Lakehead and TBSO Team up for Handel's Messiah: Friday Evening and Saturday Matinee Performances at St. Paul’s United Church

(November 20, 2008 - Thunder Bay, ON) On November 28 and 29, Lakehead University and Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra will present Handel's Messiah at St. Paul's United Church in Thunder Bay. Messiah is one of the most popular works in choral literature, and is Handel's most famous creation.

"This oratorio has the longest running performance history of all works in the repertoire, with a performance virtually every year since it was premiered in 1742," says Messiah conductor and Lakehead University Professor Dr. Dean Jobin-Bevans. The Thunder Bay Symphony Chorus and the Lakehead University Vocal Ensemble join forces to create a choir of almost 150 voices. Thunder Bay native countertenor Scott Belluz will join soprano Kimy McLaren, tenor David Menzies, and baritone James Levesque as guest soloists for the performances.

"It's been 5 years since Messiah was performed in Thunder Bay, and we're excited to work with the University to bring this well-loved holiday tradition back to life this year," says Leanne Atkinson, General Manager of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. Audiences of all ages have the choice of attending an 8:00 p.m. performance on Friday, or a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday.

Messiah tickets are $35 each, $13 for students. Tickets are available by calling 684-4444, or at the door if available. Proceeds support the Lakehead University Department of Music Bursary Fund, and the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra.


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Media: Dr. Dean Jobin-Bevans is available for media interview by calling Lisa Pelot, Communications Officer, at 343-8177, or commun@lakeheadu.ca.

About Lakehead
Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With a main campus located in Thunder Bay, Ontario and a campus in Orillia, Ontario, Lakehead has over 7,900 students and 2,250 faculty and staff, and is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. In 2006, Research Infosource Inc. named Lakehead University Canada's Research University of the Year in the undergraduate category. For more information on Lakehead University, visit www.lakeheadu.ca




CDs Showcase Music by Lakehead University Professor

(December 22, 2008 - Thunder Bay, ON) Lakehead University Music Professor Dr. Aris Carastathis has had his music performed in Austria, Canada, England, Germany, Greece, Kazakhstan, Poland, Serbia and the United States--and now his works have made their way onto two recently released CDs.

New Music North, a non-profit organization which promotes contemporary concert music by Canadian and international composers in Northwestern Ontario, has released the CD First Recording, which includes Carastathis' work Halcyons, as well as music by John Bilotta, Darlene Chepil Reid, Dinos Constantinides, Patrick Horn, Piotr Grella-Mozejko, Sylvia Rickard, and Harold Wevers. The CD's cover art was done by Chair of the Lakehead University Visual Arts Department, Mark Nisenholt. Lakehead University music faculty Penelope Clarke, Joy Fahrenbruck, Colleen Gibson, E-Chen Hsu, Harold Wevers, and Darlene Chepil Reid have also contributed to the CD either as performers or composers. Lakehead University music alumnus Derek Oger is also featured on the CD as a performer.

Halcyons for oboe, cello, and piano depicts a temporary state of relative tranquility against a background of tension. The warm melodic cello lines blend with the brighter tones of the oboe and the articulated sounds of the piano, creating a mixture of uncertainty, apprehension, and genial contentment. Halcyons premiered at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, on June 12, 2000.

Music by Carastathis also appears in a recently released CD Cult Figures, by the national classical music label Centrediscs, co-produced by the Edmonton Composer's Concert Society. Cult Figures contains Carastathis' electroacoustic work Full of Stars.

"Although the true essence of music making is best manifested during live performance, recordings have the advantage of making the dissemination of music more effective through CD sales and through radio and television broadcasts. Recorded music reaches an audience much easier," says Carastathis. Only two months after its release, the New Music North - first recording CD has already received public radio broadcasts on CBC Radio Two and LU Radio, and has enjoyed wide distribution through on-line sales.

First Recording is available for purchase at the Lakehead University Alumni Bookstore. An audio sample of Full of Stars is available at www.musiccentre.ca, where the CD Cult Figures can be purchased.


