January 04, 2019
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Jump Into January with the SSC!

Welcome Back Thunderwolves! The Student Success Centre is kicking off the winter term with a variety of activities and programs and we’re inviting all students to jump into January with us!

Join us for some fun activities, academic prep sessions, and outdoor adventures all month long. Be sure to keep an eye out for details and information regarding these events, but here’s a preview of what we have in store for you:

FROST WEEK: Monday, January 7th - Friday, January 11th (TB & OR)

Come celebrate your first week back with some school spirit and fun activities! Treats, games, outdoor adventures, creative designs, giveaways and more await all students during Frost Week. For a full list of the events, visit:

ACADEMIC PREP SESSIONS: Thursday, January 10th - Tuesday, January 15th (TB) & Thursday, January 17th - Thursday, January 24th (OR)

Let us help prepare you for your semester. Whether you’re looking to refine an academic skill or learn a new strategy, these Academic Prep Sessions will provide you with information to assist your studies. Topics include time management, reading and note taking, study skills and how to write an academic paper. All sessions will be held in the Faculty Lounge (TB) and ASZ (OR) and are approximately 45 minutes in length. For a full schedule of sessions, visit:

BOUNCE BACK: Monday, January 14th - February 14th (TB & OR)

Are you a first-year student who didn’t reach your full potential during the Fall term? If so, consider signing up for our Bounce Back program. Bounce Back is designed to support and guide first-year students through a series of interactive sessions that focus on community building, personal reflection, goal setting, academic skills, action plans, and peer mentoring.

There are 3 sessions in this program, each being approximately 45 minutes in length. The sessions run twice a week between January - February. For more information and to register, visit:


Calling all students! Don’t miss out on our upcoming careers fairs. Speak with employers, drop off your resume, book an interview and get hired!

Education Career Fair (TB) - Wednesday, January 16, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Bora Laskin building

Summer Job & Career Fair (OR) - Thursday, January 31, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Simcoe Hall Learning Commons

Summer Job & Career Fair (TB) - Wednesday, February 6 & Thursday, February 7, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Agora

Education Career Fair (OR) - Thursday, February 7, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Heritage Place

For complete details, please visit:


Save the Date! If you’re a mature student, then be sure to put a hold in your calendar on the morning of Tuesday, January 22 and join us in the Academic Support Zone for a coffee break! Speak with advisors and library staff, connect with your peers and participate in some activities. Stay tuned to the communications bulletin for more information!

THE JOB MARKET: Monday, January 21 (OR) & Wednesday, January 23 (TB)

Get ready for our upcoming Summer Job and Career Fair by preparing in advance! Drop by to spruce up your career skills by taking a practice run at interacting and communicating with employers.

Mock interviews, resume reviews, strengths articulation, co-op information and more will help you impress companies and get hired. Stay tuned to the communications bulletin for more information.


Stay up-to-date with all our events, activities and programming by downloading the Lakehead Student Success App. Be sure to select your campus when downloading and allow for push notifications so you’re informed with all that we have to offer. Be sure to follow us on social media as well including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: #lakeheadadventure

TB @LakeheadSuccess

OR @LakeheadOSA

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 today (Friday, January 4). 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

EDI Consultation on Disability - Monday, Jan. 7

The President's Taskforce on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) is hosting two additional consultations on Disability, as we develop our 5-year action plan for Lakehead. 

We encourage all persons with disabilities, as well as those who support accommodations or who have expertise on disability and equity to join us on Monday, January 7 as we host two different meetings, one with students and the other with faculty and staff as per below:

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) consultation on disability with Faculty and Staff

Date: Monday, January 7th, 2019
Time: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: ATAC 5036 (Thunder Bay) and OA 3007 (Orillia)

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) consultation on disability with Students.

Date: Monday, January 7th, 2019
Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: ATAC 5035 (Thunder Bay) and OA 3041 (Orillia)

If you require specific accommodations to participate in this consultation, please let us know by January 3rd, 2019 by contacting  

We recognize that sharing personal and professional perspectives on EDI can often make members of equity-seeking groups feel more vulnerable and so you are reminded that this consultation is voluntary and confidential.

We do have an Online Form that is completely anonymous where you can alternatively or additionally give input. Thank you for supporting the President's Taskforce on EDI Action Planning.

Calendar Changes for Referral Deadline - Monday, Jan. 7

Attention faculty and staff,

Please note that Calendar changes applicable to the 2019-2020 Academic Calendar must be at the Senate Referral stage in Curriculum Navigator no later than noon on Monday, January 7.

