Maclean’s ranks Lakehead among Canada’s Top 10 universities, again

Oct. 30, 2015 – Thunder Bay, ON

Maclean’s University Rankings have, once again, included Lakehead University among the country’s Top 10 primarily undergraduate universities. When compared to Ontario universities in its category, Lakehead places second overall.

Among Canada’s primarily undergraduate universities, the 2016 Maclean’s University Rankings place Lakehead number one in the category of total Research Dollars; second in the categories of Scholarships & Bursaries, and Social Sciences & Humanities grants; and third in the categories of Citations, and Library Acquisitions. 

Among Ontario’s primarily undergraduate universities, the Rankings puts Lakehead in a tie for first place in the Library Expenses category; and second in the Student-to-Faculty Ratio, and Operating Budget categories.

“These rankings continue to demonstrate the strengths and exceptional opportunities our University provides its students and faculty,” said Lakehead President & Vice-Chancellor Dr. Brian Stevenson. “We were very pleased to learn, just weeks after being named Canada’s number one undergraduate university for research funding, that Lakehead is considered to be one of the top ten places in the country to pursue your post-secondary education.”

Earlier this month, Re$earch Infosource placed Lakehead University first in Canada in the undergraduate university category of its annual Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities report.

Lakehead’s Provost and Vice-President (Academic), Dr. Moira McPherson, said the Maclean’s ranking is a good way to gauge how a university is doing as compared to its peers, and encourages prospective students, faculty, and staff to learn more about what post-secondary institutions can offer them.

“People from all over the world come to learn and work at Lakehead for all kinds of reasons,” Dr. McPherson added, “Including our small, personable class sizes, safe and beautiful living environment, and the opportunity to participate directly in groundbreaking research.”

For more information about the 2016 Maclean’s University Rankings, please visit http://www.macleans.ca/education/best-of-the-best-introducing-the-2016-macleans-university-rankings/.

Earlier this month, Re$earch Infosource placed Lakehead University first in Canada in the undergraduate university category of its annual Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities report. For more information about the report, please visit  http://www.researchinfosource.com/top50_univ.php.

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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 offer a fully comprehensive array of programs: 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 2015, Re$earch Infosource ranked Lakehead first among Canada’s undergraduate universities.

Visit www.lakeheadu.ca.

Lakehead University hosting Canadian Math Kangaroo competition

March 3, 2015 Thunder Bay, ON

Lakehead University’s Department of Mathematical Sciences is a regional host for the Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest for the third year in a row.  

The contest will be held in Thunder Bay on Sunday, March 29 in the University’s Ryan Building, from 11 am to 3 pm. New this year, the Thunder Bay contest is open to grades 9-12, in addition to grades 1-8.

 “The purpose of this competition is to introduce math challenges to youngsters from grades 1 to 12 in a fun and enjoyable way, to inspire even more interest and advancement in mathematics,” said Dr. Monica Ilie, Mathematical Sciences Associate Professor at Lakehead University.

Participating in math contests boosts a young person’s confidence and provides the opportunity to interact with like-minded peers.

The International Mathematical Kangaroo Contest is an international mathematical competition that takes place in more than 50 countries around the world. In 2014 more than six million students participated, including 3, 332 from Canada.

For more information about the Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest, including registration and fees, visit http://kangaroo.math.ca/. Registration ends Sunday, March 15. 

Top-achieving students will receive medals and certificates. For more information about the local competition, please visit http://math.lakeheadu.ca/2015-math-kangaroo-contest/.

For more information about this mathematics contest, please contact Dr. Ilie at (807) 766-7224 or milie@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.

 

 

Recalling Lakehead Moments – a Conversation with Lakehead Orillia Principal Kim Fedderson

As part of our celebrations of Lakehead University’s 50th Anniversary, I spoke to some of our faculty and staff to learn more about their experiences at both the Thunder Bay and Orillia campuses. My conversation with Dr. Kim Fedderson, Orillia Campus Principal, is the first of a six-part series.

When did you start working at Lakehead University?

I started working at Lakehead as an assistant professor in the English department in 1989.

Can you describe your first impression of Lakehead in three words?

I can do it in four: university on the frontier. When I first got to the university, what was apparent was that the faculty were really engaged in teaching and research, and they were genuinely student-centered. I wanted to be in a place where faculty were focused on students and on the discovery of new knowledge, and within about an hour I realized that Lakehead was that place.

