What's On at Trent University

November 27, 2017

Upcoming events include the Canadian Difference Project talks & the Prolong Travel Mug launch

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 28, 2017


French Movie Night

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Stohn Hall, Trent Student Centre

About: The 400 Blows (Les Quatre-Cents Coups) is a 1959 French film, the debut by director François Truffaut, one of the most famous filmmakers of the French New Wave. It is the story of Antoine Doinel, a young adolescent growing up in Paris during the 1950s. Misunderstood by the adults surrounding him, he keeps getting in trouble. Largely inspired by M. Truffaut’s real life, this movie is a classic of the seventh art.


Who’s Been Digging at Trent U… and What Did They Find?

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Life and Health Science Building, DNA B104

About: If you drove past the entrance to Trent University at any time this summer, you probably wondered what was happening. Kate Dougherty, director of the recent field excavations at Trent, will provide the answers. 


Writers Reading: David O’Meara

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Scott House, Junior Common Room, Traill College

About: The Writers Reading Series is thrilled to welcome Canadian poet, David O'Meara.

Prize-winning, bartending, world traversing poet, David O'Meara, reads from A Pretty Sigh. Think: Rilke via the mechanism of Facebook, Descartes contemplating the selfie, Sid Vicious meets Socrates.


Thursday, November 30, 2017


Sustainability for Everyday Life Conference

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: The Gathering Space, Gzowski College

About: The students of Environment and Communication (ERSC 3501) invite you to our Sustainability for Everyday Life Colloquium. Our featured guest, Tegan Moss ‘08, executive director of B!KE, will present her talk “Bike Away the Winter Blues!” to help you extend the bike season beyond the summer and fall and to get your bike prepared. Student-delivered presentations will cover a wide range of topics from biofuel to amphibians, including ideas on blockchain technology, retrofitting, recycling, and organic collection.


Friday, December 1, 2017


Trent School of the Environment Seminar Series

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Environmental Science Complex, B203

About: The Trent School of the Environment Seminar Series welcomes Catherine Eimers to discuss Water challenges at the rural-urban divide, and Roger Picton who will speak about Learning to craft - brewpubs and waterfront development. All are welcome to attend.


Prolong Travel Mug Launch

Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Stohn Hall, Trent Student Centre

About: Proudly discovered, developed and designed at Trent University, this mug will revolutionize the way we enjoy hot beverages on-the-go. Learn about the green chemistry behind this exciting new product and its remarkable health benefits. Prolong mugs will be available for purchase in the Trent Central Student Association office following the launch.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Sustainable Development Goals in the Arctic

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Stohn Hall, Trent Student Centre

About: This event brings together researchers, policy-makers, diplomats, and Indigenous leaders in an innovative and exciting discussion of the potential impact of the United Nations sustainable development goals in the North. Speakers include Inuuteq Holm Olsen, minister Plenipotentiary for Greenland in the US and Canada, and Tony Penikett, former premier of the Yukon.


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.


Saturday, December 9, 2017


The Canadian Difference Project: Dialogues in Diversity

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
About: Canadian Difference is an online community dedicated to exploring what makes Canada work, and the role which mutual accommodation has or could play in this country. In this workshop, we explore diversity and decolonization, gender and Islam, and the case for diversity in the workplace. The keynote will be delivered by Will Kymlicka. Featured speakers include: William A. Macdonald, editorial contributor to the Globe and Mail; Christopher P. Dummitt, author of Unbuttoned: A History of Mackenzie King’s Secret Life; Nahla Abdo, author of Captive Revolution: Palestinian Women’s Anti-Colonial Struggle Within the Israeli Prison System; and Dawn Lavell-Harvard, director of the First People's House of Learning at Trent University.


» For a full calendar of Trent events

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