Shining a Light on Dark Personalities kicks off 2016-17 In Conversation Series

October 14, 2016 – Orillia, ON

Lakehead Orillia’s popular speaker series, “In Conversation,” returns to the Orillia Public Library this fall with a series of seven talks by Lakehead University professors.

The first in the series takes place on Tuesday, October 18 at 6:15 pm and features Dr. Beth Visser, who teaches with the Departments of Interdisciplinary Studies and Psychology.

In her talk: “People Behaving Badly: Shining a Light on Dark Personalities,” Dr. Visser will discuss what is known as the “Dark Triad” of personality – Machiavellianism, Narcissism, and Psychopathy.  “These are people in your everyday life who might try to manipulate or exploit you,” explains Dr. Visser. Her talk will include a particular focus on psychopathy, the darkest personality of all.

Dr. Visser teaches Psychology and Criminology courses at Lakehead. In addition to her research focus on psychopathy, her specialties also include testing and measurement, human sexuality and self-sexualization, cognitive abilities, and antisocial and risk-taking behaviours.

The talk takes place at the Orillia Public Library and everyone is welcome to attend. All In Conversation events are free, but registration is required. Register by email to info@orilliapubliclibrary.ca or by phone at 705-325-2338.

- 30 -

Beth Visser

Dr. Beth Visser, Departments of Interdisciplinary Studies and Psychology with Lakehead University, will present the first In Conversation event of the semester at the Orillia Public Library on Tuesday, October 18, from 6:15 – 8 pm. The event is free of charge, but registration is required.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kathy Hunt, Communications Officer
705-330-4008 ext. 2014

kjhunt3@lakeheadu.ca

 

 

 

 

Lakehead University offering In Conversation speaker series at the Waverley Library

October 14, 2016 – Thunder Bay, ON

Lakehead University has once again partnered with the Thunder Bay Public Library to offer the In Conversation Speaker Series.

This series provides an opportunity for the general public to learn about research happening at Lakehead University and to experience an academic-style lecture.

Experts from Lakehead University will give free presentations in the Waverley Library Auditorium at 2 pm on the following dates.  

Saturday, Oct. 15 – Homo floresiensis: The So-Called ‘Hobbits’ of Human Evolution

Dr. Matt Tocheri, Canada Research Chair in Human Origins, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, will discuss what we know so far about the extinct human species known as Homo floresiensis or the so-called “hobbits” of human evolution.

Saturday, Nov. 26 – Privacy, Security and Secrecy

Do we have to sacrifice our privacy in order to ensure public security? As the debate is presently framed it seems, unfortunately, that we do. Reframing it in terms of secrecy, however, points the way to a happier resolution. Join Dr. D. Anthony Lariviere from Lakehead’s Department of Philosophy for this discussion.

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 – Life and Death and Nitrogen

Chemist Fritz Haber invented a process that doubled agricultural output; a few years later he supervised the gassing of Canadian troops at the 2nd Battle of Ypres. This talk will discuss Haber's nitrogen-fixation process and legacy on the 100th anniversary of World War I. Join Dr. Craig MacKinnon from Lakehead’s Department of Chemistry for this talk.

Saturday, March 11, 2017 – The Other "F" Word: Fat Oppression and Finding Ways to Fight It

It is a rare day that we do not encounter rhetoric about the “obesity epidemic.” A staple of media, public health campaigns, and advertisements for the hugely profitable weight loss industry, we are constantly told that fat is unhealthy and that only thin bodies are beautiful. Presenter Dr. Connie Russell, Faculty of Education, will unpack such messages, describe the impacts of fat shaming, and point to different ways we might combat weight-based oppression so that everybody can flourish. 

Saturday, April 1 – The Other End of the Line: Stories from Inside India's Call Centres

With approximately 350,000 employees, India’s call centres employ less than 0.1 percent of India’s estimated 470 million strong work force. Yet stories about Indian call centres are everywhere – in print, on screen, and online.  Who is really at the other end of the line?  And what can call centre stories tell us about the impact of globalization on everyday life? Dr. Anna Guttman from Lakehead University’s Department of English will host this talk.

Saturday, May 20 – What does the Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous Peoples Mean for Resource Development? 

