Lakehead University shares exceptional year with its 2013-14 Annual Report

Participants from the Report to the Community Launch in Thunder Bay.

From left to right, Dr. Brian Stevenson, John Mason, Kyle Stanfield, Christy Radbourne, Dr. David Greenwood, and Matthew Siddall participated in the Report to the Community launch in Thunder Bay.

November 13, 2014 – Thunder Bay, ON

Lakehead University’s commitment to a sustainable future took centre stage this morning.

Invited guests from Thunder Bay and the region gathered at Lakehead University to celebrate the release of the 2013-14 Annual Report, which focuses on Lakehead’s achievements in the spheres of economic, social, and environmental sustainability.

The close relationship between Lakehead University and the community was revealed by the $318 million impact of Lakehead’s operating expenditures on the City of Thunder Bay in 2013-14.

“As the president of a university committed to sustainability, I’m proud of the progress we’ve made over the last year and how we are transforming the world we live in,” said Dr. Brian Stevenson, Lakehead University President & Vice-Chancellor.

At the breakfast, President Stevenson interviewed, as “host” in a talk show format, Lakehead faculty, students, and supporters who are contributing to healthier communities and ecosystems.

John Mason, Project Manager – Mining Services with the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Corporation, and Kyle Stanfield, New Gold’s Director of Environment and Sustainability, discussed the importance of Lakehead University’s Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Mining & Exploration.

Dr. David Greenwood, Director of Lakehead’s Centre for Place and Sustainability Studies, and Christy Radbourne, Principal of Ogden Community School, described positive trends in sustainability in higher education and how education can support sustainability.

Faculty of Law student Matthew Siddall discussed why he decided to study at Lakehead University and the reason he chose law as a profession.

The event highlighted other 2013-14 accomplishments including Lakehead’s participation in the Sustainability Tracking and Rating System to rate sustainability on the Thunder Bay and Orillia campuses, and the establishment of a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies.

A Report to the Community launch was also held on November 11 at Lakehead’s Orillia campus.

Read more about the exceptional work being done by Lakehead’s researchers, students, and alumni by going to report.lakeheadu.ca.

 

 

 

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Media: For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact Brandon Walker, Media Relations Officer, at (807) 343-8177, or mediarelations@lakeheadu.ca.

 

In 2015, Lakehead University will celebrate 50 years of exceptional education. Guided by its Strategic Plan (2013-2018), Lakehead is known for providing an education focused on independent thinking, unconventional scholarship, and a close sense of community. About 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff learn and work in ten faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead University is a fully comprehensive university: home to Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law in 44 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and faculties of Engineering, Business Administration, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities, Science & Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Education, and Graduate Studies.

Maclean’s 2015 University Rankings places Lakehead University 2nd in Ontario and among Canada’s Top 10 undergraduate universities, and 1st among Ontario’s undergraduate universities for Total Research Dollars, Social Sciences & Humanities Grants, and Library Expenses. In 2014, Re$earch Infosource ranked Lakehead 2nd in Ontario and 3rd among Canada’s undergraduate universities.

Visit www.lakeheadu.ca.

 

Lakehead University launches Share It Forward

November 13, 2014 – Thunder Bay, ON

Today, Lakehead University launched Share It Forward, a new program making it easier for anyone to coordinate monthly donations for student scholarships, bursaries and more.

Share It Forward is devoted to supporting student financial aid for scholarships recognizing academic excellence, bursaries ensuring university education is accessible to all students, in-course support for student research and field work, and supporting our dedicated student athletes,” said Dr. Brian Stevenson, President & Vice-Chancellor of Lakehead University.

Deb Comuzzi, Vice-President, External Relations, explained that monthly giving is more than just a program: “It’s a way to build a culture of philanthropy at Lakehead University.”

Share It Forward allows us to introduce the concept of ‘giving’ to our alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students, and build relationships over time,” Comuzzi added. “This allows our donors to know they are an integral part of student success at Lakehead University.”

Donors can provide monthly gifts in the amount of their choosing. Examples of monthly gifts are $25, $50, $100, $250 or $500.

