“CEO-in-Residence is an opportunity to interact with students, tell them some stories and listen to their perspectives […] and to create some synergies on where they go from here.”
Anita Erskine, Trent School of Business CEO-in-Residence, international media personality and Trent alumna, came to town this week where she met with and mentored Trent students through meetups, delivered keynote addresses at our Peterborough and Durham Greater Toronto Area campuses, and shared her story with the local media.
Change Leadership Institute Comes to Trent Durham
Students in Dr. Eyitayo Aloh’s second-year course “Black Experience in Canada” received a visit from the Olivia Chow Change Leadership Institute. This provided students with the opportunity to engage in powerful discussions about how they fit with change leadership in their communities and discuss ideas to change the world.
Dr. Finis Dunaway has been making headlines with insight into how photography, advertising and other imagery evoke environmental action and activism – particularly as it relates to protecting the Arctic Refuge. His insight into grassroots use of images, also were included in Zocalo Public Square about the surprising role a low-budget traveling slide show.
“Images don’t just suddenly sway the powerful. They circulate at the grass-roots level over time, to galvanize public concern and make political change,” explains Professor Dunaway in his editorial in the Washington Post that examines a historical debate over Arctic Refuge drilling. --
Also notable, was coverage of his previous book, Seeing Green was extensively referenced in CNN coverage that examines the 1970s ‘Crying Indian’ ad campaign.
Advocating for Black Representation in the Outdoors | CTV Your Morning
Environmental Studies student Zwena Gray is the first modern day Black woman to hike all 900 km of Ontario's Bruce Trail. In an interview with CTV's Your Morning she shares how this experience is about expanding Black representation in the outdoors and showcasing Black joy in nature.