What's On at Trent University

October 10, 2017

Upcoming events include the Vanier Professorship Lecture and the inaugural Stephen Katz Lecture in Aging

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, October 11, 2017

Pine Treat Talk: Aria Evans and Brian Solomon

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Nozhem: First Peoples Performance Space, Gzowski College

About: Indigenous performance artists Brian Solomon and Aria Evans will speak on contemporary dance and curatorial practice, and its ability to tell the story of our lives and bring us together as a society. Hosted in partnership the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies, Public Energy and the Toronto Concert Orchestra’s Voice of a Nation.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Excalibur Varsity Women’s Soccer

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (women)

            3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. (men)

Location: Justin Chiu Stadium

About: Come out to cheer on the Trent Excalibur as the women take on the University of Ottawa and the man challenge Queens University.

Excalibur Varsity Men’s Rugby

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Justin Chiu Stadium

About: Come cheer on the Trent Excalibur as they take on the University of Guelph.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Excalibur Varsity Soccer

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (women)

            3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. (men)

Location: Justin Chiu Stadium

About: Come cheer on the Trent Excalibur as they take on Carleton University.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

“Care Home Stories: Aging Disability and Long-term Residential Care” Book Launch

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Hunter Street Books, 164 Hunter St. W.

About: This new work takes you inside the “nursing home” from the perspective of residents, workers and visitors. Authors from Austria, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States also offer their perspective from the disciplines of literature, history, nursing, and sociology. Editors, Dr. Sally Chivers, Trent University, and Dr. Ulla Kriebernegg, University of Graz, Austria will be in attendance.

Peterborough, the Spanish Flu and the Challenge of Contagious Disease in the Ear of the First World War

Time: 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: The Lion’s Centre, 347 Burnham Street

About: Professor Emeritus of History, Dr. Dale Standen, will speak to the Peterborough Historical Society. 2018 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Spanish Influenza pandemic, which is estimated to have killed 50,000 Canadians and possibly more than 50 million worldwide. It was a shattering experience at a time when it was hoped that such deadly epidemics were a thing of the past. No community escaped the Spanish Flu, and how Peterborough handled other contagious diseases at the time frames the local response to this unexpected plague in the final months of the First World War.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Spirit Builders: Charles Catto, Frontiers Foundation and the Struggle to End Indigenous Poverty

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: The Gathering Space, Gzowski College

About: James Bacque is a Toronto-based novelist, publisher and book editor. This latest work documents the work of Charles Catto and focuses on building housing in Indigenous communities through co-operative partnerships with Frontiers Foundation.

Excalibur Varsity Men’s Lacrosse

Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Location: Justin Chiu Stadium

About: Come cheer on the Trent Excalibur as they take on Queens University.

Questioning Canadian Colonialism: Histories of Indigenous-Settler Alliances

Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: Catharine Parr Traill College, 310 London Street, Bagnani Hall

About: The School for the Study of Canada is pleased to present Vanier Professor Joan Sangster's talk entitled "Questioning Canadian Colonialism: Histories of Indigenous-Settler Alliances". A reception will follow in the Trail Senior Common Room in Scott House.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Old King in His Exile: An Austrian Dementia Narrative

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College

About: The inaugural Stephen Katz Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Interdisciplinary Aging Studies welcomes Dr. Ulla Kriebernegg, University of Graz, Austria. Her talk is titled “The Old King in His Exile: An Austrian Dementia Narrative.”

The Post-Apocalyptic Mode in the Age of US Decline

Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Scott House, room 105, Traill College

About: The history of U.S. post-apocalyptic novels tracks the emergence and development of a fantasy of the United States returning to its status as global hegemon. By imagining a future without enough material wealth to be shared among the survivors, despite massive reduction in population, post-apocalyptic novels describe a situation uncannily like the one that capital’s ideologues would have people believe they live in today. Dr. Brent Ryan Bellamy is Canada research chair postdoctoral fellow in cultural studies at the University of Alberta.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Grey Matters: Healthy Minds for Healthy Aging

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Gzowski College, Trent University

About: The 2017 Seniors’ Summit is focused on maintaining mental health as we age. The positive impact music, mindfulness and humour make to our mental health will be explored and the Trent Centre for Aging & Society will share current research on arts-based approaches to social inclusion and aging. Looked at through the lens of elder wisdom, this year’s Summit promises to keep your grey matter engaged and inspired.

For a full calendar of Trent events, visit trentu.ca/events 

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Kate Weersink, media relations & strategic communications officer, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x6180 or kateweersink@trentu.ca

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