News Archive 2009

December

Christmas Comes Early for Local Family: Hammarskjold student wins first year tuition prize from Lakehead U
Daniel Carlson is one lucky guy! Among more than 600 students from Thunder Bay and surrounding areas, Daniel, a Grade 12 student from Hammarskjold High School, won the "First Year Tuition Prize" compliments of Lakehead University's Office of Student Affairs at the institution's recent Fall Preview Day event. The annual event is coordinated by the Office of Admissions and Recruitment, with participation from various University faculties, departments, student groups, and student volunteers. Read more about Christmas Comes Early for Local Family: Hammarskjold student wins first year tuition prize from Lakehead U December 17, 2009
 
Lakehead Researcher Awarded CFI Funding: Laboratory upgrades foster research to protect Canada’s waterways
Lakehead University researcher, Dr. David Law, has been awarded a Leaders Opportunity Fund valued at $171,621 by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Funding will offset costs associated with upgrading equipment and aquatic facilities in the Lakehead University Aquatic Research Laboratory, where Dr. Law and his colleagues conduct research to help protect the health of Canadian waterways. Read more about Lakehead Researcher Awarded CFI Funding: Laboratory upgrades foster research to protect Canada’s waterways December 16, 2009
 
First Century Burial Shroud and Disease Found in Jerusalem Tomb
Dr. Carney Matheson, Scientific Officer of the Lakehead University Paleo-DNA Laboratory as well as Anthropology Professor at Lakehead, is involved in another investigation of ancient DNA that could have significant implications. The paper presents scientific research conducted on "The Tomb of the Shroud," – a tomb found in Jerusalem dating back to the time of Jesus. The research poses great promise for future molecular understanding of ancient remains. Read more about First Century Burial Shroud and Disease Found in Jerusalem Tomb December 16, 2009
 
Superior Science Recognized by Ontario Trillium Foundation
Lakehead University's Superior Science program, as part of Actua and its Ontario members, has recently been recognized by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Honourable Aileen Carroll, Minister of Culture, as a recipient of the Minister's Award. Read more about Superior Science Recognized by Ontario Trillium Foundation December 14, 2009
 
Lakehead University Unveils BRI Laboratories: Research processes lead to a greener tomorrow
Today, Lakehead University officials and representatives from funding and government agencies celebrated the grand opening of the University's Biorefining Research Initiative (BRI) laboratories. Read more about Lakehead University Unveils BRI Laboratories: Research processes lead to a greener tomorrow December 04, 2009
 
Lakehead's 2009 Fall Preview Day Opens Doors to Prospective Students
Lakehead University is pleased to welcome hundreds of prospective students from around the city and region, alongside their families and friends, to Fall Preview Day which takes place across various campus areas on Friday, December 4. Read more about Lakehead's 2009 Fall Preview Day Opens Doors to Prospective Students December 03, 2009
 

November

Lakehead Joins Ontario-wide University Stance on Sustainability
Lakehead is one of 22 Ontario higher education institutions that have signed on to a widely spanned effort to increase campus sustainability measures, continuing to uphold its commitment to use greener, more environmentally friendly options in its daily University operations. Read more about Lakehead Joins Ontario-wide University Stance on Sustainability November 26, 2009
 
Awards Recognize Geology Student's Dedication to Academics and Community
Katarina Bjorkman, a third-year geology student at Lakehead University, has recently received two awards totalling $5,500 in recognition of both her academic and community-based achievements. Read more about Awards Recognize Geology Student's Dedication to Academics and Community November 24, 2009
 
Lakehead Students Extend Entrepreneurial Guidance to Community
From November 16 – 22, members of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Lakehead are celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week, a worldwide movement that celebrates and promotes entrepreneurship in more than 85 countries. Read more about Lakehead Students Extend Entrepreneurial Guidance to Community November 18, 2009
 
Lakehead Names New Chancellor
Lakehead University and its Chancellor Electoral Board are pleased to announce that Arthur V. Mauro, prominent Canadian lawyer and businessman, has accepted the position of Chancellor of Lakehead University. Dr. Mauro starts a renewable three-year term on January 1, 2010. Read more about Lakehead Names New Chancellor November 16, 2009
 
2009 Lakehead Shads Continue Success Story: FiberGel Inc. Places First in Two Cup Categories
The 2009 Lakehead Shads have won Best Application of Scientific Principles and Best Business Plan at the RBC Shad Entrepreneurship Cup. Read more about 2009 Lakehead Shads Continue Success Story: FiberGel Inc. Places First in Two Cup Categories November 11, 2009
 
Lakehead U Announces Progress on Bio-Energy Research: Atikokan Project at Forefront of Bio-Economy
Lakehead University and its researchers, in collaboration with researchers from partner institutions, are pleased to announce progress made on their bio-energy research related to the Atikokan Bio-Energy program. Read more about Lakehead U Announces Progress on Bio-Energy Research: Atikokan Project at Forefront of Bio-Economy November 09, 2009
 
Lakehead Prof's Invention May Help Treat and Control Diabetes: Prestigious W. Lash Miller Award Recognizes Research of Dr. Aicheng Chen
Dr. Aicheng Chen, Chemistry Professor at Lakehead University and Canada Research Chair in Material and Environmental Chemistry has won the prestigious W. Lash Miller Award from the Canadian Section of the Electrochemical Society. Read more about Lakehead Prof's Invention May Help Treat and Control Diabetes: Prestigious W. Lash Miller Award Recognizes Research of Dr. Aicheng Chen November 04, 2009
 
Three Lakehead Profs in Running for TVO's Best Lecturer Competition 2010
Lakehead's Dr. Paul Driben (Department of Anthropology), Dr. Syed Serajul Islam (Department of Political Science), and Dr. J.M. Richardson (Department of English) have been nominated by students in TVO's latest Best Lecturer Competition. Read more about Three Lakehead Profs in Running for TVO's Best Lecturer Competition 2010 November 03, 2009
 

October

2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist Winner Presents at Upcoming aig+c-Hosted Event
Read more about 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist Winner Presents at Upcoming aig+c-Hosted Event October 26, 2009
 
