COMMUNICATIONS BULLETIN

October 17, 2011
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Fall/Winter Online Bursary Application Now Available

The Fall/Winter on-line Bursary application is now available to full time undergraduate students through MyInfo: click here.

Further information on Undergraduate Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries is available on the Student Awards and Financial Aid website: http://financialaid.lakeheadu.ca.


Board of Governors Meeting - November 4

The next Board of Governors meeting will be held on November 4, 2011 in the Senate Chambers at 4 pm. The agenda will be published on the Board of Governors website on October 28, 2011.

Revised Interest to Serve Form for Faculty Representatives on Senate Sub-committees

A revised Interest to Serve Nomination form has been posted to the Senate website. Please visit the Senate Homepage to review the new positions for faculty representatives on Senate sub-committees.

Click here to visit the Senate website to access the Interest to Serve Nomination form. The deadline to nominate is October 20, 2011.


MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Effective October 24, 2011, Sherry Herchak will assume the position of Assistant Director, Human Resources for Lakehead University. Sherry’s current role will be expanded to include responsibility for all daily activity of HR personnel who are currently engaged in administrative support as well as full responsibility for all HR matters in the absence of current Associate Vice President, Ray Raslack.

On a related note, and in light of the departure of Brian Jeffs, Ray Raslack will be attending the Orillia campus on a weekly basis for a temporary period of time. Ray will assist in the coordination of administrative activities between the campuses as well as work with Dr. Kim Fedderson and Michael Pawlowski to determine the long-term administrative structure for the Orillia campus.


Call for Nominations: Aboriginal Partnership Research Award 2012 - Deadline December 16

The Office of Aboriginal Initiatives celebrates growing partnerships between Lakehead University researchers and Aboriginal communities and organizations by offering an annual award for Aboriginal partnership research. Nominations may be submitted by members of the University and the broader community. The Lakehead University Aboriginal Partnership Research Award will be jointly awarded to a Lakehead University researcher or research team and a representative from their Aboriginal partner, be it an individual, community, or organization.

For nomination criteria and forms visit the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives website. Forms and letters must be submitted by Friday, December 16, 2011. For more information or to submit an award nomination, contact or send documents (by hard copy or email) to Annette Schroeter, Aboriginal Research Facilitator, Office of Research, at 807-343-8124 or annette.schroeter@lakeheadu.ca.

Last February, during Research and Innovation Week 2011, the second annual award was presented to Dr. Mary Lou Kelley, Holly Prince, and their Aboriginal partners Joe Barnes, executive director of the Kenora Chiefs Advisory, and Marcia Pedri, director of health, Dilico Anishinabek Family Care.


Drs. Nelson and Stroink to Present Paper at the International Forum on the Social and Solidarity Economy (FIESS 2011)

Drs. Connie Nelson and Mirella Stroink are presenting their invited working paper on Food Security and Sovereignty at the International Forum on the Social and Solidarity Economy (FIESS 2011) in Montreal, October 17-20. This forum will study the emergence of social and solidarity economy enterprises producing and transforming food and the contribution of the social and solidarity economy to food security and sovereignty.

Click here to download the Food Security and Sovereignty working paper.


Lakehead Researcher Advises Expert Panel on the Future of LTC in Ontario

The Quality Palliative Care in Long Term Care (QPC-LTC) Alliance has been invited to present recommendations to the Ontario Long Term Care Association’s expert panel on the Future of Long Term Care in Ontario. On October 24, 2011 Dr. Mary Lou Kelley, researcher at Lakehead University’s Centre for Education and Research on Aging and Health (CERAH), and Principal Investigator of the Quality Palliative Care in Long Term Care Alliance, will present recommendations on the need to incorporate high quality palliative care in long term care homes. Funded by SSHRC, the QPC-LTC Alliance consists of four long-term care homes, 40 researchers, and four community partners that are committed to improving quality of life for people who are dying in LTC homes in Canada.

The QPC-LTC Alliance was selected to present to the panel of experts on Palliative Care in Long Term Care Homes due to their current leading edge project in this area. Dr. Mary Lou Kelley and the QPC-LTC Alliance presentation will outline innovations at an internal, sector wide, and health system level.

The expert panel consists of over two dozen experts in aging care and services whose main goal is to develop an innovation strategy that will guide the sector in its delivery of care and service to residents into the future. For more information on the panel please visit their posted pdf file.

More information regarding the QPC-LTC Alliance and the brief can be found on their project website www.palliativealliance.ca.