NRMT Seminar Series - Between a rock & a hard place

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm EST
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Event Contact Name: 
Jenn Manion
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The University community is invited to attend the NRMT Seminar Series on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 2:30 pm in BB-1054.
Dr. Florin Pendea, Assoc. Prof. in the Dept. of Geography & the Environment will be presenting. Light refreshments will be served.

Between a rock and hard place – A story of wetland change and Aboriginal dilemmas from Eeyou Istchee

Ecosystem change is one of the most important drivers of loss of resources for many Indigenous communities, which in turn affects the sustainability of their livelihood systems. Working with the Cree of Eeyou Istchee, I seek to evaluate the relationship between landscape change and availability of coastal resources in eastern James Bay, one of the most rapidly changing coastlines in the world. As coastal resources are largely connected to wetland ecosystems in this region, my analysis focuses on the mechanisms of wetland change along a coastal gradient of increasing land age. Although I build upon the long-term coastal change processes, my analysis will zoom in on the most recent (last 150 years) coastal change history, the period most relevant for the dynamic of the current socio-environmental system. To this end, I build a dynamic model of wetland change and use this to explore potential explanations behind recent changes in resource availability for these Indigenous communities.

CSEB Club - Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) and American Heart Association (AHA) joint webinar

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Event Location: 
1294 Balmoral Building - Boardroom
Event Contact Name: 
Helen Otterman
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The CSEB club will be hosting a viewing party for the Society for Epidemiologic Research and American Heart Association joint digital web meeting. This presentation is titled: Emulating target randomized trials to reduce bias in observational studies of comparative effectiveness

We will be streaming this meeting from 12:00pm to 1:00pm on Wednesday November 20th in the 1st floor boardroom of the 1294 Balmoral Building. Coffee/tea and snacks will be provided. Please RSVP to
More information about the event can be found at the following website:

Breaking Walls; Building Bridges

Event Date: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm EST
Event Location: 
UC 2014 LUSU Multicultural Center
Event Contact Name: 
Alabi Adunola
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A discussion on the walls dividing students of various multicultural backgrounds on campus and how to best remove these divides to build a more cohesive student body.

VESA, Volunteer Abroad Info Sessions

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 11:00am to 5:00pm EST
Event Location: 
LUSU Boardroom 2020 on the second floor of the UC
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Join us on our incredible 2 week volunteer and adventure projects in either the Amazonas, Fiji, South Africa and Southeast Asia!

In the first week it’s all about volunteering with a local community, so you could be doing anything from teaching English in the village schools, to building houses, schools or bathrooms, or you may even work closely with cheetahs, crocs and elephants!

Then the next week is all about experiencing the country your in. You could go on plenty of safaris, white water rafting, zip lining or even skydiving over some of the best islands in the world!!

If this sounds pretty good to you, come along to the meetings to find out more, or easily apply online at

Wildlife Society Calendar Fundraiser

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 2:30pm to 5:30pm EST
Event Location: 
NRM student lounge
Event Contact Name: 
Sommer Palmer
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Wildlife themed calendars will be sold by the LU Wildlife Society for two weeks (until Nov. 22). To view and pre-order a calendar visit the NRM student lounge located in the Braun building during the following times. Pick up for the calendars will be Nov. 28th

TUES: 2:00pm-4:00pm
WED: 2:00pm-5:00pm
THURS: 2:30pm-5:30pm
FRI: 11:30am-2:30pm

The Department of Chemistry and the Biorefining Research Institute (BRI) tenure-track Research Chair in Chemocatalytic Biomass

Event Date: 
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:00am EST
Event Location: 
AT 5035
Event Contact Name: 
Robbie Buffington
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Catalytic systems for biomass conversion using homogeneous catalysis

Abstract. New and sustainable energy vectors are required due to the environmental issues associated with the continued use of fossil fuels. Renewable resources and bio-based feedstocks may present a sustainable alternative to petrochemical sources to satisfy modern society’s ever-increasing demand for energy and chemicals. Homogeneous catalysis has been explored the effective approaches to utilizing renewable sources, playing an important role, with new reactions, processes, and concepts that leverage both traditional and emerging chemo- and biocatalytic technologies. My research projects combine fundamental investigations of coordination chemistry, kinetics and mechanism, in-situ investigation of catalytic intermediates, and the development of new patterns of catalytic reactivity for the selective synthesis of chemical intermediates, monomers, building block chemicals and clean energy derived from biomass feedstocks.