The Supreme Court of Canada has clearly spelled out that governments have a duty to consult with Indigenous peoples if they are undertaking any activity – including natural resource development – that may infringe constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights. Now Canada is promising to uphold the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples requiring the free, prior and informed consent of Indigenous peoples before development occurs. What does this mean for natural resource development? Dr. Peggy Smith from Lakehead’s Faculty of Natural Resources Management will host this talk.

 

– 30 –

 

 

Media: For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact Brandon Walker, Media Relations Officer, at (807) 343-8372, or mediarelations@lakeheadu.ca.

 

 

 

Lakehead University has about 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff in 10 faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead 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 2016 University Rankings place Lakehead University second in Ontario and among Canada’s Top 10 undergraduate universities, and first 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’s Homecoming Weekend celebrates the exceptional

Photo of Alumni Award Recipients.

Alumni Award recipients, from left to right, include Bill Keeler, Coleman Hell, Liana Frenette, Nathan Lawrence, Joy Himmelman, and David Lod.

October 3, 2016 – Thunder Bay, ON

Lakehead University held its 2nd annual Homecoming celebrations over the weekend, hosting alumni and their families from across the country.

A Welcome Reception was held on Friday evening, hosted by the Thunder Bay Alumni Chapter. Held in the Study Coffeehouse, guests enjoyed an opportunity to mingle and learn about the latest news and developments on campus.

Former varsity athletes returned home to participate in the popular Zanatta Games on Saturday afternoon. Women’s volleyball and men’s basketball games featured players from past and present for an afternoon of fun and camaraderie.

On Saturday evening, the Alumni Association hosted its Alumni Award reception with a sold out crowd in the Faculty Lounge. Local young professional Nathan Lawrence (HBComm ’07), and Thunder Bay’s own Coleman Hell (BA ’11) were honoured with the Outstanding Young Alumni Award. 

Local entrepreneur Liana Frenette (BA, B.Ed. ’88), and Calgary resident David Lod (HBComm ’03) were recognized for their exceptional achievements with an Alumni Honour Award, and retired Athletics Facility Supervisor Bill Keeler (BA ’98) was given a Legacy Award. Joy Himmelman, a long-time staff member of Lakehead University, received an honourary membership into the Alumni Association.

Men’s basketball hosted the Winnipeg Wesmen in the Thunderdome and men’s hockey played the Lethbridge Pronghorns at the Gardens in pre-season play. Fans enjoyed spirited play by both Thunderwolf teams, who both narrowly missed wins.

A photo gallery is available by visiting the Alumni website at alumni.lakeheadu.ca. 

Homecoming Weekend at Lakehead University will return next year with events taking place in late September.

 

 

 

 

 

– 30 –

 

 

Media: For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact Brandon Walker, Media Relations Officer, at (807) 343-8372, or mediarelations@lakeheadu.ca.

 

 

 

Lakehead University has about 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff in 10 faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead 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 2016 University Rankings place Lakehead University second in Ontario and among Canada’s Top 10 undergraduate universities, and first 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 President announces new scholarship in honour of Dr. John Naysmith

Photo of Naysmith Scholar recipient

Julia Ieropoli (centre) was named Lakehead University's inaugural Naysmith Scholar on Friday. The Naysmith Scholar announcement was made with Dr. John Naysmith (third from left), founding Dean of the Forestry department; Bob Rooney (Dr. Naysmith's son-in-law, far left); Jean-Ann Naysmith Rooney (Dr. Naysmith's daughter, second from left); Dr. Brian Stevenson; Dr. Ulf Runesson; and Sasha Naysmith McMonagle (Dr. Naysmith's granddaughter, far right).

 

September 30, 2016 – Thunder Bay, ON

Dr. Brian Stevenson, Lakehead University’s President and Vice-Chancellor, honoured Dr. John Naysmith on Friday, Sept. 30 by announcing the creation of the Naysmith Scholar.

A student who has completed their third-year of an Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry or Honours Bachelor of Environmental Management will be named annually as the Naysmith Scholar. This student must demonstrate the values and principles that Dr. Naysmith embodies: including leadership, a willingness to listen, the ability to motivate and inspire others, and more.

“John, Toie, and the Naysmith family have given years of service and dedication to Lakehead,” Dr. Stevenson said. “John is in a class of people singled out for their unwavering support of the exceptional and unconventional that is our University – which is why we created this annual award.”

