Mind, Self, Society and Nature? How Ecological Critique is Transforming Interactionist Theory and Research - Dr. Tony Puddephatt

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am EST
Event Location: 
Via Zoom - Register at https://pheedloop.com/lakeheadri/site/home/
Event Contact Name: 
Sue Wright
Event Contact E-mail: 

Join us in welcoming Dr. Tony Puddephatt, 2020 Distinguished Researcher, for his talk titled, "Mind, Self, Society and Nature? How Ecological Critique is Transforming Interactionist Theory and Research"

Psychology - PHD final Dissertation Defense - Elaine Toombs

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:30pm EST
Event Location: 
Event Contact Name: 
Sadie Stout
Event Contact E-mail: 

Please Join Us for Elaine Toombs's PHD Final Dissertation Defense on March 2nd at 10 am.
Student: Elaine Toomb's
Thesis Title: Examining Adverse Childhood Experiences In A First Nations Treatment-Seeking Population
Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Mushquash
Second Reader: Dr. Mirella Stroink
Internal Examiner: Dr. Lori Chambers
External Examiner: Dr. Tracie Afifi
GSC Representative: Dr. Dwight Mazmanian

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 913 5111 4741
Passcode: Please email Admin.psych@lakeheadu.ca for password.

16th Annual Research and Innovation Awards Ceremony

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm EST
Event Location: 

The Research & Innovation Awards of Excellence Ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 4, from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm in a virtual format.  During the reception, we celebrate Lakehead's outstanding researchers and students, as well as acknowledge our valued research partners and sponsors’ contributions.

Sign up here: www.lakeheadu.ca/ri

Alumni Connection Speaker Series

Event Date: 
Monday, March 8, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Event Contact Name: 
Meagan Shwetz
Event Contact E-mail: 

Join our Alumni Connection Speaker Series during Lakehead Co-op and WIL Week 2021!

The Alumni Connection Speaker Series is being presented as part of the Lakehead Co-op and WIL Week from March 8th - 12th. It's a virtual network building event that is being hosted by Lakehead University, North Superior Workforce Planning Board's Northwest Connector Program, and Confederation College. The event is meant to connect Lakehead University and Confederation College students with alumni to discuss the importance of networking and to help students build professional connections in the community. After the event concludes, students will be encouraged to arrange one-on-one meetings with each alumni speaker through the Northwest Connector Program. Thus, building their network and valuable mentor relationships within the community which will ultimately lead to more professional opportunities. Each day is focused on a different co-op faculty:

Monday: Science and Environmental Studies
Tuesday: Health and Behavioral Sciences
Wednesday: Natural Resource Management
Thursday: Engineering
Friday: Business

Registration link: https://bit.ly/3aTPnKY

For more information about the Lakehead Virtual Co-op and WIL Week, please visit: www.lakeheadu.ca/coopweek

Enactus Lakehead Financial Literacy Workshop

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm EST
Event Location: 
Event Contact Name: 
Vishwa Shah
Event Contact E-mail: 

This March 2nd at 2:30 PM your school club Enactus Lakehead will be hosting a Financial Literacy Workshop ran by GetFinLit for students with a focus on International Students. This workshop will go over budgeting, job skills, and scholarship support. These opportunities are especially important with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please register for this event using this link: https://forms.gle/r2hv4jN2CZHfD8KBA

Arts to Change the World!

Event Date: 
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm EST
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Pauline Sameshima
Event Contact E-mail: 

About the Session
Please join us in launching our internationally Juried Exhibition and our Featured Projects focused on the theme of Our Changing World! Select artist talks will happen on Monday, March 1st and on Wednesday, March 3rd.

Dr. Pauline Sameshima is Professor, Canada Research Chair of Arts Integrated Studies and Curator of the LAIR Galleries.

The gallery site is https://galleries.lakeheadu.ca/.

Monday Presenters
Matthew O'Reilly
Andrea Citlalli Acosta Gutierrez
Dr. Darlene St Georges
Sandra Johnstone
Dr. Max Haiven
Cassie Thornton
Dr. Barbara Bickel
Dr. Morna McDermott McNulty

Wednesday Presenters
Dr. Joe Norris
Dr. Celeste Snowber
Robin Faye
Tashya Orasi
Jeff Adams
Marti McGinnis
Holly Tsun Haggarty
Dr. Robert Kull

Register at www.lakeheadu.ca/ri

Dr. Herman Pontzer - SES Speaker Series Talk

Event Date: 
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm EST
Event Location: 
Event Contact Name: 
Dylan Schelling
Event Contact E-mail: 

Hotter and Sicker: Climate Change, Human Health, and the Tangled Evolutionary Roots of Our Species' Dependence on External Energy

