E-Waste Collection Days

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 10:00am to 1:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Agora
Event Fee: 
Free
Event Contact Name: 
E-Waste Collection Days
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8010 x. 8703
Event Contact E-mail: 

Join the Lakehead Student Chapter of Engineers Without Borders and the Office of Sustainability for an E-Waste Drive in the Agora on January 18th from 10-1 and January 19th from 1-4 pm. 

Drop-in anytime and bring your e-waste or simply learn more about our waste diversion programs at Lakehead. Free cookies for those who contribute e-waste items or play our waste sorting game, and a chance to win a power bank to charge up your electronics on the go!

Acceptable Items:

Printers, Cartridges

Monitors, Display Devices

Headphones, Speakers

Chargers, Cables

Laptops, Tablets

Cell Phones

Cameras, Recorders

Batteries

 

 

 

 

2022 Science Speaker Series presented by the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm EST
Event Location: 
ATAC 1001 or ZOOM

Join the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies as they present their 2022 Science Speaker Series.

Dr. Hind A. Al-Abadleh will speak in ATAC 1001 and by zoom on Tuesday, November 15th on "Chemistry’s role in global resilience to Climate Change: From molecules to policy and regulations." Please see the attached poster for more details.

This event is open to the general public as well as the university community. Click on the poster for event registration. Free refreshments available for those who attend in-person.

Waste Reduction Week Clothing Swap

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
The Study
Event Fee: 
Free
Event Contact Name: 
Devon Lee
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8010 x.8703
Event Contact E-mail: 

Join us for a waste reduction celebration and clothing swap! Wednesday, October 26th from 3pm - 5:30pm at The Study Coffeehouse. Everyone is welcome!

Bring 1-10 gently used clothing items to participate. Talks on waste reduction & sustainability initiatives led by EcoSuperior, Lakehead University and the City of Thunder Bay begin at 3:30pm.

Labyrinth Faculty and Staff Information Session: Using the labyrinth as an educational tool

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
The Wellness Path, in front of Bora Laskin Education Building
Event Contact Name: 
Devon Lee
Event Contact Phone: 
807-356-3784
Event Contact E-mail: 

We invite Lakehead Faculty and Staff to visit Lakehead's newest labyrinth, the Wellness Path, for an informational session on using the labyrinth as an educational tool.

Trained facilitators will be on-hand to share information on labyrinth walking for wellness and to support faculty and staff in considering how to use the labyrinth for educational and community-building purposes.

 No experience is necessary. Wear outdoor-appropriate clothing and comfortable footwear.

Fall Campus Beautification Days

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 10:00am EDT
Event Location: 
Outside of Chancellor Paterson Library
Event Contact Name: 
Devon Lee
Event Contact Phone: 
807-343-8010 ext. 8703
Event Contact E-mail: 

We are pleased to announce our Fall Campus Beautification Days: an opportunity for our campus community to come together to spruce up the campus and lend a hand.

The entire university community including Lakehead employees and students are invited to join in weeding, collecting debris, and tidying up our rock gardens. This is also a fun way to get outdoors for fresh air and connect with others.

When:
Wednesday September 21 10 am- 1 pm (drop-in any time)
Thursday September 22 between 10 am- 1 pm (drop-in anytime)

Where: Lakehead University Thunder Bay campus.
*A welcome table with supplies and information will be available outside the Chancellor Paterson Library.

Tools and trash bags will be provided; however, we encourage you to bring your own gloves.

What can you expect?
• Rock garden clean-up/weeding outside of the Braun Building/Student Centre, CASES, Wolf Den and around Lake Tamblyn
• Light clean up outdoors
• Debris/garbage clean-up throughout the main campus and walking paths

Everyone is welcome.

Email Sustainability Coordinator Devon Lee at dlee2@lakeheadu.ca for more information or with any questions.

Lakehead Year of Climate Action Symposium: So What, Now What?

Event Date: 
Monday, May 2, 2022 - 2:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Ledah McKellar

We want to hear your voice! Join us in a community discussion where we will explore:

  • What has YOCA accomplished?
  • Why is climate action important for our University?
  • What important learning can we take from YOCA to inspire and inform climate action moving forward?

This event will involve a mixture of presentations, breakout room discussions, and creative storytelling. Your involvement will help the YOCA Coordinating Committee, and Lakehead University, explore how we can continue to be a climate leader. Please join!

All who attend will be entered into a prize draw!

Register here.

Postcards for Climate Action

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 12:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
Agora

Join an in-person workshop, facilitated by Betty Carpick, where you will get creative making and writing 'postcards for climate action' that will be mailed to politicians, family members, decision-makers.

Limited space is available. Please register here.

This event is hosted by the Lake Superior Living Labs Network (LSLLN) and sponsored by Residence and Conference Services. 

Carbon Reduction Initiatives at Lakehead

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
https://lakeheadu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwuf-2gqDMvGNcoNirbVirCBRZkGnLRY3Mu

Learn about projects and policies Lakehead University has implemented to reduce energy and enhance sustainability performance.

Presented by Hugh Briggs.

Click here to register: https://lakeheadu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwuf-2gqDMvGNcoNirbVirCBRZkG...

Climate Emotions Circle

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm EST
Event Location: 
Zoom

How can we embrace the complex feelings we have about the climate crisis? How can our feelings of fear, anger, powerlessness, and anxiety be recognised and affirmed in ways that translate into possibility, community, and motivation? 

In this workshop, we will co-create a safe space for recognizing, embracing, exploring, and processing our complex feelings related to the climate crisis together.

Facilitated by Dr. Lindsay Galway, Canada Research Chair in Social-Ecological Health and Associate Professor in Health Sciences, Dr. Ellen Field, Assistant Professor in Education, and Ledah McKellar, Sustainability Coordinator.

This circle is being offered to students only at this time. Register here.

 

Climate Change Book Club: Blaze Island

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Online

Join faculty members from the Department of English to discuss important books about climate change! All are welcome!

Discussion led by Dr. Douglas Ivison

Book: Blaze Island (Catherine Bush)

Email cell@lakeheadu.ca for more information.

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