Safe Cycling Commuter Cycling Skills Course

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 6:00pm to Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 8:00pm
Event Location: 
UC1003

The Office of Sustainability is offering a limit of twelve free admissions to a four hours Commuter Cycling Skills Course run by EcoSuperior. If you want to cycle more confidently on multi-use trails, bike lanes, or roads with light to moderate traffic, this course is for you. This course was donated by the City of Thunder Bay for Lakehead University’s participation in the 2018 Commuter Challenge.

 Click here for an outline of what the course will cover.

Skills or equipment that you need to participate: Participants must know how to ride a bicycle and should bring their bike, helmet, water, and snacks. Rental bikes are available for a fee.

The course will run two times over the fall term, with six participants per course. Registration is on a first come first serve basis, and is limited to staff, faculty, and students. 

October 23rd and 25th, 6-8 pm, at Lakehead University (participants attend both dates, weather permitting)

November 6th and 8th, 6-8 pm, at Lakehead University (participants attend both dates, weather permitting)

To register, please email Ledah McKellar at coordinator.sustainability@lakeheadu.ca

 


 

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Safe Cycling: Commuter Cycling Skills Course

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 8:00pm
Event Location: 
RC1003

The Office of Sustainability is offering a limit of twelve free admissions to a four hours Commuter Cycling Skills Course run by EcoSuperior. If you want to cycle more confidently on multi-use trails, bike lanes, or roads with light to moderate traffic, this course is for you. This course was donated by the City of Thunder Bay for Lakehead University’s participation in the 2018 Commuter Challenge.

Click here for an outline of what the course will cover.

Skills or equipment that you need to participate: Participants must know how to ride a bicycle and should bring their bike, helmet, water, and snacks. Rental bikes are available for a fee.

The course will run two times over the fall term, with six participants per course. Registration is on a first come first serve basis, and is limited to staff, faculty, and students. 

October 23rd and 25th, 6-8 pm, at Lakehead University (participants attend both dates, weather permitting)

November 6th and 8th, 6-8 pm, at Lakehead University (participants attend both dates, weather permitting)

To register, please email Ledah McKellar at coordinator.sustainability@lakeheadu.ca

 

 

 

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Indigenous Student Focus Group For Sustainability Action Plan

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Event Location: 
Aboriginal Student Lounge
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Seeking Climate Justice: A presentation by youth activist Kelsey Juliana

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 1:00pm
Event Location: 
TB: Faculty Lounge OR: OA3041

Join us for a guest speaker presentation by Kelsey Juliana, a youth activist and lead plaintiff in Juliana v. U.S. 

Juliana v. United States is about a failure by the U.S. government to act on climate change. The 21 youth named in the Our Childrens’ Trust lawsuit claim that by creating a national energy system that causes climate change, the U.S. government is depriving them of their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property.

FREE ADMISSION AND REFRESHMENTS

Wednesday, September 19
1:00 pm, followed by Q&A
Doors open at 12:30 pm
Thunder Bay: Faculty Lounge
Orillia: OA3041

“I believe that climate change is the most pressing issue my generation
will ever face, indeed that the world has ever faced.

This is an environmental issue and it is also a human rights issue.”

            - Kelsey Juliana

This event is sponsored by Graduate Studies and Research in Education, the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Education, the Office of Sustainability, EcoSuperior, and the LUSU Sustainability Initiative.

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Join the Office of Sustainability for a free cup of locally roasted coffee, September 10 and 12

Event Date: 
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 9:00am to Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:00am
Event Location: 
CASES building, FB 2008
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Sustainability Tour and Nature Walk

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
In front of Paterson Library steps

Meet the Sustainability Coordinator, and learn about sustainability services and features on campus - the rain garden, Lake Tamblyn, the sweat lodge and gitigaan, the community garden - and experience one of the many nature trails on the Thunder Bay campus. 

Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable footwear. 
 
Meet at the Paterson Library front steps.
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Commuter Challenge Breakfast

Event Date: 
Friday, June 8, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Event Location: 
Outside the Paterson Library

The Office of Sustainability is offering free breakfast snacks to celebrate employees who participated in Commuter Challenge Week.

Stop by between 8-9 am to enjoy some free breakfast snacks and tell us how you have been commuting to work!

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Commuter Challenge Week: Take the Challenge!

Event Date: 
Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 8:20am to Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 8:25pm
Event Location: 
Thunder Bay Campus

Lakehead's Office of Sustainability is encouraging you to take the Commuter Challenge and win great prizes!

Commuter Challenge is a friendly, national competition that encourages daily commuters to choose sustainable modes of transportation for the benefit of their health and the environment. It’s also a fun way of building leadership and camaraderie in our workplace.

This year Lakehead University is taking the Challenge along with other workplaces in Thunder Bay, and we want you to join us!

From June 3 – June 9, hundreds of employees across Thunder Bay will cycle, walk, run, bus, carpool or telecommute their way to work, or where ever they would normally drive their car alone. You can register yourself and track your daily active commutes on the Commuter Challenge website at http://app.commuterchallenge.ca/commuter/register/PqBIPX

By registering as an individual on the website you will have a chance to win exciting prizes.

The first 200 employees to register will receive free transit passes for the week of June 3-9.

The first 50 employees to register will be entered into a draw to receive prizes, including bike equipment and FREE registration in a workplace commuter cycling skills course!  

Post-challenge prizes will also be awarded to:

- The employee with the most CO2 saved

- The most epic or unconventional commute

- The most modes of commuting

You will also help our University win as we strive for the highest participation rates in our employee category!

Last year over 100 employees of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre participated in commuter challenge week. Think Lakehead University can surpass this? Help make it happen! Make Lakehead a workplace leader in sustainable transportation!

Stay tuned for programming during the week of June 3-9, including a free breakfast for commuter champions, and a free drop-in bike tune-up sponsored by a local bike shop.

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Sustainable Communities Workshop - Lakehead Orillia

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 8:45am to 5:00pm
Event Location: 
OA 2014
Event Contact Name: 
Dr Nanda Kanavillil
Event Contact E-mail: 

The workshops are for the Lakehead University community from both campuses, including all faculty and graduate students.

The RCSC focuses on three core areas: Environmental Sustainability, Political Economy and Social Justice.

Environmental sustainability seeks to sustain global life-support systems by securing sufficient quality of natural resources, ecosystems and species diversity in all aspects of the natural and the human or built environment.

Political economy refers to examining how political and economic forces taken together affect the development of government legislation and policy.

Social justice refers to the belief that communities should be organized to allow for and promote equality, fairness, dignity and solidarity among community members such that all members of the community experience a just and fair society, experiencing equality not just in laws or on paper but also in social outcomes.

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