What’s On at Trent University - January 21, 2019 through February 12, 2019

January 21, 2019

Upcoming events include Black History Month Panel and the Dyer Lecture on Climate Change

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, January 25, 2019

Enwayaang: An Event about Extraordinary Ideas
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Nozhem Theatre room 101, Gzowski College
About: 10-minute talks given by student-nominated Trent professors, on any topic they are deeply passionate about, followed by a panel discussion about these passions. Featuring Dr. Paul Frost, Dr. Laura Summerfeldt and more. For tickets, contact gzowski@trentu.ca

Saturday, January 26, 2019

80th Birthday Celebration for PSB Wilson & Ideas That Change the World Athletics Panel
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Athletics Centre, Second Floor
About: Three Trent alumni will share personal experiences on how the values learned in Athletics & Recreation, under founding director Paul Wilson’s leadership, have affected their careers and lives. Moderated by Trent Athletic director, Deborah Bright-Brundle, the panel features Jennifer Sipos '91, Caleb Smith '93 and Julianna Stonehouse '96.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Settling the North: Development of Communities in Northeast Asia
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
About: Dr. Lisa Janz, Trent University's Bondar Fellow in Northern and Polar Studies, highlights new archaeological research in northern Mongolia and discusses how unique environmental and cultural trajectories in northern Asia set the stage for the peopling of the Canadian Arctic.

Reconciliation: Taking Stock, Moving Forward
Part 1 of the Provost Lecture Series

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Gathering Space, First Peoples House of Learning
About: Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair is Anishinaabe (St. Peter's/Little Peguis) and an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba. He is a regular commentator on Indigenous issues on CTV, CBC, and APTN, and his written work can be found in the pages of The Exile Edition of Native Canadian Fiction and Drama, newspapers like The Guardian, and online with CBC Books: Canada Writes.

Canada’s Great War Legacy: The First 100 Years

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Market Hall, 140 Charlotte Street
About: Dr. Tim Cook '90, Canadian War Museum historian, will examine the multiple legacies of the Great War of 1914 to 1918 and its enduring impact on Canadian politics, society, identity, and culture. He will also explore how the war and the terrible sacrifice of lives continue to haunt Canada and much of the world. Please note space is limited. Email alumni@trentu.ca to register.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Peterborough Winter Science ToursPlus

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

            1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  

Location: Student Centre, Stohn Hall

About: Explore a variety of different lab spaces, tour two student residence buildings, classrooms and college spaces. Register for ToursPlus Science: trentu.ca/discover

Black History Month Panel: Celebrating and Remembering the Past, Present and Future

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Gzowski College, room 114

About: Join this panel of experts as they delve into the past, present, and future of Black History Month. This panel will feature students, faculty, and community members exploring the significance of celebrating black history, the current impacts of the Black Lives Matter movement, hope for the future, and more. Enjoy a meal and engage in conversation, as a kick-off celebration of Black History Month. 

12th Annual Community Movements Conference

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Peterborough Public Library 

About: The Trent University Student Association for International Development (SAID) will host the 12th annual Community Movements Conference. The  two day event will consist of presentations, art showcases, workshops, and panel discussions, presented by students, academics and social activists interested in local and international student activism-oriented towards social struggle. The conference aims to explore how students mobilize around various movements, both in their communities and internationally. The topic for this year's conference is Student Activism: Organizing in Struggle. Tickets available at the door. 

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Peterborough Winter Arts ToursPlus

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

           1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Otonabee College, Wenjack Theatre

About: Explore two student residence buildings, classrooms and college spaces and more at ToursPlus Arts. Register at trentu.ca/discover

12th Annual Community Movements Conference

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Sadleir House

About: The Trent University Student Association for International Development (SAID) will host the 12th annual Community Movements Conference. The  two day event will consist of presentations, art showcases, workshops, and panel discussions, presented by students, academics and social activists interested in local and international student activism-oriented towards social struggle. The conference aims to explore how students mobilize around various movements, both in their communities and internationally. The topic for this year's conference is Student Activism: Organizing in Struggle. Tickets available at the door. 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Materialism and the Critique of Energy
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Scott House Senior Common Room, Traill College
About: This seminar focuses on reading science fiction insofar as it pertains to ecology and environment. Investigating the contested narratives that surround human use and abuse of technology, it will look to marginalized voices in science-fiction writing and subgenres of science fiction itself. This exploration of the Anthropocene, ecology, and energy will take up science fiction’s capacity to imagine massive interrelated systems, to depict incredible timescales, and to comment on the politics of the human impacts on such systems and across such durations.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Back to the Future: 130 Years of Public Health in the Kawarthas
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Peterborough Public Health, 185 King Street
About: Join us for a special 1-day conference celebrating 130 years of public health in the Kawarthas. Discover the fascinating story of public health and how it shapes today.  Speakers will discuss a variety of topics, including infectious diseases, drinking water and sanitation, nursing, and Indigenous healing and medicine. Speakers include Trent professors Kristi Buccieri, Edna Manitowabi, and Kirsten Woodend, and professor emeritus Dale Standen. 

Monday, February 11, 2019

The Climate Horizon: A Lecture by Gwynne Dyer
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Room 117, Gzowski College
About: Gwynne Dyer, Canadian author, journalist, columnist, broadcaster, and lecturer, will address one of today’s most urgent global issues – climate change. Dwindling resources, massive population shifts, natural disasters, spreading epidemics, drought, rising sea levels, plummeting agricultural yields, crashing economies, political extremism – are some of the expected consequences in the decades ahead. Climate change will have exponential influences on our military, politics, environment, social systems and economy, but with an unprecedented level of global cooperation, Dr. Dyer believes there might be a way through it.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

2019 Career and Summer Job Fair
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Student Centre, Atrium
About: Trent's annual Career and Summer Job Fair provides students and new graduates an opportunity to connect with organizations from a variety of different industries to explore career options. To participate as an employer email careers@trentu.ca.

For more information, contact:

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

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