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TGSA Newsletter: July 2015

Hello, fellow Graduate students!

On behalf of the Trent Graduate Student Association, here is the digest newsletter for July of 2015 outlining events at Trent University and the surrounding area that are of potential interest to Graduate students.

If there are events that you wish to have featured in upcoming newsletters, please contact me, David Hollands, the Vice President of Operations, at gsa@trentu.ca.

You can also reach the TGSA by:

(1) emailing individual members of the TGSA Board, whose contact information can be found at trentgsa.ca;

(2) emailing gsa@trentu.ca;

(3) messaging us through our Facebook page at facebook.com/groups/TrentGSA;

(4) tweeting us via our Twitter page at twitter.com/TrentGSA.

We highly encourage you to join the Facebook page and to follow us on Twitter. In addition to this monthly newsletter, up to date information will be posted on those sites.

And with that, here’s what to look forward to this month.

TGSA BBQ on July 6th

July62015BBQPosterSince our first BBQ last month went very well and had a great turnout, the TGSA feels it is only natural to host another!

Come out to this FREE event at the Champlain College Quad on July 6th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm for more juicy burgers, rich hot dogs, and a number of delicious sides.

As with June’s BBQ, we kindly encourage you to bring monetary donations for AYON (Association of Youth Organizations in Nepal), which aids with earthquake relief. The association’s website is ayon.org.

Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on this exciting event!

***DISCLAIMER: Note that all food will be prepared in a non-health inspected kitchen. Eating food items is at your own discretion.***


The Grand Seduction
at Scott House on July 23rd

grand_seduction_ver2_xxlgThe Frost Centre Student Association, with Michael Eamon and the support of Traill College, will be hosting an outdoor screening of the heartwarming Canadian comedy The Grand Seduction (2013) on July 23rd at 9:00pm.

The screening will take place at Traill College, and, in an exciting twist, the film will be projected onto the side of Scott House. Make sure to bring blankets, chairs, and plenty of bug spray! Snacks will be provided.

***The screening will relocate to Bagnani Hall next to Scott House in the event of rain.***

Contact Matthew Hayes at freefoodfilms@gmail.com for more information!


Dusk Dances 2015
from July 23rd – 26th

DUSKDANCESPTBOThe non-profit arts initiative Public Energy presents Dusk Dances 2015, an awesome cross-Canada outdoor dance festival that is coming to Peterborough from July 23rd to the 26th. Below is a short blurb provided by Public Energy:

Bring your blankets, chairs, and imagination for this year’s installment of the wildly popular outdoor summer dance festival on its cross-Canadian tour.

From July 23rd to July 26th, audiences can grab a seat on the grass of Rotary Park and enjoy four 10-minute dance performances nightly. Band begins at 7PM; dances commence at 7:30 PM.

There will also be free dance workshops nightly from 6PM to 6:45 PM – no experience necessary. Admission: by donation ($10 suggested, or pay-what-you-can).

For more information please visit www.publicenergy.ca or call 705-745-1788.


Carbon Conversations
Event on August 7th

CarbonConversation2The Trent Centre for Biomaterials Research, in partnership with Abbey Gardens, presents The Carbon Conversations–Different Voices, Common Future: Working Together for a Sustainable Planet, which takes place on August 7th, 2015 from 10:00am to 5:30pm at Abbey Gardens, located at 1012 Garden Gate Drive in Haliburton, Ontario.

The event promises a “day of presentations and dialogue surrounding the local and global impacts of a changing climate, and ways we can work together to bring about positive change.”

For more information, and to register, visit abbeygardens.ca, or call Heather at 705-754-4769.

Suggested donation is $35.00 or pay-as-you-can, payable online or at the door.

Thank you kindly for reading this newsletter and keeping yourself informed. As mentioned above, if there is an event that you would like to have featured in upcoming newsletters, please don’t hesitate to contact the TGSA.

Until next month.

Best!

