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March 13, 2020
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Watch for Cancellation/Postponement of Events and Activities

Following the recent decision to postpone large public gatherings on both Lakehead University campuses until further notice per the Government of Canada’s risk-determining guide for proceeding with large gatherings, please check the Lakehead Events Calendar for changes to upcoming activities and events.


The Department of Visual Arts' Annual Student Juried Exhibition and Honours Exhibition awards ceremony planned for tonight (Friday, March 13) at 7:30 pm at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery has been cancelled.  

This is due to the cancellation on both campuses of large social events amidst concern over the spread of COVID-19. Thank you to the Thunder Bay Art Gallery and our wonderful donors who contributed to this event.

Any questions or concerns can be sent to Dr. Kristy Holmes, Chair, Department of Visual Arts,

Lakehead Dining Services pauses use of reusable cups

Lakehead Dining Services has temporarily paused the use of personal reusable cups and eco-containers in care of customers and services team. 

In addition to our sanitization procedures in all our locations, this is one more step we can take to help prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Call for Faculty Senator Nominations - Deadline Friday, March 20

Nominations for elected faculty members on the Senate are being accepted for three vacancies with the terms commencing on July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023.

If more than three eligible nominations are received, an election will be conducted. Self nominations are not accepted for elected positions.

Please note the following eligibility clauses:

  • Eligible to Nominate and Vote: All Faculty Members who are and have been members of the teaching staff of Lakehead University for at least 12 months and who are not at present members of the Senate. 
  • Eligible to be Nominated and Elected: Any Faculty Member who is and has been a member of the teaching staff of Lakehead University for at least the previous 24 months and who is not a continuing member of the Senate.

For the purposes of the Senate, Faculty Member is defined in Senate Bylaws as "the following employees of Lakehead University:

  • Members of the full-time academic staff with the rank of Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor, and
  • Contract Lecturers who are teaching four or more half course equivalents (HCE's) and have previously taught more than 30 HCE's

For greater clarity, this includes Chairs and Directors of academic units but does not include the President, Vice-President, Deans, and other individuals holding administrative positions where more than fifty percent of their University salary is received for their administrative functions."

The nomination form is available here.

Deadline for nomination submissions: Friday, March 20 by 4:30 pm.

Now Hiring: Students with Videography & Photography Skills

Lakehead University International Enrolment is hiring a summer student as International Digital Media Assistant to participate in the creation of videos, photos, and new media. You must qualify under the Lakehead University Work Study Program (LUWSP) to be considered.

The application deadline is coming up soon, so don't delay. For details and applications, log on to Lakehead's MySuccess Portal and search for the LUWSP job #18152: International Digital Media Student Assistant.

Application deadline is Monday, March 23, 2020.

Ontario Government AODA Website Compliance

As part of the Ontario government’s Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), beginning January 1, 2021, all public websites and web content posted after January 1, 2012 must meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA.

The legislation is well documented and there are fines associated with non-compliance. More details can be found at

In an effort to ensure compliance and make Lakehead's web properties accessible for all users, an AODA Compliance Working Group has been formed. At this time, we are reaching out to the University community to take inventory of all public websites.

If you administer or have developed a public website related to, or branded as, Lakehead University, we ask that you fill out the following form by Tuesday, March 31:

This includes websites developed for departmental initiatives, associations, clubs, organizations, or any other activity associated with Lakehead University, whether developed internally or by third-parties.

Please note that you do not need to submit any website that is within

The University community will be kept up to date on progress throughout the year. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Spencer Ranta, Manager, Web Development, at