Dr. Naysmith provided a few decades of service to Lakehead University, including as the Director of the School of Forestry and founding Dean of Lakehead’s Forestry department from 1988 to 1995. He taught for another 10 years after retiring and made many other contributions to the forestry industry. In 2011, Dr. Naysmith was named a Fellow of the University. 

The inaugural Naysmith Scholar is Julia Ieropoli, a fourth-year student working toward an Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry. Her Lakehead studies have included gaining experience in both the private and government sector, as well as exposure to international situations.

“Julia was selected based on her demonstrated dedication to a level of stewardship that means doing the right thing and using best practices to reach a balance of social and cultural values with ecological sustainability and economic viability,” explained Dr. Ulf Runesson, Dean of Lakehead’s Faculty of Natural Resources Management.

“She also provides leadership and a willingness to volunteer, while personifying the exceptional standard of students our programs are designed for — dedicated and assertive, while at the same time capable of showing humility and a capacity to motivate and listen to others.”

 

 

– 30 –

 

Media: For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact Brandon Walker, Media Relations Officer, at (807) 343-8372, or mediarelations@lakeheadu.ca.

 

Lakehead University has about 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff in 10 faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead 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 2016 University Rankings place Lakehead University second in Ontario and among Canada’s Top 10 undergraduate universities, and first 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 receives funding for research on important social issues

September 28, 2016 – Orillia, ON

Lakehead University is receiving more than $500,000 in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to provide insight into some important issues facing Canadians today.

Researchers will be examining a number of diverse issues, including the study of domestic violence and community policing, Aboriginal land use in northern communities, and how history has shaped Canada – U.S. relations.

Dr. Angela Hovey, an Assistant Professor with the School of Social Work in Orillia is receiving a grant of $67,404 for a unique multidisciplinary project – Domestic Violence: New Policing and Community Prevention – as part of an ongoing collaboration with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and social service agencies. The team involves Lakehead researchers from Social Work, Criminology and Women’s Studies.

The research team will examine how police currently respond to a high volume of domestic violence calls and how a community-based preventative approach might be used to respond more effectively.

“We’re extremely pleased to receive the grant from SSHRC, as the study will provide significant new contributions because of our partnership with the OPP and the unprecedented access to police data on domestic violence,” said Dr. Hovey.

Dr. Frederico Oliveira, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, received $70,325 to study the importance of social structure and family relations on land use practices in the First Nations communities of Lac Seul and Slate Falls in Northwestern Ontario.

“The need to develop a consistent investigation of the impact of external influences on First Nations communities such as these, along with an understanding of the internal structure within the communities is critical,” said Dr. Oliveira.

Dr. Oliveira’s study will support negotiations with government and industry about natural resource development in ancestral lands, while contributing to meaningful discussions about indigenous sovereignty in Canada.

Dr. Michael Stevenson, Associate Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies, is receiving $54,478 for his project, Building a Cold War Consensus: The Eisenhower Administration and Canada-U.S. Relations, 1953-1961.

The study will examine Canada-U.S. relations during the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower and the leadership of Canadian Prime Ministers Louis St. Laurent and John Diefenbaker to explore the pattern of diplomatic stability that has determined the ‘special relationship’ between Canada and the United States.

“The characteristic tolerant accommodation that defines Canada-U.S. relations was developed during these years,” Dr. Stevenson commented. “This study will generate important new insights into a neglected area of Canadian and American history and will help us understand the place of Canada and the United States in the wider world.”

Dr. Andrew P. Dean, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, is extremely pleased by the high quality research in social sciences and humanities at Lakehead University.

“Due to the hard work of our researchers, we are gaining an outstanding reputation for engaging research that is proving beneficial for people in Canada and around the world,” Dr. Dean said.

 

 

New SSHRC Grants:  Total of $567,069

 

Faculty Grants

 

Connection Grant (one year grant)

  • Dr. Natalya Timoshkina, School of Social Work (Orillia), Contextualizing sex trafficking of Aboriginal women and girls, $25,000.

 

Insight Development Grants (two year grants)

 

  • Dr. Kristin Burnett, Department of Indigenous Learning, A Community History of Colonialism, Health Care, and First Nations in Northwestern Ontario:  From the Sioux Lookout Indian Hospital to the Meno Ya Win Health Centre, $61,052.
    • Co-applicants:
      • Dr. Barbara Parker, Department of Sociology
      • Dr. Kelly Skinner, University of Waterloo

 

  • Dr. Angela Hovey, School of Social Work (Orillia), Domestic Violence:  New Policing and Community Prevention Approaches $67,404.

