September 05, 2017
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Orientation T-shirts and free stuff from the Student Success Centre

Welcome Thunderwolves!

The following two messages are from the Lakehead Thunder Bay Student Success Centre.

New Students:  Orientation T-Shirts & Swag Bags!

Are you a new student who registered for Orientation but didn't pick up your Orientation kit last week? If so, you can still get your Orientation t-shirt, swag bag and wristband all this week!

Come visit the SSC in the Agora, RC foyer or SC0008 to pick yours up. You have until this Friday, Sept. 8 at 12:00 pm to collect your Orientation kit. Please note you must have registered for Orientation online prior to August 29 in order to get your kits.

All Students: Treats, Games & Free Stuff

The SSC welcomes all Thunderwolves to the start of a new university year! Join us this week as we kick off September with Welcome Week.

We'll have treats, prizes, games and lots of free stuff waiting for you. You'll even get to hear about our first ever, free, Student Conference designed for new students who are interested in making their university year a successful one.

Visit us all this week, at any of our Welcome Booths in the Agora, RC foyer or outside the Library.

Don't forget to download the new Lakehead Student Success - Thunder Bay Campus app for all your campus information.  

Get your #LakeheadAdventure started! For information contact the Student Success Centre ( or 343-8018).

Lakehead Orillia welcomes Class of 2021!

This past weekend, Lakehead Orillia welcomed over 200 new students during Move-In Day and Thunderwolves Howl! 2017.

During the four-day orientation, first-year students took part in a variety of social events, team-building activities, and opportunities to connect with fellow students, staff, and faculty, to help transition to university life. 

New Thunderwolves also had the opportunity to take part in the first annual Thunderwolves Give Back. Over 60 first year students travelled to the YMCA Geneva Park to help staff members with end of season chores.

Activities ranged from putting down mulch to painting some of the smaller buildings on the grounds. It was an excellent way for students to get a feel for their new home, and at the same time, see how they could give back.

Aramark Hours of Operation

The following are the fall hours of operation for dining at Lakehead University Thunder Bay.

Agora Starbucks

  • Monday to Thursday - 7:30 am to 7:30 pm
  • Friday - 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Weekends & Holidays Closed

ATAC Persian Man

  • Monday to Thursday - 8:00 am to 8:30 pm
  • Friday - 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
  • Weekends & Holidays Closed

Library Café

  • Monday to Thursday – 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Friday – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Weekends & Holidays Closed


  • Monday to Thursday – 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Friday – 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Weekends & Holidays Closed

Main Cafeteria

  • Monday to Thursday – 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
  • Friday – 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
  • Weekends & Holidays Closed

Residence Dining Hall

  • Monday to Friday – 7:30 am to 7:30 pm
  • Weekends & Holidays – 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Dan’s Diner                      

  • Sunday to Thursday – 7:30 pm to Midnight
  • Friday & Saturday – 7:30 pm to 2 am

Avila Pizza Pizza              

  • Monday to Sunday – 5:30 pm to Midnight
  • Closed on Holidays

TSC Announcement - Mobility Print

The Technology Services Centre (TSC) has implemented Mobility Print across both campuses. This service allows students to print from personal laptops, tablets or mobile devices to multifunction printers located in computer labs, libraries, and other campus locations.

This system uses a print release mechanism that stores your documents for two hours, allowing you to release your print job at any printer.

For additional information on supported devices, please contact the Helpdesk at ext. 7777 or review the printing instructions online at

Lakehead University Presidential Search Consultation

Dear Friends and Members of the Lakehead University Community,

We have embarked on the process of selecting a President and Vice-Chancellor. The search will be comprehensive in scope with an integral portion being a process of consultation. We ask for your assistance in gathering information to inform the process.

Please click here to complete a brief form to be returned to Laverne Smith & Associates Inc. and held in confidence.

