Register now for the Virtual Patient Journey Conference: Our Voices, Our Stories - June 9 and 10

Event Date: 
Monday, May 16, 2022 - 9:10am EDT to Friday, June 10, 2022 - 9:10am EDT
Monday, May 23, 2022 - 9:10am EDT to Friday, June 17, 2022 - 9:10am EDT
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 9:10am EDT to Friday, June 24, 2022 - 9:10am EDT
Monday, June 6, 2022 - 9:10am EDT to Friday, July 1, 2022 - 9:10am EDT
Event Location: 
Online
Event Fee: 
Free
Event Contact Name: 
Olena Veryha
Event Contact E-mail: 

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Lakehead University's School of Nursing and School of Social Work, in collaboration with Wounds Canada, will be hosting the first virtual Patient Journey Conference on Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10.

Funded through a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Dr. Ide Costa from the School of Nursing (principal-investigator) is also the conference’s chair, with presentations by the co-investigators Dr. Catherine Phillips (School of Social Work), Dr. Michelle Spadoni (School of Nursing), Dr. Pilar Camargo Plazas (Queen's University), and the support of Mariam Botros, CEO of Wounds Canada.

Called Our Voices, Our Stories, the conference will bring individuals, families and caregivers affected by complex wounds together with researchers, health and social service providers, educators, community leaders, and policymakers. Photo of Dr. Idevania Costa

The conference will disseminate video stories of patients and families living with hard-to-heal wounds and provide them with the opportunity to honour their voices and experiences of navigating social life and the Canadian health-care system.

Speakers will address social determinants of health perpetuating health inequalities and discuss collaborative strategies to improve the delivery of a holistic and patient-centred wound care approach.

“The conference has a social justice focus, and it will discuss the power of patients’ and families’ voices and stories in uncovering the gaps in the health-care system and the need to implement a patient-centred wound care approach,” Dr. Costa said.

Photo of Dr. Kristen Jones-Bonofiglio “Dr. Costa's exemplary leadership with the patients’ journey conference represents an innovative approach to the use of academic scholarship to promote health in Northwestern Ontario and beyond,” said Dr. Kristen Jones-Bonofiglio, Director of Lakehead’s School of Nursing.

“Wounds Canada believes centring the voice of the patient is crucial to enacting change in the health-care system and delivering the best possible wound care,” Botros said.

“The more diverse stories we can share and learn from, the better equipped we are to do what we do best – advocate and educate about wound prevention and management.  That's why we're proud to be jointly co-hosting ‘Our Voices, Our Stories’ with Lakehead University.

“This conference will provide an opportunity to listen to individuals’ and families’ stories of the impact of hard-to-heal wounds on their lives, identify gaps and synergies in wound care provision, and enact holistic wound management strategies for the future,” Botros said.

Photo of Mariam Botros

This free and unique two-day learning, outreach and knowledge exchange conference will take place virtually, allowing participants access from anywhere and ensuring safety for vulnerable populations wishing to attend.

During the conference, participants will have the opportunity to engage in presentations, listen to different individuals' stories, share their thoughts for improving wound care in Canada, and chat in the networking lounge with people living with wounds.

Participants can also visit the virtual exhibit hall to meet with non-profit organizations that support patients and families, and access educational resources.

Register now by visiting: www.woundscanada2022.ca/en/registration

This event will be recorded and can be watched afterwards as well.

It's Your Move 100 Hour Challenge is back!

Event Date: 
Monday, May 16, 2022 - 10:35am EDT to Sunday, September 4, 2022 - 10:35am EDT
Monday, June 6, 2022 - 10:35am EDT to Sunday, September 25, 2022 - 10:35am EDT
Monday, June 27, 2022 - 10:35am EDT to Sunday, October 16, 2022 - 10:35am EDT
Monday, July 18, 2022 - 10:35am EDT to Sunday, November 6, 2022 - 9:35am EST
Monday, August 8, 2022 - 10:35am EDT to Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 9:35am EST
Monday, August 29, 2022 - 10:35am EDT to Sunday, December 18, 2022 - 9:35am EST
Event Location: 
Online
Event Contact Name: 
Lindsey Wachter
Event Contact E-mail: 

It's Your Move, a collaboration between Student Health and Wellness, Athletics and Campus Recreation, is launching its 100-hour challenge to motivate students, staff, faculty, and alumni to get moving this summer.

Participants will log their activity through a Lakehead Strava group and will receive virtual postcards as they hit some
Thunderwolf-related milestones on their way to the ultimate goal of 100 hours of physical activity between May 16 and September 4.

Updates, encouragement and resources will be shared and participants can connect and cheer on their fellow Thunderwolves.

This program is open to current students, incoming students, staff, faculty, and alumni from either Campus. All participants will be
entered into a prize draw with the winner announced in September.

To get all the details and sign up visit: www.lakeheadu.ca/students/wellness-recreation/student-health-and-wellness/events/2020/node/69901

Registration opens for Lakehead Athletics Summer Camp

Event Date: 
Monday, April 25, 2022 - 12:05pm to 1:05pm EDT
Monday, May 2, 2022 - 12:05pm to 1:05pm EDT
Monday, May 9, 2022 - 12:05pm to 1:05pm EDT
Event Location: 
CJ Sanders Fieldhouse
Event Contact E-mail: 

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Are you interested in registering your child for one of the Lakehead Athletics Summer Camps? Lakehead Athletics camps are a great option for faculty, staff, and students with little ones! Registration is now available for ActiveU, Basketball, Hockey, and Track & Field! Registration runs until the Friday prior of each camp week, or until spots have been filled.

For more details about our camps and registration instructions, you can visit thunderwolves.ca/kidsprograms. You can contact activeu@lakeheadu.ca or ext. 8950 with questions as well!

AquaFIT

Event Date: 
Monday, May 2, 2022 - 9:00am EDT to Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 9:00am EDT
Monday, May 9, 2022 - 9:00am EDT to Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 9:00am EDT
Monday, May 16, 2022 - 9:00am EDT to Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 9:00am EDT
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 9:00am EDT to Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 9:00am EDT
Monday, June 6, 2022 - 9:00am EDT to Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 9:00am EDT
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 9:00am EDT to Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 9:00am EDT
Monday, June 20, 2022 - 9:00am EDT to Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 9:00am EDT
Monday, June 27, 2022 - 9:00am EDT to Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 9:00am EDT
Event Location: 
CJ Sanders Fieldhouse Pool
Event Contact Name: 
Ann Parr
Event Contact E-mail: 
AquaFit has been running since 1986 in our Pool in the CJ Sanders Fieldhouse.

Open to all who love water & the benefits of exercising in the water. Find exercising in water more beneficial this is the class for you. Options to work in deep or shallow water. This full body workout begins with dynamic warm-up, full body workout with minimal impact protecting joints. Use a variety of workouts formats to great music, interval training to elevate heart rate, strength training then completing with full body with cool down.

Days & times: Mon/Wed/Frid 8:15 am - 9:00 am.
Spring Session begins May 2 - June (no class May 23rd)

Spring Session dates May 2 - June 29th - No class May 23
Spring Class Pass - $200 for 25 classes
10 Class Pass - $100 for 10 classes
Drop In - $12 a class.

Registration is now available for the full spring pass at the desk anytime for participants
Start - May 2nd for the spring session.
To register see our website here:
http://thunderwolves.ca/campus-rec/activities-classes/


IMPORTANT: All facility users must have the Enhanced Ontario Vaccine Receipt with QR code to enter the facility, along with photo ID. Self-screening must also still be completed every time coming into the facility on the Lakehead Mobile Safety App.