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What’s On at Trent University

Upcoming events include Annual Schindler Lecture in Aquatic Science and ToursPlus

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, November 19, 2018

Trump and Coal vs. The Ongoing Energy Transition
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Otonabee College, room 208
About: Dr. Rob Godby, director of the University of Wyoming’s Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy, and associate professor in the Economics Department at the University of Wyoming. His research covers natural resource, energy and environmental economics and policy, industrial organization and macroeconomic policy.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Peterborough Remembers Her Fallen: The Citizens’ War Memorial
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Lion’s Community Centre, 347 Burnham Street
About: The Peterborough Historical Society welcomes Don Willcock ’79, to discuss the illustrious history of the Cenotaph in Peterborough’s Confederation Park.

In Conversation: Sustainability and Canada’s North
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Scott House, room 105, Traill College
About: Sarah Cox ’85 is the director, Circumpolar Affairs Directorate and head of the Delegation for the Sustainable Development Working Group, Crown and Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada.

Tuesday, November 20 – Thursday, November 22, 2018

Cut and Paste: Understanding the Digital Revolution
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., daily
Trent Student Centre Event Space, room 1.07
About: The annual Ryle Lecture series in Philosophy welcomes Dr. Luciano Floridi, professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford. Professor Floridi. The power of the digital to create the infosphere and the onlife experience is due to its ability to “cut and paste” analog realities, which we thought were either naturally inseparable but are now increasingly decoupled, like presence and location, or naturally separate, like personal information and personal identity, which are now intrinsically coupled.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Reconciling Memory: Witnessing the Losses of Japanese Canadians
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
About: The W.L. Morton Lecture welcomes Dr. Pamela Sugiman, dean, Faculty of Arts, Ryerson University.

Thursday, November 22, 2019

Methodological Issues Typology of Paleoindian Projectile Points & Reconstruting Iroquoian Social Organizations
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Bagnani Hall, Traill College
About: The cultural history of a region is a never-ending process and its foundation is linked to methodological issues related to basic questions such as when and who. This presentation will address two of these methodologies. First, the case of the Kruger 2 site, located at Brompton near Sherbrooke, will be used to look at Paleoindian Typology to examine cultural relations across the wider region. Second, ethnohistorical models have been used for a long time to explain the social organization inside the longhouse and at the village level.  The St. Lawrence Iroquoian village at Droulers is part of a new cluster of villages in the Saint-Anicet region of Southwestern Quebec, and we can examine patterning of pots and other material categories to tell us about clan affiliation and other social relations. Guest lecturer Dr. Claude Chapdelaine, professor emeritus, Universite de Montreal.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Peterborough Fall ToursPlus
Time: 10:00 a.m. – Science ToursPlus

           1:00 a.m. – Arts ToursPlus       
Location: Wenjack foyer, Otonabee College
About: Future Trent students and their families are invited to discover Trent University at the Fall ToursPlus event. Tour campus, see our classrooms and state-of-the-art labs, attend an information session, chat with current students and staff and apply to Trent right on the spot.

Excalibur Varsity Volleyball
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (women)

          8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (men)
Location: Trent Athletic Centre Gymnasium
About: Come out to cheer on the Trent Excalibur as they take on Queen’s University.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Excalibur Varsity Volleyball
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (women)

          6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (men)
Location: Trent Athletic Centre Gymnasium
About: Come out to cheer on the Trent Excalibur as they take on Royal Military College.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Cottagers and Indians: Panel
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Market Hall, 140 Charlotte Street
About: This re-scheduled panel features Drew Hayden Taylor, author of the play Cottagers and Indians, James Whetung and Elder Doug Williams, discussing wild rice issues. The discussion is moderated by Anne Taylor, Anishinaabemowin coordinator, Curve Lake First Nation.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

What Happens when Fish go on “The Pill” and Other Pharmaceuticals?
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Gzowski College, room 114
About: The annual Schindler Lecture in Aquatic Science welcomes Dr. Karen Kidd of McMaster University. It appears that the pharmaceuticals that we use – pain killers, birth control, antiepileptic drugs, antibiotics, heart medications, etc. – and excrete are not completely broken down during the treatment of municipal wastewaters. These drugs are found in rivers and lakes and some affect the health of fish and other aquatic life. For example, estrogens in the birth control pills can feminize male fish, resulting in their production of eggs and reproductive failure. This talk will describe how commonly-used medications affect aquatic life and what can be done to reduce the risks they pose to our aquatic ecosystems.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Transfer Student Event: Peterborough Campus
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Blackburn Hall
About: Make the most of the credits you have already earned. With many transfer agreements and flexible pathway options for college and university students, Trent University will help you to open new doors, expand your options and achieve your personal and academic goals. The Transfer Student Event is the perfect chance to learn about the vibrant and supportive communities at Trent, and the exciting academic options available to transfer students. Register online: trentu.ca/futurestudents/ptbo-transfer-fall.

For a full calendar of Trent events.  

Posted on November 20, 2018