March 3, 2015 – Thunder Bay, ON
A world-renowned climate change expert will speak at Lakehead University on Monday, March 9 during the 10th annual Research and Innovation Week.
Dr. John Fyfe, a senior research scientist with the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis, will discuss the slowdown in the rate of temperature increase that started a decade ago.
“Dr. Fyfe has made significant contributions to the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, particularly in documenting and understanding these warming hiatuses,” said Dr. Todd Randall, Dean, Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies at Lakehead University.
“Global climate change and our ability to respond to it are hot topics for climate scientists, policy makers and the general public,” Dr. Randall said.
Dr. Fyfe’s talk will be at 7:30 pm in ATAC 1003. The talk is part of the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies Speakers Series and co-hosted by the Office of Research Services. Parking and admission are free.
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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.