What’s New for 2019?

The September 2019 semester will include all of activities from the highly successful 2018 semester, and will build with a few new exciting opportunities.  Three of these ideas are described below.

Trent Temagmi Colloquiam

During the third weekend in September (Sept 19-22) we will take part in 46th annual Trent Temagami Colloquiam. This annual event has professors, graduate and undergraduate students heading north to Camp Wanipatei for 3 days of living and learning on the land.  This 90 year old camp on Lake Temagami is an ideal setting to connect with the land through canoe paddling and hiking, and seeks to examine and experience our understanding of the land with a focus on the study of Canadian, environmental, and Indigenous issues. This unique event celebrates interdisciplinary, experiential learning.   The Wanapitei site is chosen for the beauty and remoteness of its location. The Temagami country is rich in history and home to generations of Teme-Augama-Anishnabai.

Late afternoon and evening programs will include lectures, films, readings, square dancing, and informal discussion.

High School Film Festival

The YLS class will screen a number of sustainability-themed films and then “curate” (choose a series of films) a half day festival to tour to all local high schools.  Students will develop supporting educational materials to help teachers further explore the issues raised by the films in their classes, and will host/MC the festival.  This undertaking will be done in partnership with the ReFrame Film Festival.

Green and Social Entrepreneurship Career Fair

We will convene a career fair to highlight the quickly growing and fulfilling opportunities in clean/green tech and related social entrepreneurship.  Students from all seven Peterborough high schools will be invited.  Our class will identify and invite presenters, invite student/schools, set up and host the event.