As this is a very important matter for the University, your input is critical and I would ask you to take the few minutes required to help us in this important undertaking. All responses will be held in strict confidence by Laverne Smith & Associates Inc. and the inclusion of your name is optional.

Please complete your questionnaire by September 15, 2017. You are encouraged to share this email with any contacts you believe would be interested in providing feedback. 

Thank you for your time and input.

Yours truly,

David Tamblyn
Chair, Board of Governors
Chair, Search Committee

Judicial Panel Interest to Serve - Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 11

The President of Lakehead University is seeking nominations to fill eight tenured faculty member vacancies on the Judicial Panel.

All terms commence at the close of the annual Board of Governors meeting on October 6, 2016 through to the close of the annual Board of Governors meeting in 2017.

These vacancies are self-nominated. Click here to access the interest to serve form.

The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 12 pm. Please direct any questions to Dr. Millo Shaw at

Phone System (Voicemail Indicator Light)

A component of the Lakehead University phone system in Thunder Bay is experiencing technical difficulties, affecting the message indicator light of numerous phones on campus.

If your phone has been affected, and the message indicator light is flashing but you have no messages, press the flashing envelope key on your phone and press the * key or erase key.

This will prevent the message indicator from flashing until this problem has been fixed.

If you have new messages and the message indicator light does not come on, this is because of the defective phone server on campus.

TSC recommends checking your voicemail box regularly, as a new message may not turn your indicator light on.

For questions or concerns please email

ACSS Open House - Thursday, Sept. 7

All students, staff, and faculty are invited to attend Aboriginal Cultural and Support Services's Open House.

Come join us to learn more about our services, find out about upcoming ACSS events, meet our staff, and make new friends while you enjoy a slice of pizza!

When: Thursday, Sept. 7
Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Aboriginal Student Lounge (SC0004)

Please direct questions to

Free Meditation Sessions begin Thursday, Sept. 7

 Lakehead's Student Health & Counselling Centre offers meditation sessions four times per week beginning Thursday, Sept. 7.

  • Mondays: 12:30-1 pm @ Bora Laskin Gym
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11:45 am - 12:15 pm @ Prettie Residence Building
  • Fridays: 3:45 - 4:15 pm @ Prettie Residence Building

All students welcome. No experience necessary, no need to register (just drop in). Sessions are free.

Nature Walk - Friday, Sept. 8

You don’t need to go far to access the beautiful scenery and tranquil nature that is all around us! The Office of Sustainability will offer a guided walk to explore some of the natural features of campus. 

While on the walk, learn about recycling procedures, water bottle refilling stations, the community garden, and other sustainability initiatives.

Date: Friday, Sept. 8
Time: 1 to 2 pm
Location: Meet out front of the Chancellor Paterson Library

We welcome all students to join, especially new, incoming students. Please dress appropriately for the weather, including footwear for walking on uneven ground.

For questions, contact Ledah McKellar, Sustainability Coordinator at coordinator.

Reminder: Psychology celebrating Mary Lysenchuk’s 50 years at Lakehead University

The Psychology department will hold a reception to celebrate Mary Lysenchuk’s 50th anniversary at Lakehead University.

Date: Friday, Sept. 8
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Location: The Study Coffeehouse

All are welcome to attend.

Smudging Advisory - Friday, Sept. 8

Please be advised that there will be smudging using traditional medicines (sage, sweet grass, tobacco and cedar) Friday, Sept. 8 from 10:30 to 11:30 am in CB 3013.

If you have any questions, please contact Peter Lee, at

Need an online course site for an upcoming academic session? Submit your request now!

Instructors requiring an online mycourselink course site for an upcoming academic session can submit their requests now.

Click the Request an Online Course Site button located at the top of your class roster in myInfo, and you'll receive an email to your Lakehead University email account confirming the successful set-up of your online course site.

For more information, please contact the us at

PLEASE NOTE: A new site request will need to be made each time a course is offered. Content can be migrated from a previously used site to the new one by selecting the Migrate Course option on the Request Form.

