peter: 2017 Jack Matthews Fellow
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Road
About: Aaju Peter is an Inuit lawyer, sealskin clothes designer, and the subject of the documentary film Angry Inuk. She is an ardent defender of the rights of Canada's northern Indigenous people and committed to preserving Inuit culture and language. In 2012, she received the Order of Canada.
Symons Seminar Series
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
About: The Thomas H.B. Symons Seminar Series is intended as a forum for graduate students at Trent University to share their research at a level understandable by the entire academic community and the public. Two graduate students, one from the arts and humanities, and one from the sciences, will give twenty-minute presentations on their research.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
ToursPlus: Peterborough Campus
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Wenjack Theatre, Otonabee College
About: Join us for our ToursPlus event and see why our students are quick to call Trent their second home. Not only can you tour our picturesque campus in Peterborough, you can also sit in on a mini lecture and speak with current students and staff. Explore our campus on a guided tour with a current student and gain valuable information at our information sessions!
Friday, February 3, 2017 – Sunday, February 5, 2017
From Climate to Culture: The Complexity of Change
Location: Sadlier House, 751 George Street North
About: SAID's 10th annual Community Movements Conference, "From Climate to Culture: The Complexity of Change", will focus on a myriad of topics related to climate change and international development. Environmental problems are more often than not a product of particular relations and interactions that occur within human societies, international landscapes, and political arenas. To comprehend these intersections between development and climate change, it is imperative that the economic, political, social and ecological aspects of the current climate change crisis be addressed. For tickets and more information please visit the SAID website.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Ashley Fellow Lecture: Activist Lives In and After Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement: Challenging Authoritarianism in Public and Private Spaces
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Lady Eaton College, The Pit
About: Professor Stevi Jackson is an academic and writer working in the field of gender and sexuality, currently working at the Centre for Women’s Studies at the University of York in the UK.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – Saturday, February 11, 2017
The Classics Drama Group Play - Sex, Lies and Manuscripts: The Dialogues of Lucian
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.; 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday
Location: Nozhem Theatre, The Gathering Space, Gzowski College
About: In this unique adaptation prepared for and by the Classics Drama Group, we meet the intellectual Lucian as he spins his tales of the distant past. From the brothels of Athens to the heights of Olympus – not so far apart as we might think – Lucian takes us on a tour of the ancient world as only he can. Sharply satiric, these comedic sketches nevertheless betray a deep love of ancient Greek culture. Tickets $10, $7 for students.
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