Lakehead University Invites Academics to Converge in Thunder Bay: Finn Forum IX Embraces Finland’s Connection to the World
Dr. Ron Harpelle receives SSHRC funding to present Finn Forum IX - a conference that will draw academics from around the world this May 26 - 27. Read more about Lakehead University Invites Academics to Converge in Thunder Bay: Finn Forum IX Embraces Finland’s Connection to the World October 26, 2009
 
Lakehead Students Join in 'Thrilling' Record-Breaking Attempt
Dancing students roam Lakehead's Agora to recruit "Thrill the World" participants. Read more about Lakehead Students Join in 'Thrilling' Record-Breaking Attempt October 22, 2009
 
Lakehead Launches Strategic and Thought-Provoking Brand-Building Campaign
Lakehead University's branding initiative showcases graduates who have succeeded by being independent thinkers - a cornerstone of the Lakehead University educational experience. Read more about Lakehead Launches Strategic and Thought-Provoking Brand-Building Campaign October 21, 2009
 
Dr. Walter Epp Helps Vimy Foundation Expand Efforts into Thunder Bay
The Vimy Foundation proudly named Lakehead's Dr. Walter Epp as an educational advisor. Dr. Epp has taught History and Canadian Studies since 1991, and was the recipient of the Lakehead University Distinguished Instructor Award in 2005. Read more about Dr. Walter Epp Helps Vimy Foundation Expand Efforts into Thunder Bay October 16, 2009
 
Dr. Robert Jickling Receives NAAEE International Education Award
Lakehead's Dr. Robert Jickling has received the "Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Education Research" award from the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). He recently attended the NAAEE conference in Portland, Oregon, to accept his award. Read more about Dr. Robert Jickling Receives NAAEE International Education Award October 16, 2009
 
Scientists Study New Asthma Biomarker for Treatment: Lakehead Researcher only Canadian Awardee
The American Asthma Foundation (AAF) recently released its 2009 competition results for its Research Award Program. Among 12 successful applicants of the 327 who applied is Dr. Rui Wang, a professor of Biology and Lakehead University's Vice-President (Research). Dr. Wang is the only scientist in Canada to receive a 2009 award from the AAF, and his award is valued at $750,000 (U.S.) over three years. Read more about Scientists Study New Asthma Biomarker for Treatment: Lakehead Researcher only Canadian Awardee October 06, 2009
 
Nursing Students Benefit from New Technology: Lakehead Reveals State-of-the-Art Simulation Lab
Today, Lakehead University's School of Nursing unveiled its new, state-of-the-art Nursing Simulation Laboratory. Faculty and students are thrilled with the learning opportunities the Lab offers, and are eager to show it off to the community. Read more about Nursing Students Benefit from New Technology: Lakehead Reveals State-of-the-Art Simulation Lab October 05, 2009
 

September

New Members Appointed to Lakehead University Board of Governors
Lakehead University's Board of Governors is pleased to introduce new members Christopher Fernyc (CFA), Christine Gottardo (Ph.D.), Gordon Hayman (Ph.D.), Tyler Halverson, and Margaret Ryan. All new members were approved at the Board's annual meeting on September 17. Read more about New Members Appointed to Lakehead University Board of Governors September 24, 2009
 
Professor Prepares Lake Superior Remediation Plans
Dr. Robert Stewart of Lakehead University's Department of Geography has received research grants totalling $170,600 from Environment Canada and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment through the Canada-Ontario Agreement Respecting the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem to review and implement Remedial Action Plans (RAPs). Read more about Professor Prepares Lake Superior Remediation Plans September 21, 2009
 
Lakehead Receives Funding to Employ Young Graduates
Lakehead University will receive a total of $161,816 to employ 11 young, new graduates this fall through Service Canada's Career Focus Program. Read more about Lakehead Receives Funding to Employ Young Graduates September 17, 2009
 
Sour Gas may be Key to Sweet Disease: Research sheds light on diabetes pathogenesis and management
Dr. Rui Wang, Lakehead University Vice-President (Research), recently received a new Operating Grant from the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA), valued at $79,225 for his project entitled 'Hydrogen sulfide and pancreatic insulin metabolism.' This research grant resulted from a national competition and was ranked as an excellent application. It is also the first research grant received by Lakehead University for diabetes research from CDA. Read more about Sour Gas may be Key to Sweet Disease: Research sheds light on diabetes pathogenesis and management September 11, 2009
 
Government of Canada Invests $13 Million in Lakehead's Orillia Campus
The Honorable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, today announced the Government of Canada's commitment to invest $13 million in infrastructure funding toward the construction of a new multi-use academic building at the Lakehead University campus in Orillia. Read more about Government of Canada Invests $13 Million in Lakehead's Orillia Campus September 04, 2009
 

August

City-Wide Sign Campaign Welcomes All Students to Thunder Bay
Lakehead University is encouraging Thunder Bay businesses to welcome new and returning students through their on-street signage. Read more about City-Wide Sign Campaign Welcomes All Students to Thunder Bay August 31, 2009
 
Lakehead Researcher receives Maureen Andrew New Investigator Scholarship Award for Research Excellence
A researcher from Lakehead University was recently awarded $10,000 from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Dr. Guangdong Yang, a Research Assistant Professor at the School of Kinesiology, will receive the 2009/2010 Dr. Maureen Andrew New Investigator Scholarship Award commencing July 1, 2009, for a research project entitled 'Regulation of cystathionine gamma-lyase expression in vascular smooth muscle cells.' Read more about Lakehead Researcher receives Maureen Andrew New Investigator Scholarship Award for Research Excellence August 25, 2009
 
Orientation 2009: New Students Prepare for Success on Campus
Lakehead University is once again gearing up to welcome a fresh class of new students to the Thunder Bay campus. The theme of this year's Orientation is 'Just Think...' Just Think... about the fun you'll have, about the new friends you'll make, and about how prepared you'll be for University! From September 4 - 9, 2009, Orientation organizers and volunteers have developed a fun, informative, and activity-filled week to help Lakehead’s new students, along with their families and friends, get to know Thunder Bay, the Lakehead University campus, plus its faculty, and staff. Read more about Orientation 2009: New Students Prepare for Success on Campus August 24, 2009
 