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Media: Dr. Aris Carastathis is available for media interview. For more information or to arrange interview times, please contact Lisa Pelot, Communications Officer, at 343-8177, or commun@lakeheadu.ca


About Lakehead
Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With a main campus located in Thunder Bay, Ontario and a campus in Orillia, Ontario, Lakehead has over 7,900 students and 2,250 faculty and staff, and is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. In 2006, Research Infosource Inc. named Lakehead University Canada's Research University of the Year in the undergraduate category. For more information on Lakehead University, visit www.lakeheadu.ca



Lakehead University Geology Receives $10,000 from ACTlabs

(December 15, 2008 - Thunder Bay, ON) The Lakehead University Geology Department has received a $10,000 donation from the Activation Laboratories Group of Companies (ACTlabs), a group which performs analytical services for clientele located worldwide. Coming on the heels of a $10,000 donation from CDN Resource Laboratories, the ACTlabs funds will also be used for the purchase of microscopes.

Dr. Pete Hollings, Associate Professor in the Department of Geology says, "We are very grateful to our industry partners for supporting the research and teaching that goes on in Geology at Lakehead University. This department places a strong emphasis on 'hands-on' geology, and the equipment allows us to offer an education that maximizes hands-on learning. In turn, this makes our graduates very employable in the mining and exploration industry."

The new microscopes will be used to train students in the identification of rocks and minerals, a fundamental skill for all geologists. This ability is critical for all aspects of geology as it is one of the building blocks on which advanced studies or research build. The skill set developed by students in the Geology Department at Lakehead will serve them well whether they choose to pursue a career with the government, academia, or in industry.

ACTlabs was established in 1987, and provides contract analytical services covering all aspects of analysis from academic research applications, exploration, environmental baseline studies through mine development and production to analysis of refined metals. It also provides analytical services to many other fields, including Petroleum Exploration & Refining, Industrial Minerals, Forensic, Pharmaceutical & Clinical, Environmental & Occupational Health, Agriculture, and Materials Testing areas.

Dr. Eric Hoffman, President of ACTlabs says, "Helping to meet the needs of students' education is important to us. We are pleased to be able to provide this support, and look forward to enhancing our relationship with Lakehead University staff, faculty, and students in future years."

In addition to the sample preparation work for faculty and students, the lapidary facility at Lakehead University also undertakes commercial work for the local mining and exploration industry.

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Media: Dr. Pete Hollings is available for media interview. For more information or to arrange interview times, please contact Eleanor Abaya, Director, Office of Communications, at 343-8372, or eleanor.abaya@lakeheadu.ca

About Lakehead
Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With a main campus located in Thunder Bay, Ontario and a campus in Orillia, Ontario, Lakehead has over 7,900 students and 2,250 faculty and staff, and is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. In 2006, Research Infosource Inc. named Lakehead University Canada's Research University of the Year in the undergraduate category. For more information on Lakehead University, visit www.lakeheadu.ca

Lakehead Expert Panelist on iChannel’s Discussion Program

(December 12, 2008 - Thunder Bay, ON) Lakehead University's Dr. Ulf Runesson, professor in the Faculty of the Forest and Forest Environment, recently appeared as a panelist on iChannel's discussion program @Issue. The topic was Canada's boreal forest and its management.

Joined by panelists from Sierra Club Ontario and Ontario Nature, Dr. Runesson addressed issues including deforestation and protection, the oil sands as a potential threat to the forest, pesticide use, and the importance of the boreal forest to the environment as a whole. He also weighed in on the debate as to whether the boreal is a carbon sink or a carbon producer.

Canada's Boreal Forest will air on at 8:00 p.m. ET Friday, December 12, 2008 on Rogers Digital channel 197, Bell ExpressVu channel 514, Star Choice channel 593, and COGECO channel 136.

The boreal forest occupies 35% of the total Canadian land area and 77% of Canada's total forest land, stretching between northern tundra and southern grassland and mixed hardwood trees. The boreal forms a band almost 1000 kilometres wide, sweeping from the Yukon Territory southeast to Newfoundland and Labrador. As an important source of forest products, the boreal forest is a significant part of the economic base of Canada.

