Lakehead University art on display in the Thunder Bay International Airport

 Ed Schmidtke (left) and Dr. Brian Stevenson unveiled the Art Spot at the Thunder Bay Airport.

Ed Schmidtke (left) and Dr. Brian Stevenson unveiled the Art Spot at the Thunder Bay Airport.

February 19, 2016 – Thunder Bay, ON

Lakehead University is displaying paintings from the Chief Roy Michano Art Collection in the Thunder Bay International Airport.

Eight paintings are now visible throughout the airport, enhancing the space by educating and inspiring the public.

“We are proud to partner with Lakehead University to add something very special and unique to the Thunder Bay International Airport,” said Ed Schmidtke, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Thunder Bay Airports Authority.

“This will showcase the vast artistic talent in our region to hundreds of people every day,” Schmidtke said. 

Lakehead President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Brian Stevenson said he hopes the exceptional paintings will help inspire creativity in Northwestern Ontario.

“Artwork can affect people in many different ways. We hope those who see these paintings will wonder who created them, what the inspiration was, and what they mean,” Dr. Stevenson said.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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.

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Thunder Bay Internatioanl Airports Authority is the private non-shareholder corporation responsible for the operation of the Thunder Bay International Airport.  TBIAA receives no government funding for the operation of the Airport.  Economic activity related to the Airport is responsible for an estimated $.5 billion dollars in GDP annually and over 5000 jobs while hosting almost 800,000 passengers per annum.

 

For more information, contact:

 

Thunder Bay International Airports Authority

807.473.2600

Ontario Investing in Job Creation at Lakehead University

Group photo.

From left, Lakehead President Dr. Brian Stevenson; Dr. Sam Salem, assistant professor in Civil Engineering; Dr. Andrew Dean, Vice-President, Research and Innovation; Dr. Pedram Fatehi, associate professor in Chemical Engineering; the Honourable Michael Gravelle and the Honourable Bill Mauro participated in this announcement on Friday.

February 19, 2016

Ontario is investing in Lakehead University, helping to create jobs and support new research and innovation in Thunder Bay.

With an investment of more than $814,000 through the province’s Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), Lakehead is creating a five-year Industrial Research Chair position in Green Chemicals and Processes. This position will be supported by 16 new jobs. Research will focus on ways for the pulp and paper and mineral processing industries to reduce their environmental impacts.

Additionally, with an investment of more than $473,000 through the NOHFC, Lakehead will develop and build a new Fire Resistance Testing Laboratory, creating two new jobs. This world-class facility will have a large fire testing furnace allowing engineering students to study the fire resistance of various large-scale building components, such as beams, columns and floor assemblies.

Since 2003, the province has invested more than $1 billion through the NOHFC to over 7,080 projects, leveraging more than $3.75 billion in direct economic activity and creating or sustaining over 28,700 jobs in Northern Ontario.

Supporting research and innovation is part of the government’s plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.

QUOTES

“Investing in job creation and research and development at Lakehead University will drive new solutions and support our government’s commitment to protect the environment and Ontarians, as well as continue to build up economic opportunities here in Northwestern Ontario.”

— Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Chair of the NOHFC

 

“Our government’s contribution to research and development at Lakehead University will not only assist the industry in developing new ways to protect the environment but will also result in job creation.”

— Bill Mauro, MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan

“Funding from the Ontario government is supporting Lakehead University’s groundbreaking research. Our exceptional education system focuses on innovation and independent thinking, which continues to attract researchers, students and faculty, as well as highly skilled professionals, from around the world.”

— Dr. Brian Stevenson, President and Vice-Chancellor, Lakehead University

QUICK FACTS

  • In the Greater Thunder Bay area, the NOHFC has invested over $173 million in 1,412 projects that have helped create or retain more than 5,985 jobs since 2003.

The NOHFC’s investments in research and innovation are part of the Ontario government’s Growth Plan for Northern Ontario

Lakehead to host College Transfer Preview Day

photo of Xerxes Unwala

Xerxes Unwala of Toronto took advantage of transfer opportunities after he graduated from Seneca College’s Civil Engineering Technology program. He enrolled in Lakehead’s Bachelors of Engineering program, receiving credit for his college program. In just two years he earned his degree, graduating in May 2015. Lakehead is hosting a College Transfer Preview Day on February 19.

 

February 17, 2016– Thunder Bay, ON

A university degree has never been more valuable. According to Statistics Canada, about twice as many new jobs were created (between June 2008 and June 2015) for university graduates than for other post-secondary graduates. 