Are there any exceptional or meaningful moments that standout in your memory from your time in Thunder Bay?

There are so many moments. I remember having a conversation with a former student of mine, who is now doing a PhD in Education, and I talked to her about one of those days I had experienced where the world kind of shifted. I just thought it was a passing conversation and when we reconnected later, she sent me a poem talking about her experience as a student, and one of the things she recounted in the poem was this experience that I had shared with her. What caught me about that was that one can be having just ordinary conversations and they can actually be really significant in another person’s life. You never know when those conversations are happening but they can be transformative. It was a very special thing to have her recognize that.

What is one thing you want people to know about Lakehead, or an interesting fact about the University that not many people know about?

We have the best little English department in the country. The English department at Lakehead is an astonishingly vital, productive department. My daughter graduated from the English program in Thunder Bay after having gone to some other universities. It was very clear to her that our English department was the best she’d ever studied at. I knew I was a fan of it, but I didn’t trust my own opinion because I was part of it. She was studying with my colleagues who I held in high regard and she validated that, as have many others. Our English department is an incredibly strong department filled with exceptional teachers.

What personal success are you most proud of accomplishing during your time in Thunder Bay?

Receiving the Distinguishing Instructor Award. I was teaching a fourth- year literary theory course and one of the students nominated me for the Award and that was just a lifetime achievement.

What is a Lakehead-wide achievement that you think the entire Lakehead community should be proud of?

The establishment of the Orillia campus. Lakehead really stepped up to the plate. Orillia had wanted a university for a long time. We said ‘yes we are very interested in doing that’ and in very short order we opened up the downtown facilities. It was an incredible accomplishment.

How did you first hear about Orillia/the development of the Orillia campus?

The President at the time was interested in establishing a university in Orillia, and he came to the Dean of Science and me – I was the Dean of Social Science and Humanities at the time – and said: ‘if you were to establish a new university curriculum that would give graduates all the skills and abilities that they would need to address their own personal and societal needs for a university education, what would that curriculum look like’? That was a wonderful project and was the genesis of the Orillia campus.

What was the biggest reason behind your motivation to cross the province and come to Orillia?

Toronto was home.  I left Toronto to go to Thunder Bay, and I promised my wife that we would only go for a couple years and then come back. We fell in love with Thunder Bay but we have other family members and friends here. Moving to Orillia was a kind of homecoming. It was also a chance to begin a new university in a community that was really keen to have one. This, and having the opportunity to work with colleagues to create new programs, how could you not be drawn to come here to do that? It was an opportunity of a lifetime.

What is one similarity between the two campuses and one difference?

The difference is size. The Thunder Bay campus has a student population that is 5x the size of here, but that difference is insignificant because I think the cultures of the two campuses are very similar and that is something that we’ve worked really hard to bring about. I want students coming from Orillia to see themselves as Lakehead students and to have that pride and special experience. That is something that I have been passionate about and I’ve not really told many people about this, but my goal is to recreate that impression that I had my very first day at Lakehead. When I looked at the colleagues I was hoping to join, and found them inspirational. There’s a genuine commitment there and I wanted to make sure that that culture came here.

What do you hope Lakehead can achieve in its next 50 years?

I’m hoping that in the next 50 years we will realize the plans for the development of the Orillia campus, with 5000-7000 and that we will occupy the whole 85-acre site here and also have a vibrant downtown presence. We also will have one of the most innovative partnerships with a community college and that will be fully realized with Georgian. 

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Stephanie Edwards is a fourth year Lakehead University student who works with Lakehead Orillia’s Communications office.

Celebrate with Us!

• Lakehead University's 50th Anniversary • 1965-2015

• Lakehead Orillia Homecoming: November 12 & 13, 2015

• Don't miss our 50th Anniversary Homecoming Dinner & Dance Party – a '60s Celebration! Enjoy a night of dinner and dancing at Casino Rama – November 13, with entertainment by Lance Anderson's Hitsville Revisited – The Music of Motown
• To purchase tickets, or to learn more about Lakehead’s 50th Anniversary events, visit 50.lakeheadu.ca

Recalling Lakehead Moments – a conversation with Dr. Sree Kurissery

Dr. Sree Kurissery

Dr. Sree Kurissery, one of the founding faculty members of Lakehead’s Orillia campus, now chairs the Department of Sustainability Sciences.

