Climate Disruption: What Is Lakehead Doing About It?

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Event Location: 
The Study Coffeehouse
Event Fee: 
Free
Event Contact Name: 
Ledah McKellar

Our climate is being disrupted. What is Lakehead University doing about it? Join us for a series of discussions and presentations by Lakehead faculty and students, and community activists who are leading the way to a vibrant and resilient future.

Calling it climate change is like calling a foreign invasion uninvited guests!
- George Monbiot

Please note, Orillia can attend between 2-4 pm in OA 2005.

Food Security Roundtable

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location: 
The Study
Event Fee: 
Free
Event Contact Name: 
Charlotte McEwen
Event Contact E-mail: 

Join Anita Abraham (Meal Exchange), Merryn Maynard (Meal Exchange, Dr. Kristin Burnett (Lakehead University Professor & Food Security Researcher), Dr. Charles Levkoe (Lakehead University Professor & Food Security Researcher) and Dr. Barbara Parker (Lakehead University Professor & Food Security Researcher) for a round table discussion of food security at Lakehead University!

Commuter Challenge Week June 2-8 2019

Event Date: 
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 12:10am to Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 11:45pm
Event Location: 
Lakehead University
Event Contact Name: 
Ledah McKellar
Event Contact Phone: 
807-707-3543

Take the COMMUTER CHALLENGE

JUNE 2-8, 2019

Early bird prizes for the first 50 registrants.

Any employee who logs one commute that isn’t a single passenger drive will be entered to win the largest prizes, including $500 gift cards to Wilderness Supply, the Country Market, Canadian Tire, and Sail Superior.

Last year we had 5.19% workplace participation, and we won in our employee category. Let’s increase that number to 6%! Register today and make us the institution with the highest participation two years in a row.

REGISTER AND LOG YOUR COMMUTE AT:

TB: https://bit.ly/2DzYVcH

OR: https://bit.ly/2qnE0Ab

First 50 employees who register:

  • Chance to win a free bike repair by Community Spokes
  • Entered into a draw for prizes

Commuter Cycling Skills Course May 22, 23

Need to brush up on your cycling skills? email coordinator.sustainability@lakeheadu.ca to register for a 4-hour commuter cycling skills course, May 22 and 23, 5-7 pm on the Lakehead campus. Limited spots available, first come first served.

Looking for people to carpool with?

Register with our account on Carpool Ontario and connect with other drivers/riders at Lakehead University

Try Taking Transit:

Transit Maps and Route Schedules

Plan your day and know when your bus is going to arrive in real-time through Nextlift.ca. You can also plan your trip from A to B by using Google Maps. For your convenience, all bus stops and transfer hubs in the City are available in Google.

CANCELLED Climate Change: A Very Real Issue for Northern Ontario

Event Date: 
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Event Location: 
Paterson Auditorium, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, 3rd Floor, 401 Red River Road, Lakehead University

EDIT: THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED. DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE COMMISSIONER WAS UNABLE TO FLY TO THUNDER BAY.

Dr. Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, will speak on climate change at this community event in Thunder Bay on February 25th. 


The Commissioner will provide an overview of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights, including past successes and challenges, and how upcoming changes will affect Ontarians’ environmental rights; recent climate science on the urgent threat climate change poses to our planet and province; Ontario’s current greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; and what needs to be done to reduce emissions and adapt for the future. It is too late to just talk about the climate, what counts now is action.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

 

Nipigon, Wednesday, March 29th

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Location: 
Nipigon Community Center

Join us for a conversation about climate and weather variability in our region, and how it is impacting our well-being. Kelsey Jones-Casey, a Fulbright Fellow at Lakehead University, will be guiding the group discussions about our connections to the land, our observations of changing weather patterns, and the impact of these changes on our well-being. This is the first of three community conversations that will be held on the north shore of Lake Superior.

Facebook event here

Sustainability Action Plan Consultations - Public Presentation Thunder Bay

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Location: 
Study Coffeehouse
Event Fee: 
Free
Event Contact Name: 
Ledah McKellar
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8703

Over the past year and a half, the Lakehead University Sustainability Stewardship Council (LUSSC), and its three Working Groups have developed a 5 year Sustainability Action Plan for the University. This plan has three main sections: Academics, Operations, and Engagement.

Staff, faculty, and students are invited to learn about the draft Sustainability Action Plan.

