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What’s On at Trent University

September 10, 2019

Upcoming events include Head of the Trent Regatta/Alumni Homecoming, Writers Reading, Varsity games and David Morrison Lecture in International Development

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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, September 11, 2019

Town & Gown Drag Show & Cabaret
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
About: Join the Frost Centre for Canadian and Indigenous Studies and Traill College for a drag and cabaret night featuring the work of the beautiful and brilliant drag performers Quxxn and Dixie Que and the emcee work of Derek Newman-Stille. This will be a night of fun, excitement and challenging gender binaries.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Excalibur Women’s Rugby
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Justin Chiu Stadium
About: Come out to cheer on the Trent Excalibur women’s rugby team as they take on Laurier University.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Writers Reading: Lisa Moore
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Scott House Junior Common Room, Traill College
About: Newfoundland-based Lisa Moore’s February, won the 2013 Canada Reads. Her works have been finalists for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and Caught was made into a CBC miniseries.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Excalibur Women’s Rugby
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Justin Chiu Stadium
About: Come out to cheer on the Trent Excalibur women’s rugby team as they take on University of Toronto.

Excalibur Men’s Rugby
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Justin Chiu Stadium
About: Come out to cheer on the Trent Excalibur men’s ruby team as they take on McMaster University.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Excalibur Men’s Lacrosse
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Justin Chiu Stadium
About: Come out to cheer on the Trent Excalibur men’s lacrosse team as they take on Bishop’s University.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Informing Care: Tracing Tensions in Everyday Information Work in Dementia Care
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Peterborough Public Library, 345 Aylmer Street
About: Dr. Nicole Dalmer will discuss the social organization of family caregivers’ information work, suggesting that information work is one dimension of care work. She uses the concept of work to draw attention to the often-invisible nature of dealing with information. This talk is part of the Trent Centre for Aging & Society seminar series.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Excalibur Men’s Rugby
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Justin Chiu Stadium
About: Come out to cheer on the Trent Excalibur men’s rugby team as they take on University of Guelph.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Excalibur Men’s Soccer
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Justin Chiu Stadium
About: Come out to cheer on the Trent Excalibur men’s soccer as they take on University of Toronto

Monday, September 30, 2019

Writers Reading: Mary Walsh
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College

About: Well known as a Newfoundland actor, writer, comedian, activist and mother, Mary will read from her novel, Crying For The Moon. Among her many awards and doctorates, Mary is also the recipient of The Order of Canada and the Governor General’s Lifetime Achievement Award in the Performing Arts. She may be best known for her work on CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes. The wildly popular current affairs series, which she also created, earned her many of her numerous Gemini awards and showcased her dynamic range of characters, including the flagrantly outspoken ‘Marg Delahunty’.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Capitalism as Envy-Machine: The David Morrison Lecture in International Development
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Market Hall, 140 Charlotte Street
About: The dominant effect of late global capitalism is envy: it is not enough that those on top of the social hierarchy must win, but those on the bottom must lose. The talk focuses on three contemporary manifestations of the envy-machine in the global South: consumption (and social media) exploiting the urge to “keep up with the Joneses”; corruption, borne of socio-economic resentment and aspiration; and celebrity humanitarianism, which under the guise of generosity, is an attempt at generating recognition. Each case involves enjoyment — both in envying and being envied — helping to reproduce capitalist development and social inequality. The lecture concludes by reflecting on the possibilities and dangers of deploying envy in the service of social justice.

Ilan Kapoor is a professor of Critical Development Studies at the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University.

Friday, October 4 – Sunday, October 6, 2019

Head of the Trent Regatta and Alumni Homecoming Weekend
Location: Symons Campus
About: Join us for the 49th annual Head of the Trent Regatta, varsity games, reunions and Alumni Homecoming! New this year, the Regatta will run both Saturday and Sunday! Come to campus, listen to live music, take in a game and reconnect with your University. Full schedule of events: trentu.ca/homecoming

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Writers Reading: Jordan Able
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Scott House Junior Common Room, Traill College
About: Jordan Able is a Nisga’a writer from Vancouver. He is the author of The Place of Scraps (winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize) and Un/inhabited, and Injun (winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize)His latest project NISHGA is a deeply personal and autobiographical book that attempts to address the complications of contemporary Indigenous existence and the often invisible intergenerational impact of residential schools.

See the full calendar of Trent events