As part of our celebrations of Lakehead University’s 50th Anniversary, I spoke to some of our faculty and staff to learn more about their experiences at both the Thunder Bay and Orillia campuses. My conversation with Dr. Sree Kurissery, associate professor of Biology and chair of the Sustainability Sciences department, is the third of a six-part series.

When did you start working at Lakehead?

2004.

Can you describe your first impression of Lakehead in three words?

Beautiful and welcoming. There were also lots of opportunities for career development.

Are there any exceptional or meaningful moments that standout in your memory from your time in Thunder Bay?

My days as a researcher in the Applied Microbiology lab: An amazing group of Biology department colleagues and students.

What is one thing you want people to know about Lakehead, or an interesting fact that not many people know about?

I like the way we describe ourselves in the mission statement – an “innovative comprehensive university” experience that Lakehead offers its students. For me it means everything together, from teaching to research to social activities. Students here are given the opportunity to get such a well-rounded education.

What personal success are you most proud of accomplishing during your time in Thunder Bay?

My favourite field of research is Biofilms and Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion and I have been publishing in those areas during my career prior to Lakehead. During my time at Lakehead Thunder Bay, I had the opportunity to continue research in those areas and to keep publishing and I think that is the personal success I am most proud of accomplishing while in Thunder Bay. 

What is a Lakehead-wide achievement that you think the entire Lakehead community should be proud of?

Being a member of Orillia’s founding faculty, I experienced the excitement as well as the challenges of the growth of Orillia campus, so when I think about Lakehead’s achievements, the first thing that comes to my mind is establishing the Orillia campus. There are lots of reasons to be proud of the Orillia campus.  Student enrolment is something that usually comes to peoples’ minds first as a reason to be proud, but to me I am proud to be a part of something new and the innovative opportunities that come along.  Being able to expand the Lakehead experience across Southern Ontario, that was a great thing to do, and as a teacher I am proud of being a part of that.

How did you first hear about Orillia/the development of the Orillia campus?

Through Lakehead’s internal communications.

What was the biggest reason behind your motivation to cross the province and come to Orillia?

Being part of something new and being able to contribute to its growth. I had the opportunity to spearhead the development of a new program, the Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science in Environmental Sustainability. I had the opportunity to be a part of the creation of the Research Centre for Sustainable Communities. Looking back, I have a lot of good memories!

What is one similarity between the two campuses and one difference?

Lakehead’s motto is ‘one university, two campuses’, so everything is similar through my eyes. Differences are the geographic locations and the size of the campuses.

What do you hope Lakehead can achieve in its next 50 years?

Short term – I would like to see a world-class research centre for environment established at Lakehead Orillia. Long term – there isn’t a single answer, or a single thing I can say. Lakehead has a lot of potential thanks to our dedicated administration, faculty, and staff. So I would say the sky is the limit!

I’m very happy to be a part of the Lakehead family because of the opportunities it provides and the great people I’ve met. I really enjoy working with my colleagues, students, and the staff and seeing the constant smiles on their faces. It is a totally enjoyable atmosphere to be in.

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Stephanie Edwards is a fourth year Lakehead University student who works with Lakehead Orillia’s Communications office.

Celebrate with Us!

• Lakehead University's 50th Anniversary • 1965-2015

• Lakehead Orillia Homecoming: November 12 & 13, 2015

• Don't miss our 50th Anniversary Homecoming Dinner & Dance Party – a '60s Celebration! Enjoy a night of dinner and dancing at Casino Rama – November 13, with entertainment by Lance Anderson's Hitsville Revisited – The Music of Motown
• To purchase tickets, or to learn more about Lakehead’s 50th Anniversary events, visit 50.lakeheadu.ca

Media Democracy Day comes to Lakehead University

 MARG members  (l to r): Lakehead Media Studies student Cassidy Croft; Lakehead Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies/Media Studies Dr. Sandra Jeppesen; and Sharmeen Khan and Dr. Kamilla Petrick (shown via computer)

 Lakehead Orillia’s Media Action Research Group (MARG), along with the student union, is presenting a film screening on Tuesday, November 10 to celebrate Media Democracy Day. MARG members include (l to r): Lakehead Media Studies student Cassidy Croft; Lakehead Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies/Media Studies Dr. Sandra Jeppesen; and Sharmeen Khan and Dr. Kamilla Petrick (shown via computer), MARG researchers.