Plan to attend, and please share your feedback - help shape the future of sustainability at the University.

Climate Change Forum

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 1:00pm to Friday, September 29, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Location: 
The Study and Bartley Residence
Event Fee: 
Free
Event Contact Name: 
Sudip Rakshit
Event Contact E-mail: 

Lakehead University Climate Change Forum      

AGENDA

Day 1: September 28th (Thursday)

Venue: The Study, LU 

 

1:00 – 1: 15 pm      Ice breaker/ Coffee    

1:15 – 2:15 pm       What Is Climate Change Anyway?

Brief Presentations and Q&A

2:15 – 2:45 pm     Picturing Climate Change in Thunder Bay: Urgency, Hope, and                         Action. A guided tour of EarthCare Thunder Bay and Lakehead University’s Collaborative photovoice exhibit on climate change.

2:45 – 3:45 pm      Student/Faculty Debate

Be it resolved that “Humans are rising to the challenge and tackling the climate change crisis

3:45 – 4:00 pm      Break

4:00 – 5:00 pm      Lecture: Sherilee Harper: “Climate change impacts on Indigenous peoples’ health: Stories from around the world”

5:00 – 6:00 pm      Dinner Break (Free for registered participants)

6:00 – 7:30 pm      Boreal Heartbeat: Emotional Impacts of Climate Change in Northwestern Ontario. Kelsey Jones-Casey, Fulbright Scholar

Day 2: September 29th, 2017

Venue: Bartley Residence, Conference Room, LU 

8:30 – 9:00 am    Coffee and informal greetings

ALL FOLLOWING PANEL DISCUSSIONS: 5 mins presentations per panelist. Floor will be open for discussion.

Chair of panel summarizes discussion

9:00 - 10:30 am   Lecture/Panel 1 : Climate Change impacts on the Lake Superior/watersheds

Panelists: Robert Stewart (Moderator)

     Carl Lindquist – Superior Watershed Partnership

     Tom Berry – Minnesota Sea Grant

     EJ Isaac – Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

   Alyssa Ray – Red Rock Indian Band

10:30 – 10:45 am  Tea Break

10.45 - 12.15 am   Lecture/Panel  2: Climate Modelling and Data Use

Panelists: Adam Cornwell (Moderator)

Al Douglas

Edmundo Fausto

Graham Saunders

Tammy Cook

12:15 - 1:00 pm   Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 pm     Lecture / Panel 3 The Bio-economy and climate mitigation

Panelists: Sudip Rakshit (Moderator)

                     Warren Mabee (Queens)

                     Colin Kelly (Confed college, Thunder Bay)

      David Johnson

2:30 - 3:00 pm Tea

3:00 - 3:15 pm       Lecture: Ontario’s Aboriginal Communities: On the frontline of the fight against Climate change - First Nation Technical Services (TBC)

3:15 - 4:45 pm        Lecture / Panel 4: Community Awareness Perspectives

Panelists:  Paul Berger (Moderator)

                 Rena Viehbeck (EarthCare, City of Thunder Bay)

                 Lindsay Galway

                 Charles Levkoe

 

While the event is free, please email Dr. Sudip Rakshit to ensure a spot.

 

 

 

Sustainability Action Plan Consultations - Public Presentation Orillia

Event Date: 
Monday, March 26, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Location: 
OA 1033
Event Contact Name: 
Ledah McKellar
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8703

Over the past year and a half, the Lakehead University Sustainability Stewardship Council (LUSSC), and its three Working Groups have developed a 5 year Sustainability Action Plan for the University. This plan has three main sections: Academics, Operations, and Engagement.

Staff, faculty, and students are invited to learn about the draft Sustainability Action Plan.

Plan to attend, and please share your feedback - help shape the future of sustainability at the University.

 

Sustainability Action Plan Consultations - Library Drop-In

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Event Location: 
Paterson Library - main entrance
Event Contact Name: 
Ledah McKellar
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8703

Over the past year and a half, the Lakehead University Sustainability Stewardship Council (LUSSC), and its three Working Groups have developed a 5 year Sustainability Action Plan for the University. This plan has three main sections: Academics, Operations, and Engagement.

Stop by our booth at the Paterson Library to learn more and to share your feedback.

Fill out the feedback form and enter a draw for a raffle prize.

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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