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, November 14, 2017
Writers Reading: Alexander MacLeod
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:20 p.m.
Location: Junior Common Room, Scott House, Traill College
About: The Writers Reading Series welcomes author Dr. Alexander MacLeod, professor of English and Atlantic Canada Studies at Saint Mary’s University. A best-selling author, his 2010 short-story collection, Light Lifting, was shortlisted for the Frank O'Connor Award, the Giller Prize, and the Commonwealth Prize, and won the Atlantic Book Award. As a writer and academic, his work is particularly concerned with place and belonging as reflected in myth and story in Atlantic Canada.
The Stairs Lecture in Chemistry: Can Chemistry Be Green?
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Market Hall, 140 Charlotte Street, Peterborough
About: Join Trent University in welcoming Dr. Philip Jessop as he discusses his green approach to chemistry for the annual Stairs Lecture in Chemistry. The old way to prevent pollution was to capture pollutants before they left the factory or chemical plant, which is always a financial burden. The Green Chemistry approach— “design the process so that pollutants aren’t made”—can reduce environmental impact while making industries more economically competitive.
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Trent Excalibur Varsity Volleyball
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (women’s)
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (men’s)
Location: Justin Chiu Stadium
About: Come cheer on the Excalibur as they take on the University of Toronto.
Monday, November 20, 2017
Drain Chair in Ethics Lecture - I Hardly Credit It: Epistemic Injustice in the Patient – Provider Relationship
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Trent University Student Centre, TSC 2.02
About: Patients often worry that their health care providers aren't taking them seriously. What they can't always tell is why their claims are not given the credit they are due. Using tools from sociology and philosophy, Dr. Alison Reiheld examines what goes wrong in particular kinds of patient-provider encounters for three distinct patient groups: black patients in pain, women in pain, and fat patients discussing diet and exercise.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Indigenous Research Day
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: The Gathering Space, First Peoples House of Learning, Gzowski College
About: Narrative has always been the primary mechanism for transmission of Indigenous Knowledges, histories and cultural ways both in community and, more recently, in the academy. The value of narrative as a choice in social science, humanities and science disciplines is becoming a valued methodological framework as well as a stylistic choice for academic writing. This year, Indigenous Research Day celebrates the use of narrative in Indigenous research across disciplines and in Indigenous Communities. Deanna Reder, Simon Fraser University, will deliver a keynote address.
Precarity and Shame Panel Discussion
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Theatre on King, 159 King St., Suite 120
About: This exciting panel discussion explores some of the facets of how shame works on people who are precariously employed, academics and artists, as part of the month-long Precarious Festival. Sponsored by CUPE Local 3908, CUPE Local 126, Kawartha Pine Ridge Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, Peterborough and District Labour Council and Trent University Faculty Association
Thursday, November 23, 2017
‘I Scream the Body Electric’: Performance, Zombies, and Emergent Societies of Entrainment
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Scott House room 105, Traill College
About: Using the model of the 'cell phone zombie,' Dr. David Fancy, Brock University, thinks through some of the implications of dynamics of entrainment for performance practices and for social control more widely. The work draws on philosophy, performance studies, cultural studies, political theory, as well as science and technology studies.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Boys, Sin and Confraternities in Renaissance Florence
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Senior Common Room, Scott House, Traill College
About: Florentine confraternities for young men aged 13 to 24 sought not only to gather youths for prayer and devotion, but also to teach them socially acceptable behaviour. Part of this effort is evident in the religious plays the youths performed at Carnival time and on other special occasions. Taking the lead from Castellan de Castellani's play on the parable of the prodigal son, this presentation will examine Florentine attitudes towards youths, sin, and confraternities as evidenced not only in Castellani's play, but also in Savonarola's work with Florentine youths, and in contemporary records from confraternal and personal documents. Dr. Konrad Eisenbichler teaches in the Renaissance Studies Program and in the Department of Italian Studies at the University of Toronto.