November 5, 2015 – Orillia, ON

Lakehead Orillia’s Media Action Research Group (MARG) and the Lakehead University Student Union are joining forces to bring Media Democracy Day to Orillia, with a free screening of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (part 1) on Tuesday, November 10 at 7 pm.

The event is free of charge and is open to students, staff, faculty and the community.  The screening will be followed by a discussion about media manipulation, gender, politics, and other themes related to media democracy.

MARG is a feminist research collective, based out of the Orillia campus, which studies radical, activist media around the world.  The group is currently involved in a research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) that is investigating radical grassroots media practices and building networks among media-maker communities from local to global.

Media Democracy Day (MDD) has become the signature event for democratic media in Canada,” explains Sandra Jeppesen, Associate Professor with Lakehead’s department of Interdisciplinary Studies/Media Studies. 

MDD brings diverse communities together with leading media makers, activists, and scholars to discuss the relationship between media and democracy, and engages the public in critical debates on issues relating to art, media, politics and culture.

“This is the first year MDD will take place at Lakehead University Orillia,” adds Jeppesen.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (part 1) is a Hollywood blockbuster that touches on a number of themes related to the objectives of MARG and MDD.  The film offers a critique of power structures within media and society, providing interesting examples of movements organizing resistance to power abuses. Equally important is the film’s representation of the lead character, Katniss Everdeen, as a powerful and complex heroine – a role that continues to be uncommon in mainstream Hollywood films today.

The screening takes place at Lakehead University Orillia, 500 University Avenue, at 7 pm in room OA 1033, Simcoe Hall. Students, staff, faculty, and community members are invited to attend. Popcorn will be provided, and participants are encouraged to bring their own water.

For more information, please visit the group’s website at mediaactionresearch.org or contact Sandra Jeppesen at sjeppese@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 celebrates 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.

County of Simcoe’s $2M gift to Lakehead celebrated with students

County of Simcoe Warden Gerry Marshall (centre behind cheque) presents a $2M cheque to Lakehead University President & Vice-Chancellor Dr. Brian Stevenson (holding cheque left), as Orillia Campus Principal Kim Fedderson (far right), Lakehead V.P. External Relations Deb Comuzzi, and members of County Council celebrate.

County of Simcoe Warden Gerry Marshall (centre behind cheque) presents a $2M cheque to Lakehead University President & Vice-Chancellor Dr. Brian Stevenson (holding cheque left), as Orillia Campus Principal Kim Fedderson (far right), Lakehead V.P. External Relations Deb Comuzzi, and members of County Council gather to celebrate.

County of Simcoe Warden Gerry Marshall, Lakehead University President & Vice-Chancellor Dr. Brian Stevenson and members of County Council join Lakehead mascot “Wolfie” and new students to kick-off Orientation activities with the traditional “Thunderwolves Howl” cheer.

County of Simcoe Warden Gerry Marshall, Lakehead University President & Vice-Chancellor Dr. Brian Stevenson and members of County Council join Lakehead mascot “Wolfie” and new students to kick-off Orientation activities with the traditional “Thunderwolves Howl” cheer.

September 10, 2015 – Orillia, ON

Lakehead University was presented a $2 million cheque by County of Simcoe Warden Gerry Marshall this morning during a special celebration event at the 500 University Avenue campus in Orillia. This brings the total amount of contributions to Lakehead by the County of Simcoe to $5.5 million since 2009. 

“The County of Simcoe has been enormously supportive of our University and the Orillia campus since its inception,” said Lakehead University President & Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Brian Stevenson. “The impact of the County’s support can be seen by the growth of our teaching, community service and research activities at the campus, and especially through our students and their successes,” added Dr. Stevenson.

Dr. Stevenson, along with Orillia Campus Principal Kim Fedderson reported to Simcoe County Warden Gerry Marshall, County Council members and guests about how the County’s investment has supported Lakehead’s growth. The positive impacts have included unprecedented student growth from just over 100 students in 2006 to almost 1,500 today; growth of academic programs including a partnership with Georgian College and the expansion of research activities through the Research Centre for Sustainable Communities. The presentation also included a look at the future growth of the campus, highlighting the potential for satellite classrooms using immersive telepresence technology.

