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The Trent University Alumni Association podcast. A long-form interview show, Trent Voices shines the spotlight on our many talented alumni. From household names to people working behind the scenes – all of our guests are helping to shape the world in their own unique ways.

The Trent University Alumni Association podcast. A long-form interview show, Trent Voices shines the spotlight on our many talented alumni. From household names to people working behind the scenes – all of our guests are helping to shape the world in their own unique ways.

Location:

Canada

Description:

The Trent University Alumni Association podcast. A long-form interview show, Trent Voices shines the spotlight on our many talented alumni. From household names to people working behind the scenes – all of our guests are helping to shape the world in their own unique ways.

Twitter:

@TrentAlumni

Language:

English


Episodes

Trent Voices: War Historian and Bestselling Author Tim Cook

1/10/2020
Trent alumnus Dr. Tim Cook '90 is a Great War historian at the Canadian War Museum, as well as an adjunct professor at Carleton University. He has authored numerous books on both the First and the Second World Wars, including No Place to Run: The Canadian Corps and Gas Warfare in the First World War, Shock Troops, Vimy: The Battle and the Legend, and his latest, The Secret History of Soldiers: How Canadians Survived the Great War. In 2008 he won the J.W. Dafoe Prize for At the Sharp End and...

Duration:00:29:12

Trent Voices: Jason "Human Kebab" Parsons of Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker

1/9/2020
Trent University Business alumnus Jason Parsons is best known as the DJ and Hype Man for the band Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker (USS), where he performs under the name Human Kebab. But while he and bandmate Ashley Buchholz have garnered millions of Spotify streams, tens of thousands of likes on Facebook and toured all around the world over the past decade, the key to Mr. Parsons success has been as much about entrepreneurial spirit, career creativity, and keen business sense as it has music. We...

Duration:00:14:04

Trent Voices: Newly Elected MP for Peterborough-Kawartha Maryam Monsef '03

10/22/2019
Women Leaders in Peterborough Politics, Part 3 of 3. Newly re-elected MP Maryam Monsef. Peterborough has a long history of being represented by Trent University alumni politicians. Currently, alumnus Dave Smith is the MPP for Peterborough-Kawartha. Alumnus Jeff Leal held that seat for the previous four terms (and sat on Peterborough City Council before that). There are also several alumni represented on area councils. Never before, though, have women taken on so many major political roles...

Duration:00:22:14

Trent Voices: Jacob Rodenburg, Executive Directer of Camp Kawartha

10/9/2019
TRENT Magazine sat down with alumnus, environmental educator and director of Camp Kawartha and the Camp Kawartha Environment Centre for a conversation about education, leadership, and the relationship between kids and their natural environment.

Duration:00:20:15

Trent Voices: Emily Whetung MacInnes, Chief of Curve Lake First Nation

10/4/2019
Women Leaders in Peterborough Politics, Part 2 of 3. Emily Whetung MacInnes. Peterborough has a long history of being represented by Trent University alumni politicians. Currently, alumnus Dave Smith is the MPP for Peterborough-Kawartha. Alumnus Jeff Leal held that seat for the previous four terms (and sat on Peterborough City Council before that). There are also several alumni represented on area municipal councils. Never before, though, have women taken on so many major political roles...

Duration:00:21:25

Trent Voices: Diane Therrien, Mayor of Peterborough

10/4/2019
Women Leaders in Peterborough Politics, Part 1 of 3. Diane Therrien. Peterborough has a long history of being represented by Trent University alumni politicians. Currently, alumnus Dave Smith is the MPP for Peterborough-Kawartha. Alumnus Jeff Leal held that seat for the previous four terms (and sat on Peterborough City Council before that). There are also several alumni represented on area municipal councils. Never before, though, have women taken on so many major political roles here....

Duration:00:22:09

Trent Voices: Cannabis Production CEO David Grand '79 on Legalization, Cultural Change, and the Pot Economy

4/8/2019
Alumnus David Grand is the founder and CEO of Muskoka Grown, a 65,000-square-foot, top quality cannabis production facility, as well as a former member of the Trent University Board of Governors. Using the latest technologies, he is trying to create the gold standard of cannabis companies. Mr. Grand took TRENT Magazine’s editor, Donald Fraser, on a guided tour of the facility and followed it up with a conversation that tackled the science, economics, and social aspects of marijuana. We...

Duration:00:44:14

Trent Voices: Anastasia Kaschenko '12 Harvests Water from the Atmosphere to Help Water Scarce Parts of Africa

3/11/2019
Anastasia Kaschenko is the chief technical officer and co-founder of Majik Water, a start-up currently creating new sources of affordable, clean drinking water for communities in Kenya and South Africa. Making use of technology that harvests moisture from the air, the company is aiding individuals and communities, but they’re also partnering with some of the world’s largest business to lessen industrial water consumption in areas most affected by shortages. TRENT Magazine/The Trent Voices...

Duration:00:30:47

Trent Voices: Jenna Pilgrim '12 Helps Make Cryptocurrencies Less Cryptic

12/17/2018
Alumna Jenna Pilgrim '12 is passionate about changing the way the world does business. Carving a career in the emerging cryptocurrency economy, she's a pioneer in way that people will be doing business in our not-so-distant future. She joins us on Trent Voices to explain both cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. It's an insightful insider's look at an often misunderstood business infrastructure. Jenna is currently the Director of Business Development at Bloq Inc., a multipurpose...

Duration:00:29:34

Trent Voices Richard Harrison, the 2017 Governor General's Award Winner for Poetry

11/23/2017
Trent University alumnus Richard Harrison ’76 has been named the winner of the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry for On Not Losing My Father's Ashes in the Flood, published by Hamilton's Wolsak & Wynn. It was the latest honour for the book, which also won the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry and the third prize for poetry in the 2017 Alcuin Society's Book Design Awards. On Not Losing My Father's Ashes in the was also shortlisted for the City of Calgary's 2016 W.O....

