Trent Students Bring the North to Peterborough

Student organizers Kaitlin Wilson and Meghan Buckham at the annual Northern Studies Colloquium.

Northern Studies Colloquium brings together students and the community in an exploration of the Arctic

Small Print coverage of the Trent Northern Studies Colloquium.

Graduate and undergraduate students involved in northern research came together to host the Trent University Northern Studies Colloquium on February 2, 2012 at the Benedict Gathering Place on Symons Campus as well as the downtown Peterborough Public Library.

The daylong event featured a series of student-led presentations and panel discussions and wrapped up with a special keynote address at the Library by Ms. Udloriak Hanson, special advisor to the president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the national Inuit organization representing four Inuit regions.

“This colloquium builds on a longstanding tradition of Northern Studies collaboration at Trent,” said Dr. Julia Harrison, director of the Frost Centre for Canadian and Indigenous Studies at Trent University. “Previous series have brought together such a diverse group of speakers and individuals who exemplify the interdisciplinary mandate and philosophy of the Frost Centre and other departments and programs at Trent.”

This year’s event was no exception as northern scholars from a wide variety of disciplines shared their research, stories, and enthusiasm.

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