 


 

***IMPORTANT NOTICE***

The awesome TGSA BBQ taking place this Saturday, June 27th has changed locations to Traill College rather than the Champlain College Commons.

The BBQ is still scheduled from 3:00pm to 6:30pm. Hope to see you there!

Please email the TGSA if you have any questions concerning this event.

 


TGSA Newsletter: June 2015

Hello, fellow Graduate students!

On behalf of this year’s Trent Graduate Student Association, it is my pleasure to send out our very first digest newsletter outlining events at Trent University and the surrounding area that are of potential interest to Graduate students.

In future, if there are events that you wish to have featured in upcoming newsletters, please contact me, David Hollands, the Vice President of Operations, at gsa@trentu.ca.

We welcome any constructive suggestions as to the format of these newsletters, or the general dissemination of information from us to you. We hope to establish the most effective methods of communication possible, and so your feedback is of the utmost importance to us.

Please do not hesitate to contact us! There are currently four ways to do so:

(1) email individual members of the TGSA Board, whose contact information can be found at trentgsa.ca;

(2) email gsa@trentu.ca;

(3) through our Facebook page at facebook.com/groups/TrentGSA;

(4) through our Twitter page at twitter.com/TrentGSA.

We highly encourage you to join the Facebook page and to follow us on Twitter. In addition to the monthly newsletter, up to date information will be posted on those pages, so that we do not clog up your inbox with messages.

With that, here’s what to look forward to this month.

Feet for F.E.A.T. Fundraiser from June 7th – 16th

From June 7th – 16th, Trent Graduate student Jessica Reid will walk from Ryerson University in Toronto, ON to Parliament Hill in Ottawa, ON to raise awareness for children of incarcerated parents through her organization F.E.A.T.. Please read her message:

I hope all is well with you. As you know, I founded F.E.A.T., a non-profit organization which supports at-risk children affected by parental incarceration. Since our inception in 2012, we have supported over 400 children and families through our After School Program, Peer Mentorship  Project with Ryerson University, Empowerment Retreats and our Family Visitation Program. These initiatives have successfully shown to help in improving academic achievement, increasing self-esteem and improve community safety. Last year recognizing our much loved bus needed to be replaced, I organized the inaugural Feet for FEAT and walked from Toronto to Kingston. With the support of many of you, I was able to raise $30 000   which was used as a down payment on a new bus.

This year on June 7th, I will begin a new journey, a 10-day, 400 kilometre walkathon from Ryerson University in Toronto to arrive at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 16th. My goal is to increase the   awareness of the need to support children affected by parental imprisonment in Canada and raise the remaining $40 000 needed to pay off the balance owing on our bus.

I am asking my friends, family and colleagues to consider opening their heart and help make a difference in the lives of our children. I truly believe that together, we can help to build brighter futures for some of the most at-risk children in our country.

If you are interested in learning more about the organization or our Feet for FEAT fundraiser, please see our brochure attached or visit www.featforchildren.org.

To sponsor a child or give a donation, go to https://www.canadahelps.org/GivingPages/GivingPage.aspx?gpID=35661.

BBQ on June 27th

The TGSA is organizing an awesome BBQ at the Champlain College Commons on June 27th from 3:00PM – 6:30PM!

Succulent veggie fajitas, juicy hamburgers, and mouth-watering hot dogs are all on the menu, including a few surprises!

This event is FREE. We kindly encourage you to bring monetary donations for AYON- Association of Youth Organizations in Nepal, which aids with earthquake relief. Check them out at ayon.org.

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter pages for further details and the premiere of our amazing event poster!

(DISCLAIMER: Note that all food will be prepared in a non-health inspected kitchen.
Eating is at your own discretion.)

 

Thank you kindly for reading this newsletter and keeping yourself informed. As mentioned previously, if there is an event that you would like to have featured in future newsletters, please don’t hesitate to contact the TGSA.

Until next month.

Best!