A monthly gift of:

  • $25 ($300 per year) provides an in-course prize for a student demonstrating academic excellence and financial need
  • $50 ($600 per year) will pay for a single credit course.
  • $100 ($1,200 per year) will provide a year’s worth of books, supplies and field trips for one student.
  • $250 ($3,000 per year) will pay for one-third for a student’s on-campus room and board.
  • $500 ($6,000 per year) will provide a year of undergraduate tuition for one student.

Enrol in Share it Forward, today, by visiting www.donate.lakeheadu.ca.

 

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Media: For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact Brandon Walker, Media Relations Officer, at (807) 343-8177, or mediarelations@lakeheadu.ca.

 

In 2015, Lakehead University will celebrate 50 years of exceptional education. Guided by its Strategic Plan (2013-2018), Lakehead is known for providing an education focused on independent thinking, unconventional scholarship, and a close sense of community. About 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff learn and work in ten faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead University is a fully comprehensive university: home to Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law in 44 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and faculties of Engineering, Business Administration, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities, Science & Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Education, and Graduate Studies.

Maclean’s 2015 University Rankings places Lakehead University 2nd in Ontario and among Canada’s Top 10 undergraduate universities, and 1st among Ontario’s undergraduate universities for Total Research Dollars, Social Sciences & Humanities Grants, and Library Expenses. In 2014, Re$earch Infosource ranked Lakehead 2nd in Ontario and 3rd among Canada’s undergraduate universities.

Visit www.lakeheadu.ca.

Pathways to Somewhere offers one-stop guidance to adult education

November 5, 2014 – Orillia, ON

Choosing a pathway to educational or job-related opportunities can be an overwhelming experience for many people. Questions like – What school should I attend? What job-related training is available? What's the cost of tuition? or How will I afford family or childcare? – can all be difficult to answer. 

Two members of Lakehead University Orillia have decided to provide some guidance and answers to these questions at a new event called, “Pathways to Somewhere,” which will take place on Monday November 17 from 5 to 7 pm at the University’s downtown Heritage Place campus.

The idea for this event came from Research Assistant and Lab Instructor Debbie Balika, who recently completed her Master of Biology degree at Lakehead. “I thought it made a lot of sense,” said Dr. Linda Rodenburg, Lakehead Orillia professor and coordinator of the Humanities 101 program. “I have met many adults through Humanities 101 who are interested in further education, but unsure about where to begin.”

As a mature student with a family when she became a student at Lakehead University, Balika says she understands the barriers to further education that many adults may be experiencing.

“It is difficult to see any pathways when you are working in survival mode just getting through each day,” said Balika.  “Like Linda, I too have met many people in the community who are seeking new pathways through education and unsure about what options are available to them.”

“What we’re offering is a free event that is aimed at helping anyone who is considering a change in their lives that could begin with education,” explained Balika.

Linda Rodenburg Debbie Balika

Dr. Linda Rodenburg (l) and Debbie Balika

At the Pathways event, attendees will be able to learn about educational programs, financial opportunities, and the services of various organizations that offer free mentoring, clothing, and computers.

Participating organizations include Lakehead University, Georgian College, Marvel Beauty School, Liaison College, Contact North, RCTech, Simcoe County District School Board, Northern Lights, YMCA Entrepreneurship programs, and more.

Balika and Rodenburg are hoping the event helps people discover new options and eliminates some of the obstacles that may deter them from making a change in their lives. 

For further information about attending the event, email Rodenburg (lrodenbu@lakeheadu.ca) or Balika (dbalika@lakeheadu.ca).

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MEDIA:  For more information, please contact Communications Officer, Kathy Hunt, at 705-330-4008 ext. 2014 or kjhunt3@lakeheadu.ca.

 

In 2015, Lakehead University will celebrate 50 years of exceptional education. Guided by its Strategic Plan (2013-2018), Lakehead is known for providing an education focused on independent thinking, unconventional scholarship, and a close sense of community. About 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff learn and work in ten faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead University is a fully comprehensive university: home to Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law in 44 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and faculties of Engineering, Business Administration, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities, Science & Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Education, and Graduate Studies.