New Aboriginal Alumni Chapter Established
A new social network will be launched on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, when the Alumni Association of Lakehead University and the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives announce the establishment of the Aboriginal Alumni Chapter of Lakehead University. This announcement will take place during a special gathering in the Lakehead University Faculty Lounge from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Read more about New Aboriginal Alumni Chapter Established August 20, 2009
 
Lakehead University and Confederation College Collaborative Nursing Program Achieves Significant Milestone
Representatives from Lakehead University and Confederation College announced today that the Collaborative Nursing Program curriculum has received national accreditation from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN). Since 1987 CASN accreditation promotes excellence in nursing education programs, and is the national accrediting body for nursing education in Canada. The purpose of accreditation is to encourage excellence in nursing education according to fundamental qualities and standards established by academic nursing to best meet the need of the Canadian population for nursing health care. Read more about Lakehead University and Confederation College Collaborative Nursing Program Achieves Significant Milestone August 19, 2009
 
Bell Presents Lakehead Celebrates….2009 featuring Buffy Sainte-Marie on September 16
The last time Buffy Sainte-Marie came to Lakehead University she stood before Class 2000 at the Community Auditorium to accept an Honorary Doctor of Letters. The mood was electric and the air full of young graduands eager to hear words of wisdom from a cultural icon, to inspire and guide them as they made their way out into the 'real world.' Read more about Bell Presents Lakehead Celebrates….2009 featuring Buffy Sainte-Marie on September 16 August 18, 2009
 
Lakehead Forestry Professors Receive Project Grants
Ontario is making significant investments in skilled trades and forestry in Thunder Bay through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC). Dr. Han Chen and Dr. Mathew Leitch from the Faculty of Forestry and the Forest Environment received project grants from the NOHFC: Emerging Technology Program. Read more about Lakehead Forestry Professors Receive Project Grants August 05, 2009
 

July

Orillia Campus Researchers investigate Lake Simcoe Health
This fall, three Orillia campus researchers and one Thunder Bay campus researcher will be funded $165,000 over the next two years by Environment Canada and its Lake Simcoe Clean-Up Fund (LSCUF) to study the role of wetlands as a nutrient buffer. Read more about Orillia Campus Researchers investigate Lake Simcoe Health July 31, 2009
 
Talented New Engineering Graduates Win First Place in National Competition
Lakehead engineering graduates Domenic Arcuri, Graham Sled, and Craig West have earned first place in the 2009 CGS Undergraduate Report Competition. Their winning degree project, entitled 'Utilization of coal/biomass fly ash and bentonite as a remediation barrier for acid mine drainage,' was completed under the supervision of Dr. Eltayeb Mohamedelhassan. Read more about Talented New Engineering Graduates Win First Place in National Competition July 28, 2009
 
Lakehead University Welcomes Dean of Graduate Studies
Lakehead University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Philip Hicks to the position of Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, effective July 1, 2009. Dr. Hicks arrives with a distinguished background as a faculty member, researcher, and administrative leader. Read more about Lakehead University Welcomes Dean of Graduate Studies July 27, 2009
 
Graduate Research Earns Prestigious CIHR Award
Sacha Dubois, a Lakehead University Master of Public Health (MPH) graduate, was awarded the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Aging Age+ Award for his paper titled 'The Impact of Benzodiazepines on Safe Driving.'This paper was part of Dubois' MPH thesis and was co-authored by Dr. Michel Bédard and Mr. Bruce Weaver. Read more about Graduate Research Earns Prestigious CIHR Award July 13, 2009
 
Lakehead University Appoints Dean of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Lakehead University is pleased to announce the appointment of Lori Livingston to the position of Dean of the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, effective July 1, 2009. Dr. Livingston was most recently a faculty member at Dalhousie University since 2000, serving in the Faculty of Health Professions. Read more about Lakehead University Appoints Dean of Health and Behavioural Sciences July 13, 2009
 

June

2009 SHADS Challenged To Innovate with Natural Fibres
Lakehead University is once again hosting some of the brightest young minds in Canada during Shad Valley 2009. The official welcome of the Shad Valley students took place on Monday, June 29, at 9:30 a.m. in Lakehead's Senate Chambers. The group of 65 Shads is the largest among all participating institutions. Read more about 2009 SHADS Challenged To Innovate with Natural Fibres June 29, 2009
 
4th International Lake Tourism Conference at Lakehead
Lakehead University and the Centre for Tourism and Community Development Research have joined forces to bring researchers from all over the world to Northwestern Ontario to discuss lake tourism. From June 21 – 25, delegates from Canada, the U.S., Russia, New Zealand, South America, Africa, and Europe will congregate at the Lakehead campus to discuss wide-ranging topics including sustainable development, rural and community development tourism, tourism marketing, and building local capacity for indigenous tourism. Read more about 4th International Lake Tourism Conference at Lakehead June 23, 2009
 
Lakehead Re-Opens Campus Pool – Public Invited to Week-Long Open House
Following a ten-month renovation process, Lakehead Athletics today opened its doors to the C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse swimming pool during a Grand Re-Opening Celebration and Open House. Read more about Lakehead Re-Opens Campus Pool – Public Invited to Week-Long Open House June 18, 2009
 
First New Investigator Award from Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada at Lakehead University
A researcher from Lakehead University was recently awarded $60,000 a year for a five-year period by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Dr. Guangdong Yang, a Research Assistant Professor at School of Kinesiology, will receive this New Investigator Salary Award commencing July 1, 2009, for a research project entitled "Regulation of cystathionine gamma-lyase expression in vascular smooth muscle cells." Dr. Yang has also received an operating grant from CIHR with a value of $330,648 to support his research activity. Read more about First New Investigator Award from Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada at Lakehead University June 12, 2009
 