Questions may be directed to the Associate University Secretary, Yvonne Roussel at

Thunder Bay Police Training at Lakehead University - Jan. 8 and 12

The Thunder Bay Police Service will conduct Immediate Rapid Deployment (IRD) Training next week at Lakehead University.

The first training session will be in Prettie Residence on Tuesday, Jan. 8 and then on Saturday, Jan. 12 on the fourth floor of the Centennial Building.

Please contact Frank Sgambelluri with any concerns or questions at 343-8131 or by email at

Changes to Student Health and Wellness Drop-in Counselling Hours

Due to high demand for drop-in counselling sessions, Student Health and Wellness at Lakehead Thunder Bay has made some adjustments to the schedule and staffing of clinics in order to provide more sessions each week.

Starting January 7, drop-in counselling clinics will be as follows:

Tuesdays 2:00 - 4:00 pm (registration begins at 1:00pm)

Thursdays & Fridays 9:00 am - 12:00pm (registration begins at 8:45 am).

Student Health and Wellness is in the Prettie Residence. 

Please call 343-8361 or email for more information.

Food Services Hours of Operation

Welcome back, from Conference and Food Services!

We would like to remind all students, faculty, and staff that various food service locations will be back to their regular hours of operation beginning January 2nd, 2019.

Food Services Hours of Operation


  • Main Cafe: January 2nd @8:00am
  • Res Cafe: January 5th @9:30am
  • Subway: January 7th @10:00am
  • Library Cafe: January 7th @8:00am
  • Starbucks: January 2nd @8:00am
  • Dan’s Diner: January 5th @7:30pm
  • Persian Man: January 7th @8:00am
  • Avila Pizza Pizza: January 7th @5:30pm

Students! Access Winter Term Online Course Sites

Online course sites can be accessed at the start of term through myInfo by clicking on the mycourselink link found under the quick links menu above or logging in directly at using your Lakehead University login credentials.

Students requiring assistance logging into their online course sites should contact the Teaching Commons by email at using their Lakehead University email account. Please note that not all on-campus courses have online course sites.

For more information:

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.

Therapy Dogs visiting the Library every Tuesday this term

They're baackkk!

Therapy Dogs from St. John Ambulance will visit students on the main floor of the Chancellor Paterson Library every Tuesday starting Jan. 8, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. 

Come meet your new bestie.

Decolonization reading group, every Tuesday in January

Members of the Lakehead University and broader Thunder Bay and area communities are invited to join a weekly drop-in decolonization reading group at the ReImagining Value Action Lab (RiVAL).

Located in room 2002 at the university's PACI building (Law School), the drop-in will be held every Tuesday at 7 pm from January 8 to February 5.

No experience necessary. Join us as we read the "The Reconciliation Manifesto: Recovering the Land, Rebuilding the Economy," by Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ronald Derrickson and other texts related to decolonization.

We will read out loud and together at each meeting, and follow up with a discussion about the colonial history of Canada and the meaning of decolonization. Books and readings are provided, and newcomers and drop-ins are welcome to join at any point. Bus fare and childcare subsidies are available on request.

For more information on this and other RiVAL activities, please visit

Crossing Lines: Recent Developments in the Korean Peninsula - Monday, Jan. 14

On Monday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 pm, Dr. Carl Young (Western University) will discuss "Crossing Lines: Recent Developments in the Korean Peninsula."

What has led to recent peace overtures in the Korean Peninsula and where could this lead? This presentation will look at both domestic and international factors related to the different powers involved in the Korean peninsula to help better explain why there have been new footsteps towards resolving tensions on the peninsula.

It will also assess the opportunities and obstacles to a new peace regime in Korea and its implications for the wider Asia-Pacific region.

This event is made possible by The Thunder Bay Branch of the Canadian International Council, Lakehead University’s Department of History, and Lakehead International.

It is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome!

Thunder Bay - ATAC 5036
Orillia - OA 3041

About the presenter: Carl Young is an associate professor in the History department at Western University in London, Ontario. He teaches courses on Korean and Japanese history as well as on international relations in the Asia-Pacific.

His research focuses on the interplay of nationalism, imperialism, and religious social movements in Korea, as well as Korea’s place in the wider Asia-Pacific international system.

Master's Program Information Session - Friday, Jan. 18

What are you doing after you graduate? Are you considering further study in English, at Lakehead or elsewhere?

We offer several options for graduate study, including creative projects and a specialization in Women's Studies. Most students receive financial support for graduate study.

If you are in the 3rd or 4th year of your program and are curious about graduate study in the humanities, Dr. Rachel Warburton, Graduate Coordinator for the Department of English, will be holding an information session on Friday, Jan. 18, 1:30-3:00 pm in AT3004 and OA2005 (via video-conference).

