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Peter Gzowski College and Enweying to Celebrate 10th Anniversary


Trent University will celebrate another milestone anniversary when Peter Gzowski College and the First Peoples House of Learning, both housed within the Enweying building, mark their 10th anniversary with a weekend of activities on February 7-8, 2015.

 

The 10th anniversary celebration will feature events that celebrate the true definition of Enweying, which translates from Nishnaabewin as "the way we speak together.” Events include: a panel discussion entitled “Enweying, The Way We Speak Together: A Dialogue About Canada” moderated by Denise Donlon, one of Canada’s most innovative broadcasters, and featuring Shelagh Grant, a Canadian expert on Arctic Sovereignty, Globe and Mail columnist and Trent’s 2014/15 Ashley Fellow Roy MacGregor, and CBC Radio personality and Trent alumnus Johnathan Pinto; an alumni reunion and reception; Gzowski 10th Anniversary Celebration Dinner; and winter mini golf tournament for literacy.

 

“Peter Gzowski, the namesake of Trent’s newest college, was always committed to creating dialogues across regions of Canada in the hope that we would understand ourselves better. This legacy is being continued in Enweying, which houses a close-knit collegiate community, is host to interdisciplinary events and programming, and provides an ideal environment for encouraging dialogue and discussion,” says Dr. Melanie Buddle, academic advisor and former head of Gzowski College and coordinator of the 10th anniversary celebrations. “We have been "speaking together" in our classrooms and through our programming and our research for ten years, and we look forward to many more. We hope the entire community will join us as we continue the conversation during our weekend celebration.”

 

Enweying is home to Peter Gzowski College and the First Peoples House of Learning and houses four academic departments and Trent’s Office of Research.

 

A full list of the Enweying 10th Anniversary Celebration is as follows:

 

Panel Discussion: “Enweying, The Way We Speak Together: A Dialogue about Canada”

Saturday February 7, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Gzowski College, room 114

Moderated by Denise Donlon, one of Canada’s most innovative broadcasters, and featuring Shelagh Grant, a Canadian expert on Arctic Sovereignty, Globe and Mail columnist and Trent’s 2014/15 Ashley Fellow Roy MacGregor, and CBC Radio personality and Trent alumnus Johnathan Pinto, discussing such broad-ranging questions as “Is Peter Gzowski’s Canada still relevant?” Members of Peter Gzowski’s family will also be present for this event.

 

Alumni Reunion & Open Reception 

Saturday February 7, 2015, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Gzowski College Atrium

All alumni from departments housed within Enweying, including Business Administration, Indigenous Studies, Economics and Mathematics, are encouraged to attend. Past and present faculty will be in attendance.

 

Gzowski 10th Anniversary Celebration Dinner: Celebrating Ten Years of Dialogue between First Peoples House of Learning, Gzowski College, and the Trent Community

Saturday February 7, 2015, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Peter Robinson Dining Hall, Gzowski College

This dinner is a celebration and a fundraiser for student awards to support future Enweying students. Renowned hoop dancer and Trent student Crystal John will be performing, along with Unity. Cost: $75.00 (a portion of the ticket price will be directed to the Peter Gzowski College Prizes Fund and a tax receipt for $45 will be issued) Reserve your seat at https://mycommunity.trentu.ca/Gzowski-Gala

 

Winter Mini-Golf Tournament for Literacy 

Sunday, February 8, 2015, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

In honour of the 10th anniversary, a “mini” version of the Peter Gzowski Invitational (PGI), a national series of golf tournaments featuring musicians, media, and literacy celebrities, will be held at Trent. Over 40,000 people have taken part in PGIs across the country since 1986, raising more than $13 million to support literacy initiatives in the provinces and territories where the PGIs are held. Funds raised at this event will support Frontier College at Trent, a student-run organization that works with children, youth and senior citizens throughout Peterborough helping to develop early literacy skills, demonstrating that reading can be an enjoyable and worthwhile activity, sharing the joys of reading, and helping to improve reading and writing skills. For more information, visit www.gzowskicollege.com