The brand new TRENT Magazine is landing in mailboxes across Canada and around the world. Please visit our magazine page here.
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Also, we plan on sending hard copies of the magazine out once per year. While it is always available online, you can also receive hard copies of all three annual editions (Winter, Summer, Fall) in the mail. Again, simply email email@example.com to get on our subscription list.
This edition features some fascinating current events pieces, viewed through the unique prism of Trent alumni and faculty.
Waubageshig (Harvey McCue ’66), co-founder of Trent’s Indigenous Studies Department, has prepared a piece on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and the final report that they released in December. The article is stark in its description of residential schools. It also captures the cautious feelings that many First Nations people are experiencing regarding the outcomes of the Commission.
We present an examination of the current and future landscape of Canadian TV/film by several alumni who have carved out successful careers in the industry: Stephen Stohn ’66, president of Epitome Pictures, multi-award winning executive producer of Degrassi, and top entertainment lawyer; Bill Corcoran ’70, who has been in the television and motion picture industry for 40 years as director/producer, and who has directed over 300 hours of television and 30 movies; and Bay Weyman ’76, an award-winning Canadian filmmaker with over 25 years of experience in writing, producing, and directing documentary films through his company Close Up Films.
Current Trent faculty have come together to help produce an article on the post-Paris Accord state of climate change policy. Professors Stephen Hill and Robert Paehlke offer their predictions on what the future may hold.
Our cover story stems from a one-on-one interview with alumna (and Privy Council member) Maryam Monsef ’03 and explores her first days on Parliament Hill, the life-altering experience of becoming a cabinet member, and how the position of minister of Democratic Institutions will help shape the future governments of Canada.
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