Dave Venneri, a fourth year Lakehead student thanked the County for its support on behalf of the student body and presented Warden Marshall with a framed print of Simcoe Hall, the University’s academic building, which was named in honour of the County in 2014.

“The contributions made by the County of Simcoe, and the generosity and dedication of people such as yourselves, have helped Lakehead University become a bright and lively environment,” said Venneri. “At Lakehead, the values of learning and community come together to provide students with an exceptional experience – and this is made possible due to the generosity and commitment of community leaders such as yourselves.” 

“County Council understands that our region’s post-secondary educational facilities will play a vital role for generations to come,” said Warden Marshall. He explained that the contributions stem from the County of Simcoe’s Strategic Plan that supports local post-secondary education opportunities for our residents.

Following the cheque presentation, County Councillors and guests were invited to take part in the Orientation opening event – where new students are led in a large group “Thunderwolves Howl” cheer  – a tradition to kick-off the start to their Lakehead journey.

“It was inspiring to learn about the exciting growth of the Lakehead Orillia campus,” said Warden Marshall. “And to have the opportunity to meet such a large and enthusiastic group of new students embarking on their university experience right here in Simcoe County was very special.”   

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MEDIA:  For more information, please contact:

Kathy Hunt, Communications Officer, Lakehead Orillia – 705-330-45008 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.

The County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.

Lakehead as global leader: Next In Conversation event highlights Lakehead University at 50

November 9, 2015 – Orillia, ON

Over the past 50 years, Lakehead University has become known for some exceptional accomplishments, including advancements in Paleo-DNA research, leading programs in Women’s Studies and Criminology, and Indigenous learning, to name a few.

In celebration of Lakehead’s 50th Anniversary (1965-2015), Dr. Doug West, Associate Professor with the departments of Interdisciplinary Studies and Political Science, will lead an “In Conversation” discussion about how Lakehead has become a leader in Canada and around the world. The event takes place at the Orillia Public Library on Tuesday, November 10 at 6:15 pm.

Joining Dr. West will be Lakehead Orillia Campus Principal Dr. Kim Fedderson. Both Dr. Fedderson and Dr. West will bring insight from their experiences as professors at both the Thunder Bay and Orillia campuses.

This special 50th Anniversary discussion is free and open to the public, but registration is required, and is accepted by email at info@orilliapubliclibrary.ca; by phone at 705-325-2338; or in person at the Library (36 Mississaga St. West).

For a full schedule of In Conversation topics and dates, visit the Lakehead University website at lakeheadu.ca and check the calendar of events.

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Dr. Doug West

Dr. Doug West, associate professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Political Science, will be joined by Lakehead Orillia Campus Principal Dr. Kim Fedderson for the next In Conversation event at the Orillia Public Library on Tuesday, November 10.  They will discuss some of the highlights of Lakehead University’s history in celebration of the University’s 50th Anniversary. 

Dr. Kim Fedderson

Dr. Kim Fedderson

In Conversation series website link: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/about/orillia-campus/community-programs/public-lectures.

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 University to welcome first Fulbright scholar

Dr. James Hollenbeck in Simcoe Hall

Lakehead University welcomes visiting Fulbright scholar, Dr. James Hollenbeck, to the Orillia campus this fall, where he will conduct research and teach with the Department of Sustainability Sciences. Dr. Hollenbeck is a professor of Science Education and Coordinator of Science Education at Indiana University Southeast.

September 16, 2015 – Orillia, ON 

Lakehead University is hosting its first Fulbright scholar this fall with the arrival of Dr. James Hollenbeck at the Orillia campus.

Dr. Hollenbeck comes to Lakehead from Indiana University Southeast’s School of Education through Fulbright Canada’s Visiting Research Chair Program, which is designed to encourage mutual understanding between Canada and the United States through academic and cultural exchange.

As the recipient of the program’s Visiting Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Sustainability Solutions, Dr. Hollenbeck will work with Lakehead Orillia’s Department of Sustainability Sciences for the fall term.

“We look forward to having Dr. Hollenbeck at Lakehead,” said Dr. Andrew P. Dean, Lakehead’s Vice-President, Research and Innovation. “He will make an excellent addition to the campus. His insight and experience will be of great benefit to our students, staff and faculty.”

One of Dr. Hollenbeck’s areas of research focus is on how to integrate environmental sustainability into a school curriculum. He is especially interested in how best to meet the changing needs and demands of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education for students in Canada and the U.S.