Lakehead Researchers Awarded $1.1 million in NSERC Discovery Grants
Lakehead University Vice-President (Research) Dr. Rui Wang is pleased to announce that eight Lakehead researchers have received grants to support their research. The grants total over $1 million dollars in diverse areas of study including forestry, food pathogens, and mass transfer applications. The new grants for Canada's top researchers are through the Discovery Grants Program (DGP), administered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). Read more about Lakehead Researchers Awarded $1.1 million in NSERC Discovery Grants June 11, 2009
 
Lakehead Campus Construction Moves Forward
As Lakehead University celebrates the groundbreaking of its permanent campus in Orillia, today, a new collaborator on the construction project is being announced. Read more about Lakehead Campus Construction Moves Forward June 11, 2009
 
Orillia Campus Convocation
Lakehead University's Orillia Campus is gearing up for its second convocation ceremony on Saturday, June 6, at which 45 graduands will receive their degrees. The ceremony will be held in the Orillia City Council Chambers at 11:00 a.m. Read more about Orillia Campus Convocation June 05, 2009
 

May

Race Car - Fact Sheet & Video
The Formula SAE® competition is for SAE student members to conceive, design, fabricate, and compete with small formula-style racing cars. LUFSAE placed 43rd overall, out of a total of 120 teams registered from Europe, Asia, South America, and North America. Read more about Race Car - Fact Sheet & Video May 29, 2009
 
Lakehead U Vice President (Research) Receives Top Award
Lakehead University Vice President (Research) Dr. Rui Wang is the 2008 recipient of the prestigious Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (CSPT) Pfizer Senior Scientist Award. Read more about Lakehead U Vice President (Research) Receives Top Award May 29, 2009
 
45th Convocation: Medals, Awards, Degrees & Successes
Lakehead University is gearing up for its 45th Convocation, at which nearly 1,900 graduands will receive their degrees. Two ceremonies will take place at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium on Saturday, May 30, the first from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m., and the second from 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. The Charter Class of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) will be graduating in the morning session. Read more about 45th Convocation: Medals, Awards, Degrees & Successes May 28, 2009
 
Lakehead’s Steel Bridge Team Takes Third Place Overall at U.S. National Competition
Lakehead University’s steel bridge team met with great success at the 18th Annual AISC/ASCE U.S. National Student Steel Bridge Competition hosted by the University Nevada, Las Vegas. The Civil Engineering team at Lakehead took 3rd place for assembly time, 2nd place for construction economy, 10th for lightness, 3rd for display (aesthetics), 15th for stiffness, and 13th for structural efficiency - placing third overall in a competition among 47 American and Canadian universities. The Lakehead team placed first at the Mid-West Regional Competition, where more than 200 universities competed, hosted by North Dakota State University, Fargo, in mid March. Read more about Lakehead’s Steel Bridge Team Takes Third Place Overall at U.S. National Competition May 28, 2009
 
Researcher's Project Ranked Number 1: Study Promises to Profoundly Change Views of Ancient Subarctic People
Lakehead University Researcher, Dr. Matthew Boyd of the Department of Anthropology, has received more than $177, 000 for his latest research project which promises to fundamentally change the way the ancestors of Subarctic peoples are viewed and studied by archaeologists. His project was ranked first among 106 competitive Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada applications. Read more about Researcher's Project Ranked Number 1: Study Promises to Profoundly Change Views of Ancient Subarctic People May 27, 2009
 
Energy Conservation Week Highlights University Sustainable Practices
Lakehead University is gearing up to participate in Ontario’s Energy Conservation Week, which takes place May 19 – 22, 2009. A variety of events are designed to raise awareness and encourage University Community members to continue or adopt sustainable practices. Individuals may drop off used batteries for free and responsible recycling on campus, win a compact fluorescent light bulb, and purchase food from a local supplier at the Main Cafeteria, as well as participate in a variety of other events. Read more about Energy Conservation Week Highlights University Sustainable Practices May 15, 2009
 
Women's Studies Transforms Worldviews
Building upon the success of the three-year BA program, the Department of Women’s Studies at Lakehead University is pleased to announce its expansion. The Department now offers a four- year Honours BA in Women’s Studies, as well as a joint Honours Programs with the Departments of Education, English, History, Gerontology, Indigenous Learning, Outdoor Recreation, Psychology, and Sociology. Read more about Women's Studies Transforms Worldviews May 14, 2009
 
Study Focuses on Driving Safety for Elderly: 1000 Older Drivers Needed in 8 Cities
Candrive — the Canadian Driving Research Initiative for Vehicular Safety in the Elderly — is looking to recruit volunteers for a long-term study of older drivers to determine the key factors that impact their driving safety. Study results will help in the development of a simple, objective screening tool that will assist health-care professionals to identify the characteristics of safe and unsafe older drivers, and refer those deemed at risk for further assessment. This will help to alleviate many of the problems and inconsistencies doctors and families face in attempting to determine fitness to drive. Read more about Study Focuses on Driving Safety for Elderly: 1000 Older Drivers Needed in 8 Cities May 12, 2009
 
Spring/Summer Issue of Alumni Magazine Focuses on Health Sciences
The Lakehead University Alumni Magazine is celebrating an important historical milestone by featuring the upcoming graduation of the Charter Class of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) on its cover. Lakehead University is granting 24 MD degrees out of a total of 56. Read more about Spring/Summer Issue of Alumni Magazine Focuses on Health Sciences May 12, 2009
 
Lakehead and University of Minnesota Duluth Collaboration Injects Excitement in Region
Lakehead University and the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), along with UMD’s Swenson College of Science and Engineering (SCSE) and Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI), have created a new partnership designed to enhance research at both institutions, and to strengthen community linkage between Thunder Bay and Duluth. Read more about Lakehead and University of Minnesota Duluth Collaboration Injects Excitement in Region May 12, 2009
 
Wood is Good; Value-Added Wood is Better: Research Leads to New Products - Now Available
After nearly seven years in research and development, Superior Thermowood will launch a full line of deck building products featuring a newly developed, second-generation, thermal modification technology. Read more about Wood is Good; Value-Added Wood is Better: Research Leads to New Products - Now Available May 08, 2009
 
