Tuesday, June 18, 2019

All are invited!

The 46th Annual Trent Temagami Colloquium will take place September 19th to 22nd 2019 at Camp Wanapitei in Temagami, Ontario. 

This annual event, sponsored by the Bruce and Carol Hodgins Fund, is a chance to examine and experience our relationship to the land and each other, with a focus on the study of Canadian, environmental, and Indigenous issues. We celebrate interdisciplinary, experiential learning.

Everyone - faculty, staff, alumni and students - is invited! A special invitation is extended to all international students and scholars, and especially to anyone who has never gone camping or been in a canoe.

We travel to Wanapitei for the beauty and remoteness of its location. The Temagami country is rich in history and home to the Teme-Augama-Anishnabai since time immemorial.

Each day, participants will organize into small groups for guided hiking and canoe trips in the immediate region. Expeditions will be tailored to suit different skill levels. Instruction in canoeing will be offered to those indicating an interest. Each group will pack a lunch and eat on the land. Late afternoon and evening programs will include lectures, films, readings, music, square dancing, and informal discussion.

Each year, we invite a number of people to share papers and presentations related to the colloquium themes around the land. If you are interested in presenting your work and research, please contact us. We welcome comments and ideas for speakers and activities from past participants for the 2019 colloquium. 

The cost of the weekend colloquium, including transportation, food, activities and accommodation will be $150 for students/unwaged, $230 for faculty, staff, or community members, and $85 for children under 12. If cost is a barrier for you, please contact Stephen Hill. There will be a bus traveling from Peterborough to Wanapitei but transportation to and from the colloquium is otherwise your responsibility.

The shared accommodations are rustic but comfortable. Participants need to bring warm sleeping bags and clothes. More details about logistics are provided here.

The absolute deadline for payment is Monday, September 16th, 2019. Space is limited and reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early!

You can see photos from past years on our facebook page.

You can also contact the following people with any questions you may have.

Colloquium Program:
Prof. Stephen Hill (stephenhill@trentu.ca)

Wanapitei Staff:
Beth Albert (trentatwanapitei@gmail.com)