While at Lakehead University, Dr. Hollenbeck’s project will address questions about STEM education and environmental sustainability that will bring Canadian and American educators together. His research will involve Lakehead University, local community schools and the community at large. In addition to his research, Dr. Hollenbeck will teach a course in Environmental Sustainability for Society while at Lakehead.

"The appointment of Dr. Hollenbeck as the first recipient of the Fulbright Canada – Lakehead University Visiting Research Chair in Environmental Sustainability reflects Lakehead’s growing leadership in the area of sustainability and its commitment to developing a more nuanced appreciation for the critical social and ecological challenges that face modern societies," said Dr. Michael Hawes, CEO of Fulbright Canada.

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MEDIA:  For more information, please contact New Media Communications Coordinator, Derek Desroches, at 705-330-4008 ext. 2021 or ddesroch@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.

 

Love, Sex, and Mate Choice the topic of Lakehead’s next In Conversation event

November 26, 2015 – Orillia, ON

What are the differences between sex, romantic love, and attachment? Why is it sometimes difficult to integrate all three? Why do people often repeat dysfunctional patterns in love, despite saying “I will do better next time?”

These will be some of the questions that Lakehead University’s Dr. Les Fleischer will address at the next In Conversation event at the Orillia Public Library on Wednesday, December 2 at 6:15 pm.

Dr. Fleischer is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Lakehead Orillia, and is also a psychoanalyst and member of the faculty of the Toronto Institute of Psychoanalysis. His research interests include adult and adolescent mental health, psychoanalysis, dreams, and the education of mental health professionals.

In his talk: Love, Sex, and Mate Choice: A Psychoanalytic Perspective, he will discuss how an understanding of the unconscious and neuro-biological factors can help us understand these complex phenomena.

Admission is free to the In Conversation events, but registration is required and is accepted by email at info@orilliapubliclibrary.ca; by phone at 705-325-2338; or in person at the Library (36 Mississaga St. West).

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 Dr. Les Fleischer

Dr. Les Fleischer, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work at Lakehead University, will be “In Conversation” at the Orillia Public Library on Wednesday, December 2 at 6:15 pm.

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 University’s 50th Anniversary celebrations offering “early bird” incentive

Lakehead University will celebrate its 50th Anniversary at a special 1960s-themed Dinner & Dance event. Early Bird ticket sales, with a chance to win Porter Airlines vouchers, ends on August 1, 2015.

Lakehead University will celebrate its 50th Anniversary at a special 1960s-themed Dinner & Dance event. Early Bird ticket sales, with a chance to win Porter Airlines vouchers, ends on August 1, 2015.

July 22, 2015 – Orillia, ON

Lakehead University is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2015 and the community is invited to join in the festivities. An incentive has recently been announced for those who would like to plan ahead.

This fall, Lakehead Orillia’s 50th Anniversary events will culminate with a Homecoming Dinner & Dance on Friday, November 13, 2015 at Casino Rama. This 1960s celebration will also kick off the upcoming 10th anniversary of Lakehead University’s Orillia campus in 2016. The Homecoming Dinner & Dance event is sponsored by TD Insurance and will feature entertainment by Lance Anderson’s “Hitsville Revisited – The Music of Motown.” All proceeds from the event will go to financial aid for Lakehead University students. 

Those who purchase tickets by Saturday, August 1, 2015, will be entered into a draw to win two Porter Airlines round-trip vouchers, valid for travel to any Porter Airlines destination – a value of $2,500.

In addition to having a chance to win the prize draw, early bird ticket purchasers will ensure their place at what is certainly to be a sell-out event. This will be the first time that Lance Anderson’s “Hitsville Revisited” show has appeared in Orillia, and based on the response to his other extremely popular shows, tickets will be in demand. The all-star ensemble includes featured singers: John Finley (Checkmates), Chuck Jackson (Downchild Blues Band), Jay Jackson (The Majestics), Quisha Wint, Cheryl Lescom, and a 7-piece band featuring some of Canada’s top soul and blues musicians.

To purchase tickets and for more information about Lakehead University’s 50th Anniversary events, visit 50.lakeheadu.ca, or call (705) 330-4008.

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MEDIA:  For more information, please contact Communications Officer, Kathy Hunt, at 705-330-4008 ext. 2014 orkjhunt3@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.

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