November 16, 2018
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NEURIG - Friday, Nov. 16

Surgical Soundwaves: High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Therapy for the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disorders

When: Friday, November 16th at 4:30 in AT1007. 

Talk Summary: Craig Macsemchuk is a third-year undergraduate student of electrical engineering at Lakehead University. This previous summer, he worked as a research assistant at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary working in the area of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for brain applications.

He developed software to interface General Electric MRIs with experimental HIFU research platforms and assisted with data analysis related to HIFU treatment of essential tremor.

Craig will introduce high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) as a minimally invasive therapy for the treatment of neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. He will then explain some of the underlying mechanisms of the HIFU treatment cycle including MRI thermometry, online data processing, and treatment procedure.

Then he will present a retrospective analysis of essential tremor treatments conducted at the University of Calgary. Lastly, he will talk about future directions in focused ultrasound research for blood-brain barrier opening and neuromodulation.

Communications Bulletin will not be sent on Tuesday, Dec. 11

Lakehead University's Communications Bulletin will not run on Tuesday, Dec. 11 due to team development and planning sessions scheduled for Monday, Dec. 10 and Tuesday, Dec. 11.

Events can instead be promoted in the Friday, Dec. 7 bulletin or using the events calendar.

Please send questions to

Don't stress the test! - Nov. 19, 28, Dec. 4, 5

Student Health & Wellness, in partnership with the Student Success Centre and Student Accessibility Services, invites you to come out and join us for this interactive, activity-based workshop focused on academic and psychological prep for exams and test-taking.

Tips, strategies and skills for exam success. 

Monday, Nov. 19 - 1 to 2 pm
Wednesday, Nov. 28 - 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Tuesday, Dec. 4 - 1 to 2 pm
Wednesday, Dec. 5 - 1 to 2 pm

Chancellor Paterson Library room 5002.

Take the next step in your education. Apply for the Consecutive Bachelor of Education Program

Are you in your final year of studies? What do your plans for next year look like?

Applications are now open for the Consecutive Bachelor of Education program at the Thunder Bay and Orillia campuses! Spend the next two years immersed in the field of education qualifying you to become a certified teacher.

Take the next step in your education and advance your career with a teacher education degree. An education degree is your passport to the world with teaching opportunities spread across the globe. Click here for more information about the program and admission requirements.

The deadline to apply is Saturday, Dec. 1. Start your application today!


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

Instructors requiring an online mycourselink (D2L) 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 Teaching Commons 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.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Consultation: We need your input!

Lakehead is developing a five-year Action Plan on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in consultation with students, faculty, staff and administrators, and particularly with individuals from under-represented groups. 

The President's EDI taskforce is now reaching out far and wide to gather the important insight of our University community. Our Online Consultation Form is now available to all to complete during the month of November.

It is anonymous, which means that none of your inputs will be attributed back to you and all data will be kept confidentially with the Office of Human Rights and Equity. 

Fill out the form and tell us what can be done to improve equity, diversity and inclusion making Lakehead a stronger University for all. 

If you have any questions about the consultation process, or would like us to host a focus group please contact Jonathan Erua at or ext. 7763.

Register for the Family Holiday Party - Sunday, Dec. 9

The Lakehead University Community Council is pleased to invite you to our Family Holiday Party on Sunday, Dec. 9 from 1 - 4:30 pm in the Main Cafeteria.

Join us for an afternoon of activities, entertainment, lunch and a visit from Santa. Parents are asked to give a donation of $10 per child to help defray costs.

If you are interested in registering please contact the Office of Donor Events at 807-343-8747 or  no later than Wednesday, Nov. 21.

If you have any older children/grandchildren that would be interested in volunteering, please let us know!  This can be used for their high school volunteer hours.

Winter Coat Drive

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

- Aesop

Lakehead University International is collecting coats, hats, scarves and mitts for male and female students of all sizes.

Please bring donations to the International Lounge on the ground floor of the Chancellor Paterson Library by December 7th to help an international student in need!

Please contact Jenny at for more information.

