Campfire Circle's Research Reveals Healing Power of Camp for Pediatric Oncology Patients | Campfire Circle
During their challenging battle against cancer, children find an unexpected source of hope and healing—camp. Campfire Circle, a nonprofit dedicated to providing camp experiences for pediatric oncology patients, teamed up with Trent University researchers in 2022. Under the guidance of Dr. Sarah West, Associate Dean of Science and Professor of Kinesiology and Biology, and with support from Sarah O'Connell, a former camp volunteer and Master of Science student at Trent, the study explored how these camp experiences impact young patients. The results are astounding. Camp not only enhances their resilience, but findings show it also offers a host of psychosocial benefits by igniting hope, fortifying social support networks, and minimizing stress.
51st Annual Trent Temagami Colloquium Explores Indigenous Rights, Reconciliation, and the Land
The 51st Annual Trent Temagami Colloquium, held from September 21 — 24 at Camp Wanapitei in Temagami, Ontario, is a captivating journey into the heart of Indigenous rights, reconciliation, and our profound connection with the land. Amidst the natural beauty of Temagami, participants engaged in guided hiking and canoe trips complemented by evening programs featuring lectures, films, readings, music, and dance. The event, organized by the Colleges at Trent with active support from academic departments across the University, welcomed participants from various backgrounds, including faculty, staff, alumni, and students from both Trent and Carleton University — offering a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary, experiential learning. The annual Trent Temagami Colloquium is made possible through the support of Camp Wanapitei and generous donors who share the vision of enriching the lives of students and staff through this immersive experience.
Trent's Indigenous Health Initiative Shortlisted for Prestigious OE Global Award | OE Global
The University's commitment to open education has earned it another coveted spot as one of four finalists selected in the Open Collaboration Category of the OE Global Awards. The initiative shortlisted is called Exercise and Physical Activity in Indigenous Health, an open education resource created by Trent-led team including Dr. Sarah West, associate dean of Science, and Teaching & Learning’s Mitchel Huguenin, Stephanie Ferguson, James Bailey, as well as Dr. Rosalin Miles from the University of British Columbia. With 172 nominations from 38 different countries, this recognition is a testament to Trent's dedication to fostering collaboration, global knowledge exchange, and its role in advancing Indigenous health.
Charting the Past with New Cartography Exhibit in Bata Library
Dr. Antonio Cazorla-Sánchez, a distinguished historian and recently elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), brought a piece of history to life September 18 at Trent University's Bata Library with his latest exhibit, 18th Century Spanish Cartography of Canada's West Coast. Featuring meticulously crafted maps, this showcase in Bata Library’s Atrium offers a glimpse into the exploration and transformation of Canada's western shores. Professor Cazorla-Sánchez emphasizes that these maps are not just artifacts but windows into a captivating past, where individuals from diverse backgrounds played pivotal roles in times of great change, from fighting for independence, to championing abolition and exploring the unknown. Adding an international touch to the event, His Excellency Alfredo Martínez Serrano, Spain's ambassador to Canada, took part in the exhibit opening and gifted two invaluable volumes of Flora de la Real Expedición Botánica del Nuevo Reino de Granada to the Trent Archives.
Trent Student Shines as FPAC's Rising Star in Forest Excellence Awards | Canadian Biomass
Amidst the celebration of National Forest Week, the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has recognized outstanding individuals through its annual Awards of Excellence program. Among the recipients is Trent University's own Catherine Langille (Otonabee College), a member of the Seine River First Nation, who received the Rising Star Award. Catherine's dedication to Indigenous Environmental Science and Studies at Trent shines as she embodies the spirit of innovation, dedication, and community leadership. Her recognition as a rising star underscores her exceptional commitment to advancing sustainable forest management in Canada.
Trent CRC Honours Hilary Weston with Remarks at Lieutenant Governor's Legacy Awards Day
Last week, 15 Ontarians received awards honouring the work of former Lieutenant Governors of Ontario. The inaugural Lieutenant Governor’s Legacy Awards Day ceremony took place in Toronto with previous Hilary M. Weston Scholarship winner and Trent’s current Canada Research Chair in Care Work, Ethnicity, Race and Aging, and Political Studies, Dr. Bharati Sethi, delivering remarks on behalf of the Honourable Hilary M. Weston. The presentation of these awards recognizes the legacies of previous Lieutenant Governors for their work in the areas of anti-racism, the arts, accessibility, and mental health research. The recipients of these awards have demonstrated leadership by supporting and empowering Indigenous and underrepresented communities, carrying on the legacies of those who came before them.