                         Co-applicants:

  • Dr. Lori Chambers, Women’s Studies
  • Dr. Les Fleischer, Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Dr. Curtis Fogel, Interdisciplinary Studies and Criminology
  • Dr. Susan Scott, School of Social Work (Orillia)

Collaborator:

  • Ontario Provincial Police

 

  • Dr. Frederico Oliveira, Department of Anthropology, A Tridimensional Approach to First Nations' Land Use and Occupancy in Northwestern Ontario: An Applied and Culturally Relevant Pilot Study, $70,325.

                         Co-applicants:

  • Dr. Martha Dowsley, Department of Anthropology
  • Dr. Scott Hamilton, Department of Anthropology

 

  • Dr. Michael Stevenson, Department of History (Orillia), Building a Cold War Consensus:   The Eisenhower Administration and Canada-US Relations, 1953-1961, $51,478.

Co-applicant:

  • Dr. Asa McKercher, McMaster University

Collaborator:

  • Greg Donaghy, Global Affairs Canada

 

  • Dr. Yuanyaun Wu, Faculty of Business Administration, R&D Outsourcing between Canada and Emerging Economies:  Management Process and Capability Effects in Canadian Aerospace Companies, $71,996.

Co-applicants

  • Dr. Elena Obukhova, McGill University
  • Dr. Paola Perez-Aleman, McGill University

 

  • Dr. Natalya Timoshkina, School of Social Work (Orillia), Trafficking of the Elderly, $62,314.

 

  • Co-applicant:  Dr. Lynn McDonald, University of Toronto

 

 

Graduate Student Funding

 

SSHRC – Joseph Armand Bombardier

Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master’s (CGS M) – One year grants worth $17,500 each.

 

 Melissa Blanchard

Faculty of Education

Internationalization in Canadian Universities: International Students' Perceptions on English Language Programs

 

Sarah Jacques

English

Re-Visioning Popular Youth Fiction: A Feminist Parody

 

Marissa Kidd  

Faculty of Education

Exploring the Transformative Experiences of non-Indigenous Ontario Elementary School Teachers in Decolonizing Indigenous-non-Indigenous Relationships Through a Critical Pedagogy of Place

 

Rachel Kushnier

Psychology

Mate Value Accuracy and Relationship Satisfaction and Longevity

 

Tiffany Leung

Psychology

The Strength of Victims: Precursors for Inclusive Forms of Helping

 

Laura McGeown

Psychology

Investigating Mu Rhythm Suppression During the Social Modeling of Eating in Restrained versus Unrestrained Eaters

 

Valeria Panina

Social Justice

Fatphobia in Family Contexts

 

Sofia Rizzo

Sociology

Women's Experiences of Strength Training

 

Flavia Spiroiu

Psychology

An Examination of the Interactive Roles of Intolerance of Uncertainty and Information Processing in Social Anxiety

 

 

– 30 –

 

 

Media: For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact Brandon Walker, Media Relations Officer, at (807) 343-8372, or mediarelations@lakeheadu.ca.

 

 

 

Lakehead University has about 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff in 10 faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead 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 2016 University Rankings place Lakehead University second in Ontario and among Canada’s Top 10 undergraduate universities, and first 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 receives funding for research on important social issues

September 28, 2016 – Thunder Bay, ON

Lakehead University is receiving more than $500,000 in funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to provide insight into some important issues facing Canadians today.

Researchers will be examining a number of diverse issues, including Aboriginal land use in northern communities, the study of domestic violence and community policing, and how history has shaped Canada – U.S. relations.

Dr. Frederico Oliveira, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, received $70,325 to study the importance of social structure and family relations on land use practices in the First Nations communities of Lac Seul and Slate Falls in Northwestern Ontario.

“The need to develop a consistent investigation of the impact of external influences on First Nations communities such as these, along with an understanding of the internal structure within the communities is critical,” said Dr. Oliveira.

His study will support negotiations with government and industry about natural resource development in ancestral lands, while contributing to meaningful discussions about indigenous sovereignty in Canada.

