SPARK - Students Promoting Awareness of Research Knowledge

SPARK is an acronym for Students Promoting Awareness of Research Knowledge. Since 1995, this innovative student writing program has been generously sponsored by The Chronicle-Journal, Northwestern Ontario's largest newspaper.

Each year approximately six students are hired by Lakehead's Office of Communications to work as part-time writers. The students are given assignments to interview faculty and to write stories detailing research projects on campus. The stories are then published on our website, in campus publications like this one, and in The Chronicle-Journal.

"The SPARK program encouraged me to write concisely and with the reader in mind. SPARK helped me to develop my writing style and practice my interviewing skills. Passion is definitely an element that our professors show and this is reflected in their unique projects at Lakehead."
– Jayal Chung

Goals of SPARK — Lakehead

  1. to help students develop skills in writing and interviewing
  2. to assist the University in promoting research projects currently underway
  3. to raise awareness about the importance of research and its benefits to society

For more information

For more information on the SPARK program, Frances Harding at 343-8193.

Spark Stories