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; 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 

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.