Dr. Angela Hovey, an Assistant Professor with the School of Social Work in Orillia is receiving a grant of $67,404 for a unique multidisciplinary project – Domestic Violence: New Policing and Community Prevention – as part of an ongoing collaboration with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), and local social service agencies.  The team involves Lakehead researchers from Social Work, Criminology and Women’s Studies.

The research team will examine how police currently respond to a high volume of domestic violence calls and how a community-based preventative approach might be used to respond more effectively.

“We’re extremely pleased to receive the grant from SSHRC, as the study will provide significant new contributions because of our partnership with the OPP and the unprecedented access to police data on domestic violence,” said Dr. Hovey.

Dr. Michael Stevenson, Associate Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies, is receiving $54,478 for his project, Building a Cold War Consensus: The Eisenhower Administration and Canada-U.S. Relations, 1953-1961.

The study will examine Canada-U.S. relations during the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower and the leadership of Canadian Prime Ministers Louis St. Laurent and John Diefenbaker to explore the pattern of diplomatic stability that has determined the ‘special relationship’ between Canada and the United States.

“The characteristic tolerant accommodation that defines Canada-U.S. relations was developed during these years,” Dr. Stevenson commented. “This study will generate important new insights into a neglected area of Canadian and American history and will help us understand the place of Canada and the United States in the wider world.”

Dr. Andrew P. Dean, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, is extremely pleased by the high quality research in social sciences and humanities at Lakehead University.

“Due to the hard work of our researchers, we are gaining an outstanding reputation for engaging research that is proving beneficial for people in Canada and around the world,” Dr. Dean said.

 

New SSHRC Grants:  Total of $567,069

Faculty Grants

Connection Grant (one year grant)

  • Dr. Natalya Timoshkina, School of Social Work (Orillia), Contextualizing sex trafficking of Aboriginal women and girls, $25,000.

Insight Development Grants (two year grants)

Dr. Kristin Burnett, Department of Indigenous Learning, A Community History of Colonialism, Health Care, and First Nations in Northwestern Ontario:  From the Sioux Lookout Indian Hospital to the Meno Ya Win Health Centre, $61,052.

  • Co-applicants:
    • Dr. Barbara Parker, Department of Sociology
    • Dr. Kelly Skinner, University of Waterloo

 

Dr. Angela Hovey, School of Social Work (Orillia), Domestic Violence:  New Policing and Community Prevention Approaches $67,404.

                         Co-applicants:

  • Dr. Lori Chambers, Women’s Studies
  • Dr. Les Fleischer, Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Dr. Curtis Fogel, Interdisciplinary Studies and Criminology
  • Dr. Susan Scott, School of Social Work (Orillia)

Collaborator:

  • Ontario Provincial Police

 

Dr. Frederico Oliveira, Department of Anthropology, A Tridimensional Approach to First Nations' Land Use and Occupancy in Northwestern Ontario: An Applied and Culturally Relevant Pilot Study, $70,325.

                         Co-applicants:

  • Dr. Martha Dowsley, Department of Anthropology
  • Dr. Scott Hamilton, Department of Anthropology

 

Dr. Michael Stevenson, Department of History (Orillia), Building a Cold War Consensus:   The Eisenhower Administration and Canada-US Relations, 1953-1961, $51,478.

Co-applicant:

  • Dr. Asa McKercher, McMaster University

Collaborator:

  • Greg Donaghy, Global Affairs Canada

 

Dr. Yuanyaun Wu, Faculty of Business Administration, R&D Outsourcing between Canada and Emerging Economies:  Management Process and Capability Effects in Canadian Aerospace Companies, $71,996.

      Co-applicants

  • Dr. Elena Obukhova, McGill University
  • Dr. Paola Perez-Aleman, McGill University

 

Dr. Natalya Timoshkina, School of Social Work (Orillia), Trafficking of the Elderly, $62,314.

  • Co-applicant:  Dr. Lynn McDonald, University of Toronto

 

Graduate Student Funding

 

SSHRC – Joseph Armand Bombardier

Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master’s (CGS M) – One year grants worth $17,500 each.

