What’s On at Trent University February 4, 2019 - March 7, 2019

February 19, 2019

Upcoming events include the Provost Lectures on Reconciliation and Climate Change Lecture by Gwynne Dyer

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:

Monday, February 4, 2019

Reconciliation: Taking Stock, Moving Forward
Part 2 of the Provost Lecture Series

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Gathering Space, First Peoples House of Learning
About: Ry Moran, Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation guides the creation of a dynamic Indigenous archive. He discusses his work of documenting the history of residential schools.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 – Saturday, February 9, 2019

The Stakes of Data Visualization in the Age of Big Data
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
About: Dr. Tess Takahashi, Traill College Visiting Fellow, is an independent scholar, former professor of Cinema and Media Studies at York University, and filmmaker, and will be developing two research projects currently underway during her two-week residency at Traill College. Dr. Takahashi is particularly focused on the need to enhance critical methods of interpreting big data, and coming to terms with popular forms of representation such as virtual reality.

Classics Drama Group presents Aristophanes’ Peace
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – February 6 - 8, 2019
          3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – February 9, 2019      
Location: Nozhem Theatre, room 101, Gzowski College
About: Athens and Sparta have been fighting each other for so long; there is nothing but hardship everywhere you look. However, old Trygaeus has a plan: he’s going to ride his dung beetle up to Olympus and give the gods a stern talking to. Tickets $10; $7 for students 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: Brent Bellamy, assistant professor, Cultural Studies focuses on current science fiction as it pertains to the human use and abuse of technology.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Reconciliation: Taking Stock, Moving Forward
Part 3 of the Provost Lecture Series

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Gathering Space, First Peoples House of Learning
About: James Cullingham, an award winning documentary filmmaker and president of Tamarack Productions discusses his work and career.

Gunfire, Phonographs, Laughter: Sound Studies and the Promise of an Audible Past
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
About: In this talk, Dr.  J. Martin Vest, University of Michigan will detail the emergence of sound studies in the humanities and social sciences, with particular emphasis on its impact within the discipline of History.

The Climate Horizon: A Lecture by Gwynne Dyer
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Gzowski College, room 117
About: Climate change will have exponential influences on our military, politics, environment, social systems and economy, but with an unprecedented level of global cooperation, Dr. Gwynne Dyer believes there is a way through it.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Polar Knowledge Canada: Leadership and Partnership in Arctic Research
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Bata Library, Film Theatre room 103
About: Jeannette Menzies '95, director of Knowledge Management and Engagement at Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR), will speak about her work in a growing field.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

What Happens AFTER Death?
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
About: Dr. Shari Forbes, Canada research chair in Forensics at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, discusses the need for “body farms” across the world, to help understand the decompositions process, to the benefit the law enforcement and scientific communities. A greater understanding of the decomposition process can assist investigators to search for, locate, recover, and identify victim remains.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Punching Above Our Weight: Contemporary Arts Practice in Peterborough
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Lion’s Community centre, 347 Burnham Street
About: Su Ditta ‘73, executive director Electric City Culture Council, examines the recent and current importance of the arts in Peterborough. The arts have been an essential element of Peterborough’s past and we must not overlook how influential they can be in defining community. From early days there have been local theatre and concert performances and a regular stream of visiting artists to perform in several venues. In recent times, Peterborough and surrounding area have become a hive of creativity in the visual and performing arts.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Reconciliation: Taking Stock, Moving Forward
Part 4 of the Provost Lecture Series

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Gathering Space, First Peoples House of Learning
About: Sylvia Maracle, LLD (hon) Trent University, was raised to let nothing stand in her way.  A passionate advocate for urban aboriginal peoples and women’s issues, Sylvia Maracle is at the forefront of change. Her achievements and work with the National Association of Friendship Centres, the Native Women’s Association of Canada, the Assembly of First Nations, National Aboriginal Head Start and a long list of regional and local organizations are internationally renowned.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Aging & Society Seminar Series
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Bata Library, room 411
About: Dr. Outi Hakola, adjunct professor and senior research fellow in Area and Cultural Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland as she discusses how narrative, thematic and aesthetic choices in films construct, normalize, and challenge cultural understandings of "good death”.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Promise of Democratic Politics in Laclau’s Populism and Arendt’s Political Action
The Elaine Stavro Lecture in Theory, Politics and Gender
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: The Event Space, The Student Centre
About: Dr. Ewa Plonowska Ziarek, University of Buffalo, explores feminist political theory, literary modernism, feminist continental philosophy, gender and race studies, ethics, and critical theory.

For a full calendar of Trent events.  

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