Psychology- Ishaq Malik - MA Thesis Proposal Defense

Event Date: 
Friday, November 17, 2023 - 10:30am to 1:30pm EST
Event Location: 
Event Contact Name: 
Kelsey Mullin
Event Contact E-mail: 

Please join us for Ishaq Malik's MA Thesis Proposal Defense on Friday, November 17th at 11:30am via Zoom.

Title: Usability, Quality, and Factors Influencing Acceptance of a Resilience app (JoyPopTM) among University Students: Evaluation Study

Supervisor: Dr. Aislin Mushquash

Second Reader: Dr. Fred Schmidt

GSC Rep: Dr. Gordon Hayman

Please email for the Zoom link.

Computer Science Guest Speaker Series: Industrial Control Systems Security

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 16, 2023 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm EST
Event Location: 
AT2001 & Online
Event Contact Name: 
Rachael Wang
Event Contact E-mail: 

Guest Speaker Series Presented By:

Dr. Jagannadh Vempati
"Industrial Control Systems Security"

Thursday, November 16th, 2023
2:30 pm

Dr. Jagannadh Vempati is a research scientist at Siemens Technology in Princeton, NJ,USA . He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of North Texas. He has 8+ years of research and teaching experience in cybersecurity and privacy, performing research and development on designing cyber defense solutions that incorporate domain know-how and the semantic context of attack detection and response solutions. His current research is focused on data-driven cyber security and designing resilient networks. Prior to joining Siemens Technology, he was an Assistant Professor in the computer science department at Kettering University, MI, USA. He is a member of the technical committee of several IEEE and ACM conferences.

To register for this virtual event, please email and a Zoom link will be shared.

Everyone is welcome.

Psychology- Claudia Czechowski - MSc Thesis Proposal Defense

Event Date: 
Friday, November 24, 2023 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Zoom or ATAC 5033
Event Contact Name: 
Kelsey Mullin
Event Contact E-mail: 

Please join us for Claudia Czechowski's MSc Thesis Proposal Defense on Friday, November 24th at 1pm. This is a hybrid defense - if you would like to attend in person it will take place in ATAC 5033.

Title: Does Activation of the Behavioural Immune System Affect Perceptions of Women Practicing Intermittent Self-Catheterization?

Supervisor: Dr. Kirsten Oinonen

Second reader: Dr. Amanda Maranzan

GSC rep: Dr. Gordon Hayman

Please email for the Zoom link.

English Work in Progress talk

Event Date: 
Friday, November 24, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm EST
Event Location: 
OA 3041 and Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Cynthia Haggerty
Event Contact E-mail: 

The Department of English: Work in Progress talk

"Legitimizing Magic: The Poetics of the Supernatural in Medieval Literature"

Dr. Kathryn Walton

Magic was everywhere in the Middle Ages; people would turn to charms, talismans, and potions to cure illnesses, find lost items, and solve crimes. By the end of the 18th century, however, magic faded almost entirely from society, deemed anti-Christian, heretical, and ineffectual. The same is not true in the literary world. In the ltierary world, magic remained prevalent, and today magic is more popular than ever. 

Kathryn Walton's current book project, Literary Magic in Medieval England, attempts to explain why magic prospered in the literary world even as it was viciously condemned in the real world. 

In this talk, Dr. Walton will present a short excerpt from her book that shows how the poetic structures used by medieval authors helped legitimize and Christianize magic, ensuring its survival in literature. She will suggest that this poetic inheritance played a part in the persistence of magic across literary history. 

Friday, Nov. 24 at 1 pm in OA 3041


Passcode 660092

Welcome the World - International Education Week 2023

Event Date: 
Monday, November 13, 2023 - 11:00am EST to Friday, November 17, 2023 - 2:00am EST
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 - 11:00am EST to Saturday, November 18, 2023 - 2:00am EST
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - 11:00am EST to Sunday, November 19, 2023 - 2:00am EST
Thursday, November 16, 2023 - 11:00am EST to Monday, November 20, 2023 - 2:00am EST
Friday, November 17, 2023 - 11:00am EST to Tuesday, November 21, 2023 - 2:00am EST
Event Location: 
Event Contact Name: 
Jo Krisko
Event Contact E-mail: 

Join us as we Welcome the World for International Education Week! Celebrate with Lakehead University International as we kick off International Education Week (IEW), an annual event that is celebrated by over 100 nations around the globe. The week is focused on strengthening the understanding of international education and celebrating its importance.