Payroll Year-end 2018

All payrolls for the year 2018 will be completed by Friday, December 14, 2018 to allow for system year-end closing and the set-up and processing of the first pay of 2019 to accommodate the university closure between December 22, 2018 and January 1, 2019 inclusive.

If you have any payroll-related items outstanding or to be paid or adjusted in 2018, please forward to, or contact Human Resources or Payroll no later than Thursday, December 6, 2018. 

Items received after this date cannot be guaranteed to be paid in 2018 and may not be included in calendar year 2018 for T4 reporting purposes.

A detailed schedule including cut-offs for timecard entry and approval is attached and can also be found on the at the following link: 2018 Lakehead University Payroll Year-end Cut-off Schedule.

  • Enza Michaliuk - Payroll Analyst - payrolls for part-time employees, graduate assistants, post-doctoral fellows, Phone: (807) 343-8721  Email:
  • Shayla Gibson - Payroll Analyst - payrolls for all full-time staff and faculty, Phone: (807) 343-8603 Email: payroll
  • Derek Klement - Payroll Analyst - inquiries, Records of Employment, bank deposits, Phone: (807) 343-8078 Email:
  • Gail Wdowiak- Payroll Services Manager, Phone: (807) 343-8143 Email:

LUMINA concert - Tuesday, Nov. 20

Lakehead University's Department of Music presents a LUMINA Concert on Tuesday, November 20.

LUMINA concerts assist students to meet the requirements of their Lakehead Music degree programs, but are also open to the public.

All concerts are in the Jean McNulty Recital Hall, William H. Buset Centre for Music and Visual Arts, 12:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, November 20

  • Martin Blanchet Jazz quintet featuring - Martin Blanchet, bass;  Katie Stevens, violin; Dino Pepe, saxophone; Mario Potestio, guitar and Ian McLeod, drums.

Admission fee is $10 for students and seniors and $15 for general admission.

Call for Nominations for Prestigious Fellow of the University - Deadline: Friday, Jan. 4, 2019

Lakehead University's Board of Governors is seeking nominations for Fellow of the University, which recognizes people who have contributed to the growth, development, welfare and well-being of Lakehead University.

The nomination deadline for Fellow of the University is Friday, January 4 2019. More information on the criteria and nomination form is available by clicking here.

If you have further questions, please contact:

The University Secretariat
Phone: 807-346-7949

2019 Teaching Innovation Award - Nomination deadline Saturday, Dec. 15

Nominations are now open for the new Teaching Innovation Award.

Lakehead University’s Teaching Innovation Award recognizes the development and/or implementation of innovative pedagogical practices and technologies. The award is given for the development and/or implementation of a specific pedagogical innovation, and may be awarded to an individual or a team.

Instructors, librarians, and staff engaged in the delivery and support of teaching at Lakehead are eligible to be nominated for innovations developed and/or implemented at Lakehead University.

For more information about this award and the nomination process, visit this page. 

Career Services Student Volunteer Opportunity!

The Student Success Centre is seeking students to join our Career Services as a Peer Reviewer.

Students from all programs are welcome to apply. As a Peer Reviewer, you will focus specifically on assisting and supporting fellow students in the areas of resume and cover letter writing.

This is a volunteer-based position; however, an honourarium will be offered to Peer Reviewers. This opportunity is an excellent way for students to develop their skills through coaching, mentorship, editing, delivering feedback, and communication.

The skills that will be developed as a Peer Reviewer are transferable to any future career that involves leadership, coaching, and advising. This position will require a weekly commitment of two hours and can be flexible around your schedule. All resume/cover letter reviews will take place in the Student Success Centre.

For more information, please visit: Peer Reviewer Posting

If you are interested in applying for this position, please follow these steps:

1) Go to to access the Job and Volunteer Postings.

2) Access Peer Mentor Job Advertisement ID 14149.

3) Apply to the position by uploading a PDF of your resume and cover letter.