As Associate Professor at Lakehead's renowned Department of Forestry, Dr. Runesson was well positioned to lead the discussion on Canada's boreal forest. Runesson completed his Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry at Lakehead in 1982, and completed a PhD in Forest Management (Remote Sensing) from UBC in 1991. A year later he joined Lakehead's Faculty of Forestry and the Forest Environment as a faculty member.

Runesson's PhD focussed on the inventory of the mountain pine bark beetle - an infestation that has wiped out millions of hectares of B.C.'s forest, and described as "one of the worst natural disasters that Canada has ever seen in modern times." An expert in Geomatics, the science and technology of gathering, analyzing, interpreting, distributing, and using geographic information, Dr. Runesson has mentored leaders in the field of forest information gathering, both in Canada and around the world. In 2006, Runesson was a recipient of the Lakehead University Distinguished Instructor Award.

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Media: For more information please contact Lisa Pelot, Communications Officer, at 343-8177, or commun@lakeheadu.ca


About Lakehead
Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With a main campus located in Thunder Bay, Ontario and a campus in Orillia, Ontario, Lakehead has over 7,900 students and 2,250 faculty and staff, and is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. In 2006, Research Infosource Inc. named Lakehead University Canada's Research University of the Year in the undergraduate category. For more information on Lakehead University, visit www.lakeheadu.ca

CFI Awards $189,830 to Lakehead University To Support Fire Resistance Testing Laboratory

(December 12, 2008 - Thunder Bay, ON) The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announced today that it has awarded $189,830 to Lakehead University to support the Fire Resistance Testing Laboratory led by Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Timo Tikka.

"We can say with conviction that Canada has become a place where world-class researchers want to be," said Dr. Eliot Phillipson, President and CEO of the CFI. "This CFI investment will further develop Lakehead University's global reputation as a place where outstanding research and training is being conducted."

Tikka welcomed the CFI's investment: "We are very pleased to be receiving this funding." Researchers will study how quickly materials deteriorate, and how long a structure can last under fire conditions. "Safety in terms of buildings and building materials is the issue, and right now, there is not a lot going on in terms of fire research," said Tikka. Dr. Aicheng Chen, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Lakehead's Department of Chemistry will also be looking at high-temperature experiments for the development of electrode materials.

Thunder Bay local MP Bruce Hyer said, "This is an important investment in innovative approaches to fire-safe construction. It adds another piece to the puzzle about how we pursue value-added wood products in northern Ontario. It is great to see CFI investing in Lakehead University, a very important regional research institution."

The CFI announced today a total of $ 45.4 million in new funds to support 251 projects at 44 institutions across Canada. The investment was approved by the CFI's Board of Directors following a rigorous merit review process. A total of $45,521,500 was awarded under the Leaders Opportunity Fund. This program is designed to provide infrastructure to Canadian institutions to attract researchers at a time of intense international competition for knowledge workers, as well as to attract and retain the very best of leading researchers. The remaining $ 7,287,310 million was awarded under the Infrastructure Operating Fund, an accompanying program which assists research institutions with the incremental operating and maintenance costs associated with new infrastructure projects.

A complete list of the projects awarded today, by institution, can be found at: www.innovation.ca.

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is an independent corporation created by the Government of Canada to fund research infrastructure. The CFI's mandate is to strengthen the capacity of Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals, and non-profit research institutions to carry out world-class research and technology development that benefits Canadians. Since its creation in 1997, the CFI has committed $ 4.4 billion in support of 5,800 projects at 129 institutions in 64 municipalities across Canada.

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Media: Dr. Timo Tikka is available for media interview. For more information or to arrange interview times, please contact Lisa Pelot, Communications Officer, at 343-8177, or commun@lakeheadu.ca


About Lakehead
Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With a main campus located in Thunder Bay, Ontario and a campus in Orillia, Ontario, Lakehead has over 7,900 students and 2,250 faculty and staff, and is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. In 2006, Research Infosource Inc. named Lakehead University Canada's Research University of the Year in the undergraduate category. For more information on Lakehead University, visit www.lakeheadu.ca

International Polar Year & Climate Change Symposium March 6 - 7 Young Scholars to Participate in Dialogue

(December 8, 2008 - Thunder Bay, ON) The polar north, Canada's last frontier, is experiencing an unprecedented transformation. The polar sea is thawing, opening up the Arctic Ocean to ice-free conditions for longer and longer periods.

