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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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.
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.
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