Lakehead University News
Lakehead's Provost and Vice-President, Academic, Dr. Rod Hanley, is very pleased to announce the renewal of two of the University's deans: Faculty of Education's Dr. John O'Meara, and the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies' Dr. Andrew Dean. "These decanal renewals are in recognition and response to the dedication and contribution these individuals have made to their respective faculties and Lakehead as a whole," said Dr. Hanley. "In a time of increased importance in post-secondary education, universities need to retain those in key positions whose strategies and philosophies only serve to benefit our students and the future of academia."
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Lakehead University's Centre for Northern Studies forum Rapid Change and the Future of Canada's North will feature four internationally renowned speakers on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16. Biology Professor Dr. John Smol, of Queen's University, recently appeared on an episode of the CBC documentary series The Nature of Things. Other speakers include Juli Abouchar, a Partner in Willms and Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP; and Professor of Human Geography, Dr. Dieter Muller of Umea University in Sweden.
Lakehead University's upcoming Science Olympics Northwestern Ontario will be a great opportunity for curious high school students to learn through doing, with help from professors and university students running the exciting events. Local and regional students from grades 9 to 12 will work in groups to solve fun challenges that apply their knowledge of science and engineering in creative ways. "Science Olympics is an excellent way to engage students in science, engineering and math while introducing them to Lakehead University," said Dr. Andrew Dean, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies.
(Friday, March 8, 2013 – Thunder Bay, ON) The Lakehead University Native Student Association (LUNSA) is hosting its annual powwow at the C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse from Friday, March 15 to Sunday, March 17, 2013. This year's theme is Celebrating 25 Years of Powwow at Lakehead University. "The LUNSA association executive is commemorating 25 years by kicking off the powwow season with this celebration," said Sarah Nelson, LUNSA President.
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(March 8, 2013 – Thunder Bay, ON) After over two years of development, meetings and consultations with the University community and its various stakeholders, Lakehead's Board of Governors proudly approved the final draft of the University's Strategic Plan for 2013-2018. The Plan, entitled, Nurturing a Passion to Lead, embodies the bold, new vision that will oversee the collective vision of the University for the next five years: 'To provide a transformative university experience that is far from ordinary.' "Completing this Strategic Plan is a major milestone," said Board of Governors' Chair, Cameron Clark, "And we know that this is just the start. "Our Strategic Plan will serve as the framework to foster intellectual and human connections while giving students the tools to construct their own destiny," Clark added.
(March 6, 2013 – Thunder Bay, ON) Prospective students, along with their friends and family, will explore life on campus and have the unique experience of being a student for a day from Monday, March 11 to Friday, March 15 during Lakehead University’s March Break Open House. "Students will tour the campus and residences, meet with faculty members in their programs of interest, and be a Lakehead student for a day by attending in-session classes," said Robert Perrier, Acting Director of Lakehead University's Admissions and Recruitment Department.
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Lakehead's Dean of the Faculty of Law, Lee Stuesser, has proposed a new course that will be an enhancement to the new law program’s first year curriculum. It is Dean Stuesser's hope that this proposal will address the fundamental demand of the students staging a sit-in outside the University President’s Office. A proposed new law course, Law 1535: Aboriginal Perspectives, would be positioned as a mandatory, half-credit component of the curriculum to complement Law 1530: Native Canadian World Views & Law, which has already been approved by Lakehead University Senate. The course will assume an experiential format, and introduce students to Aboriginal culture, traditions and perspectives through speakers, dialogue and experience-based learning.