Planting Party

Go Green This Valentine’s Day!

You are invited to a PLANTING PARTY hosted by Trent Graduate Students’ Association and sponsored by Environmental Life and Sciences Graduate Program!!

Come and plant a seed on Monday, February 10, 2014 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm in Gzowski College Room 108.

To promote awareness for environmental sustainability, we are raising money towards GrrenUp.

Snacks will be be served after the event!

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Toonie Laser Tag

You fun-loving graduate students!

Come join our laser tag event on the 6th of February, starting at 6 pm (but you might want to be there at 5:45 pm). Each participant can play two laser tag games. There will be a 30-minute break in between the games at 7 pm. You can play Beat the Beams for free during the break.

Snacks and refreshments will be served.

The event is $2.00 per person.

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The Food Committee Forums

If you want a say in the next food provider, this is your chance. The Food Committee is hosting a series of public townhall forums to allow students the opportunity to ask four bidders questions.

The open forums will be held at the LEC Pit as follows:

Monday, January 13, open forum starts at 9 am — Aramark

Tuesday, January 14, open forum starts at 12 pm — Brown’s

Thursday, January 16, open forum starts at 9 am — Chartwell’s

 Friday, January 17, open forum starts at 1 pm — Sodexo

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Winter 2014 Thesis Writers’ Group

Time to make resolutions for a productive new year! Winter 2014 Thesis Writers’ Group begins this month.

To follow up on the summer’s successful pilot group, the Thesis Writers’ Group will meet once per month during the winter term to discuss thesis-writing goals and challenges. The purpose of this group is to support writing and productivity, to encourage effective goal setting, and to establish accountability for grad students writing a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation.

Peer review in the writers’ group is a meaningful exercise where all parties submit writing for discussion and thoughtfully respond to this writing in small groups (where possible, categorized by sciences, social sciences, and humanities). This review process is reflective and grounded in the premise that careful and purposeful reading can lead to better writing. All participants must submit one piece of writing (10-15 pages) and review the work of 2-3 group members once per month, offering feedback on writing with particular focus on clarity, organization, integration of evidence, and style, not interpretation or argument.

In addition to monthly meetings, all participants will have access to blackboard for sharing files, downloading handouts on the writing process, and communicating with group members. This online support may offer accessible solutions for students who are unable to attend meetings.

The first meeting of the term is tentatively planned for the week of January 20-24, 2014. Please register before January 10, 2014:

The thesis writers’ group is facilitated by the Academic Skills Centre. For further information, please contact ASC instructor, Erin Stewart Eves (

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Break out your ugly Christmas sweater, it is time to party!!

Join us Graduate Students for a Festivus Party. Come dressed casually or decked out in your ugliest holiday sweater for a prize. We will be serving free food and drinks! Be ready for the traditional Airing of Grievances & Mental Feats of Strength. We’ll bring the Pole!!

*Also, please bring one non-perishable food item for donation to the Kawartha Food Share.

For more information of the tradition of Festivus from the hit 90s sitcom Seinfeld please visit the following link:

Date: Thursday, December 5, 7-10 pm
Location: Riley’s Pub

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