Unique Educational Summer Experience for Children at Lakehead University’s Eco-Literacy Camp
An exciting summer camp offered to children at Lakehead University is running this July. The Faculty of Education’s Department of Lifelong Learning will be hosting the Eco-Literacy Adventure Camp, an educational program that uses ecologically based reading material and includes high-energy games, outdoor activities, art projects, and other creative approaches to reading comprehension. Read more about Unique Educational Summer Experience for Children at Lakehead University’s Eco-Literacy Camp May 07, 2009
 
Lakehead's Your Bright Future Campaign Receives $200,000
Your Bright Future campaign to raise funds for the permanent campus of Lakehead University – Orillia has received a $200,000 donation from The Sarjeant Co. Ltd. Read more about Lakehead's Your Bright Future Campaign Receives $200,000 May 06, 2009
 
Forestry Insiders Turn to Students for New Ideas
Student research will be the focus of the Eastern Section of the Canadian Forest Products Society’s Annual General Meeting and Conference, taking place Wednesday, May 6, 2009. The conference is hosted at Lakehead University, with several sites across eastern Canada where those interested may attend by videoconference. Read more about Forestry Insiders Turn to Students for New Ideas May 05, 2009
 
Lakehead Presents Lecture at First International Telehealth Palliative Care Symposium
Read more about Lakehead Presents Lecture at First International Telehealth Palliative Care Symposium May 04, 2009
 
Environmental Education Congress Takes Place May 10 – 14: Lakehead University Prof Co-Chairs Conference
From Sunday, May 10 to Thursday, May 14, the 5th World Environmental Education Congress takes place at Montréal’s Palais des Congrès (http://www.5weec.uqam.ca/). Sponsored in part by Lakehead University, the Congress is for educators, researchers, university students, community leaders, journalists, artists, and all other participants in environmental education to work together to strengthen education. In 2007, the Congress was held in Durban, South Africa, with more than 1000 participants. This year, close to 2000 registrants are expected. Read more about Environmental Education Congress Takes Place May 10 – 14: Lakehead University Prof Co-Chairs Conference May 01, 2009
 

April

Geology Students Win Place in Industry Workshops This Summer
Four Lakehead University Geology students have recently won their place in national and international industry-related geology events. Gabe Sweet, Corey Wendland, Seamus Magnus, and Lindsay Moore will be heading to Nevada, Wyoming, Sudbury, and Calgary, respectively. Read more about Geology Students Win Place in Industry Workshops This Summer April 29, 2009
 
Research Advances Knowledge of Individuals, Groups, & Societies
Research in the social sciences and humanities advances knowledge about individuals, groups, and societies—it helps to tell us how we live, what we think, and how we interact with each other and the world around us. With the help of support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Lakehead University researchers will be doing just that. Read more about Research Advances Knowledge of Individuals, Groups, & Societies April 28, 2009
 
Popular Ancient DNA Training Program Runs May 11-29: Still Time to Register
The Paleo-DNA Laboratory's 2009 Ancient DNA Training Program runs from May 11 to May 29, 2009. Lakehead’s Paleo-DNA Laboratory is the only facility in the world that offers a training program in extraction, amplification, sequencing, and analysis of ancient nucleic acids (aDNA). Students will learn to isolate and analyze DNA, and can then apply this knowledge to further their studies in the field of DNA analysis. The program is an intensive 18 days of lectures and laboratory work, culminating in student presentations. Since 1999, 156 students from many scientific disciplines from around the world have completed this program. There are no pre-requisites required. Read more about Popular Ancient DNA Training Program Runs May 11-29: Still Time to Register April 22, 2009
 
“Teaching as Activism” Subject at Annual Symposium: Renowned Scholars to Present
Read more about “Teaching as Activism” Subject at Annual Symposium: Renowned Scholars to Present April 21, 2009
 
Lakehead University Social Science and Humanities Researchers Receive Significant Research Grants
Lakehead University Social Sciences & Humanities researchers are ecstatic! The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) recently granted Lakehead's most substantial grants to date, totalling $2,456,394. This figure is almost triple funding announced in previous years. Read more about Lakehead University Social Science and Humanities Researchers Receive Significant Research Grants April 20, 2009
 
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Opera - Fun Course Offered at Orillia Campus This Spring
This spring, Lakehead University - Orillia Campus is offering a unique learning experience. Dr. Dean Jobin-Bevans, Assistant Professor in the Department of Music at Lakehead University will be on site at the Orillia Campus to teach Opera: From Production to Performance. Those interested are encouraged to register for the course, which begins May 4, and runs until May 25. Read more about Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Opera - Fun Course Offered at Orillia Campus This Spring April 17, 2009
 
The aig+c Promotes Appreciation of NorthWestern Ontario's Uniqueness
The Advanced Institute for Globalization + Culture (aig+c) proudly presents independent writer, curator, and art historian, Dr. Elizabeth McLuhan, on, "The Shaman's Garden: Anishnaabe Traditions and the Roots of Morrisseau's Global Vision." Everyone is invited to this, the second public lecture of the aig+c in 2009-10, which takes place April 17. Read more about The aig+c Promotes Appreciation of NorthWestern Ontario's Uniqueness April 15, 2009
 
Speaker Presents on Ethics, Disease: April 15 & 16
What is the role of human values in health care? Is health care ethics based on genuine human values? These are some of the questions that Dr. Tom Koch, Adjunct Professor of Medical Geography at the University of British Columbia, will address at his upcoming talks hosted by Lakehead University. Koch will present Is Health Care Ethics Really Based on Genuine Human Values? on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph's Hospital, Conference Room 3, as part of Lakehead's Centre for Health Care Ethics' Encounters in Bioethics session. Read more about Speaker Presents on Ethics, Disease: April 15 & 16 April 14, 2009
 
Lakehead University - Orillia Campus Offers Workshops in Conjunction with Folk Festival, July 2 & 3
The Mariposa Folk Foundation and Lakehead University - Orillia Campus have partnered to offer two days of creative arts workshops on July 2 and 3, 2009, just prior to the Mariposa Folk Festival. Registration for the workshops opened April 1, and those who sign up early may take advantage of a substantial EarlyBird discount. Read more about Lakehead University - Orillia Campus Offers Workshops in Conjunction with Folk Festival, July 2 & 3 April 09, 2009
 
