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July 30, 2019
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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.

ERP System (Colleague) Offline Thursday, August 1

The ERP system (Colleague) will be offline on Thursday, Aug.1 from 5 to 8 p.m. while the latest software updates are installed. This will affect most of myInfo and all of Colleague and Informer (reporting).

MyEmail, myCourseLink (D2L), and Webex services will not be affected by this shutdown. 

Please direct any questions to Jesse Canuel, ERP Manager, at

Colleague Outage - August 2 to 4

TSC will be performing maintenance to one of its largest Storage Array Nodes (SAN), during the maintenance window some or all technology services may become intermittently unavailable (e.g. Lakehead homepage, myInfo, computer logins, any type of authentication, time card entry, or registration).

Maintenance will begin on Friday, Aug. 2 at 4:30 p.m. lasting until Sunday, Aug. 4 at 8 p.m.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please direct any questions to Jesse Canuel, ERP Manager, at

Agora Circle Closure - Friday, August 2

Please note the Agora Circle will be closed to traffic, with the exception of Lift+Specialized Transit, on Friday, Aug. 2 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Public transit buses will be re-routed to the smaller loop near the School of Nursing and NOSM buildings. 

For more information please contact Austin Burr, Conference Services, at 807-343-8379.

Repair Work on Roads, Parking Lots – August 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 343-8131 or

MHSc Thesis Proposal - K. Wheeldon - Monday, August 12

Katelyn Wheeldon, a Master of Health Sciences candidate in the Department of Health Sciences, will present her thesis proposal, "Thinking About the Future: Life After A diagnosis of Dementia," on Monday, Aug. 12.

Date: Monday, Aug. 12
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (EST)
Location: ATAC 3004

Committee members:

  • Dr. Elaine Wiersma, Supervisor
  • Dr. Nisha Sutherland
  • Dr. Katherine Kortes-Miller
  • Dr. Lynn Martin

A copy of Katelyn's thesis is available for review in SN1006 (Thunder Bay).

Thesis Proposal Defense - A. MacIsaac - Thursday, August 15

Angela MacIsaac will defend the thesis proposal, "Examining the “Sadder but Wiser” Paradox: Are Those High in Dispositional Self-Reflection Likely to Journal, and Do They Benefit?", on Thursday, Aug. 15.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 15
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: ATAC 3004

  • Supervisor: Dr. Aislin Mushquash
  • Committee Member: Dr. Dwight Mazmanian
  • GSC: Dr. Rupert Klein

Judicial Panel Interest to Serve - Deadline to Submit is August 20

The President of Lakehead University is seeking nominations to fill eight tenured faculty member vacancies on the Judicial Panel.

All terms commence at the close of the annual Board of Governors meeting in October 2019 through to the close of the annual Board of Governors meeting in 2020.

These vacancies are self-nominated. Click here to access the interest to serve form.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Millo Shaw at

The deadline to submit a nomination is Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Opportunity to Gain Adjudication Experience

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.

Work Study Program for 2019 Fall/Winter

The Lakehead University Work Study Program (LUWSP) provides part-time employment opportunities to eligible undergraduate students during the academic year. These positions provide students with an invaluable opportunity to work with, and be mentored by, Lakehead University faculty and staff.

The LUWSP is an opportunity for departments and faculties to employ a student’s talents for part-time employment (10 hours/week is recommended) through the provision of a $1,000 per semester subsidy (includes wage and payroll deductions).

Employment through the LUWSP-FW for this academic year is Sept. 1, 2019 until March 14, 2020.

Employers may complete a Job Request application by logging in as an “Employer” via the MySuccess Portal until Wednesday, Aug. 15 and selecting the following: Job Bank & Volunteer Postings > Work Study Program (LUWSP-FW) > Post a Job. Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered as space permits.

Further questions may be directed to Cheryl Ellis at