CRaNHR Health Research Seminar: Dana Wilson

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Location: 
LIVE WEBCAST Seminar, Balmoral St. Centre, Room 2013. Also accessible via NOSM LIVE CEPD WEBCAST http://www.nosm.ca/about_us/webcasts/
Event Fee: 
Free
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Mary Ellen Hill, Senior Researcher, CRaNHR
Event Contact Phone: 
766-7278
Event Contact E-mail: 
Event Contact Web: 

"You Call that an Essay? This is an Essay!" Reflections on and Strategies for Improving Student Writing

Event Date: 
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Event Location: 
AT 5036 (Thunder Bay) and OA 2005 (Orillia)
Event Fee: 
Event Contact Name: 
Brett Sharman, Instructional Development Centre
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8554
Event Contact E-mail: 

The varying quality in student writing is a key issue (and frustration) for many faculty. In this workshop, Anthea Kyle, coordinator of the Writing Centre, will explore alternative approaches faculty can employ to foster better academic writing in their students and make the process of improving writing skills easier for students - and themselves.

To register for this event and to check out other events happening throughout Teaching & Learning Week, visit http://idc.lakeheadu.ca/2013-teaching--learning-week/

A Scholarly Feast: New Research Support from the Library

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Event Location: 
AT 5036 (Thunder Bay) and OA 2005 (Orillia)
Event Fee: 
Event Contact Name: 
Brett Sharman, Instructional Development Centre
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8554
Event Contact E-mail: 

Teaching is inextricably entwined with research.

This training session will present new initiatives from the Library to support research and scholarship at Lakehead University. Included will be an introduction to ThunderSpace, our new institutional repository; tips for searching Google Scholar; using Dataverse to store large data sets; and LU Scholar, a new way of collecting and presenting faculty publications.

To register for this event and to check out other events happening throughout Teaching & Learning Week, visit http://idc.lakeheadu.ca/2013-teaching--learning-week/

How to Prepare and Use a Teaching Dossier

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 9:30am
Event Location: 
AT5036 (Thunder Bay) and OA2005 (Orillia)
Event Fee: 
Event Contact Name: 
Brett Sharman, Instructional Development Centre
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8554
Event Contact E-mail: 

A teaching dossier is a commonly used instrument for faculty to develop and document their approach to teaching and teaching effectiveness.

In this workshop, Dr. Gillian Siddall, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities and former director of the Instructional Development Centre, will offer guidance on how to organize and develop materials for a teaching dossier, including the articulation of a teaching philosophy.

This workshop will be particularly useful for faculty looking to apply for renewal, tenure, promotion, or merit, and for graduate students participating in the Graduate Student Teaching Practicum.

All participants will have the opportunity to reflect on and clarify teaching practices and the principles that shape them. To register for this event and to check out other events happening throughout Teaching & Learning Week, visit http://idc.lakeheadu.ca/2013-teaching--learning-week/

Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 10:00am
Event Location: 
AT 5036 (Thunder Bay) and OA 1033 (Orillia)
Event Fee: 
Event Contact Name: 
Brett Sharman, Instructional Development Centre
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8554
Event Contact E-mail: 

Closely linked to critical thinking, inquiry-based teaching and learning has been the cornerstone of the Orillia HBASc program since 2006. How has it worked?

This workshop introduces inquiry-based teaching and learning and we will discuss how to make it fly in the classroom. What sorts of problems are suitable for problem-based teaching? What challenges can you anticipate in an inquiry course? What benefits are there? Lessons drawn from the Orillia experience will be incorporated in the workshop.

To register for this event and to check out other events happening throughout Teaching & Learning Week, visit http://idc.lakeheadu.ca/2013-teaching--learning-week/

Let's Get Accessible: AODA and the Ontario Human Rights Code

Event Date: 
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Event Location: 
AT 5036 (Thunder Bay) and OA 2005 (Orillia)
Event Fee: 
Event Contact Name: 
Brett Sharman, Instructional Development Centre
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8554
Event Contact E-mail: 

With the passing of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) in 2005, meeting accessibility regulation is now a pressing issue for Ontarian universities and their employees.

In this session, Bob Sherman, senior policy advisor with the Ontario Human Rights Commission, will provide an overview on your rights and responsibilities as a university employee under AODA and the Ontario Human Rights Code. To register for this event and to check out other events happening throughout Teaching & Learning Week, visit http://idc.lakeheadu.ca/2013-teaching--learning-week/

Let’s Get Accessible: Accessibility Training for Microsoft PowerPoint

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 1:30pm
Event Location: 
AT 3001 (Thunder Bay)
Event Fee: 
Event Contact Name: 
Brett Sharman, Instructional Development Centre
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8554
Event Contact E-mail: 

With the passing of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) in 2005, meeting accessibility regulation is now a pressing issue for Ontarian universities and their employees.

Under the regulation, Lakehead University communications such as course materials now need to be provided in an accessible format upon request. What does an accessible format mean and how do you do it? Find out by attending this hands-on training session for creating accessible documents in Microsoft PowerPoint.

To register for this event and to check out other events happening throughout Teaching & Learning Week, visit http://idc.lakeheadu.ca/2013-teaching--learning-week/

People, Place and Planet: Teaching Sustainability Across the Curriculum in the Anthropocene

Event Date: 
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 10:30am
Event Location: 
AT 5036 (Thunder Bay) and OA 2005 (Orillia)
Event Fee: 
Event Contact Name: 
Brett Sharman, Instructional Development Centre
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8554
Event Contact E-mail: 

How do we educate students who will help lead us to a sustainable and equitable future?

This two-part forum will mark the official launch of the University's newly established Centre for Place and Sustainability Studies and challenge participants to reflect on how their discipline and pedagogy relates to the various environmental, economic and social dimensions of sustainability.

This advanced participatory workshop builds on an introductory session provided earlier in the week and will challenge participants to develop and deepen strategies to embed dimensions of sustainability into their courses and teaching practices. To register for this event and to check out other events happening throughout Teaching & Learning Week, visit http://idc.lakeheadu.ca/2013-teaching--learning-week/

Teaching & Learning Week Reception

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 4:00pm
Event Location: 
Faculty Lounge (Thunder Bay)
Event Fee: 
Event Contact Name: 
Brett Sharman, Instructional Development Centre
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8554
Event Contact E-mail: 

Faculty work hard and often in isolation - come meet your colleagues from across the university for a much-earned break and celebration of some of our individual and collective teaching and learning achievements.

Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Dr. Rodney Hanley will be on hand to announce this year's sole recipient of the Contribution to Teaching Award at at 4:30 pm. Refreshments will be provided and a cash bar will be available.

To register for this event and to check out other events happening throughout Teaching & Learning Week, visit http://idc.lakeheadu.ca/2013-teaching--learning-week/

Walking (and Understanding) the Talk on Social Justice (Part 2)

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 3:00pm to Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 3:00pm
Event Location: 
AT 5036 (Thunder Bay) and OA 2005 (Orillia)
Event Fee: 
Event Contact Name: 
Brett Sharman, Instructional Development Centre
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8554
Event Contact E-mail: 

Lakehead University is committed to social justice for Aboriginal peoples and acknowledges that this begins with recognition of Aboriginal realities.

In this three-part forum, Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux, Vice-Provost of Aboriginal Initiatives, will deliver three unique sessions based on the CBC's 8th Fire TV Series to guide an open, accessible and pragmatic discussion on proactive ways to address social justice in our pedagogy.

To register for this event and to check out other events happening throughout Teaching & Learning Week, visit http://idc.lakeheadu.ca/2013-teaching--learning-week/

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