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July 26, 2019
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Message from the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

The Interim Provost and Vice-President (Academic) is pleased to announce the following appointments.

Qing (Jason) Zou has been appointed Interim University Librarian, effective July 1, 2019. Jason joined Lakehead University in 2005 after receiving his Master of Library and Information Studies from McGill University. He has worked as a systems librarian and digital initiatives librarian.

Dr. Rhonda Koster has been appointed Interim Deputy Provost and Interim Vice-Provost (Teaching & Learning) effective Aug. 1, 2019. Rhonda is currently the Director of the School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism. She has also served as Acting Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities and Director of the Instructional Development Centre.

Karen Keiller has left Lakehead and accepted the position of Dean of Libraries at MacEwan University. We wish Karen well and thank her for her dedication to the Libraries and the development of the Teaching Commons.

Dr. Nancy Luckai will be leaving the position of Deputy Provost effective July 31, 2019 and I would also like to acknowledge and thank her for the many years of work not only as Deputy Provost but as a faculty member in the Faculty of Natural Resources Management. Her dedication to Lakehead University is appreciated by faculty and staff across the University.

Dr. Nancy Luckai Farewell Event - Wednesday, July 31

On July 31, Dr. Nancy Luckai is stepping down as the Deputy Provost and the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) is inviting you to come celebrate with her.

Date: Wednesday, July 31
Time: 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: balcony above the Agora (UC 2011)

Nancy started her lifelong adventure at Lakehead as an undergraduate student in 1973. Since that time, she has taken on many administrative and academic roles culminating in her promotion to Full Professor in 2014.

In 2014, Nancy stepped into the role of Deputy Provost, where her key responsibility has been to ensure the continued quality of academic programs through the Institutional Quality Assurance Process.

This role also provided the opportunity to work with the Provost and the wider University community on a range of initiatives supporting students, faculty and staff.

During her time in the Faculty of Natural Resources Management, her many accomplishments included serving as Program Chair, membership on many Senate Committees, including SAC-QA, Chair of the Animal Care Committee, Co-Director of the Forest Resources and Soil Testing (FoReST) Laboratory, providing support for the Faculty’s internal review and external accreditation processes and actively participating in professional organizations such as the Canadian Forestry Accreditation Board.

Please join us in celebrating Nancy's contribution to Lakehead University.

Lynda is Upgrading to LinkedIn Learning

Your free account through Lakehead University is being upgraded to LinkedIn Learning. Not only does LinkedIn Learning have the same industry-leading content as, but it also has a new and intuitive interface, more personalized learning options, social curation features, and much more.

The find out more about LinkedIn Learning and to familiarize yourself with the new features, watch How to Use LinkedIn Learning.

This upgrade is taking place on July 30, 2019. During the upgrade, you will no longer be able to access But don’t worry, all your learning activity and history will be seamlessly transferred to LinkedIn Learning so you can pick up right where you left off. There’s nothing you need to do before the upgrade.

After the upgrade is completed, you’ll receive an email to let you know that you can access your free LinkedIn Learning account with Lakehead University.

Watch for updates on Lakehead’s website.

If you have any questions about the upgrade, please do not hesitate to contact Leslie Malcolm

Repair work on roads, parking lots – Aug. 6 to 9

Repair work on Lakehead Thunder Bay roads and parking lots will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 6 and continue until Friday, Aug. 9.

This work will include the entrance and exit to the Agora Circle as well as near the William H. Buset Centre for Music and Visual Arts and School of Nursing buildings, 1294 Balmoral St., and Lots 13 and 14 along with the nearby road.

On Tuesday, Aug. 6, while construction occurs on the entrance to the Agora Circle, the exit will be split into two lanes for entering and exiting. On Wednesday, Aug. 7, while construction occurs on the Agora Circle exit, the entrance will be divided into two lanes for entering and exiting.  

This work will include heavy machinery and construction workers. Please use caution in these areas and expect possible delays. This work will not affect transit buses.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Frank Sgambelluri, Senior Security Guard, at 807-343-8131 or

2019-2020 Parking Passes for Thunder Bay

Parking permits for 2019-2020 will go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 9 a.m.

All permits must be purchased online. Visit the Security website and follow the links in the parking drop-down menu, or go directly to Lakehead University Parking and Locker Services Online Processing Centre.

When going online to purchase your permit, please update any new vehicle information or changes to your personal profile such as contact number, home address, etc.

As we continue to review the way we use HonkMobile and administer our parking lots, there will be some changes to Lakehead Thunder Bay's main campus R and G lots, which will be merged.
Security is amalgamating nearly all R lots into G lots.

This will mean an overall reduction in costs. Rates for the new G category parking permit will be $324 for 12 months. Costs for specialty lots - PACI, Lot A (Avila), Lot 5, and Lot 7 - will not change for the 2019-2020 year. Tungsten Street will remain a G parking lot.

During the week, parking enforcement will continue to begin at 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. Weekend parking will remain free.

Are you a veteran studying at Lakehead?

As a student registered at Lakehead University, and a veteran, we want to thank you for your service to our country. 

Visit the security desk with your student identification card, your vehicle registration document showing that the vehicle has veteran’s plates and that you are the registered owner, and you will be provided with a general lot parking pass, without cost to you. 

This offer applies only to veterans themselves and doesn't apply to staff or faculty of Lakehead University.

If you require daily parking passes, use HonkMobile by following the three easy steps listed here.

Call for Nominations: Staff Member to Serve on the Lakehead University Board of Governors

The Interest-to-Serve Nomination Form for the staff member position on the Board of Governors is now available to full-time non-faculty staff (excluding senior management, staff or advisors who report directly to a Vice-President or the President).

Eligible nominees include full-time union and non-union staff. Nominate yourself or another staff member to serve as an internal board member for a three-year renewable term, beginning in October 2019.

Candidates must possess the qualifications, experience, and commitment required to govern an institution of the size, complexity and reputation of Lakehead University. Knowledge and expertise in a wide variety of fields are preferred in order that the duties of the Board can be discharged effectively.

Learn more about the Board of Governors and the nomination process by visiting or request information by email at

Please email your nomination to no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30.

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified.

Thank you for your interest in Lakehead University’s Board of Governors!