Oleksii Semeniuk - Chemistry and Materials Science PhD Defence - Friday, Sept. 8

The Chemistry and Materials Science PhD candidate, Oleksii Semeniuk, will present his research entitled Lead Oxide (PbO) for Direct Conversion Detectors on Friday, Sept. 8 at 9 am in CB 4058.

The direct conversion detectors offer superior performance in X-ray sensitivity and spatial resolution, provided that a high-performance photoconductor as an X-ray-to-charge transducer is employed. Several wide ban-gap photoconductors are being studied for direct conversion flat panel detectors. Polycrystalline Lead Oxide (PbO) is the most promising X-ray to charge transducer for direct conversion X-ray detectors due to its high X-ray attenuation coefficient and theoretical high X-ray to charge conversion gain at low dark current. Within this project PbO technology was advanced to produce uniform and dense layers which are stable at ambient conditions. In addition, the measurements performed at various exposures and at an extended range of electric fields indicate improved time response to X-ray irradiation and suggest the suitability of PbO for real time imaging at 30 frames per second.

Committee Members: Dr. Alla Reznik (supervisor), Dr. Mark Gallagher, Dr. Dimiter Alexandrov and Dr. Kestutis Arlauskas (external)

Everyone is welcome.

For more information contact Brenda at

Miijim Noongam - Wednesday, Sept. 13

MIIJIM NOONGAM ~ Please join Aboriginal Cultural and Support Services for lunch!

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 13
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Location: The Aboriginal Student Lounge - SC0004

Everyone is welcome.

Please send questions to

Volunteers Needed for FALL HARVEST 2017 - Saturday, Sept. 16

Aboriginal Cultural & Support Services is looking for student volunteers for the annual Fall Harvest. Students have the opportunity to learn from Elders while volunteering.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 16
Time: 9 am to 3 pm
Location: Lakehead University Sweat Lodge Site

Please contact ACSS at 807-343-8085 or for more information.

Sweat Lodge Ceremony - Wednesday, Sept. 27


Sweat lodge conductor Gene Nowegejick will be offering a Sweat Lodge Ceremony for Lakehead University students, staff, and faculty on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

The ceremony will start at 5 pm at the Lakehead University Sweat Lodge Site. Women should wear long skirts and a T-shirt. Men should wear shorts. Be sure to bring a towel. Participants are encouraged to bring the Elder a tobacco offering which is available for pick-up at the Aboriginal Cultural & Support Services office. (RC0002)

Women who are on their moon time must not participate in the Sweat Lodge Ceremony or handle ceremonial items.

For more information contact Yolanda Twance, ACSS Coordinator at 807-343-8084 or

Men's Basketball Annual Lobster Dinner Fundraiser - Saturday, Oct. 14

The Men's Basketball Annual Lobster Dinner Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 5:30 pm at the Italian Cultural Centre.

The night begins with an oyster shucking bar and short symposium, followed by dinner at 6 pm. For seafood lovers, the lobsters are sure to satisfy.

For those less enthused about seafood, there is also an option of chicken and pork buffet with endless potato and rice. All meals are served with family style mussels, salad, buns, dessert, and coffee. Nobody leaves hungry!

Throughout the evening there will also be several attendance draws, raffle prizes, silent auctions, and various fun games that will test your skill and luck.

If that weren’t enough excitement, your ticket will also get you free admission to the men’s basketball game at 1 pm on Saturday, Oct. 14.

The Annual Lobster Dinner is a fundraiser to support the Lakehead University Men's Basketball Team's activities, including travel, recruiting, supplementing the meal allowance on road trips, etc.

Without such contributions, along with the support of the Back Court Club, the Team could not compete with the best in Canada as it has over the past seasons.

Tickets are $90 each and can be purchased through Head Coach Manny Furtado by emailing or Melissa Pye at Cash bar.

Thank you in advance for your support and enthusiasm about the upcoming season!