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February 04, 2020
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Do you know someone who is a forward thinker, energetic and passionate about Lakehead University?

Lakehead University continues to seek interested and qualified persons from Northwestern Ontario, Simcoe County and the GTA to serve on its Board of Governors as external voting members.

The Board Governance and Nominating Committee welcomes members of the University Community to share the link below with desirable candidates, who if given the opportunity, would enhance the workings of the Board.

Serving on the Board of Governors is an opportunity to gain leadership experience, make an impact using any special skills you may have, and meet new people.

The Board of Governors exercises its governance, oversight, and public accountability duties through leadership and delegation in strategic planning, financial stewardship, ethical integrity and risk management regarding the University's objects and purposes, assets, and affairs.

Learn more about the Board of Governors and the nomination process by visiting, or, request information by emailing the University Secretariat at

Nominations for consideration are accepted throughout the year and are reviewed annually by the Board Governance and Nominating Committee.

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.

Reminder about the Campus Connection deadline

This is a friendly reminder that Friday is the last day to submit for Monday's Campus Connection email, which will promote events happening next week.

To submit a news story visit this page. 

To submit an event visit this page.

Smudging Advisories - Friday, Feb. 7

Please be advised that there will be a smudging ceremony using traditional medicines (sage, cedar, and sweet grass) in the side room of The Study Coffeehouse on Friday, Feb. 7 between 10 am and 12 pm.

For more information or details on the event please contact Amna Siddiqui (ext. 7785). Inquiries can also be directed to The Study Coffeehouse at


Traditional smudging using Indigenous medicines (tobacco, sweetgrass, cedar, and sage) will also take place in the Agora for the Voices of Youth Talking Circle from 4:30 to 9:30 pm on Friday, Feb. 7.

Please direct questions to Austin at Conference Services at

Graduating Students: Apply for Voices From the Class 2020!

Convocation is a time to celebrate and recognize the achievements of our students. Once again this year, we are inviting graduating students to apply to be the Voice from the Class of 2020.

One student speaker will be selected for each of the four Convocation ceremonies. This is a great opportunity for students to take part in the ceremony and share their Lakehead experiences with their classmates, and provide the student voice to the proceedings.

We want to hear from you! Are you interested in being the Voice from the Class of 2020?

The application and more information can be found here.

Attention Students: Do you have an awesome prof?

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Contribution to Teaching Awards, a student nominated award that recognizes instructors who are outstanding teachers.

If you have an instructor who has had an impact on your Lakehead experience, consider nominating them for this award by Saturday, Feb. 15.

To submit your nomination, see the online submission process on the Teaching Commons Webpage.

Following your nomination, your instructor will be asked to submit a teaching dossier to the Senate Teaching and Learning Committee, describing how they meet the evaluation criteria found here.

The selection committee will review nominees for eligibility and their dossiers for evidence of high levels of teaching performance. The recipients of the awards are expected to be announced and acknowledged at Senate in the Fall of 2020.

Website Training - Wednesday, Feb. 12

A website training session for staff will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 11 am until 1 pm.

Please email Stefan directly if you would like to participate at shoard@lakeheadu.caSeating is limited. By attending it's expected that you have the approval of your manager/supervisor to become a Web Editor for your department/faculty/centre's section of

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

If you've already participated in a training session but would like a refresher, you're welcome to attend.