Maclean’s 2015 University Rankings places Lakehead University 2nd in Ontario and among Canada’s Top 10 undergraduate universities, and 1st among Ontario’s undergraduate universities for Total Research Dollars, Social Sciences & Humanities Grants, and Library Expenses. In 2014, Re$earch Infosource ranked Lakehead 2nd in Ontario and 3rd among Canada’s undergraduate universities.

Visit www.lakeheadu.ca

Lakehead Rises Two Spots among Maclean’s Top 10 Universities

Friday, October 31, 2014 – Thunder Bay & Orillia, ON

Maclean’s magazine’s 2015 University Rankings place Lakehead University second among Ontario’s primarily undergraduate universities. When compared to all Canadian universities in this category, Lakehead rose two spots from last year to rank eighth.

For the second consecutive year, Lakehead leads Ontario’s undergraduate universities in the following categories:

  • Total Research Dollars
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Grants
  • Library Expenses

 Also for the second year in a row, Lakehead is second among Ontario’s undergraduate universities when it comes to:

  • Student/faculty ratio
  • Student awards
  • Scholarships and bursaries
  • Library acquisitions
  • Operating budget
  • Faculty awards

“Our overall improvement in the rankings reaffirms the exceptional quality of the students, faculty and staff at our Orillia and Thunder Bay campuses,” said Dr. Moira McPherson, Lakehead’s Provost & Vice-President (Academic).

“Everything we do at Lakehead is in the interest of nurturing scholarship and further enhancing the learning experience we offer our University community,” she added.

Earlier this week, Re$earch Infosource placed Lakehead University second in Ontario and third in Canada in the undergraduate university category of its annual Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities report.

Lakehead President & Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Brian Stevenson, said these results speak to years of hard work at the University. “I am very proud to see that our scholarship-centred initiatives, guided by our Academic and Strategic Plans, continue to foster success across the many key areas of our University.”

For the complete 2015 Maclean’s University Rankings, visit www.macleans.ca/education/introducing-the-2015-macleans-university-rankings.

For more information about Re$earch Infosource’sreport, Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities, visit www.researchinfosource.com/top50_univ.php.

 

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MEDIA: For more information, please contact Brandon Walker, Media Relations Officer, at (807) 343-8177, or mediarelations@lakeheadu.ca.

 

 

In 2015, Lakehead University will celebrate 50 years of exceptional education. Guided by its Strategic Plan (2013-2018), Lakehead is known for providing an education focused on independent thinking, unconventional scholarship, and a close sense of community. About 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff learn and work in ten faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead University is a fully comprehensive university: home to Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law in 44 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and faculties of Engineering, Business Administration, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities, Science & Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Education, and Graduate Studies.

Maclean’s 2015 University Rankings places Lakehead University 2nd in Ontario and among Canada’s Top 10 undergraduate universities, and 1st among Ontario’s undergraduate universities for Total Research Dollars, Social Sciences & Humanities Grants, and Library Expenses. In 2014, Re$earch Infosource ranked Lakehead 2nd in Ontario and 3rd among Canada’s undergraduate universities.

Visit www.lakeheadu.ca.

 

Lakehead University Research Ranks Second in Ontario; Third in Canada

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 – Thunder Bay and Orillia, ON

Lakehead University has been ranked in the top three Research Universities of the Year in the undergraduate category of Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities, released annually by Re$earch Infosource.
 
Re$earch Infosource ranks Lakehead second among Ontario’s undergraduate universities, and third among Canada’s undergraduate universities.

“Re$earch Infosource’s recognition of Lakehead reaffirms the upward trend our University’s research endeavours have been experiencing for years,” said President & Vice-Chancellor Dr. Brian Stevenson.

Re$earch Infosource’s 2014 Rankings continues to show how Lakehead University research has, for years, maintained an exceptional status when compared to its peer institutions in Ontario and Canada.

“This trend is significant because of how much of a direct impact university research has on regional economic development by supporting local industry, training highly qualified personnel, and offering innovative products and services,” Dr. Stevenson added.