According to a World Wildlife Fund report released on April 24, "recently observed changes are happening at rates significantly faster than predicted," and the melting of Arctic sea ice and the Greenland ice sheet "was found to be severely accelerated, now even prompting expert scientists to discuss whether both may be close to their 'tipping point.'" Polar issues, especially those related to global warming, are increasingly becoming a main focus of scientific inquiry, as significant changes are sure to have a major effect on global conditions.

International Polar Year (IPY), a large scientific programme centred on the Arctic and the Antarctic from March 2007 to March 2009, has galvanized polar research around the globe. Organized through the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), it involves over 200 projects (several led by Canadians), with thousands of scientists from over 60 nations examining a wide range of physical, biological, and social research topics. The aim is to educate and involve the public, and to help train the next generation of engineers, scientists, and leaders.

On March 6 and 7, 2009, the Centre for Northern Studies at Lakehead University will commemorate IPY with a two-day national symposium and poster session on "the ecological and evolutionary implications of climate change." The Canadian Institute of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Toronto has joined with the Centre for Northern Studies as a junior sponsor for the event. The symposium, organized by Lakehead's Research Chair in Northern Studies, Dr. Douglas Morris, "will highlight Lakehead University's position as a leader in northern research," says the Chair of the Northern Studies Committee, Dr. Harvey Lemelin. "The symposium will begin on Friday, March 6, 2009 with a morning poster session on northern research, followed by a welcome address, and a scientific plenary session showcasing six of Canada's most acclaimed scientists involved in northern ecological research."

A public evening session entitled "Perspectives on ecology and evolution under global warming" will be opened to the public as well as local and national media. This session will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a social gathering, where participants will be encouraged to engage in dialogue with the keynote speakers.

On Saturday, March 7, 2009, graduate students from seven Canadian universities will present and discuss their research. This session will be followed by a workshop aimed at determining future priorities for Arctic research.


Media:
Dr. Harvey Lemelin and Dr. Douglas Morris are available for media interviews. For more information or to arrange interview times, please contact Lisa Pelot, Communications Officer, at 343-8177, or commun@lakeheadu.ca


About Lakehead
Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With a main campus located in Thunder Bay, Ontario and a campus in Orillia, Ontario, Lakehead has over 7,700 students and 2,250 faculty and staff, and is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. In 2006, Research Infosource Inc. named Lakehead University Canada's Research University of the Year in the undergraduate category. For more information on Lakehead University, visit www.lakeheadu.ca

Dr. Anita Chen Receives "Champion" Award for Gerontology Work

(December 3, 2008) Each year, the Centre for Education and Research in Aging and Health (CERAH) gives an award to a "Champion," who has worked to advance the health and social care for our aging population. This year, the award will be given to Dr. Anita Chen, one of the original founders of the Centre.

Dr. Chen graduated with a PhD in Sociology from the University of Chicago in 1962. She taught in the department of Sociology at Lakehead University from 1964-1996, and continues to participate in the department as a Professor Emeritus. She was the Founding Chair of the Department of Sociology in 1971, and played a key role in initiating the B.A., H.B.A., and M.A. programs in Sociology. Her teaching interest was in the Sociology of Aging, Medicine, ethnicity, and migration. Her research focussed on the Asian and Southeast Asian elderly population in Canada, with a special interest in the Filipino elderly.

"Dr. Chen is a pioneer in the field of Gerontology," says Dr. Mary Lou Kelley, Director of CERAH. "She developed and taught the first gerontology course ever offered at Lakehead University, and was instrumental in the creation of what is now the Centre for Education and Research in Aging and Health. She is an inspiration to all of us."