 

 

Melissa Blanchard

Faculty of Education

Internationalization in Canadian Universities: International Students' Perceptions on English Language Programs

 

Sarah Jacques

English

Re-Visioning Popular Youth Fiction: A Feminist Parody

 

Marissa Kidd  

Faculty of Education

Exploring the Transformative Experiences of non-Indigenous Ontario Elementary School Teachers in Decolonizing Indigenous-non-Indigenous Relationships Through a Critical Pedagogy of Place

 

Rachel Kushnier

Psychology

Mate Value Accuracy and Relationship Satisfaction and Longevity

 

Tiffany Leung

Psychology

The Strength of Victims: Precursors for Inclusive Forms of Helping

 

Laura McGeown

Psychology

Investigating Mu Rhythm Suppression During the Social Modeling of Eating in Restrained versus Unrestrained Eaters

 

Valeria Panina

Social Justice

Fatphobia in Family Contexts

 

Sofia Rizzo

Sociology

Women's Experiences of Strength Training

 

Flavia Spiroiu

Psychology

An Examination of the Interactive Roles of Intolerance of Uncertainty and Information Processing in Social Anxiety

                                                                                                                

 

– 30 –

 

 

Media: For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact Brandon Walker, Media Relations Officer, at (807) 343-8372, or mediarelations@lakeheadu.ca.

 

 

 

Lakehead University has about 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff in 10 faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead 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 2016 University Rankings place Lakehead University second in Ontario and among Canada’s Top 10 undergraduate universities, and first 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 set to host second annual Homecoming Weekend

September 26, 2016 – Thunder Bay, ON

Lakehead University’s 2nd Annual Homecoming Weekend is only a few days away, taking place on the Thunder Bay campus on Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1.

Homecoming Weekend at Lakehead University is the best opportunity to reconnect with friends, relive student experiences and enjoy the city’s sights and attractions. Over 14,000 alumni and guests from across the country attended Lakehead’s inaugural Homecoming weekend in 2015, in celebration of the University’s 50th anniversary.

The weekend festivities kick off at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 with a Welcome Reception in The Study, hosted by the Thunder Bay Alumni Chapter.  For sports enthusiasts, the Thunderwolves home opener against the Lethbridge Pronghorns will start at 7 p.m. at Fort William Gardens. Men’s Basketball is also hosting the Winnipeg Wesmen at the CJ Sanders Fieldhouse at 7:30 p.m.

The schedule for Saturday, Oct. 1 features the popular Zanatta Alumni Games at 1 p.m., the Athletic Director & All-Canadians reception at 11:30 a.m. in the Hangar, and the Alumni Awards Reception held at 5 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge.

The Alumni Awards Reception will feature Lakehead alum and Thunder Bay’s own Coleman Hell who will be travelling home from his busy touring schedule to accept the Outstanding Young Alumni Award, along with grads Nathan Lawrence, Liana Frenette, and David Lod, to name a few.

The public is invited to join in the celebrations, which include free admission to the C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse, campus tours and opportunities to learn more about inspiring new developments on campus.  A complete list of all of the weekend’s activities can be found below.

For more information or to register for Homecoming, please click here.

 

Weekend Schedule

Friday, Sept. 30 

9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m       Fitness Centre Drop-In (Free admission)
C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse Main Gym*

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.   Open Swim (Free admission) 

1:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m       Welcome area, Registration & Campus Tours 
The Agora

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.     Open Swim (Free admission) 
C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse Pool*

5:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.      Welcome Reception: hosted by Thunder Bay Alumni Chapter
The Study

7:00 p.m                         Thunderwolves Hockey vs. Lethbridge Pronghorns 
Fort William Gardens**

7:30 p.m                         Men's Basketball vs. Winnipeg Wesmen 
LU Thunderdome (Fieldhouse)***

 

Saturday, Oct. 1

9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m       Fitness Centre Drop-In (Free admission)
C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse Main Gym*

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m     Athletic Director's Reception & Academic All-Canadians
 The Hangar

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.     Open Swim (Free Admission) 
C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse Pool                                                                                  
                                      

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.     Zanatta Alumni Games (Free admission)
LU Thunderdome (unless otherwise stated)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.     Women's Alumni Volleyball                                                           
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.     Wrestling Alumni Duals (Hangar)                                               
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.     Men's Alumni Basketball

 

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.     Alumni Awards Reception
Faculty Lounge

7:00 p.m                        Thunderwolves Hockey vs. Lethbridge Pronghorns
Fort William Gardens**

7:30 p.m                        Men's Basketball vs. Winnipeg Wesmen
LU Thunderdome (Fieldhouse)***

*Those wishing to use the C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse facilities MUST check-in at Reception located on the Main Floor

**Tickets for Thunderwolves hockey available at the Fort William Gardens Box Office or by calling (807) 625-2929

***Tickets for Men’s Basketball are available at the C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse Reception Desk located on the Main Floor 

 

– 30 –

 

 

Media: For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact Brandon Walker, Media Relations Officer, at (807) 343-8372, or mediarelations@lakeheadu.ca.