“This recognition by Re$earch Infosource shows that Lakehead University continues to make great strides in producing high-quality research,” said Dr. Andrew Dean, Vice-President, Research, Economic Development & Innovation.

“The vast majority of our external funding is used to provide support for student research projects. The research training of the next generation of Lakehead alumni is a key part of our mission as a university,” Dr. Dean added.
 
“We are excited about this recognition because research is such an integral part of teaching and learning at Lakehead University,” said Dr. Moira McPherson, Provost & Vice-President (Academic). “It shows that the exceptional focus, drive and dedication of our faculty, students and community partners is paying off.”
 
“Lakehead demonstrates that size and location are no barrier to research excellence,” said Ron Freedman, CEO of Re$earch Infosource which compiles Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities List.

Re$earch Infosource’s ranking is based on a balanced scorecard of research inputs and outputs. Calculating the top ranked Undergraduate Research Universities of the Year involves examining several factors, such as the total amount of sponsored research funding received by Lakehead University, research intensity (total research income per full-time faculty member), research outputs based on total number of publications, publication intensity, and publication impact.

For more information about Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities, visit http://www.researchinfosource.com/top50_univ.php

 

Lakehead University Research Achievements in Recent Years

Lakehead University has been one of Canada’s fastest growth research-intensive universities in the undergraduate category in the last decade.  During this time, sponsored research income has grown by 128%, and the number of students enrolled in graduate studies has increased by 90%. 

In 2013, Maclean’s magazine included Lakehead among Canada’s Top 10 primarily undergraduate universities, in addition to the top spot in numerous research-specific areas, including first in Ontario for total research dollars and total value of Social Sciences & Humanities grants.

In 2012, Higher Education Strategy Associates named Lakehead University first in Canada for its Aboriginal studies. The same year, Lakehead research placed in Canada’s Top 10 most inventive universities according to The Impact Group.

 

 

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Media: For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact Brandon Walker, Media Relations Officer, at (807) 343-8177, or mediarelations@lakeheadu.ca.

 

In 2015, Lakehead University will celebrate 50 years of exceptional education.  Guided by a new Strategic Plan (2013-2018), our University is known for providing an education focused on independent thinking, unconventional scholarship, and a close sense of community.  About 9,700 students and 2,000 faculty and staff learn and work in ten faculties at two campuses, in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario.  Lakehead University is a fully comprehensive university: home to Ontario’s first new Faculty of Law in 44 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and Faculties of Engineering, Business Administration, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, Science and Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Education and Graduate Studies. Lakehead is among Canada’s Top 3 Research Universities in the undergraduate category (2014 Re$earch Infosource), as well as 1st in Canada for total research dollars and total value of Social Sciences & Humanities grants (2013 MacLeans).  Visit http://www.lakeheadu.ca.

Lakehead University hosting Go Eng Girl

October 15, 2014 – Thunder Bay, ON

Lakehead University hosts the 10th annual Go ENG Girl, a free event encouraging girls in grades 7 and up, and their parents to meet engineering alumna, faculty and students and enjoy hands-on activities as they learn about current programs of study and careers in engineering.

This year’s Go Eng Girl will be held at Lakehead University’s Thunder Bay campus on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 am to 3 pm.

At GO ENG Girl, sponsored by Ontario's 16 Faculties of Engineering & the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering (ONWiE), participants experience the creativity, imagination and teamwork involved in engineering design.

Please visit Lakehead’s Faculty of Engineering web page (http://engineering.lakeheadu.ca/) for more information. Advance registration is required. To register, please visit www.onwie.ca.

 

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Media: For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact Brandon Walker, Media Relations Officer, at (807) 343-8177, or mediarelations@lakeheadu.ca, or contact Heather Moynihan in the Faculty of Engineering at 766-7148 or heather.moynihan@lakeheadu.ca.