Computer "Nerds" Show Off Skills: High School Students Rewarded for Software Inventions
Lakehead University has rewarded high school students who have shown inventive use of software skills. In a move to identify and recruit local talent, the Department of Software Engineering “invented” an annual contest open to high school students, called Software Innovate. The call for submissions went out to high school students in the region last February, and the judging took place recently. ">Read more about Computer "Nerds" Show Off Skills: High School Students Rewarded for Software Inventions April 08, 2009
 
Graduate Student’s Research Good as Gold: Canadian & Australian Researchers Follow Up
Researchers in Canada and Australia have responded positively to graduate student Carissa Isaac’s MSc thesis entitled, Stable isotope (N, O, H) geochemistry, petrology and compositions of biotite of the Musselwhite Mine, Ontario: implications for mineralisation. Not only will they be pursuing the project, which involves gold mineralisation at Musselwhite Mine located on the southern shore of Lake Opapimiskan, in northern Ontario, but they will be doing so with $15,000 in funding provided by Musselwhite. Read more about Graduate Student’s Research Good as Gold: Canadian & Australian Researchers Follow Up April 07, 2009
 
Math Gives Competitive Edge to Industry: Hundreds Participate in Annual High School Competition April 23
The 7th Annual TD Canada Trust Northwestern Ontario High School Mathematics Competition takes place Thursday, April 23, at 9:00 a.m., in the Ryan Building at Lakehead University. The contest has two parts: an individual contest which takes place in the morning, and a team competition taking place in the afternoon. Many high school students from the region have signed up to participate. Read more about Math Gives Competitive Edge to Industry: Hundreds Participate in Annual High School Competition April 23 April 06, 2009
 
Lakehead University and Confederation College Celebrate 7th Annual Nursing Forum: New Student Award Presented
Lakehead University and Confederation College will hold their 7th Annual Nursing Scholarship Forum 2009: Our Future is Your Future on April 2 & April 3. The forum takes place at the third floor Auditorium of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit, and the Agora at Lakehead University. The attached forum brochure outlines specific times and locations. Read more about Lakehead University and Confederation College Celebrate 7th Annual Nursing Forum: New Student Award Presented April 02, 2009
 
Engineering Students Place First, Move to U.S. Finals in Bridge-Building Competition
Lakehead University Civil Engineering students have come out victorious at the Annual Student Steel Bridge Competition, held at the ASCE Mid-West Regional Conference at North Dakota State University in Fargo. As first place winners, the team will head to the U.S. National Finals for the tenth time in twelve years. Read more about Engineering Students Place First, Move to U.S. Finals in Bridge-Building Competition April 01, 2009
 

March

Professors Awarded Lakehead’s Highest Distinction for Research
Dr. Abdelhamid Tayebi, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Dr. S.S. Islam, Professor of the Department of Political Science, are the winners of the 2009 Distinguished Researcher Award. The Distinguished Researcher Award is the highest honor conferred by Lakehead University for research and scholarly activity. Read more about Professors Awarded Lakehead’s Highest Distinction for Research March 26, 2009
 
High School Students Rewarded for Ingenuity at Software Innovate 2009
The Department of Software Engineering at Lakehead University is holding its first annual Software Innovate contest. The call for submissions went out last February, and judging takes place on March 27, 2009. The contest, targeted to high school students of Thunder Bay and surrounding regions, asked students to develop software-related projects such as websites, software game simulators, database applications, spreadsheet applications, Internet applications, and multimedia applications. Students with the best projects will receive prizes after the judging ceremony, which takes place in ATAC 2001 at 4:00 pm. Read more about High School Students Rewarded for Ingenuity at Software Innovate 2009 March 23, 2009
 
Lakehead Students Win Big in TD CanadaTrust $100,000 Go Green Challenge
Lakehead University students Colleen Bator, Alesha Brekenridge and Fino Steet of the Faculty of Education have won $25,000 from TD CanadaTrust for their submission to the Go Green Challenge. The students’ Guided Eco Tours Toronto (GETT) proposal was sponsored by Sue Hamel, also of the faculty of Education. Read more about Lakehead Students Win Big in TD CanadaTrust $100,000 Go Green Challenge March 23, 2009
 
Local Poverty Concerns Socially Conscious Students
Poverty in the Thunder Bay community is the focus of the campaign for the month of March for a group headed by Lakehead University students called Be The Change. Read more about Local Poverty Concerns Socially Conscious Students March 20, 2009
 
Bannock Brings People Together: Contest on March 23
On Monday, March 23 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. the Lakehead University Agora will be abuzz with a contest not seen on most campuses. Students who make the best bannock, based on a variety of criteria, will be awarded with cash prizes, while bystanders taste samples. Read more about Bannock Brings People Together: Contest on March 23 March 18, 2009
 
Nuclear Waste Management Topic at Lakehead University Speaker Series
Canada's approach to the long-term safe and secure containment of used nuclear fuel is Adaptive Phased Management. Ongoing public involvement and a collaborative approach are key in the implementation of Adaptive Phased Management, as the Nuclear Waste Management Organization begins its work on this initiative. Read more about Nuclear Waste Management Topic at Lakehead University Speaker Series March 17, 2009
 
Lakehead Celebrates Diverse, International Community March 16 - 20
March 16 - 20 is a week-long celebration of culture and diversity at Lakehead University. The entire Thunder Bay community is invited to participate in on-campus festivities that highlight both the differences and the similarities between people of separate nations and cultures. Read more about Lakehead Celebrates Diverse, International Community March 16 - 20 March 16, 2009
 
Dying Arctic Ecosystems act as Sentinels for Climate Change: Scientists from Various Universities add Warning Voices to Loss of Global Species
Scientists attending a national symposium on "The Ecological and Evolutionary Implications of Climate Change" at Lakehead University warn that the disappearance of Arctic ecosystems, and the invasion of non-native species, are sentinels of catastrophic changes under way in more southerly environments. Read more about Dying Arctic Ecosystems act as Sentinels for Climate Change: Scientists from Various Universities add Warning Voices to Loss of Global Species March 11, 2009
 