For college students and graduates, Lakehead University offers several ways to turn a college education or diploma into a degree. The University has planned a special event to share the latest information about options at Lakehead, designed especially for those interested in finding out how to take advantage of college transfer opportunities.

The College Transfer Preview Day for college students and graduates takes place on Friday, February 19 from 12 – 4 pm at Lakehead University. Detailed information about programs, how to apply, transfer credits, and program requirements will be available, as well as opportunities to tour the campus and meet with faculty and current students.

For further details and to register for College Transfer Preview Day, visit https://www.lakeheadu.ca/future-students/events.

 

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MEDIA CONTACT
Kelly Arnold, Media Relations & Marketing Assistant
807-343-8177

kfarnold@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 and Confederation College hold Therapeutic Recreation Summit

Photo of students playing sledge hockey on Lake Tamblyn.

From left, Marty Wood, Amanda Cogan and Cayden Bonham-Schriver try sledge hockey on Lake Tamblyn. The students are in their third year of Lakehead University's Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism program.

February 11, 2016 – Thunder Bay, ON

Students from Confederation College and Lakehead University participated in the Therapeutic Recreation Summit on Thursday, Feb. 11.

Participants were from Lakehead’s Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism program and Confederation College’s Recreation Therapy program.

“Students are gaining an understanding of the job market in Northwestern Ontario and sharing their research into the benefits of nature-based therapies,” said Andrew Heppner, a Lecturer in Lakehead’s Department of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism.

This summit brought together students, professionals, employers and educators involved in Therapeutic Recreation within Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario, to exchange knowledge, discuss employment opportunities and share insights regarding the Therapeutic Recreation profession in Thunder Bay.

“It’s important that students build their skills in collaborating with other professionals as they prepare for their careers,” said Stephen Holloway, Program Coordinator, Recreation Therapy at Confederation College.

“This event will help to teach our students how the two professions can work together to maintain and improve the quality of life for people in their care, specifically exploring nature-based therapeutic interventions. This event is part of our ongoing partnership with Lakehead University, established to further enhance student learning within the field of Therapeutic Recreation,” Holloway said.

 

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Media: For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Brandon Walker, Media Relations Officer, at (807) 343-8372, or mediarelations@lakeheadu.ca.

Ashleigh Quarrell, Media & Communications Officer, at (807) 475-6565, (807) 632-5296 (cell), or aquarrel@confederationc.on.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.

 

Confederation College has been serving the citizens of northwestern Ontario since 1967 meeting the educational needs of students in a catchment area of some 550,000 square kilometres. Along with its main campus in Thunder Bay, Confederation College has eight regional sites located in Dryden, Fort Frances, Geraldton, Kenora, Marathon, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake and Wawa. 

Confederation College delivers exceptional education and training to an average of 8,800 combined full and part-time students per year and currently has a total of 805 full and part-time employees. Confederation’s regional economic impact and contribution is valued at $411.2 million annually.

Visit www.confederationc.on.ca.

Lakehead University professor renewed as Canada Research Chair

Photo of Dr. David Greenwood.

Dr. David Greenwood

February 10, 2016 – Thunder Bay, ON


Lakehead University's Dr. David Greenwood has been renewed as the Canada Research Chair in Environmental Education.

"History shows that concern for the environment is not a passing fad, but a steadily growing movement of diverse people and groups worldwide," Dr. Greenwood said.

"My current research seeks to examine the relationship between environmental and social justice movements from the mid-19th century to the present," he said.

"By better understanding how these movements converge and diverge, we can better express a holistic vision for social, ecological, and economic justice in education at all levels including here at Lakehead University."

Dr. Greenwood, a professor in the Faculty of Education, said he will continue building local and international networks that help deepen and expand the field of place-based, environmental and sustainability education.

"Congratulations to Dr. Greenwood on his renewal," said Dr. Andrew Dean, Lakehead's Vice-President, Research and Innovation.

"Environmental education is an important and relevant topic. The research that Dr. Greenwood has already done in this area and his proposed five-year plan significantly adds to this subject," Dr. Dean said.

Dr. Greenwood's Chair is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

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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.

 

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.

Adventurer speaking at Lakehead University

Book cover of Circling the Midnight Sun

February 2, 2016 – Thunder Bay, ON

For three years, one of Canada's most experienced backcountry travellers, James Raffan, circumnavigated the globe at the Arctic Circle, producing an acclaimed new book called Circling the Midnight Sun: Culture and change in the invisible Arctic. 