 

 

In 2015, Lakehead University will celebrate 50 years of exceptional education.  Guided by a new Strategic Plan (2013-2018), our University is known for providing an education focused on independent thinking, unconventional scholarship, and a close sense of community.  About 9,700 students and 2,000 faculty and staff learn and work in ten faculties at two campuses, in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario.  Lakehead University is a fully comprehensive university: home to Ontario’s first new Faculty of Law in 44 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and Faculties of Engineering, Business Administration, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, Science and Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Education and Graduate Studies. Lakehead is among Canada’s Top 10 undergraduate universities (2014 Maclean’s University Rankings), as well as 1st in Ontario and 2nd in Canada for its innovative research (Re$earch Infosource).  Visit http://www.lakeheadu.ca.

 

Renowned evolutionary biologists speaking at Lakehead University

October 14, 2014 – Thunder Bay, ON

Two evolutionary biologists from Princeton University will present The Evolution of Darwin’s Finches at Lakehead University on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 pm in UC1017.

Peter and Rosemary Grant have spent much of their lives studying finches living on one of the smallest islands in the Galápagos archipelago, 1,000 km west of South America.

Their story is perhaps the clearest evidence yet for Charles Darwin’s famous quote that “from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.”

This is a great chance to learn more about the evolution of the finches that Darwin studied during his 1835 exploration of the Galápagos Islands on the HMS Beagle.

Darwin used the opportunity to explore many of the islands where he collected biological specimens including small seed-eating finches that he took back to England. These small birds helped form Darwin’s understanding of evolution that he began to articulate in his first book, The Voyage of the Beagle.

“There is a widespread myth that evolution through natural selection is ‘just a theory,” said Dr. Douglas Morris, Biology Professor at Lakehead University. “Peter and Rosemary Grant have, perhaps more than any others, documented that natural selection is a fact.”

Darwin’s insights came full circle in 1859 when he published the “theory” of evolution in his most famous book, On the Origin of Species. Although Darwin drew on numerous examples to illustrate how gradual changes in the form and function of species could eventually create new ones, he lacked definitive proof that such species emerge by common descent from their ancestors.

“Species change through time, and often more quickly than Darwin imagined. The Grants’ story is a compelling example of how a struggle for existence manifests dramatic changes in populations through short periods of time. It is a lesson that all of us must heed as species adapt in the face of unprecedented climate and habitat change,” Dr. Morris said.

“What better way to share that message than to invite the Grants to Lakehead University? Let them present the facts, and let open minds answer whether evolution is theory.”

Everyone is welcome to attend this free public lecture. Attendees can park for free after 6 pm and will find the UC1017 lecture theatre by using the entrance at the Agora Circle.

UC1017 is located across from Security Services in Lakehead University’s University Centre.

 

 

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Media: For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact Brandon Walker, Media Relations Officer, at (807) 343-8177, or mediarelations@lakeheadu.ca.

 

 

In 2015, Lakehead University will celebrate 50 years of exceptional education.  Guided by a new Strategic Plan (2013-2018), our University is known for providing an education focused on independent thinking, unconventional scholarship, and a close sense of community.  About 9,700 students and 2,000 faculty and staff learn and work in ten faculties at two campuses, in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario.  Lakehead University is a fully comprehensive university: home to Ontario’s first new Faculty of Law in 44 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and Faculties of Engineering, Business Administration, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, Science and Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Education and Graduate Studies. Lakehead is among Canada’s Top 10 undergraduate universities (2014 Maclean’s University Rankings), as well as 1st in Ontario and 2nd in Canada for its innovative research (Re$earch Infosource).  Visit http://www.lakeheadu.ca.

Lakehead University Career & Job Expo 2014 helps students connect with employers

Career and Job Expo 2014
Hundreds of students took part in the Career & Job Expo on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014 – Thunder Bay, ON

Lakehead University had a successful Career & Job Expo in Thunder Bay on Tuesday with more than 500 students meeting employers at approximately 23 booths.

New this year was a booth where students could have their photo taken for their online profile.

“In today’s world, employers will look at your resume along with your LinkedIn and Facebook pages,” said Robert Perrier, Director of the Student Success Centre.

“The Career & Job Expo helps students connect with employers to explore options and improve the chances of being hired,” said Christina Buzzi, Career and Employment Specialist with Lakehead University’s Student Success Centre.

Career & Job Expo 2014 hosted a variety of local, regional and national organizations recruiting students and upcoming graduates for summer, co-op and permanent job opportunities. 

