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September 25, 2019
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Final Reminder: Green Shield Coverage for Dependents due Sept. 27

Dependent Confirmation

Lakehead University employees with dependent children between the ages of 21 and 25 who are enrolled in school full-time, must inform the Office of Human Resources.

To ensure benefit coverage is extended until December 31, 2020, please send written confirmation and proof of enrollment via email to by Friday, Sept. 27.

Employees who have already notified the Office of Human Resources this year will be required to follow up with proof of enrolment.

Beneficiary Update

The Office of Human Resources would like to remind everyone the importance of having up to date beneficiary information on file. If you would to review or update your beneficiary information, please do so by contacting Laura Wark, Human Resources Officer, at laura.wark@lakeheadu.caor 807-343-8022 or Shannon Scott, Human Resources Partner, at or 705-330-4008 ext. 2011.

Senate Undergraduate Scholarships & Bursaries Committee Faculty Interest to Serve

The Senate Nominations Committee is currently accepting nominations to fill one faculty vacancy on the Senate Undergraduate Scholarships & Bursaries Committee with the term commencing immediately to June 30, 2022.

This vacancy is self nominated. Eligible candidates must be full-time faculty members.

Please click here to apply.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, Oct. 4 by 4:30 p.m.

Federal Election – Time Off To Vote

A federal election has been called for October 21, 2019.

For eligible voting employees who do not vote by other means, you are entitled to three consecutive hours on Election Day during voting hours to cast your vote under the Canada Elections Act. Polls in the Eastern Time Zone will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

If an employee’s hours of work do not allow for these consecutive hours prior to the closing of the polls, the employee may, at a time convenient to their supervisor, be absent from work without loss of pay.

For more information, please contact the Office of Human Resources 807-343-8334 or refer to the Workplace Leaves and Absences for Non-Union Employees policy.

Your Voice Matters. Have Your Say!

Lakehead University is launching its first employee experience survey on October 1, 2019.

The Lakehead University Employee Survey is a questionnaire designed to provide a snapshot of Lakehead’s strengths as an employer and identify opportunities for improvement. As we work together to foster environments that reflect our people first philosophy, we’re reaching out to employees to learn about our strengths, and to help identify areas where we can improve. 

Please watch for the direct survey email on October 1 for details on participation and your chance to win one of several great prizes!

For more information, please visit the Human Resources website at  faculty-and-staff/departments/  services/hr/employee-  experience-survey.