CERAH conducts research to improve access to care and quality of care for older people and their caregivers. Over the past year, CERAH has conducted research in collaboration with many regional partners such as Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, North West Community Care Access Centre, the Kenora Chiefs Advisory, and St. Joseph's Care Group. The research conducted has advanced CERAH's mission, which is to promote the health and well being of older people, regionally, provincially, nationally, and internationally. Highlights of research in the last year include conducting a regional palliative care needs assessment, creating a model for developing palliative care teams in rural and First Nations communities and assessments.

"The Centre for Education and Research in Aging and Health has become a vibrant community of researchers, educators, practitioners, caregivers, and undergraduate and graduate students who share their commitment to CERAH's mission. I am honoured to be associated with the wonderful work that is being done," says Dr. Chen.

The award will be given at CERAH's annual open house at 12:00 noon on Friday, December 5, 2008 in the Faculty Lounge at Lakehead University. For more information on CERAH, please view its Annual Report, which is available for the first time, by clicking on http://cerah.lakeheadu.ca/reports/


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Media: Dr. Mary Lou Kelley is available for media interview by calling Lisa Pelot, Communications Officer, at 343-8177, or commun@lakeheadu.ca. Dr. Anita Chen is available for interview at the event.

About Lakehead
Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With a main campus located in Thunder Bay, Ontario and a campus in Orillia, Ontario, Lakehead has over 7,900 students and 2,250 faculty and staff, and is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. In 2006, Research Infosource Inc. named Lakehead University Canada's Research University of the Year in the undergraduate category. For more information on Lakehead University, visit www.lakeheadu.ca




Researcher’s Monograph Uses Data to Improve Student Achievement

(December 2, 2008 - Thunder Bay, ON) How can teachers improve student achievement with the use of data? Most research articles on this issue are case study reports of school practices, and relatively few studies contain evaluations of these practices.

Dr. Christina Van Barneveld, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Lakehead University, has written a monograph Using Data to Improve Student Achievement. Published by the Ontario Ministry of Education's Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat, the monograph focuses primarily on research that evaluates school data use in order to highlight some effective practices in this fast-changing area, and to forge connections between research and practice. Planned use of data is a common characteristic of high-performing schools

"As teachers, our goal is to improve students' learning," says Dr. Van Barneveld. "Reaching this goal will take time and several steps. The challenge is to get teachers - individually, in small groups, or in large groups - to reconsider their practice in the context of new information."

Van Barneveld recommends that teachers develop professional learning communities focused on reviewing and interpreting data for the purpose of improving student achievement; that leaders be prepared to guide a process of data investigation resulting in improved student achievement; and that new teachers be inducted into a data-based decision-making culture by linking them with veteran teachers who have experience in using data to enhance student achievement.

Van Barneveld's research in educational measurement and evaluation includes quantitative research methods, program evaluation, and measurement theory related to assessment and certification.

The monograph can be viewed electronically at: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/inspire/research/whatWorks.html

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Media: Dr. Christina Van Barneveld is available for media interview. For more information or to arrange interview times, please contact Lisa Pelot, Communications Officer, at 343-8177, or commun@lakeheadu.ca

About Lakehead
Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With a main campus located in Thunder Bay, Ontario and a campus in Orillia, Ontario, Lakehead has over 7,900 students and 2,250 faculty and staff, and is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. In 2006, Research Infosource Inc. named Lakehead University Canada's Research University of the Year in the undergraduate category. For more information on Lakehead University, visit www.lakeheadu.ca

Art Education Fundamental to Human Development: Lakehead Professor

(December 2, 2008 - Thunder Bay, ON) Life imitates art far more than art imitates life. This famous Oscar Wilde statement contains the idea that the experience of life is modeled after a template provided by artistic works--that in an important way, art is prior to life, informing our experience, rather than depicting it after the fact. If this is true, then developing an understanding of and appreciation for art is key to living a fulfilled life. As a result, art education would be a crucial part of coming of age.

According to Dr. Fiona Blaikie, newly elected President of the Canadian Society for Education through Art (CSEA) and Professor of Education at Lakehead University, art education is indeed a fundamental part of human growth and development. "The naming of our association, the Canadian Society for Education through Art encapsulates a vision of education where the arts are seen as central, a jumping-off point for other areas in curriculum--a different conception of education from the one in place now," explains Blaikie. "Curriculum would be issues-based, where the many sides of an issue are explored in a more holistic way, rather than curriculum that views issues as compartmentalized and taught as discrete subjects."