Please feel free to join us. Bring a friend. Bring questions.

Senate Research Committee (SRC) Funding Opportunities – Deadline Monday, Jan. 21

The Senate Research Committee is currently accepting applications for the following funding opportunities:

Research Development Fund: To support short-term research activities that fall within the funding mandates of NSERC, SSHRC, and CIHR. The maximum award for research initiatives is $7,000.

Grants are awarded to support the following eligible research initiatives:

(a) to support the research programs of new tenured and tenure-track faculty members (typically within three years of their initial appointment);

(b) to support efforts by faculty members to gain or regain funding by a major funding agency;

(c) to support new initiatives by faculty members who are changing fundamentally their direction of research and are seeking appropriate external support; and

(d) to support new collaborative initiatives between faculty members who are also seeking appropriate external support.

Visiting Scholar Fund: To invite recognized scholars and/or research professionals to interact with faculty members and give special lectures open to the University community. Preference for funding is given to tenured and tenure-track faculty members of Lakehead University. Financial support will not exceed half the costs of bringing in one visiting scholar to a maximum of $1,000.

Publication Assistance Fund: This fund applies to peer-reviewed publications, including those published by scholarly presses, commercial presses and open access. Funding is given to tenured and tenure-track faculty members of Lakehead University. This is a competitive award with a maximum value of $1500 per application. 

The application deadline for these funds is Monday, Jan. 21 at 11:59 p.m. Specific guidelines and eligibility criteria for each funding opportunity are available here. Applications are only available through the Romeo Research Portal. To access the portal, please log into MyInfo and select “Romeo Research Portal” on the right.

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards Program

Are you interested in gaining valuable research experience?

Apply now for an undergraduate Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Award and the opportunity to work with a researcher for 16 consecutive weeks this summer.

Deadline: Thursday, January 31, 2019 (see application for Faculty/Department deadlines)

For more information:

Call for Nominations: 2019 Indigenous Partnership Research Award

Lakehead University's Office of Aboriginal Initiatives celebrates growing partnerships between Lakehead University researchers/research teams and Indigenous individuals, communities, and organizations by offering an Indigenous Partnership Research Award.

The Office of Aboriginal Initiatives is currently seeking nominations for this Award from members of the University and the broader communities. Nomination forms and additional details regarding award criteria are available on the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives website.

For further information about the award itself, please contact Denise Baxter, Vice-Provost (Aboriginal Initiatives), Tel: 807-766-7177; Email:

Please submit nomination form, nomination letters and supporting letters to Ashley Dokuchie, Administrative Assistant, Office of Aboriginal Initiatives, Tel: 807-766-7219; Fax: 807-343-8679; Email:

Building Research Capacity at Lakehead University Award - Nominations Accepted Until Friday, February 1

Nominations are currently being accepted for the Building Research Capacity at Lakehead University Award.

Each year, this award is presented to an individual researcher or a group of researchers who have enhanced Lakehead University’s research capacity beyond their individual program(s) of research. Full-time tenure-track and tenured Lakehead University faculty members are eligible for this award.

All applications should be submitted through the Romeo Research Portal, and must contain the following documentation:

  • Letter of nomination highlighting how the individual researcher or group of researchers have enhanced Lakehead University’s research capacity beyond their individual program(s) of research. Eligible nominators must be full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty members. Self-nominations will also be accepted. In such cases, self-nominators are not required to submit a separate letter of nomination.
  • Any other evidence of the relevant research capacity building that the nominator wishes to submit in support of the nomination, including letters of support.

One cash award of $1,000 and a framed certificate will be presented to the selected recipient(s) during Research and Innovation Week’s Awards Reception.

Please click here for more details.

The nomination deadline is Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.

Andrew P. Dean, Ph.D.
Vice-President, Research and Innovation
Lakehead University

Nominations are now open for Lakehead University 2019 Innovation Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Innovation Awards.

There are two awards to be given out, the Lakehead University Innovation Award and the Lakehead University Student Innovation Award.

Presentations of the 2019 Innovation Awards will occur at the Research and Innovation Week Reception on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.

Please visit the Economic Development and Innovation Office (EDI) website and click on 2019 Lakehead University Innovation Awards for more information.

Nominations must be received by Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 to be considered for the 2019 Research and Innovation Week Awards. Awards will not necessarily be given each year.

Nominations can be emailed to or faxed to 807-766-7178.

If you have any questions, please call or email Kelly Fettes, Administrative Officer, EDI office at or 807-343-8871.