News & Stories

May
23
(Thunder Bay) Lakehead University researchers are receiving $361,325 from the federal New Frontiers in Research fund for two research projects. New Frontiers in Research is a new, highly competitive tri-agency program designed to support groundbreaking interdisciplinary research.
May
17
(Thunder Bay) From May 7 to 9, Enactus Lakehead competed at the Enactus Canada National Exposition in Vancouver along with 68 other Canadian universities and colleges. Enactus Lakehead presented two projects (Making Cents! and Getting Financially Lit!) in a dynamic 17 minute presentation and won runner-up in their league in the opening round.
May
16
(Thunder Bay) , (Orillia) Lakehead University is one of only 15 organizations from across Canada awarded a new grant that will help promote equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) at the University. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) received 51 applications for the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Institutional Capacity-Building Grant, which will provide $384,700 to Lakehead University over the next two years.
May
15
(Thunder Bay) Lakehead University’s Biorefining Research Institute (BRI) announced today that the world’s most influential academic and industry experts will speak at the upcoming 2nd International Forest Biorefining Conference (IFBC) and 4th International Symposium on Lignocellulosic Materials (ISLM).
May
6
(Orillia) On Saturday, June 8, one of Canada’s most distinguished and internationally recognized contemporary artists, Charles Pachter, will receive an honorary doctorate in fine arts during Lakehead University’s Orillia Campus convocation ceremonies. Lakehead Orillia will also recognize Anishinaabe Elder and storyteller Mark Douglas with the Civitas Award.
May
3
(Thunder Bay) The 65th annual Institute on Lake Superior Geology Conference will be held in Terrace Bay, Ont. from Tuesday, May 7 to Friday, May 10.
Apr
24
(Thunder Bay) Lakehead University will recognize four exceptional people at this year’s convocation ceremonies at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1.
Apr
16
(Thunder Bay) Six proud students were the first to complete the new Maternal-infant Support Worker (MiSW) program offered in Sioux Lookout. On April 5, they accepted their certificates at the Sioux Lookout Men Ya Win Health Centre.
Apr
8
(Thunder Bay) On Monday, April 15 at 7 pm in ATAC 1001 at Lakehead University, scientists will explain how they are rolling out the second stage of ground-breaking new research into the impact of oil spills on lakes and shorelines.
Apr
5
(Orillia) Gia Spiropoulos (Women’s Basketball) walked away with the Female Athlete of the Year, with Ryan Rodger (Men’s Hockey) claiming Male Athlete of the Year as Lakehead University Orillia celebrated a successful 2018-19 athletics season.
Apr
3
(Thunder Bay) , (Orillia) Some of this research will explore unfounded sexual assault reports to police, examine post-secondary student food insecurity, and investigate how southern medical schools in Ontario used Indigenous communities as a training ground for medical professionalization after the Second World War.
Apr
2
(Thunder Bay) You are invited to Meeting the Challenge of Populism at Home and Abroad, a presentation by Ben Rowswell on Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 pm at Lakehead University in ATAC 1010.
Mar
25
(Orillia) Lakehead University’s Research Centre for Sustainable Communities (RCSC) is pleased to welcome Dr. Gail Chmura from McGill University as part of its 2018/2019 Speaker Series.
Mar
25
(Orillia) Join Lakehead University’s Research Centre for Sustainable Communities (RCSC) for a screening of the documentary The Carbon Rush on Thursday, March 28 at 5:45 p.m. in OA 2018, at the Orillia campus. A Q&A with director Amy Miller will follow the screening.
Mar
20
(Thunder Bay) , (Orillia) Lakehead University is placing the health and well-being of students, faculty and staff at the forefront with the formal adoption of the Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges.
Mar
19
(Orillia) Dr. Jason Lepojärvi will define love itself during “The Love Lectures” presented by Lakehead University Orillia.
Mar
15
(Thunder Bay) External Relations and the Alumni Association of Lakehead University are pleased to announce that – for the first time in over two decades – Lakehead University has been selected to receive a TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Fellowship through the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education.
Mar
15
(Thunder Bay) On March 7 and 8, Enactus Lakehead competed in the Enactus Regional Competition in Toronto against 38 other universities and colleges, placing second in the CWB Financial Education Challenge.
Mar
14
(Thunder Bay) Lakehead University is receiving $515,535 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) toward the cost of a $1.54 million device that will allow researchers, including highly qualified personnel, to analyze the chemical structure of materials.
Mar
12
(Thunder Bay) Jane Meadus is speaking at a workshop that will educate people about informed consent in health care on Thursday, March 21 at 1 pm in Lakehead University’s Faculty Lounge.