With sounds, images and stories from this grand expedition, his presentation about the journey has engaged audiences around the circumpolar world with deeply affecting stories of societies and landscapes in the throes of enormous change. 

Called “compelling and utterly original,” this is both an adventure story and a talk that will affect and change your view of the North forever.  

The Literary Review of Canada said Raffan’s book is an “account that reveals the spirit of an adventurer, the intellect of a geographer, the curiosity of a journalist and the heart of a humanist. He brings these elements together in a way that is not only highly readable, but tailored for the suite of contradictory patterns, ethical conundrums and rapid change that is the modern Arctic.” 

This free presentation is supported by the Outdoor Recreation Students’ Society, The School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism, and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities – Lakehead University. 

Circling the Midnight Sun

Date: Thursday, Feb. 4
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: ATAC 1003

Please send questions to Tom Potter at tpotter@lakeheadu.ca

Lakehead University announces new Dean of Graduate Studies

Photo of Dr. Chander Shahi

 

February 1, 2016 – Thunder Bay, ON

Lakehead University's new Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies is Dr. Chander Shahi.

Dr. Shahi joined Lakehead University in 2007 as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Natural Resources Management and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2011.

He has been Chair of the Forest Management Program since 2011, has served on several senate committees, and was Chair of the Research Ethics Board when it transitioned from the Lakehead Senate to the Board of Governors. “My top priority is the professional development of graduate students at Lakehead University,” Dr. Shahi said.

“By highlighting and supporting the broad skill sets already gained by graduate students, and further developing our existing networks, our students will benefit from the diverse career opportunities available in the global job market,” he said.

The Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies will support the strategic and innovative development of current and future programs, driving domestic and international student enrolment and research engagement.  

In addition, the Dean will champion a graduate culture that develops academic, research and scholarship, and professional development that supports Lakehead’s Strategic and Academic priorities.

Dr. Andrew Dean, Vice-President (Research and Innovation), welcomed Dr. Shahi to his new position. “Dr. Shahi has a good understanding of the connection between Research and Graduate Studies, and I am excited to work with him to enhance this relationship,” Dr. Dean said.

Dr. Moira McPherson, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), said she looks forward to assisting Dr. Shahi to achieve the University’s priorities.

“Dr. Shahi’s experience as Chair of the Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry Program, the fact he has supervised graduate students at all levels (PhD, Masters, and Postdoctoral), and his unique success with both NSERC and SSHRC research initiatives make him an excellent choice for this position,” Dr. McPherson said.

 

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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.

 

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 Athletics and Wasaya Airways recommit to Reach Up!

Photo of Lakehead and Wasaya group.

January 20, 2016 – Thunder Bay, ON

Lakehead University Athletics has renewed its partnership with Wasaya Airways to continue the Reach Up! program with First Nation communities in the North.

Reach Up! brings coaches and athletes from Lakehead’s hockey, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, Nordic skiing, track and field, and cross country ski teams to Northern communities to hold sports clinics and provide mentorship to the local coaches and youth.

 “A special thank you must go to Wasaya Airways for flying our athletes to First Nation communities,” said Tom Warden, Director of Athletics at Lakehead University.

“Our athletes are very good mentors. They help demonstrate what is possible through hard work and dedication, plus they introduce young people to Lakehead,” Warden said.

“We are delighted to partner with Lakehead University for the Reach Up! Program once again,” said Michael Rodyniuk, President and CEO of Wasaya. “This program brings great value and inspiration to our First Nation youth in the North. We welcome Lakehead’s athletes aboard Wasaya and appreciate them taking time to encourage and educate the youth about the importance of staying active and healthy.”

Lakehead University is committed to fostering leadership and development with Aboriginal students, and advancing the understanding of Aboriginal cultures, heritage and languages within the University and broader communities.

“Reach Up! is an exceptional opportunity for our athletes to learn more about First Nations people and to help young people learn about Lakehead and about the benefits of sports. Each time we visit and engage with a community, we bring back as much new knowledge and growth from the experience as we have shared,” said Lakehead President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Brian Stevenson.

Three to four Reach Up! visits take place annually.

The Reach Up! program helps encourage Aboriginal youth to be active and to consider postsecondary education to benefit themselves and their community.