 

 

 

Lakehead University has about 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff in 10 faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead 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 2016 University Rankings place Lakehead University second in Ontario and among Canada’s Top 10 undergraduate universities, and first 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’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law graduates called to the Bar

Photo of First Class Called to the Bar

Dean Angelique EagleWoman (centre) participated in the Call to the Bar with 36 graduates from Lakehead's Bora Laskin Faculty of Law and with Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler​ (left of Dean EagleWoman), who was given an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

September 23, 2016 – Thunder Bay, ON

Thirty-six graduates from Lakehead University’s inaugural Bora Laskin Faculty of Law class were called to the Bar on Friday, Sept. 23.

"This Call to the Bar was special as our first set of graduates formally begin their careers as lawyers,” said Dean Angelique EagleWoman, who participated in the ceremony.

“These graduates represent the realization of the dream to provide legal education in the North.  It was thrilling to witness this final step for their entry into the legal profession in Ontario.”

The Lakehead graduates were with approximately 240 other individuals who participated in the ceremony at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto.

“I was very pleased to call members of the inaugural class of the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law to the Bar of Ontario today,” said Law Society of Upper Canada Treasurer Paul Schabas.

 “The school is extremely innovative and unique in its approach to legal education, and many of these new lawyers will play a vital role in enhancing access to justice in traditionally under-served Northern and Indigenous communities, as well as small towns and cities across the province,” he said.

Lakehead University's Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is Canada's newest law school, having opened its doors in September 2013.

The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is a regional, unique law school with a focus on Northern Ontario.

It embraces three mandates in its curriculum: Aboriginal and Indigenous Law, Natural Resources and Environmental Law, and Sole Practice with the Integrated Practice Curriculum (IPC).

 

– 30 –

 

 

Media: For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact Brandon Walker, Media Relations Officer, at (807) 343-8372, or mediarelations@lakeheadu.ca.

 

 

 

Lakehead University has about 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff in 10 faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead 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 2016 University Rankings place Lakehead University second in Ontario and among Canada’s Top 10 undergraduate universities, and first 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.

Living Sustainably Begins at Home – next talk in series

September 26, 2016 – Orillia, ON

The second event in Lakehead’s new “Sustainable Communities” speaker series will discuss how some of the latest trends and technologies for our homes could be supporting sustainable communities.

The topic, “Living Sustainably Begins at Home:Net Zero Buildings, Efficiency Retrofits, Smart/Green Grid, Renewables for Remote Communities”, will be presented by  Dr. Paul Parker, Professor and Director of Economic Development Program at the University of Waterloo. It is the second in the speaker series sponsored by Lakehead University’s Research Centre for Sustainable Communities and takes place on Thursday, September 29 from 5 – 6:30 pm at Lakehead’s 500 University Avenue campus.

PaulParker
Dr. Paul Parker, Professor and Director of Economic Development Program, University of Waterloo

Dr. Parker’s research focuses on building sustainable communities by creating win-win opportunities for the environment and economy and will be focusing on low carbon options for our houses in this presentation.

“Net zero homes are now available,” explains Dr. Parker. “We have the technical ability to make Net Zero the new norm, but at present it is only in the demonstration market stage.” In his presentation, Dr. Parker will discuss some of the challenges and solutions we face in making low carbon buildings a reality.

The Research Centre for Sustainable Communities was established in 2014 to focus on interdisciplinary research that supports sustainable communities. The Centre’s unconventional approach to research, with an emphasis on multi-disciplines and collaboration, will be a catalyst for research funding and community partnerships.