The dual crises of climate change and chronic, or non-communicable, disease (NCD) have emerged worldwide as the global economy has industrialized over the past two centuries. In this synthesis I examine humans’ dependence on external (non-metabolic) energy expenditure (e.g., fire, fossil fuels) as a common, root cause in these modern crises. The human lineage has been dependent on external energy sources since the control of fire in the Paleolithic, and this reliance has grown with the development of agriculture, the use of wind- and water-power, and the most recently with industrialization and the transition to fossil fuels. Industrialization and mechanization, powered by fossil fuels, have promoted centralization and processing in food production, reduced physical activity, and increased air pollution (including greenhouse gas emissions). These developments have led in turn to NCD and climate change, which are thus connected both to one another and to our species’ deep evolutionary dependence on external energy. With the impending exhaustion of oil, coal, and natural gas reserves, developing replacements for fossil fuels is essential if we are to confront the dual crises of climate change and NCD and maintain our species’ external energy portfolio and way of life.

Herman Pontzer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology and Research Associate Professor of Global Health at Duke University, investigates energy expenditure and evolution in humans and other apes. Through laboratory and field studies, Dr. Pontzer’s work seeks to understand how our bodies evolved and how our deep past shapes our lives today. He and colleagues conducted the first measurements of daily energy expenditure in traditional hunter-gatherers, the Hadza of northern Tanzania. Surprisingly, despite lifestyles that are incredibly active, Dr. Pontzer and colleagues found that hunter-gatherers expend the same number of calories each day as sedentary Westerners. He is currently leading a multi-year effort to measure daily energy expenditure in non-Western human populations around the globe to understand how differences in daily energy requirements vary with respect to activity, diet, and other aspects of ecology. His book, Burn: New Research Blows the Lid Off How We Really Burn Calories, Lose Weight, and Stay Healthy will be published in March 2021.

Lakehead Virtual Co-op and WIL Week 2021

Event Date: 
Monday, March 8, 2021 - 10:00am to 3:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Event Contact Name: 
Meagan Shwetz
Event Contact E-mail: 

It's virtual Lakehead Co-op and WIL Week 2021! Come celebrate with us!

Join the Student Success Centre on Zoom as we celebrate National Co-op and Work Integrated Learning Month during March by having Lakehead Virtual Co-op and WIL Week March 8-12, 2021.

We’ve planned a variety of activities to showcase our co-operative education and work-integrated learning programs and we want all Thunder Bay, Orillia and LUGC students in all year levels to join in the celebration.

We also will be showcasing some of our talented co-op and WIL students and offering some skills building sessions throughout the week. An Alumni Speaker Series will be happening all week to help connect students with alumni in their field and build their professional network. In light of the pandemic, we will only be hosting events online through Zoom.

For more information and zoom links for each event, please visit: www.lakeheadu.ca/coopweek

For any questions, please contact Meagan Shwetz, Co-op Program Coordinator at coop@lakeheadu.ca.

Biology Seminar Speaker Series: Dr. Len Hunt

Event Date: 
Friday, February 26, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Event Contact Name: 
Heather Suslyk
Event Contact E-mail: 

You are invited to attend the Winter 2021 Biology Seminar Series presented by Dr. Michael Rennie, Department of Biology, Lakehead University (Thunder Bay).

Guest Speaker: Dr. Len Hunt (Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry)

Title: “Recreational Fishing in Ontario”

Live Via ZOOM. Please contact heather.suslyk@lakeheadu.ca for meeting ID and password.

Wolf Pups on the Move - Programming for Families

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 8:35am to 10:35am EST
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 8:35am to 10:35am EST
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 8:35am to 10:35am EST
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 8:35am to 10:35am EDT
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 8:35am to 10:35am EDT
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 8:35am to 10:35am EDT
Event Location: 
Event Contact Name: 
Laura Ferguson or Elana Weber
Do you have kids? Do you have younger siblings? Are you a student, staff, faculty or community member?
If you answered yes, this program is for you.

Welcome to Wolf Pups on the Move. A collaborative program with ActiveU, Student Health and Wellness, The Achievement Program and Orillia Athletics and Recreation.

Join us in getting active this winter by getting OUTDOORS. Being outdoors benefits both children and adults in many ways such as improving health and overall well-being. Whether it’s building a snowman outside or taking a walk through the woods as a family, there are so many benefits from stepping away from our screens and into the sun!

50 hours of outdoor time in 6 weeks starting Feb 15, 2021, ending on March 31, 2021. You can start at any point of this program.

Sign up for FREE to have access to our fun tracking sheet for you and your family to track your hours outside, along with a weekly activity video from our Lakehead University Varsity Athletes encouraging you to get active indoors on those very cold days when it’s not possible to be outside.

Click here to get more information and sign up: http://thunderwolves.ca/wolf-pups-on-the-move

If you have any questions, contact Laura Ferguson: activeu@lakeheadu.ca or, Elana Weber: orillia.athletics@lakeheadu.ca