February/March 2015

  • February 25th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

What: Traill Grad Trivia Night
Where: The Trend, Traill College
Event page:

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Bring your friends! Lots of laughs, food, excitement and… useless knowledge.

  •  February 26th, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

What: Repair Cafe Peterborough visits Trent U
Where: The Trend, Traill College
Event page:

At a Repair Cafe, people are invited to bring their broken things, so that we can get fixing together. We mend holes, popped buttons and broken zips. We fix up fans, lamps, vacuums, radios and more. We help diagnose why your computer is so incredibly slow. We even pack 10 types of glue to tackle all types of fractures and wobbly joints.
Hope to see you, and your broken things, on the 26th!

  • March 5th, 4:00 pm

    What: The Frost Centre’s Suds and Speakers
    Where: The Trend, Traill College

    Come out to hear about the great research taking place at Trent – stay for the delicious free food and stimulating discussion with Trent faculty who will discuss their current research projects on Northern Canada.

- Joan Sangster will explore “Law and Order in the North: The Smiling People and RCMP

- Heather Nicol will discuss “Arctic Governance: A Synthesis”

  • March 25th, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

What: Trent’s 3M Thesis Competition
Where: The Venue, Downtown Peterborough

The Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®) presents graduate students with the ultimate challenge: to explain their complex and highly specialized research and ideas to a general audience in just three minutes, using only one PowerPoint slide.

Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the evening (President’s First Prize: $500; School of Graduate Studies’ Runner-up: $250; Provost’s People’s Choice Award: $250), and the first-place winner will be sent on to represent Trent at the Provincial Three Minute Thesis Competition.

For complete information about the competition including prizes, competition rules and eligibility, and registration, visit .

  •  March 26th, 4:00 pm

What: The Frost Centre’s Suds and Speakers
Where: The Trend, Traill College

5 Trent post-doctoral scholars will discuss what they have been up to:

- Lisa Pasolli will be “Talkin’ Day Care Blues”

- Dave Tough will present his work titled “‘At Last! The Government’s War on Poverty Explained:’ The Charisma of Poverty in the 1960s and the Crisis of Redistributive Politics”

- Mark McLaughlin will talk about “Blurring the Boundaries: Rethinking the Historical Relationship Between Ecological Science and Resource Management in Canada”

- Alison Norman focuses on “Researching Indigenous teachers in Nineteenth Century Ontario”

- Daniel Heidt explores “Flying balloons in the High Arctic: The Joint Arctic Weather Stations, Science and Technology, 1946-1972”