Discover what's in store for the week during our Welcome the World event. Culture sharing, celebrations, activities, music,
dancing, popcorn, Global ME info & more await you in the Agora.

Come celebrate!
November 13 - Welcome the World, Agora (11 am - 2 pm)
November 14 - A Tale to Tell, The Study (12 pm - 1 pm)
November 15 - Pride Around the World, International Centre Lounge (12 pm - 2 pm)
November 17 - Global Runway, Agora (12 pm - 2 pm); sign-up required to participate

The Magic of Christmas

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 16, 2023 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm EST
Event Location: 
International Centre Lounge
Event Contact Name: 
Sara Melvin
Event Contact E-mail: 

Join us and experience The Magic of Christmas! ❄

The International Centre will be brimming with holiday cheer, music, hot chocolate and apple cider and we want YOU to help us in decorating our beautiful Christmas tree!

Jingle all the way to the International Centre on Nov 16th, from 3 - 6 pm, to participate in some holiday traditions including a gingerbread house challenge, holly jolly ornament station, write a message home to loved ones in a Christmas card and get an instant photo taken with our Christmas tree!

Let's gather together for a Very Merry Holiday Party 🎅🎄

2023 Small Business Snowflake Soiree

Event Date: 
Saturday, December 9, 2023 - 5:30pm to 11:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Faculty Lounge
Event Contact Name: 
Melissa Matters
Event Contact E-mail: 

Food & Conference Services is hosting the first annual Small Business Snowflake Soiree on Saturday, December 9 in the Faculty Lounge.

This event will feature Dueling Pianos with Danny Johnson & Richard Tribe!

Individual Tickets: $65 + HST
Table of 8 (includes 2 bottles of wine): $520 + HST

Each tickets includes a festive holiday buffet dinner, welcome drink & live entertainment.

Doors: 5:30pm
Dinner: 6:00pm
Live entertainment & cash bar: 5:30pm-10:30pm

For more information please reach out to

To purchase your ticket, please visit the event website:

Opening: Thunder Bay African Restaurant in Main Dining Hall

Event Date: 
Monday, November 13, 2023 - 11:00am to 7:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Main Dining Hall
Event Contact Name: 
Heleena Stephens
Event Contact E-mail: 

Come and check out our new vendor in the Main Dining Hall: Locally operated - Thunder Bay African Restaurant.
Open Monday to Thursday 11:00am to 7:00pm and Fridays 11:00am to 3:30pm. 



1) Jollof Rice and Chicken/Turkey

2) Egusi soup and pounded yam/Garri

3) Spaghetti/chicken

4) Efo Riro/Pounded yam/garri


1) Meatpie

2) Moi-moi

3) Puff-puff

4) Nkatie Burger


1) Fanta

2) Malta Guinness

3) Maltina

4) Schweppes

Cultural Night

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm EST
Event Location: 
The Study
Event Contact Name: 
Lori Kapush
Event Contact E-mail: 

A fun evening of challenges including tongue twisters, a kahoot, spelling bee and more. If you don't know what these are; come and find out.

GIS Day 2023

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - 8:30am to 12:30pm EST
Event Location: 
The Agora
Event Contact Name: 
Jason Freeburn
Event Contact E-mail: 
Wednesday November 15 marks GIS Day 2023, an opportunity to gather and recognize how members of our community and beyond are employing geospatial technologies and spatial analysis in the pursuit of a more economically viable, environmentally sustainable, and socially just world!
Once again, the Lakehead University Department of Geography and the Environment wishes to celebrate GIS Day by bringing together industry professionals, researchers, and students from our local community. We are hosting a half-day event in the University Agora, the morning of November 15th, 8:30am – 12:30pm.
The event will include opening remarks and a series of presenters showcasing geomatics research, student poster presentations, workshops hosted by the Lakehead Association of Geography Students (LAGS) for visiting high school students, and an expo featuring booths by several local firms engaged in geomatics.
For more information contact Jason Freeburn at