Are There Cockroaches in Your Ice Cream? Scientist Poses Question at Speaker Series March 11
Members of the public are invited to Dr. Joe Schwarcz's presentation as part of the Science Speakers Series. The talk is entitled, Are There Cockroaches in Your Ice Cream? and takes place March 11 at 7:30 p.m. in ATAC 1003 at Lakehead University. Read more about Are There Cockroaches in Your Ice Cream? Scientist Poses Question at Speaker Series March 11 March 10, 2009
 
Mozart Opera Excerpts Performed at Lakehead University March 14 & 15
On March 14 and 15 Lakehead's Department of Music will perform scenes from Mozart's operas, The Marriage of Figaro and Cosi Fan Tutte. This is the second of the Opera Studio performances, following last year's sold-out performance of Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. Read more about Mozart Opera Excerpts Performed at Lakehead University March 14 & 15 March 10, 2009
 
Centre for Northern Studies Opens Climate Change Discussion at Symposium March 6 and 7
Lakehead University's Centre for Northern Studies and the Lakehead University Research Chair in Northern Studies will commemorate the International Polar Year and "Darwin Year" celebrations, with a two-day National Symposium and Forum on 6-7 March 2009. Read more about Centre for Northern Studies Opens Climate Change Discussion at Symposium March 6 and 7 March 05, 2009
 
Is Canada a metis Nation? Author John Ralston Saul Poses Question at Lakehead U Talk
Canada is a metis Nation, says John Ralston Saul in his new book A Fair Country: Telling Truths About Canada. Co-sponsored by the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives at Lakehead University, and Negahneewin College (Confederation College) Saul visits Lakehead University on Friday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. to share and explore the ideas of his book. A Fair Country was one of the top non-fiction bestsellers of 2008. Read more about Is Canada a metis Nation? Author John Ralston Saul Poses Question at Lakehead U Talk March 03, 2009
 
Workshop Proposes Long-Term Solutions to Northern Ontario Forestry Woes
On Wednesday, March 4, through Thursday, March 5, the Northern Ontario Sustainable Communities Partnership (NOSCP) will hold a workshop at the Prince Arthur Hotel, with those affected or influenced by the forest sector situation. The Northern Ontario Sustainable Communities Partnership is an inclusive group coming together in response to the forest industry crisis in Northern Ontario. Read more about Workshop Proposes Long-Term Solutions to Northern Ontario Forestry Woes March 03, 2009
 
Unique MBA Program Offered at Lakehead - First Class Commences September 2009
Starting September 2009, Lakehead University will be offering a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. The program is designed to develop versatile, multi-purpose graduates who can adapt and thrive in various business situations anywhere in the world. Read more about Unique MBA Program Offered at Lakehead - First Class Commences September 2009 March 02, 2009
 

February

Building the Green Economy: Lakehead University Presents Speaker Kevin Danaher - Public Welcome
Tomorrow evening, students, faculty, staff, and community members gather in Lakehead University’s Agora to hear Dr. Kevin Danaher, Executive Director of the Global Citizen Center, speak at Lakehead University’s 2009 Speaker Series. The Speaker Series is hosted in conjunction with the University’s 2009 Research and Innovation Week. Read more about Building the Green Economy: Lakehead University Presents Speaker Kevin Danaher - Public Welcome February 24, 2009
 
“A Living History of Metis Families” Film Premieres February 24 – Free Admission
As part of Research and Innovation Week 2009, Lakehead University is hosting a film festival that’s open to the public. Three films will be shown: the premiere of Canada Research Chair Dr. Judy Iseke-Barnes’ film A Living History of Metis Families, as Told by Dorothy Chartrand, The Lost Tomb of Jesus, and Bloodline. Read more about “A Living History of Metis Families” Film Premieres February 24 – Free Admission February 23, 2009
 
Lakehead Graduate Students Show Their Talent
Lakehead University graduate students will be showing off their research talent this week, as they take part in the graduate student conference that is part of Research and Innovation Week 2009. The conference will feature poster and paper presentations. The top three presentations in each of three categories will be recognised. The categories are the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR). One prize will be awarded to the best Aboriginal-themed research project. Read more about Lakehead Graduate Students Show Their Talent February 23, 2009
 
As part of Research and Innovation Week 2009, Lakehead University is hosting a film festival that’s open to the public. Three films will be shown: the premiere of Canada Research Chair Dr. Judy Iseke-Barnes’ film A Living History of Metis Families, as Told by Dorothy Chartrand, The Lost Tomb of Jesus, and Bloodline. In A Living History, Metis grandmother Dorothy Chartrand tells the story of her Metis families, and the political and social change that impacted Metis lives in the 1800s until today, tracking some of Dorothy’s 25 years of research in archives and HBC and church records that lead to understanding the history of her family, and the community of St. Albert, Alberta. Read more about February 19, 2009
 
Public Invited to Discover New Creations and Innovations at Lakehead
Research and Innovation Week 2009 is a celebration of innovation and discovery, and an invitation to the public to participate and discover new and interesting things uncovered by researchers at Lakehead University. This fourth annual event takes place February 20 – 27, 2009. Throughout the week, community members have the opportunity to participate in interactive displays and exhibits, attend public lectures and discussion, learn more about graduate student research, and more. Read more about Public Invited to Discover New Creations and Innovations at Lakehead February 18, 2009
 
Serendipitous Events Lead to February Concerts
Ser – en – dip- i- ty: an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident. Judging by the events that transpired to bring about New Music North’s upcoming concert exchange pilot project, composer Aris Carastathis seems to have just such an aptitude. The concert, which features music by Canadian composers, Darlene Chepil Reid, Robert Lemay, and Mark Nerenberg, as well as Carastathis, among others, will take place in Thunder Bay on February 12. It will also be performed in Toronto, as part of a new-music exchange pilot project. Read more about Serendipitous Events Lead to February Concerts February 11, 2009
 
