January 08, 2019
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Tonight: 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.

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

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

The first training session will be in Prettie Residence today (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

Tonight: 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

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

Need help with an appeal process? Do you have a university-related problem?

Are you appealing a final grade from last semester?

Discuss your questions and options with the LU Ombudsperson.

The Lakehead Office of the Ombudsperson provides a confidential, independent and impartial service to all members of the university community – staff, students, and faculty – to ensure that all are treated fairly and equitably. It is a safe place to discuss a wide range of questions, concerns, complaints, and problems, including:

  • Academic concerns & appeals
  • Campus services
  • Tuition and finances
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Personal matters
  • Interpersonal conflicts

Find more information here on appeals and other university processes here.

Please contact me to set up an appointment:
Rob Thompson, Lakehead University Ombudsperson

EDI Consultation on Disability - Monday, Jan. 14

The President's Taskforce on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) is hosting two additional consultations on Disability, as we develop our five-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, Jan. 14 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, Jan. 14
Time: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm                             

Location: ATAC 5035 (Thunder Bay) and OA 3007 (Orillia) 

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

 Date: Monday, Jan. 14
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Location: ATAC 5036 (Thunder Bay) and OA 3041 (Orillia)

If you require specific accommodations to participate in this consultation, please let us know by Friday, Jan. 11 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.

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.

Looking for a course to take this winter?

Are you interested in learning about the 20th century history of Finland and its Nordic neighbours?

The Lakehead University Finnish Chair Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the availability of a winter-term course on this subject that will be offered by the incoming Finnish Chair, Dr. Jaana Laine of the University of Helsinki.

The course has no prerequisites and is open to students at any level. It will be offered on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm in Thunder Bay with a video link to Orillia.

Course Description

History 2172/Northern Studies 2172

Finland and the Nordic Region in the 20th Century.

Thunder Bay/Orillia

Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, with cognate reference to Iceland, Greenland, Karelia, and the Baltic Nations. Economic, social, and political diversification; emigration; Norwegian separatism and independence; Finnish recovery of statehood; inter-cultural adjustments; the tests of two World Wars; Mannerheim and the independence of Northern Europe; indigenous populations; social and economic policy; neutral or allied; the new prosperity and the global extension.

For more information contact Dr. Michel Beaulieu at or Dr. Ron Harpelle at in the Department of History.

2019 United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages - Tuesday, Jan. 15

We invite the university community to join Confederation College and Lakehead University in marking the start of a year-long celebration in recognition of the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages.

Indigenous languages foster and promote our unique local cultures, customs, and values which have endured for thousands of years. Indigenous languages add to the rich tapestry of global cultural diversity.

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 15
Location: The Agora


  • 1 pm - Opening Ceremony
  • 1:30 - 3 pm - Language-based Activities

Confederation College Celebration: Date TBA

For more information, please contact Jerri-lyn Orr, 807-346-7709 or  

Matt Sellick, Flamenco Guitar - Tuesday, Jan. 15

Lecture Demonstration: Matt Sellick, Flamenco Guitar

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
12:30 pm, Jean McNulty Recital Hall
William H. Buset Centre for Music and Visual Arts

Free Admission. Everyone welcome.

Funded by the Local 591 Thunder Bay Musicians’ Association through the Music Performance Trust Fund.

One-day Parking Ticket Amnesty will help LUSU's Food Bank - Wednesday, Jan. 16

Lakehead University’s Security Services is holding a one-day amnesty to help raise funds for LUSU’s Food Bank.

On Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, students, staff and faculty can pay $6 at the Security desk in Thunder Bay and Orillia and, in exchange, Security will write off one $25 parking ticket.

Lakehead University identification must be provided to Security at the time of the transaction.

From the $6, $5 will go toward the Food Bank and $1 will cover an administrative fee.

Cash, debit and credit will be accepted.

Lakehead University has a MobileSafety app

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Lakehead University has partnered with AppArmor to give students, faculty and staff a faster way to access resources on campus.

The new MobileSafety app includes emergency contacts, a safety toolbox, and other important resources available at the touch of a button.

Users can easily access Lakehead's walk-safe program, contact security if needed, and use tools that can help in an emergency.

The safety toolbox includes a flashlight, a loud alarm, and the ability to send security a photo. AppArmor custom mobile safety apps improve emergency response in a crisis and make campus security resources more accessible.

To download the app search for Lakehead Mobile Safety or click here. It is available on all IOS, Android and BlackBerry devices. For more information about AppArmor please visit

Website Training Session - Tuesday, Jan. 29

A website training session will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 2 until 4 pm in NO1001 at 1294 Balmoral St.

Seating is limited, so please click here to RSVP using the form.

Video conferencing will be available for anyone who wishes to attend from Lakehead Orillia. Please email Stefan directly if you're in Orillia and wish to participate -

Web Development encourages those who have already had their content migrated to the new website to attend.

If you have already participated in a training session but would like a refresher, you are welcome to attend.

Education Career Fair - Wednesday, Jan. 16

Please join us for the Lakehead University Education Fair!

Approximately 45 local, regional, national and international school boards and teacher recruitment agencies will be on campus to meet students and upcoming graduates interested in teaching related employment opportunities. All students are welcome.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 16
Time: 9 am-12:30 pm
Location: Bora Laskin Building

Understanding Financial Literacy-Lunch Workshop Series - Wednesday, Jan. 16

Join us for the first of a three-part lunch workshop that helps explore your financial literacy and get you to being credit worthy. 

A certificate of completion will be given to those who attend all three workshops. This workshop is provided in partnership with Nishnawbe Aski Develpoment Fund.

The first workshop is Wednesday, Jan. 16th, 11:30 am-12:30 pm in the Ingenuity Connections Theatre - FB 2023 (in the CASES Building)

All students are welcome, no previous experience or knowledge in finances is needed.

To register or for any questions contact Alyson MacKay, Manager, Ingenuity, at

The Courage to Teach: Teaching Circle #1 - Wednesday, Jan. 16

At the Teaching Commons, our goal is to support the teaching practices and culture at LU. Teaching Circles is a new initiative in support of that goal.

The specific goal for the first circle is to talk about the “courage to teach,” a concept popularized by Parker Palmer in his influential book with that title.

Teaching circles aren’t book clubs, however, so participants are not expected to have read the book. A desire to talk about teaching and be a part of a teaching community are the only requirements.

Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 11:45 am-12:45 pm in LI 5014.

Sign up is appreciated but not required: