Trent University has received $560K from the Department of Canadian Heritage to support the Jalynn Bennett Amphitheatre at Trent’s Catharine Parr Traill College. The three-season amphitheatre will have 80 to 100 seats, professional lighting, and will use acoustics to direct sound. It will meet the community’s need for an outdoor stage, and will provide students with a space in which they can practice and perform and engage in hands-on learning opportunities. The new space will bring ne arts and cultural events to the community in the downtown area. Construction on the amphitheatre will begin in the summer, with completion anticipated by September 2022. Trent also recently received $750K over three years from Canada’s Department of National Defence to support the Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the Study of the Canadian North. The chair is held by Dr Whitney Lackenbauer. Trent| Nation Talk Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.