Local Tire Business Wheels Lakehead's Formula-1 SAE Team to International Competition
Members of Lakehead University's Formula-1 Society of Automotive Engineers (LUFSAE) team have spent almost three years working on their prototype race car. Their dream of racing against over 100 other schools in Michigan this May just got one step closer. Fountain Tire has donated two sets of tires specifically designed for FSAE applications to the team: one set of Goodyear Dry FSAE racing tires, and one set of Goodyear Full-Wet racing tires. With a new compound and a computer-optimized mold shape for maximum footprint efficiency, this model of tire was run in 2006 by several universities with outstanding results Read more about Local Tire Business Wheels Lakehead's Formula-1 SAE Team to International Competition February 11, 2009
 
Lakehead University Forestry Students Create Winning Designs in Wood Works Competition
Objective: create an innovative wood product with market potential. No problem for Lakehead University Faculty of Forestry & the Forest Environment students. Jim Riffel, Scott Rubin, and Serge Laforest have been recognized for their elegant, innovative, and marketable wood product designs, with cash winnings amounting to $6000, in the second annual Wood Works competition. Read more about Lakehead University Forestry Students Create Winning Designs in Wood Works Competition February 09, 2009
 
New Book on Northwestern Ontario’s Working Class
The Centre for Northern Studies is pleased to announce the release of its newest publication, Essays in Northwestern Ontario Working Class History: Thunder Bay and Its Environs, edited by Lakehead University alumnus, member of the Department of History, and Co-Director of the Lakehead Social History Institute, Dr. Michel S. Beaulieu. Read more about New Book on Northwestern Ontario’s Working Class February 06, 2009
 
Dolores Wawia to be Featured on TVO's Your Voice
TVO will be bringing Your Voice, an online discussion series for parents, to the Thunder Bay’s Fort William First Nation Community Centre to examine issues in Aboriginal education, with an expert guest panel on February 6 and 7. Two specials focusing on Aboriginal Education will be taped. Lakehead University professor Dolores Wawia of the Department of Aboriginal Education will be a featured guest on Your Voice Read more about Dolores Wawia to be Featured on TVO's Your Voice February 04, 2009
 
New Technology and Collaboration Connects Thunder Bay and Antigonish Students
This term, eight students from Lakehead University and St. Francis Xavier University will be participating in a new Community Service Learning (CSL) opportunity. In two separate Political Science courses – in two separate provinces – students will meet over the Internet and compare experiences and research outcomes. Read more about New Technology and Collaboration Connects Thunder Bay and Antigonish Students February 02, 2009
 

January

History Professor Receives Lakehead’s Most Prestigious Teaching Award
Associate Professor of History Dr. Bruce Strang is the 2008 winner of Lakehead University’s most prestigious teaching award. Read more about History Professor Receives Lakehead’s Most Prestigious Teaching Award January 30, 2009
 
Acclaimed Public Intellectual Mark Kingwell to Speak at Lakehead University January 30
Mark Kingwell, one of Canada's best-known public intellectuals, will present the inaugural lecture of Lakehead University’s Advanced Institute for Globalization and Culture (the aig+c or 'agency'). Kingwell’s work has appeared in such venues as the Globe & Mail, The Walrus, and Harper's Magazine. Read more about Acclaimed Public Intellectual Mark Kingwell to Speak at Lakehead University January 30 January 29, 2009
 
Indigenous Tourism: Cultural Revitalization or Cultural Erosion? Dr. Pamela Wright Gives Public Lecture
Northern British Columbia is rich in indigenous tourism experiences that showcase local First Nations’ tradition and culture through celebrations, festivals, art, and everyday life. However, tourism has the potential to come at a cost and may ultimately contribute to a breakdown in the social structure of the community. Read more about Indigenous Tourism: Cultural Revitalization or Cultural Erosion? Dr. Pamela Wright Gives Public Lecture January 28, 2009
 
Lakehead Search for New President Begins
A message from Mr. Kevin Cleghorn, Chair of the Board of Governors, to Lakehead University faculty, staff, students, and alumni, and all stakeholders of the University. Dr. Fred Gilbert's term as President will expire on May 31, 2010. Therefore, a Presidential Search Committee has been formed. Read more about Lakehead Search for New President Begins January 26, 2009
 
Mumps is Back - Vaccinations on Campus January 29
Eighty percent of students/young adults are not fully protected from the mumps. A risk of contracting the mumps virus has been identified for university and college students in Ontario. Mumps is a very contagious disease that can cause serious complications in young adults. Read more about Mumps is Back - Vaccinations on Campus January 29 January 21, 2009
 
Mathematician Publishes Book on Concept of Near and Far: A Concept both Simple and Profound
Lakehead University Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Dr. Som Naimpally received good news last August, on his 77th birthday. A book he had been working on for the past two years is being published this month in Germany. Read more about Mathematician Publishes Book on Concept of Near and Far: A Concept both Simple and Profound January 15, 2009
 
The Centre for Health Care Ethics Bestows First Bioethics Leadership Award
Lakehead University’s Centre for Health Care Ethics will be bestowing its first "Bioethics Leadership Award" today, to Dr. Peter Singer. Dr. Singer has a long-standing relationship with Lakehead University, having helped to establish its Centre for Health Care Ethics (CHCE) more than 10 years ago. Read more about The Centre for Health Care Ethics Bestows First Bioethics Leadership Award January 14, 2009
 
Celebration of Winter: Lakehead University Offers Day of Fun-Filled Activities
As students return to classes amid frigid weather conditions, the Orientation Office has arranged a one-day event of winter activities called WinterLUde, featuring the first ever appearance of a dog sledding team on campus, outdoor boot hockey, indoor 'mini-stick' hockey, curling, snow shoeing, and more. Read more about Celebration of Winter: Lakehead University Offers Day of Fun-Filled Activities January 09, 2009
 
Heather Saaltink Memorial Award Established
The Heather Saaltink Memorial Award has been established, and is now accepting donations. Cheques may be made payable to Lakehead University, and sent to the Office of University Advancement. Read more about Heather Saaltink Memorial Award Established January 02, 2009
 
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