“Part of achieving success at the Career & Job Expo is being fully prepared to meet and engage with employers,” Perrier said.

“The Student Success Centre, in partnership with Lakehead’s Writing Centre, has been delivering seminars on career search and professional online profile development, as well as resume workshops and clinics to help students land the job they are seeking,” he said.

Attendees included hospitals, social service agencies, accounting firms, manufacturing companies, police services, communications companies, natural resources management organizations and more.  

According to a recent Province of Ontario survey, Lakehead’s graduate employment rates are above the provincial average. Six months after graduation, 89.4 per cent of Lakehead students found employment compared to the provincial average of 87.4 per cent. Two years after graduation, 93.6 per cent of Lakehead students were employed compared to the Ontario average of 93 per cent.

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Media: For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact Brandon Walker, Media Relations Officer, at (807) 343-8177, or mediarelations@lakeheadu.ca.

 

In 2015, Lakehead University will celebrate 50 years of exceptional education.  Guided by a new Strategic Plan (2013-2018), our University is known for providing an education focused on independent thinking, unconventional scholarship, and a close sense of community.  About 9,700 students and 2,000 faculty and staff learn and work in ten faculties at two campuses, in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario.  Lakehead University is a fully comprehensive university: home to Ontario’s first new Faculty of Law in 44 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and Faculties of Engineering, Business Administration, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, Science and Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Education and Graduate Studies. Lakehead is among Canada’s Top 10 undergraduate universities (2014 Maclean’s University Rankings), as well as 1st in Ontario and 2nd in Canada for its innovative research (Re$earch Infosource).  Visit http://www.lakeheadu.ca.

New Chair Murray Walberg begins term with Lakehead’s Board of Governors

Murray Walberg

Murray Walberg

October 3, 2014 – Thunder Bay & Orillia, ON

Lakehead University’s Board of Governors welcomed its new Chair and Vice-Chair, as well as one new member, at its October 3, 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM also marked the final year of service for several members of the Board.

The University’s Board of Governors passed a motion in April 2014 that Murray Walberg would assume the role of Chair at its 2014 AGM. Walberg joined the Board of Governors in 2010 and has been Vice-Chair since 2012.

“I am very pleased to continue my commitment to Lakehead University, an institution that has been critical to the prosperity of our community and Northwestern Ontario for fifty years,” said Walberg. “As its new Chair, I look forward to working with our members to further the implementation of our 2013-2018 Strategic Plan.”

Outgoing Chair Cameron Clark joined the University’s Board of Governors in June 2009, assuming the roles of Vice-Chair in 2010 and Chair in 2012.

“I’m very proud of the achievements of this Board, which have always been dependent on its strong membership,” said Clark, who will remain as a member of the Board. “I would like to thank the entire Board for its dedication to our University and for the invaluable contributions of our outgoing members, to whom I wish all the best in their future ventures.”

Board member David Tamblyn assumed the role of Vice-Chair at the October 3 AGM. Tamblyn has been a member of the Board since 2010.

Newly elected members of the Board include Maria Phipps and Ross Murray.

Board members Paul Capon, David Heroux, Robert Perrier, and Frances Picherack were renewed for additional terms.

For more information about Lakehead University’s Board of Governors, including its meeting schedule, by-laws, and member biographies, please visit www.lakeheadu.ca/about/sg/secretariat/board-governors.

 

OUTGOING MEMBERS:

Colin Bruce  (member, 2007-2014; Chair of Board of Governors, 2010-2012)

Andy Crooks  (member, 2007-2014)

Eric Zakrewski  (member, 2010-2014)

Christine Gottardo  (member 2009-2011, and 2013-2014)

Daniel Bacsa  (student representative member, 2012-2014) 

 

 

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Media: For more information, please contact Brandon Walker, Media Relations Officer, at (807) 343-8177, or mediarelations@lakeheadu.ca.

