Lecture Series: Senator Art Eggleton

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm EST
Event Location: 
The John N. Paterson Auditorium, 3rd Floor, 401 Red River Road

Join Senator Art Eggleton, former Mayor of Toronto and past federal cabinet minister, for a discussion of why a Basic Income Program could be a more efficient method of alleviating poverty in Canada. 

This event made possible by the Harold G. Fox Education Fund

Poster for the upcoming lecture event featuring Art Eggleton

INVITE: Natural Resources Management Seminar Series

Event Date: 
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am EST
Event Location: 
ATAC 5036
Event Contact Name: 
Jen Manion
Event Contact Phone: 
Event Contact E-mail: 

The Faculty of Natural Resources Management invites university community members to its seminar series!

This Monday, Dr. Gary Anderson from the University of Manitoba's Department of Biological Sciences will present Understanding early rearing environment and phenotypic development in Lake Sturgeon toward improved success in stock enhancement.

Date: Monday, Jan. 15
Time: 9 am
Location: ATAC 5036

Seminars are 9 - 10 am in ATAC 5036 every second Monday starting January 15.

Mariposa Folk Festival

Event Date: 
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 1:00am EDT to Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 12:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Tudhope Park, Orillia, ON

Lakehead University is a proud sponsor of the Mariposa Folk Festival, one of the longest running folk festivals in North America held over three days at Tudhope Park in Orillia.

Lakehead students, faculty and staff can enjoy a discount on a weekend pass ($101.50) using the promo code: LUO1817. Offer valid June 1 - 30, 2017.

See www.mariposafolk.com for more details!

We're also recruiting for volunteers for the Lakehead booth. Interested? Click here for more information. 

Zero Waste Ontario Conference

Event Date: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 8:00am EDT
Event Location: 
500 University Ave. Orillia, ON L3V 0B9

Lakehead University is honoured to be hosting the Zero Waste Ontario conference, featuring Dr. Chris Murray, Associate Professor of Sustainability Sciences and Physics.

Registration ends June 9, 2017.

More information can be found on the Zero Waste conference website.

Event website
Details and registration

Lakehead University
500 University Ave.
Orillia, ON L3V 0B9


Film Screening - Woodland Spirits (2007) in celebration of Moses Amik Beaver

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
UC 1017
Event Fee: 
Free. Donations will be accepted.
Event Contact Name: 
Andrea Terry
Event Contact E-mail: 

Woodland Spirits poster

Please join the Ahnisnabae Art Gallery and friends for a public film screening of Woodland Spirits (2007) on Thurs. April 6 @ 7 pm, in UC 1017, in celebration of Moses Amik Beaver

In this film, we follow painter Moses Amik Beaver as he seeks the wisdom of elder artists to explore the interconnections between the art, the land, and the importance of traditional Ojibway values.

Join us for an evening to celebrate his life and accomplishments, to talk about experiences with Moses and using art as a connection for healing.

Admission is FREE with donations gratefully accepted in support of the Moses Amik Beaver memorial fund.

ALL are welcome.

The Search for Life Beyond Earth in Space and Time

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm EST
Event Location: 
ATAC 1003
Event Fee: 
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Hubert de Guise
Event Contact Phone: 
Event Contact E-mail: 

Poster for James Green.


The Search for Life Beyond Earth in Space and Time
Wednesday March 8, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Lakehead University - ATAC 1003

About 4.5 billion years ago a supernova exploded causing a nearby interstellar cloud to collapse, creating our solar system. What emerged first was our sun blowing the lighter gases outward, allowing the heavier elements to remain in the inner solar system forming our terrestrial planets.

We are so lucky to have Venus and Mars, two terrestrial planets that are very similar to the Earth, close in size, with significant atmospheres.

Planetary scientists have developed the capability to model how these planets have evolved since their birth and what may happen to them in the distant future. Comparative planetology tells us that terrestrial planetary atmospheres have been in a process of continual change based on the extent of their sources and sinks.

We are finding some startling parallels in which both Venus and Mars had environments that would have been habitable for life, as we know it, in their distant past.

In addition, we are finding Europa and Enceladus are thought to have an ocean of liquid water beneath their icy crust surface in contact with mineral-rich rock, and may have the three ingredients needed for life as we know it: liquid water, essential chemical elements for biological processes, and sources of energy that could be used by living things. With these discoveries in mind we are looking for potentially habitable exoplanets and have made some significant discoveries.