The September 29 talk is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dr. Nanda Kanavillil at nkanavil@lakeheadu.ca

- 30 -

Lakehead University appoints first Chair on Truth and Reconciliation

Photo of Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux

September 16, 2016 – Thunder Bay, ON 

Lakehead University’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Brian Stevenson, has appointed Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux as the University’s Chair on Truth and Reconciliation. This historic appointment takes effect immediately.

Since July 2013, Dr. Wesley-Esquimaux has served as the University’s Vice-Provost, Aboriginal Initiatives.

In her new role as Chair, Dr. Wesley-Esquimaux will advocate for Truth and Reconciliation within the Lakehead University community, while serving as an ambassador for Truth and Reconciliation issues in Northwestern Ontario and Simcoe County, as well as at the provincial and national levels.

“This is an incredibly important time in history and this appointment is an important statement by Lakehead about its commitment to moving forward on the process of reconciliation in our region and country,” explained Dr.  Wesley-Esquimaux, who was inducted as an “Honourary Witness” by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada in 2015. “I am humbled and honoured to have been selected for this role.”

Lakehead’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Brian Stevenson, said the appointment is an exciting and timely one for Lakehead University. “The appointment of our first Chair on Truth and Reconciliation comes at the same time that Lakehead students from around the world are starting their undergraduate programs that incorporate our unique Indigenous Content Requirement.

“These efforts show that Lakehead University is leading the way when it comes to educating students about Aboriginal issues and Canada’s past, and we will continue to lead the way with advocacy and assistance from Dr. Wesley-Esquimaux,” added Dr. Stevenson.

The establishment of a Lakehead Chair on Truth and Reconciliationhas been designed to highlight and further the work guided by Lakehead University’s Strategic and Academic Plans, and to ensure that Lakehead responds appropriately and effectively to the recommendations outlined in the Report on Truth and Reconciliation.

Dr. Wesley-Esquimaux will be responsible for leading the development of a plan that articulates Lakehead University’s response to the Report on Truth and Reconciliation.

She will work to support, and lead as required, Lakehead University’s focus on Aboriginal/Indigenous priorities, and advise the President and other Executive Team members on provincial and national issues in regards to Indigenous peoples.

For more information about Lakehead’s Indigenous Content Requirement, visit the University’s website (www.lakeheadu.ca).

Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Smith, Associate Professor in Natural Resources Management, will serve as Interim Vice-Provost, Aboriginal Initiatives, effective immediately.

 

Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux

Dr. Wesley-Esquimaux began at Lakehead on July 1, 2013. Since then, she has served as the University’s first Vice-Provost, Aboriginal Initiatives.

Dr. Wesley-Esquimaux has held the Nexen Chair in Aboriginal Leadership at the Banff Centre in Alberta, was an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Social Work and in Indigenous Studies at the University of Toronto, and an Adjunct Professor at Carleton University. She continues to hold a Status Only Assistant Professorship at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work.

She is a former Advisory Member of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, a Board Member for Healthy Minds Canada and for the newly formed Teach for Canada Non-Profit. Dr. Wesley-Esquimaux is a member of the Governing Circle of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba and she was inducted as an “Honourary Witness” by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Dr. Wesley-Esquimaux is interested in environmental and humanitarian causes and is actively engaged in a variety of initiatives across Canada. Her teaching and academic writing is directed towards understanding Historic and Intergenerational Trauma within the Aboriginal community and she is a member of the Chippewa of Georgina Island First Nation in Lake Simcoe.

 

Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Smith

Dr. Smith joined Lakehead in 2000. Her research examines the social impacts of natural resource management.

She was hired by the Faculty of Natural Resources Management to develop curriculum on Indigenous people’s roles in natural resource stewardship. Her course, Aboriginal Peoples and Natural Resources, has been a required course for NRM students for over a decade. She has also taught the course in the Faculty of Law.

Dr. Smith focuses on three elements of Indigenous involvement: protecting Indigenous values, protecting Aboriginal and treaty rights, and ensuring a fair share of economic benefits for Indigenous peoples from natural resource development. 

 Please click here to watch the announcement.

 

 

– 30 –

 

 

Media: For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact Brandon Walker, Media Relations Officer, at (807) 343-8372, or mediarelations@lakeheadu.ca.

 

Lakehead University has about 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff in 10 faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead 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 2016 University Rankings place Lakehead University second in Ontario and among Canada’s Top 10 undergraduate universities, and first 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.

Pages