September 26, 2014
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Analog Phone Line Interruption - Friday, Sept. 26

Additional diagnostic work on the analog phone gateway will be performed at the Thunder Bay campus tonight (Friday, Sept. 26) between 5 and 8 pm.

During this time analog phones including fax machines, elevators and emergency phones may be interrupted.

Should you have questions or concerns related to this bulletin please contact our Network Operations Team by emailing

Lakehead Orillia invites public to learn about Lake Couchiching water quality research - Friday, Sept. 26

Researchers at Lakehead University’s Orillia campus are offering the public an opportunity to learn about the water quality of Lake Couchiching — including past, present, and future research studies.

The presentation and discussion takes place tonight (Friday, Sept. 26) at 500 University Avenue from 7–9 pm.The event is open to the public and free of charge.

For further information and to confirm attendance, those interested in attending should contact Debbie Balika at

Hammond Bus Tickets Now at the Bookstore

Bus Tickets for the Hammond Hwy 11 Route are now available for purchase at the Bookstore. 

Student rates ​are​:

  • 1 single ride = $9.95 ($19.90 return)
  • 20 booklet of single rides = $140 ($7 per-ride value)
  • Full semester of rides = $995 ($6.21 per-ride value)

These are directly purchased through Hammond Transportation. You can call them at 705-645-5431. 

Route Schedule: about/orillia-campus/ transportation/hammond-bus- service

Questions can be sent to Frank Cappadocia at

Lakehead University Appoints Two New Research Chairs

Lakehead University is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Lakehead University Research Chairs, Dr. Kristin Burnett and Dr. Han Chen.

Each researcher receives a two-year Research Chair valued at $25,000 per year.

Dr. Burnett becomes Lakehead Research Chair in Indigenous Health and Well-Being.

Dr. Chen becomes Lakehead Research Chair in Global Climate Changes and Boreal Forests.

“The two new Lakehead University Research Chairs are highly regarded scholars with high impact research programs,” said Dr. Andrew P. Dean, Vice-President, Research, Economic Development and Innovation (Interim).

“The funding that the university is providing will allow them to have the time to devote to their research and to provide support for highly qualified personnel. Lakehead University is proud to have Dr. Burnett and Dr. Chen as our next internal research chairs,” Dr. Dean said.

During Dr. Burnett’s tenure, she will continue to pursue her work on Indigenous food sovereignty and security in rural and northern First Nations.

She will also begin projects on traditional recipes and their histories, and exploring the relationships between social assistance payments and food security among Indigenous people living in Thunder Bay.

Dr. Burnett's chair is part of the Indigenous Learning Knowledge Centre established by the Department of Indigenous Learning in response to the research needs of Indigenous communities in Northwestern Ontario.





During Dr. Chen’s tenure, he will study how and why global climate change affects central boreal forest carbon function, tree species diversity, and the relationship between diversity and function. Dr. Chen will test whether tree species diversity mitigates negative impacts of climate change.





Reminder: Lakehead University Sustainability Assessment – Responses needed by Monday, Sept. 29

Teaching and research staff and students have until 5 pm on Monday, Sept. 29 to complete the STARS survey and assist us in better understanding how we are addressing sustainability in our curriculum and research.

Thank you to the many teaching and research staff and students that have responded so far.

If you are a teaching and research staff member (dean, director, chair, professor, contract lecturer, post doc) or a student and haven’t yet completed the STARS data collection form, please take a few moments to do so. The form can be accessed here.

What is STARS? The Sustainability Tracking and Rating System (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework that helps universities and colleges measure their sustainability performance (environmental, social and economic). It examines the entire scope of a higher education institution, from its curriculum and research, engagement and operations, to its planning and administration.

The data collected through the above form will be collated with information from other areas of the University’s operations and included into our inaugural STARS report due for completion later this year. The report will be publicly available from the University’s website.