In tough economic times, often the arts are among the first cuts made to education. "The Canadian Society for Education through Art supports and advocates for art education," Blaikie says. "This is because the arts are central to the cultural heritage of every society. Many art products transcend the cultures within which they were produced, affecting human beings in widely differing environments and at all social levels. The arts have the power to transform human experience, individually and universally."

CSEA membership represents all levels of education, schools, college/university, ministries of education, art galleries/museums, and community education. SCEA has direct partnerships with provincial associations such as the Ontario Society for Education through Art, and international partners including the United States Society for Education through Art, the National Art Education Association (USA), the National Society for Education in Art and Design (UK), the International Society for Education through Art, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). CSEA publishes books, art education resources, and refereed scholarly journals.

CSEA members are dedicated to the advancement of art education, the publication of current thinking and action in art education, and the promotion of high standards in the teaching of art. As President of CSEA, Blaikie will work to create and strengthen the organization's current ties, create new partnerships both nationally and internationally, and continue to advocate for quality art education in schools.

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Media:
Dr. Fiona Blaikie is available for media interview by calling Lisa Pelot, Communications Officer, at 343-8177, or commun@lakeheadu.ca.

About Lakehead

Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With a main campus located in Thunder Bay, Ontario and a campus in Orillia, Ontario, Lakehead has over 7,900 students and 2,250 faculty and staff, and is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. In 2006, Research Infosource Inc. named Lakehead University Canada's Research University of the Year in the undergraduate category. For more information on Lakehead University, visit www.lakeheadu.ca




Lakehead University Student Wins National Forestry Fellowship

(November 28, 2008 - Thunder Bay, ON) Lakehead University student Tyson Williams of the Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation has received this year's J. Michael Waldram Memorial Model Forest Fellowship.

Established in 2008, the fellowship is open to Canadian Aboriginal youth enrolled in either a degree or diploma program in natural resource management at an accredited Canadian university or college. Awarded annually, the fellowship was created in honour of the late J. Michael Waldram, General Manager of the Manitoba Model Forest, who strove to enhance the participation of Aboriginal people in sustainable forest management decision making, viewing Aboriginal involvement as integral to natural resource management.

"The Faculty of Forestry and the Forest Environment nominated Tyson for this fellowship because we believe he would do Michael Waldram proud," says Dr. Reino Pulkki, Dean of the Faculty of Forestry and the Forest Environment. "He is active in his community, especially with youth, encouraging them in their pursuits. He has a respectable academic record, including a diploma in Forestry from Confederation College with high academic standing, and he is continuing to do very well in the Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry here at Lakehead. He is a role model, and a very deserving recipient of this award," says Peggy Smith, Professor of Forestry and the Forest Environment.

Tyson is a member of the Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation in the Treaty #3 area of northwestern Ontario, a community known for its involvement in forestry, operating a large nursery, as well as a logging company, and the development of a value-added post and beam business.

"I am honoured to receive this award," says Tyson. "The Canadian Institute of Forestry is one of Canada's oldest and most respected forest conservation organizations. To be recognized by such an organization is very meaningful to me."

Mr. Williams was presented with the award at the CIF's 100th anniversary conference in Fredericton in September. Because he was unable to attend the conference, he was formally recognized recently at a Lakehead University BBQ held by the Northwestern Ontario student section of the Canadian Institute of Forestry.


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Media: Dr. Reino Pulkki, Peggy Smith, and Tyson Williams are available for media interview by calling Lisa Pelot, Communications Officer, at 343-8177, or commun@lakeheadu.ca.

About Lakehead
Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With a main campus located in Thunder Bay, Ontario and a campus in Orillia, Ontario, Lakehead has over 7,700 students and 2,250 faculty and staff, and is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. In 2006, Research Infosource Inc. named Lakehead University Canada's Research University of the Year in the undergraduate category. For more information on Lakehead University, visit www.lakeheadu.ca



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