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 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.’
Excalibur Men’s Soccer
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Justin Chiu Stadium
About: Come out to cheer on the Trent Excalibur men’s soccer team as they take on University of Toronto.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
The Endless Everyday: How People Fight and Nourish Apocalyptic Thought
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Scott House Senior Common Room, Traill College
About: Drawing off the work of Frank Kermode, Ian Reader, and Benjamin Zeller, PhD candidate Joe Yang looks at how doomsday cults like Aum Shinrikyo and Heaven’s Gate understood the everyday and how they actively incorporated everydayness to legitimize group catastrophization. This talk also looks at how everydayness is both a quasi-practice and an idea that persists outside of organized doomsday cults, mainly in popular media.
Friday, October 19 – Sunday, October 21, 2018
Excalibur Women’s Lacrosse OUA Playoffs
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Justin Chiu Stadium
About: Come out to cheer on the Trent Excalibur women’s lacrosse soccer team as they compete in the Ontario University Athletics association finals. Full schedule available: trentvarsity.ca
Friday, November 2, 2018
Peterborough Fall Open House
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Trent University Symons Campus
About: Each year Trent University welcomes thousands of future students and their families to our Open House events. There's nothing quite like walking around campus and being able to picture yourself here - from your room in residence, to the classrooms you'll actually sit in, and the professors who will always take a moment to chat. Speak with professors and students at the Academic & Student Services Fair, attend mini lectures and information sessions, and tour the campus. Register online: trentu.ca/discover.
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