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August 09, 2019
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Dr. Todd Dufresne at the Stratford Festival - Saturday, Aug. 10

On Saturday, Aug. 10, Dr. Todd Dufresne of the Department of Philosophy will be participating in a panel discussion on Freud at the Stratford Festival from 10:30 am to noon. The event is being held in collaboration with CBC Radio's Ideas series.

More information is available here.

2019-2020 Faculty and Staff Parking Passes (Orillia)

Parking passes for the upcoming academic year will be available for faculty and staff on Monday, Aug. 12.

Faculty and staff wishing to purchase an annual pass using payroll deduction are asked to fill out the Payroll Deduction Authorization for Parking form. Once complete, either drop-off in person to Security Services in Simcoe Hall or email to Please submit your form no later than Friday, Aug. 23.

Faculty and staff wishing to purchase a parking pass for only the academic year can purchase them online at lakeheadu-orillia.parkadmin. com/ as of Monday, Aug. 12.

Don’t forget to pick up your parking pass from Security before or on Sept. 3.

2019-2020 Parking Passes for Thunder Bay on sale Tuesday, Aug. 13

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.

Construction starts next week on Lakehead's new Athletics Centre

Visitors, faculty and staff will notice fencing at Lakehead's CJ Sanders Fieldhouse starting on Wednesday, Aug. 14 or Thursday, Aug. 15 as construction begins on the new Athletics Centre. 

Fences will go up near the west entrance and around part of the parking lot. Please be careful when entering the parking lot and use the building's alternate entrance that will be determined early next week.

For more information, please call the CJ Sanders Fieldhouse at 343-8585 or visit this page.

MySuccess Outage - Aug. 12 to 16

Please be advised that the MySuccess portal will be unavailable due to maintenance from Aug. 12 to 16. Students and employers can contact the Student Success Centre at or 807-343-8018.

As a result of this site maintenance, the deadline for faculty and staff to submit their applications to the Lakehead University Work Study Program has been extended to Aug. 22, 2019. 

For students interested in applying to the Lakehead University Work Study Program, the site will not be accessible until Aug. 19 and job postings will become available on Aug. 23.

Access will be restored for users no later than Friday, Aug. 16 at 4 p.m.

Call for Honorary Degree Nominations

The Senate Honorary Degrees Committee invites all members of the Lakehead University community to submit nominations for honorary degree recipients to be awarded at the 2020 Convocations in Thunder Bay and Orillia.

Lakehead University grants honorary degrees to individuals who have accomplished extraordinary achievements and remarkable service, and who support the values of advanced learning and the pursuit of knowledge.

Please visit this web page to submit a nomination and obtain more information regarding honorary degrees.

Qualifying nominees will be considered at an in-camera meeting of the Senate during the fall term and those approved will be added to the Senate Approved Honorary Degree Nominees List.

The Senate Honorary Degrees Committee will select recipients from the list each year. Names placed on the Senate Approved Honorary Degree Nominees List shall remain there for a period of three years, after which time the name may be removed from the list if the nominee has not been selected or re-nominated.

For more information, please contact Yvonne Roussel at

Vira Grynko's CHMS PhD Thesis Proposal - Monday, Aug. 12

Vira Grynko will present her Chemistry and Materials Science PhD Program Thesis Proposal: Hyperpolarized Xe and Non-proton Magnetic Resonance Imaging Medical Applications.

Monday, Aug. 12
11:00 am
ATAC 5036

Committee Members:

Dr. Mitchell Albert (supervisor), Dr. Alla Reznik, Dr. Rob Mawhinney, Dr. Michael Campbell and Dr. Gautam Das (external) Chair TBD.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Contact Brenda Magajna at for more information.

Thunder Bay Police Training at Lakehead University - Tuesday, Aug. 13

The Thunder Bay Police Service will conduct Immediate Rapid Deployment (IRD) Training on Tuesday, Aug. 13 in Lakehead University's Keewatin 6 townhouse.

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

Undergraduate Summer NSERC Research Poster Session - Tuesday, Aug. 13

The summer undergraduate student NSERC award winners will be showcasing the innovative research they have completed during their summer work. Join us in the Agora on Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm to see the research opportunities available to our students.

Work Study Program (WSP) Deadline Changes

For faculty and staff interested in applying to the Lakehead University Work Study Program (WSP), please be advised that as a result of MySuccess site maintenance from Aug. 12 to 16, the deadline for submissions has been extended until Aug. 22.

For students interested in applying for the Lakehead University Work Study Program, please be advised that as a result of MySuccess site maintenance from Aug. 12 to 16, the site will be available Aug. 19 and job postings will become available on Aug. 23.

Duowei Lu's Biotechnology PhD Thesis Proposal - Wednesday, Aug. 14

Duowei Lu will present his Biotechnology PhD Program Thesis Proposal: Experimental and modeling research on a lignin-based dispersion system considering DVLO theory.

Wednesday, Aug. 14
9:00 am
ATAC 5036

Committee Members: Dr. Pedram Fatehi (supervisor), Dr. Baoqiang Liao, Dr. Leila Pakzad, Dr. Ebrahim Rezaei (external) Dr. Jinan Fiaidhi (chair).

Everyone is welcome.

Contact Brenda Magajna at for more information.

Opportunity to Gain Adjudication Experience - Deadline: Tuesday, Aug. 20

As per Lakehead University's Sexual and Gender Based Violence Response Policy, upon recommendation of the Assessment Committee, complaints will be decided upon by a three-member Sexual and Gender Based Violence Adjudication Panel (the Panel) chosen from a Board of Governors approved pool of 15 persons.

Nominations are currently being accepted to fill 15 vacancies on the Sexual and Gender Based Violence Adjudication Panel Pool. The following individuals are eligible to serve as adjudicators on this volunteer panel:

  • University faculty, senior administrators and other employees with knowledge of sexual violence or experience as decision-makers.
  • Individuals from the community with knowledge and work experience with respect to sexual violence.

If you are interested in serving on the Panel, click here to submit an online interest to serve form. Please feel free to share the form with external members who may be interested and have knowledge and training with respect to sexual violence.

The members of the Panel shall be appointed by the Board of Governors on the recommendation of the President of the University.

Further details regarding the Panel are available in the Sexual and Gender Based Violence Response Policy. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 12 p.m.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Staff Member to serve on the Lakehead University Board of Governors - Due Friday, Aug. 30

Deadline: Friday, Aug. 30

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 pm 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!