Teaching and Learning Symposium Invitation

Event Date: 
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 12:30pm EST to Friday, November 15, 2019 - 1:30pm EST
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 12:30pm EST to Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 1:30pm EST
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 12:30pm EST to Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 1:30pm EST
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 12:30pm EST to Monday, November 18, 2019 - 1:30pm EST
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:30pm EST to Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 1:30pm EST
Event Location: 
Various locations
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
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Faculty and staff are invited to attend the 2019 Teaching & Learning Symposium, November 11-15. The planned sessions, events, and speakers celebrate outstanding teaching across Lakehead Thunder Bay and Lakehead Orillia, and across disciplines.

Featured sessions open to all include the following:

Bi-Giwen: Coming Home – Truth Telling from the Sixties Scoop Exhibit, November 12-15, Agora

  • An exploration of the experience of Survivors of the Sixties Scoop, which began in the 1960s and continued until the late 1980s, where Indigenous children were taken from their families, often forcibly, and fostered and/or adopted out to non-Indigenous homes often far away from their communities and some across the globe.

Best Practices in Thesis Supervision: A Faculty and Graduate Student Panel Discussion – 1:00-2:00, Tuesday, Nov. 12, LI 5014C and OA 3007

  • A panel discussion on the role of the student and supervisor throughout the graduate experience with both faculty and graduate students participating.

Let’s Get Accessible: Creating Accessible PowerPoints – 10:00-12:00, Wednesday, Nov. 13, LI 1003

  • A hands-on session during which Student Accessibility Services (SAS) staff will walk participants through the creation of a PowerPoint using accessibility best practices.

Teaching Award Reception – 4:00-6:00, Wednesday, Nov. 13, Teaching Commons, LI 5014 and the Principal's Board Room

  • A celebration of this year’s winners of teaching awards with a keynote by the winner of the 2018-19 Distinguished Instructor Award (winner to be announced at the Nov 4th Senate). Refreshments and an opportunity to enjoy the company of colleagues follows. Please RSVP by Nov 6th to

Keynote by Dr. Colleen Cardinal, 12:00 -1:00, Thursday, Nov. 14, The Study

  • A public talk by Dr. Cardinal, the co-founder and Executive Director of the National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network and the author of the much anticipated Ohpikiihaakan-ohpihmeh (Raised somewhere else): A 60s Scoop Adoptee’s Story of Coming Home, which was released this past June through Rosewood Press.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Workshop – 2:30-3:30, Friday, Nov. 15, LI 5014 C and OA 2005

  • A workshop by Dr. Christina Hendricks from UBC introducing SoTL (the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning), its core components, and its relationship to conventional academic scholarship.

Career and Summer Job Fair

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 10:00am to 3:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Event Contact Name: 
Kristen Bohonis
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Join us for the Career and Summer Job Fair!

Take this opportunity to explore career options and connect with new graduate, Summer, and co-op job opportunities! Over 60 employers will be on campus.

All students are welcome - remember to make a good impression and present yourself professionally!

Lakehead University Community Council Family Holiday Party

Event Date: 
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Main Cafeteria
Event Contact Name: 
Alexandra Jones
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Lakehead University Community Council
Family Holiday Party

Sunday, December 8, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Main Cafeteria

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Get your photos taken at the photo booth (Photomonkey)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Children’s Activities
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Children’s Entertainment
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Children’s Lunch (Lunch will be provided for registered children)
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - A Visit from Santa Claus

Parents are asked to give a donation of $10.00 per child to help defray costs.

Please call the Office of Donor Events at (807) 343-8747 or visit Switchboard to get a copy of the registration form and return it no later than WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2019