Filmmaker to visit Research and Innovation Week at Lakehead Orillia

March 15, 2018 – Orillia, ON

Filmmaker and Lakehead University professor Dr. Dalibor Mišina will present a special screening of his documentary, Leonard Cohen: In His Own Words, at the Orillia campus on Monday, March 19as part of Research and Innovation Week.

In Leonard Cohen: In His Own Words, Dr. Mišina, professor of sociology at Lakehead’s Thunder Bay campus, offers an unmediated insight into Leonard Cohen's thoughts on growing up, writing, love, monastic life, the human condition, and 'the third act' – key themes that run through Cohen's work and inform his philosophy of life (and death).   Scheduled to coincide with the 47th anniversary of the release of Cohen’s third album, Songs of Love and Hate, the session will take place at 7 p.m. in room 1033.  There will be a question and answer session immediately following the screening.

Members of the public are invited to attend the events happening at the Orillia campus during Research and Innovation Week, March 19 to 21.  All events take place at 500 University Avenue in Simcoe Hall and are free to the public.  Please visit for more information.

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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.