Lakehead’s coaches and athletes grow as leaders and trainers by sharing their expertise and personal experiences on sport and life skills.

 

 

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Media: For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact Kelly Arnold, Media Relations, at (807) 343-8177, 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 In Conversation talks returning to the Library

January 21, 2016 – Thunder Bay, ON

Lakehead University’s In Conversation talks are returning to the Thunder Bay Public Library with four exciting presentations planned for this semester.

Food Innovation in Northwestern Ontario

Saturday, Jan. 23 – 2 pm at the Mary JL Black Library, 901 S. Edward St.

Local food initiatives in Northwestern Ontario are ensuring an approach to healthier living, environmental stewardship and local job creation.  Dr. Connie Nelson, Director of Lakehead University’s Food Security Research Network, will describe five social innovations that have helped grow and strengthen the resilience of the local food movement.  

What is the Future of Forestry in Northwestern Ontario?

Saturday, Feb. 20 – 2 pm at the Waverley Resource Library, 285 Red River Rd.

Dr. Mathew Leitch, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Natural Resources Management, will talk about the forestry industry and whole-tree mapping, which will help Northwestern Ontario become more competitive by increasing business opportunities.


Thomas Tallis Litany: What the Sources Tell Us

Saturday, March 19 – 2 pm at the Mary JL Black Library, 901 S. Edward St.

By comparing and contrasting the Tallis Litany as found in the Christ Church collection, Dr. Dean Jobin-Bevans, Associate Professor in Lakehead’s Department of Music, will draw conclusions about the role of the music editor and trace the publication history of the famous Litany by Thomas Tallis.

 

Engaging Learners from our Community

Saturday, April 16 – 2 pm at the Mary JL Black Library, 901 S. Edward St.

Lakehead University is your university. Yolanda Wanakamik, Coordinator, Graduate and External Relations in Aboriginal Initiatives, will describe ways you can be a part of our community. Not interested in being a student? There are so many ways to be involved: community service learning, research, certificate courses, seminars, workshops, public presentations and so much more!

 

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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.

 

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.

Angelique EagleWoman appointed Dean of Lakehead’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law

Photo of Lakehead University’s second Dean of the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Angelique EagleWoman.

Angelique EagleWoman

January 12, 2016 – Thunder Bay, ON

Lakehead University’s second Dean of the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law will be Angelique EagleWoman.

EagleWoman is coming to Lakehead from the University of Idaho College of Law, where she is a law professor and a legal scholar. She has also served as a Tribal Judge in four Tribal Court systems.

As a practicing attorney, one of the highlights of her career was serving as General Counsel for her own Tribe, the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in Dakota.

Lakehead Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Dr. Moira McPherson said she is excited to welcome Lakehead’s newest Dean of the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law.

“Angelique was at the top of our list and we are thrilled she’s coming to Lakehead.  Her diverse experience and knowledge will be of great benefit to our students in the Faculty of Law and to Ontario when those students begin practicing law. She is an exceptional teacher, engaged in her scholarship, and has kept one foot in the practical aspects of her field,” Dr. McPherson said.  

EagleWoman graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Political Science, received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Dakota School of Law with distinction, and her LLM in American Indian and Indigenous Law with honors from the University of Tulsa College of Law. 

As a law professor, she has taught in the areas of Native American Law, Tribal Nation Economics & Law, Native American Natural Resources Law, and Civil Procedure. EagleWoman presents and publishes on topics involving tribal economics, sovereignty, international Indigenous principles, and the quality of life for Indigenous peoples.

“This position is a dream come true for me because of the Faculty of Law’s commitment to produce lawyers for rural and small town legal practice, the focus on natural resources and environmental law, and the required curriculum on aspects of Aboriginal and Indigenous law,” EagleWoman said.

“With my background, I feel especially suited to be at the helm of the law school as it moves from the start-up phase to taking its place among the other distinguished law schools in Ontario and nationally,” she said.    

Lakehead President & Vice-Chancellor Dr. Brian Stevenson said he is proud that someone with such exceptional breadth and depth of experience will lead Lakehead’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law.  “I am extremely confident that our Faculty of Law’s future is in the right hands, and I welcome her and her family to our University and to Thunder Bay.” 

EagleWoman will begin her role as Dean of Lakehead’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law in May 2016.

Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is Canada’s newest law school, having opened its doors in September 2013. In June 2016, the University will graduate its first ever cohort of law students.

 

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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.

 

 

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.

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