northern studies

The Trent Northern Studies Colloquium is pleased to welcome everyone out to our one day event, showcasing the Canadian North!

Each academic year students and faculty at Trent University come together for a one-day event dedicated to showcasing, discussing, and celebrating Trent’s excellence in Northern research.

The purpose of the Colloquium is for students to learn about the northern research being conducted by their peers at the university, and to exchange ideas regarding their involvement, and the future of research in the North.

There is a large and growing contingent of young MA, MSc, and PhD researchers studying northern issues at Trent, but we do not often have the opportunity to come together, interact, and learn from one another across our disciplinary boundaries.

The Colloquium seeks to promote balanced, inclusive, and multi-disciplinary understandings of the complex fabric of issues, ideas, agendas, and concerns that affect the North and that are increasingly woven into our work and imaginations as Canadians today.

This day is about Trent University students presenting their research and ideas and providing a forum for students from all disciplines to share and learn from each other.

The day’s events will consist of a series of student oral and poster presentations from the arts, sciences, and social sciences that will be held in the Benedict Gathering Space.

Alongside student presentations we will also get the chance to hear from Cecile Lyall, a student from Nunavut Sivuniksavut (our land our future), which is a college program for Inuit students from Nunavut that teaches them about the Nunavut Land Claim Agreement and Inuit history.

Cecile is very passionate about improving the social issues in Nunavut today including food security, education, and mental health.

She was also involved with Inuit Youth Health Survey as a part of the National Inuit Youth Summit in 2013.

The evening event will include the keynote address from social and ecological scientist, and filmmaker, Dr. Ian Mauro. Dr. Mauro is an associate professor at the University of Manitoba, and a community-based researcher who has experience working with communities on issues such as climate change and industrial development.

This is a fantastic opportunity for members of the public to come learn more about Canada’s North and its importance to our country’s environment, culture, and development!
The daytime event will take place Thursday March 12, from 9am–4pm at the Benedict Gathering Space in Gzowski College.

The evening event and keynote address will take place from 7pm–9pm at the Canadian Canoe Museum.

The event is free and open to everyone. Free food and refreshments will be provided.