Lakehead University to Host Talk and Panel on Northern Health Issues
26, 2012 – Thunder Bay, ON)
This Thursday and Friday (Sept 27 + 28), Lakehead
University invites the public to participate in a lecture, workshop and panel
discussion that bring together local and national expertise to discuss health
research and treatment in rural and Northern communities.
Sept. 27 (4 pm; Room ATAC 2011), as part of Lakehead’s Faculty of Health
& Behavioural Sciences Distinguished Speaker Series, a free and open to the
public talk featuring Dr. Patrick McGrath – Canada Research Chair and Professor
of Psychology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry at Dalhousie University, and Integrated
Vice President, Research and Innovation, Capital District Health Authority and
IWK Health Centre – who will discuss the changing health research landscape and
the six most important tips for obtaining health research funding and
completing health research.
On Friday, Sept. 28 (9 am – 4 pm; Lakehead University Thunder Bay’s Faculty Lounge), Dr. McGrath will be the keynote speaker at Bridging the Gap – Innovative Treatment Options for Rural and Northern Communities, a day-long workshop where panellists share their experiences working with clients from rural and Northern communities. Tickets are $20 for students and $100 for non-students.
September 28’s panel consists of Dr. Fred Schmidt,
psychologist, Children's Centre Thunder Bay and an Adjunct Professor in the
Department of Psychology at Lakehead University; Dr. Judy Finlay, former
Ontario Child Advocate, Associate Professor, Ryerson University; Dr. Peter
Braunberger, child and adolescent psychiatrist, Sister Margaret Smith Centre,
Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Dilico Anishinabek Family Care; and Dr.
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Please call Brandon Walker, Media Relations Officer, at (807) 343-8177 for more information.
Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for a multidisciplinary teaching approach that emphasizes collaborative learning and independent critical thinking. More than 8,700 students and 1,850 faculty and staff learn and work at campuses located in Orillia, and Thunder Bay, Ontario, which is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Lakehead University promotes innovative research that supports local and regional socio-economic needs. In Orillia, development continues on building a campus that meets Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) standards.
Last updated October 05, 2012