CTV National News Broadcasts Live from Trent

September 13, 2019

Interviews with chancellor emeritus Don Tapscott and students featured in national news segment, live from the banks of the Otonabee River

Lisa Laflamme speaking with Dr. Don Tapscott on the Trent University campus during the CTV broadcast.

Two days after the official start of the federal election campaign, Trent University took centre stage in a national CTV News broadcast, live on campus

News anchor Lisa Laflamme spent the day on campus and in Peterborough – well-known as an election bellwether riding – learning about youth engagement and the mobilization of the country’s largest voting bloc.

The 30-minute national news broadcast featured the Faryon Bridge in the background and included several Trent-focused segments, including sweeping views of campus and an interview with Trent Central Student Association (TCSA) president Ann-Majella McKelvie about encouraging students to engage in the election. The crew also toured campus and visited a first-year class in Stohn Hall.

Lisa Laflamme speaks with students on the Trent University campus.

Trent’s chancellor emeritus Dr. Don Tapscott was also featured in the broadcast, discussing the role of data in the upcoming election, and his advice to young voters.

Lisa Laflamme speaks with Dr. Don Tapscott on the Trent University campus.

“In your community you need to bring about positive change, and the first thing you can do is vote,” said Dr. Tapscott.

Watch the full broadcast.