If you have any questions or concerns related to this process, please contact Brett Sharman at 807-343-8554 (ext. 8554) or

To learn more about STARS and sustainability at Lakehead, please visit Lakehead Sustainability.

LUMINA Concert Series Starts Tuesday, Sept. 30

The LUMINA (Lakehead University Music in Action) Concert Series features world class guest and faculty artists in the intimate setting of the Jean McNulty Recital Hall (MV1004).

All concerts take place on Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 pm. Tickets ($15 regular/$10 students and seniors) are available through the Music and Visual Arts Office (807-343-8787).

Internationally acclaimed pianist Andreas Klein from Germany will open this season’s LUMINA series on Tuesday, Sept. 30 with an engaging program entitled ‘From Austria to Argentina.’ The New York Times has described Klein as ‘a fascinating artist with all the indispensable qualities: temperament, taste, touch, tone, the four T’s of pianism.’ Get your tickets early for what promises to be a brilliant opening to this year’s LUMINA Concert Series! 


  • September 30, 2014 - Andreas Klein, piano ****

    **** Due to unforeseen circumstances, pianist Andreas Klein has been forced to cancel his LUMINA Concert scheduled for Tuesday, September 30. Tickets purchased for the concert can be returned to the Department of Music in exchange for tickets to a future LUMINA Concert or a cash refund. For further information, please contact the Department of Music at 807-343-8607.

  • October 21, 2014 - Yoko Hirota, piano
  • November 4, 2014 - Carrie Fawcett, voice, and Richard Tribe, piano
  • November 18, 2014 - Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition Winner’s Tour: Sarah Kirsch, voice, and Madeline Hildebrand, piano
  • January 20, 2015 - Joseph Roy, guitar
  • February 3, 2015 - Martin Blanchet, double bass
  • February 24, 2015 - Madonna Lee, violin, Marc Palmquist, violoncello, and Evgeni Chugunov, piano
  • March 17, 2015 - Elizabeth McDonald, voice, Cory Renbarger, voice, and Deanna Oye, piano

Volunteer Fair - Tuesday, Sept. 30

Lakehead Residence Life is pleased to host the annual Volunteer Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 10:30 am-3 pm in the Agora.

Students can meet both local agencies and on-campus partners to learn about the volunteer opportunities available to them.

Get involved in the community by networking and gaining valuable skills through volunteerism!

Questions can be sent to Courtney Pickering at

Web Development Training for Faculty - Oct. 1 and 2

Web Development Services is offering training for Faculty members only, who wish to learn more about maintaining and enhancing the profile page.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 1, 10-11 am in ATAC 5033
  • Thursday, Oct. 2, 10-11 am in ATAC 5033

Seating is limited, so please RSVP to Alex Korolenko prior to the session at

Senate Research Committee Internal Grant Applications Deadline Reminder - Friday, Oct. 10

The deadline for applications for Senate Research Committee Conference Travel, Publication Assistance, and Research Development Grants is Friday, Oct. 10 at 4:30 pm.

Applications are only accessible on-line through the Romeo Research Portal. Paper submissions are no longer accepted. Instructions for the Romeo Research Portal and demonstration videos are available on the Office of Research Services website by clicking here.

Questions regarding the Romeo Research Portal can be directed to the system administrator, Bonnie Knott, at 807-343-8934 or

Questions regarding Senate Research funds can be directed to Janice Pellizzari, 807-343-8201 or

Explore Algonquin Bead Looming - Saturday, Oct. 18

The Faculty of Education has organized a looming workshop for Saturday, Oct. 18 at Heritage Place, Classroom 8, from 11 am - 3:30 pm.

Beaders Christina Ruddy and April Jones will run the event, which will explore designing patterns, threading looms, and creating works of art by weaving with beads. Participants will learn how this activity is an important part of Algonquin culture, and how looming is connected to mathematics.

Participants are asked to pay $10 for materials (so you can take home your creation). To register please email Ruth Beatty at