History MA Graduate Programs Information Session - Tuesday, Nov. 20

The Department of History invites interested students to attend an information session about the MA programs in History - Tuesday, Nov. 20. 

An MA in History provides students with marketable skills for a challenging job market. Check out our departmental website to find out more about our programs and information about what our students have accomplished in the past with a degree in History.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 20
Time: 1 to 2 pm
Location: Ryan Building 3027

Refreshments will be served. 

Teaching Commons Upcoming Workshops - November

The Teaching Commons has a long list of upcoming workshops and webinars for faculty, instructors, and staff.

Some of the workshops include:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 21: Introduction to Virtual Classroom: A Collaborative Web-conferencing Tool
  • Thursday, Nov. 22: Indigenous Content Workshop: Indigenous Ethnobotany and Medicinal Plants
  • Tuesday, Nov. 27: Holiday-Themed Beaded Ornament Ball Workshop from the Indigenous Curriculum Specialist

For more details or to register visit LibCal at

CULTURE DAYS ARE BACK! - Friday, Nov. 23

Culture Days are back!

Please join us in the International Student Lounge to learn about the traditions and culture of our international students.

On Friday, November 23 we will kick off the celebration with South Korea and Japan! Write your name in different languages, try new foods, enjoy some music and movies from these countries. This event is drop in (everyone welcome!!) from 1-3 pm on Friday, Nov. 23.

Hope to see you all there!

Developing Research Partnerships with Non-profit and Public Sector Organizations: an Office of Research Services Lunch n' Learn

The Office of Research Services will be hosting a lunchtime panel discussion Developing Research Partnerships with Non-Profit and Public Sector Organizations on Tuesday, November 27th from 12 pm – 2 pm in ATAC 5036/OA 3007.

This session will feature a panel of researchers (Drs. Vicki Kristman, Rebecca Schiff and Elaine Wiersma) and representatives of non-profit organizations with whom they have worked in successful research partnerships.

The researchers and partners will address questions about how they began working together, what a partner is looking for in a research collaboration, and their process of working together to co-create and mobilize research knowledge. Dr. PhebeAnn Wolframe-Smith (Office of Research Services) will be facilitating the discussion.

Lunch is provided with this session. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Rita Nicholas (if attending in Thunder Bay) or Rebecca Heffernan (if attending in Orillia) by Tuesday, November 20th. Make sure to specify any dietary requirements.

MHSc Thesis Defence - C. Marchese - Tuesday, Nov. 27

Carlina Marchese, a Master of Health Sciences candidate in the Department of Health Sciences, will present her Thesis Defence, "Distracted Driving and Crash Responsibility in Fatal USA Collisions 1991 - 2015", on:

DATE: Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
TIME: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm (EST)

Carlina's Thesis Committee members are Dr. Michel Bédard, Supervisor; Dr. Lynn Martin, and Sacha Dubois.

A copy of Carlina's thesis is available for review in SN1006, Thunder Bay campus.

Please note that this event is available through Zoom and the invite information is below.


Topic: MHSc Thesis Defence - C. Marchese
Time: Nov 27, 2018 9:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Encounters in Bioethics: Care for People with Dementia - A case based discussion - Wednesday, Nov. 28

Join the Centre for Health Care Ethics for a case based discussion on care for people with dementia.

Presenter: Tegan Sacevich, MD, FRCPC, Geriatric Psychiatrist, St. Joseph's Care Group

  • Mariette Brennan, PhD, Associate Professor, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Lakehead University
  • Stacey Saukko, MSW, RSW, Social Worker, Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay
  • Elaine Wiersma, PhD, Director, Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health; Associate Professor, Dept. of Health Sciences Lakehead University

Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Venue: Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre, 700 River St., Thunder Bay (Meeting Room 1-2)

Everyone is welcome. Free admission.

There will be an abbreviated session on Thursday, November 29, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Boardroom, 3rd floor Administration. Everyone is welcome.

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All successful submissions will be collected into an open casebook for publication, and successful applicants will receive $5,000 upon completion. Apply by Thursday, November 29, 4:00pm EST for consideration.

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