Lakehead University lecture focuses on the impact of climate change

November 27, 2017 – Orillia, ON

Join Dr. William Gough, Vice-Principal Academic and Dean at University of Toronto Scarborough, for the latest lecture in the Research Centre for Sustainable Communities (RCSC) 2017/2018 Speaker Series, on Thursday, November 30 from 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Dr. Gough’s lecture, “Climate Change Opportunities: Community Gardens in First Nations in Ontario’s Far North”, focuses on how climate change and the increase in atmospheric temperature has the potential to influence the growth of community gardens, especially potatoes, in Ontario’s far north.  The lecture will be held at Lakehead Orillia on the second floor of Simcoe Hall, Room 2014.

This session is free and open to the public. For further information and to RSVP, please contact Dr. Nanda Kanavillil at

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Media contact: Jaclyn Bucik, Marketing and Communications Associate, Lakehead University, or 705-330-4008, ext. 2014.


Lakehead University has approximately 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 2018 University Rankings place Lakehead University among Canada's Top 10 primarily undergraduate universities, as well as first in Total Research Dollars, second for Citations, and third for Scholarships and Bursaries. In 2017, Research Infosource named Lakehead Research University of the Year in its category for the third consecutive year. Visit