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.

Climate Change Book Club: Hummingbird Salamander

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 7, 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. Daniel Hannah

Book: Hummingbird Salamander (Jeff Vandermeer)

Email cell@lakeheadu.ca for more information.

Climate Change Book Club: The Yellow House - A Memoir

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm EST
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. Cheryl Lousley

Book: The Yellow House - A Memoir (Sarah Broom)

Email cell@lakeheadu.ca for more information.

TALL Lecture Series: Still Hopeful--Lessons from a Lifetime of Activism

Event Date: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 9:30am to 11:15am EST
Event Location: 
Online

Starting Wednesday, November 3, our fall/winter TALL Thunder Bay series explore the dilemma of Climate ACTION: What/Now? Five Canadian experts will join us to discuss what climate action is and what we can do as a society in the face of a climate crisis.

Date(s): Wednesdays

Time: 9:30 am to 11:15 am

Price: $59 (plus HST)

Maude Barlow holds a sign that says Protect our Water

Dr. h.c. Maude Barlow
Wednesday, Dec. 1

How do we remain hopeful when we are bombarded with daily messages of crisis, including out-of-control wildfires, rising oceans, disappearing watersheds, and extinction of species? How do we remain optimistic as violence rises in many parts of the world, and when historic crimes against First Nations are being uncovered here in our own country? And how do we stay positive while we also living through the greatest global pandemic in a century? We could be forgiven for giving up on hope. But Maude is filled with hope and believes that there are many exciting developments and projects in Canada and around the world that are leading to a positive future and much to be thankful for. She will share a number of key new international commitments on climate, water, soil and forest restoration, and regenerative agriculture in this lecture, as well as hopeful signs of real progress here in Canada.

Maude Barlow is a Canadian activist and author. She chairs the board of Washington-based Food and Water Watch and Ottawa-based Blue Plant Project. Co-founder of the Council of Canadians, she is the recipient of 14 honorary doctorates as well as many awards, including the 2005 Right Livelihood Award (known as the “Alternative Nobel”). She has served as Senior Advisor on Water to the 63rd President of the United Nations, and was a leader in the campaign to have water recognized as a human right. She is also the author of dozens of reports, as well as 19 books, including her latest, Whose Water is it Anyway? Taking Water Protection into Public Hands (2019).

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