 

In 2015, Lakehead University will celebrate 50 years of exceptional education.  Guided by a new Strategic Plan (2013-2018), our University is known for providing an education focused on independent thinking, unconventional scholarship, and a close sense of community.  About 9,700 students and 2,000 faculty and staff learn and work in ten faculties at two campuses, in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario.  Lakehead University is a fully comprehensive university: home to Ontario’s first new Faculty of Law in 44 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and Faculties of Engineering, Business Administration, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, Science and Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Education and Graduate Studies. Lakehead is among Canada’s Top 10 undergraduate universities (2014 Maclean’s University Rankings), as well as 1st in Ontario and 2nd in Canada for its innovative research (Re$earch Infosource).  Visit http://www.lakeheadu.ca.

Lakehead University’s In Conversation series returning to the Thunder Bay Public Library

 Oct. 1, 2014 – Thunder Bay, ON

Lakehead University’s In Conversation speaker series returns to the Thunder Bay Public Library this year with talks scheduled from October until April.

Experts from Lakehead University will give free presentations about dementia, Aboriginal People’s legal rights, climate change, Indigenous children and adoption, and the development of Lakehead University during its first 50 years.

In Conversation introduces the general public to the world of academia,” said Barb Philp, Head of Adult Services at the Thunder Bay Public Library. “We’re excited that In Conversation is returning for a second year.”

Lakehead President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Brian Stevenson said this is an excellent opportunity for the community to learn more about interesting topics presented by members of the university faculty.

“The In Conversation series is an exceptional way for our community and University to come together; where faculty can share knowledge and anyone is free to ask questions about a wide variety of subjects and issues,” says Dr. Stevenson. “I have no doubt that this year’s In Conversation speakers will be as successful as last year.”

The free presentations will be held on the days, times and locations below:

What I’ve Learned from People Living with Dementia

Presenter: Dr. Elaine Wiersma, Department of Health Sciences
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
Mary J.L. Black Branch Library – 901 S. Edward St.
2-4 pm

People living with dementia often are stigmatized, avoided, and defined solely by their diagnosis of dementia. But in fact, when we see beyond labels and stigma, people living with dementia have significant contributions to make. This presentation will focus on what Professor Elaine Wiersma and her research team have learned from people living with dementia.

 

Should Aboriginal Peoples have Special Legal Rights?

Presenter: Professor Karen Drake, Faculty of Law
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
Waverley Resource Library – 285 Red River Rd.
2-4 pm

Many Canadians wonder why Aboriginal peoples have special legal rights that are not available to other Canadians. They believe equality requires one law for all. In her talk, Professor Karen Drake will show why the history of colonialism still matters today and why true equality requires that Aboriginal peoples be entitled to special legal rights.


Climate Change: Is Thunder Bay Ready?

Presenter: Professor Jason MacLean, Faculty of Law
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014
Waverley Resource Library - 285 Red River Rd.                      
2-4 pm

What does climate change hold in store for Thunder Bay? Will climate change be a boon for Thunder Bay, or does it pose very serious risks to the community? And if so, what are those risks, and how will Thunder Bay adapt and respond? In his talk, Professor Jason MacLean will discuss the critical importance of local community participation in environmental protection and climate change adaptation.


Indigenous Children and Adoption

 

Presenter: Dr. Lori Chambers, Department of Women’s Studies
Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 
Waverley Resource Library - 285 Red River Rd.          
2-4 pm

 

The formal adoption of Indigenous children by white families, which came to be known as the “sixties scoop,” is an emotional issue that has given rise to a class action suit in Ontario challenging the legality of adoptions between 1965 and 1984. In this talk, Professor Lori Chambers will review recent history and shed light on some of the main issues surrounding indigenous children and adoption.


Celebrating 50 Years: The Development of Lakehead University

Presenter: Professor Peter Raffo, Department of History
Saturday, April 18, 2015 
Mary J.L. Black Branch Library - 901 S. Edward St.     
2-4 pm

Lakehead’s motto “Achievement through Effort” is encapsulated in this discussion by Professor Peter Raffo as he leads the audience through some of the major milestones of the institution. Find out why the Lakehead Technical Institute was established in the 1940s, how it evolved into a university in 1965, and some of the challenges it has faced in becoming an innovative comprehensive university.

 

 

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