Duration:00:38:11

Trent Voices: Jason "The Human Kebab" Parsons, DJ and Hype Man for Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker

11/13/2017
Jason “The Human Kebab” Parsons is DJ and Hype Man for Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker. On stage – when he’s not attached to his turntables – he’s a perpetual motion machine. On the mic he’s constantly urging the crowd to get into it – to really participate. His energy is infectious, which is definitely one of the aspects of the band that resonates with their legion of fans. USS has been described as “a science experiment put to music” and they are, in a word, experimental. They mix elements of...

Duration:00:29:59

Trent Voices Women In Power Part 1: Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet

11/10/2017
The new season of Trent Voices, The TRENT Magazine Live/Trent Alumni Affairs podcast show, is kicking off with a "Women in Politics" mini-series that will feature interviews with successful Trent alumnae politicians, both past and present, including: Hochelaga NDP MP Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet '74, Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson '85, and long-standing Peterborough mayor Syvlia Sutherland '68. We'll also revisit interviews with Peterborough-Kawarthas Liberal MP and Minister for the...

Duration:00:29:40

Margaret Laurence Lecture: Michael Lista "Outside the Whale: Literature and the Left in the Age of Trump"

3/14/2017
With two well-received collections of poems and a fearless collection of essays, Canadian investigative journalist, essayist and poet, Michael Lista, was welcomed to Trent University as the 2017 Margaret Laurence fellow. His talk Outside the Whale: Literature and the Left in the Age of Trump focused primarily on the role the literary left will play in a new political climate of right-winged politics and nationalism. Mr. Lista has worked as a book columnist for The National Post, and as...

Duration:00:30:18

Trent Voices: Christopher Ward "Is This Live, Inside the Wild Early Years of MuchMusic"

12/13/2016
From the first Canadian VJ (and Trent alumnus) Christopher Ward, Is This Live? captures the pure fun and rock ’n’ roll rebellion of the early years of MuchMusic television. Christopher Ward joins us by Skype to talk about his latest book. We talked to Ward last year in a wide ranging interview about his career as an award-winning songwriter, music journalist, and author. You can find that podcast here. But when we heard that he was working on a book about the early days of MuchMusic, we...

Duration:00:42:37

Trent Voices Literary Series Part 3: Linwood Barclay

10/21/2016
We are extremely excited to stream our #TrentVoices Literary Series. The impressive alumni lineup, which includes a who’s who of Canadian authors, is perfect listening for the chilly days of autumn. Pull Up a chair, a cozy blanket, and a comforting beverage. We hope that you’re as excited as we are. This week: From linwoodbarclay.com: Linwood Barclay is the #1 internationally bestselling author of thirteen novels, including Trust Your Eyes, A Tap on the Window, No Time for Goodbye and...

Duration:00:34:06

Trent Voices Literary Series Part 2: Yann Martel

8/12/2016
We are extremely excited to stream our summer #TrentVoices Literary Series. The impressive alumni lineup, which includes a who’s who of Canadian authors, is perfect listening for the dog days of summer. Tune in from your dock, deck, patio, or summer sanctuary. We hope that you’re as excited as we are. This Week: Yann Martel From Penguin Random House Canada: "Yann Martel is the author of Life of Pi, the #1 international bestseller and winner of the 2002 Man Booker (among many other...

Duration:00:44:06

Trent Voices Literary Series Part 1: Leah McLaren

8/5/2016
We are extremely excited to stream our summer #TrentVoices Literary Series. The impressive alumni lineup, which includes a who’s who of Canadian authors, is perfect listening for the dog days of summer. Tune in from your dock, deck, patio, or summer sanctuary. We hope that you’re as excited as we are. This Week: Leah McLaren: From the Globe and Mail: “Leah McLaren is a journalist, novelist and screenwriter. She’s published two novels, The Continuity Girl (2007) and A Better Man (2015)...

Duration:00:47:01

Trent Alumnus Mark Quattrocchi ’08 Cycles Around the World for Charity

7/19/2016
On July 7th, 2014, Trent alumnus Mark Quattrocchi ‘08 departed on a two-year cycling journey around the globe, travelling across 40 countries, 5 continents, and 35,000km, all while raising money for Free the Children’s Adopt-A-Village program. The impressive trip has raised over $48,000 in support of education in underprivileged communities around the world. Beginning in Sanya, China, where he spent time as an international teacher at a Canadian school, Mark cycled home to his small town of...

Duration:00:35:44

Trent University School of the Environment Seminar Series, Part 2

6/15/2016
The four-part series showcased the breadth of research undertaken by scholars and scientists associated with the School of the Environment, which launched in September 2015 and brings together experts from a variety of disciplines who are teaching or studying environmental topics. "Each meeting features two short presentations, one by a scientist and one by an arts or policy person, so that every session captures a bit of the diversity of scholarship that goes on here," explains Professor...

Duration:01:02:38

Trent Voices: Athena Reich Subverts Lady Gaga

5/11/2016
Chatelaine Magazine recently named Athena Reich the “World’s Top Lady Gaga Impersonator.” But to label her an impersonator would tell only a fraction of the story. Reich, a talented artist in her own right, subverts Gaga with her own unique brand of feminist and queer music and drama – going so far as to incorporate her own pregnancy into a show called #ARTBIRTH, where Gaga delivers a baby live on stage. How Gaga is Reich? Billboard Magazine once printed a photo of her, mistakenly...

Duration:00:19:30