What’s On at Trent University

September 24, 2018

Upcoming events include Homecoming and Head of the Trent Regatta & the David Morrison Lecture in International Development

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:

Friday, September 28 – Sunday, September 30, 2018

Homecoming & Head of the Trent Regatta Weekend
Location: Trent University Symons Campus
About: Join us for a full weekend of activities, reunions, varsity games and rowing during the annual Alumni Homecoming & Head of the Trent Regatta. For a full schedule of events, please visit trentu.ca/hotr.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Alexander The Great’s Ill-Fated Court Historian
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Trent Student Centre room 2.02
About: All are invited to a talk by Frances Pownall, professor at the University of Alberta. Professor Pownall is the author of Ancient Macedonians in the Greek and Roman Sources:  From History to Historiography, and a number of extensive historical commentaries on fragmentary Greek historians in Brill's New Jacoby, she has published widely on Greek history and historiography of the classical and Hellenistic periods.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Power, Politics and Justice in the World Food Economy
Annual David Morrison Lecture in International Development
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Market Hall, 140 Charlotte Street
About: Dr. Jennifer Clapp, Canada research chair in Global Food Security & Sustainability at the University of Waterloo. Recent mergers among some of the world’s largest agrifood companies underline the extent to which just a handful of giant firms have come to dominate the global food system. As the power of transnational agrifood corporations has grown, debates have intensified over what it means for efforts to promote more just and sustainable food systems around the world. This lecture explores how corporate power in the global food system is being expressed in new ways, its implications for world food security and sustainability, and the politics of efforts to resist it.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Aging Studies Late Life Homelessness: Aging on the Streets, in Shelters, and Long-Term Care
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
About: Dr. Amanda Grenier, McMaster University, discusses the results of her four year ethnographic study on homelessness in Montreal, Quebec. Key findings highlight a shift in the age profile of homelessness in Canada, the lack of recognition of older people in strategies on homelessness, length of stay of older men compared to younger men, and insights from stakeholders and older people. Professor Grenier outlines the contradictions that exist between planning for older people and older people who are homeless; most notably, underlining how older people with experiences of homelessness experience unequal aging in locations that are not only misaligned with frameworks of health and well-being in late life, but also considered ‘undesirable.’

For a full calendar of Trent events.  

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Kate Gennings, communications and media relations officer, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x6180 or kategennings@trentu.ca

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