Campus Stormwater Tour

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Braun Building Rain Garden (Across from Patterson Library)
Event Contact Name: 
Henrike Burkhardt
Event Contact E-mail: 

Join the Climate Action Park team on a walk around Thunder Bay's main campus and learn about Lakehead University's stormwater infrastructure and upcoming projects. This walk will explore the rain garden, CASES bioretention area, and proposed climate action park. 

Registration is required, limited spots are available.

Meet at the Braun Building Rain Garden (across from the Patterson Library) at 12:00 pm

Proof of full vaccination and daily COVID screening is required to attend.

Electric Vehicle Show

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Lot 9 Parking Lot, Thunder Bay Main Campus
Event Contact E-mail: 

Learn why your next vehicle should be electric!

Check out a variety of electric cars and bikes, meet Thunder Bay's EV owners, ask questions and learn what it's like to own an EV in the North!

 When: Saturday, October 16 (Rain Date October 17)

Where: 1-3 PM Parking Lot 9, LU Thunder Bay Main Campus

Contact: EV owners willing to participate - EVANO.connect@gmail.com

Proof of full vaccination and completion of daily Covid screening required to attend. Please use "Mobile Safety - Lakehead U App" from the App Store or show documentation on arrival.

EV owners please arrive at 12 noon.

 

The Year of Climate Action Launch

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 7:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Online Event
Event Fee: 
Free
Event Contact Name: 
Ledah McKellar

On November 26th, 2020, Lakehead confirmed its leadership on climate change by announcing it is divesting its endowment of fossil fuel stocks, the sixth Canadian university to do so. Building on this accomplishment and recognizing the need for more bold steps to tackle climate change, Lakehead University is declaring the 2021/2022 academic year the Year of Climate Action (YOCA).

Join us on Tuesday, September 14, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm for the official Lakehead University Year of Climate Action launch.

The evening will feature opening remarks from the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), Dr. David Barnett. Students, faculty, and staff will share how they are getting involved in the YOCA. Join us to learn more about the YOCA, how you can get involved, and our #36ClimateActions campaign. Dr. Andrew Dean, Vice-President Research and Innovation, and Dr. Lindsay Galway, Canada Research Chair in Socio-Ecological Health, will MC the event.

The evening will culminate with a keynote presentation from Clayton Thomas-Müller, campaigner, media producer, organizer, facilitator, public speaker and author on Indigenous rights and environmental and economic justice. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A.

"These are tough conversations to have, but we need to have them. Climate change is the civil rights issue of our generation right now. It unites every facet of society." - Clayton Thomas-Müller

Register here and learn more about the YOCA at lakeheadu.ca/yoca

More about Clayton Thomas-Müller:
Clayton Thomas-Müller is a member of the Treaty #6 based Mathias Colomb Cree Nation also known as Pukatawagan located in Northern Manitoba, Canada. Based in Winnipeg, Clayton is a senior campaign specialist with 350.org.

Clayton is involved in many initiatives to support the building of an inclusive global movement for energy and climate justice. He serves on the board of the Bioneers and the Wildfire Project.

He has been recognized by Yes Magazine as a Climate Hero and is featured as one of ten international human rights defenders in the National Canadian Museum for Human Rights. He has campaigned across Canada, Alaska and the lower 48 states organizing in hundreds of First Nations, Alaska Native and Native American communities to support Indigenous Peoples to defend their territories against the encroachment of the fossil fuel industry with a special focus on stopping the expansion of the Canadian tar sands and its associated pipelines.

Clayton is a campaigner, award-winning film director, media producer, organizer, facilitator, public speaker and author on Indigenous rights and environmental & economic justice.

Twitter: @creeclayton
IG: clayton_thomas_muller
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClaytonThomasMuller/

Climate Action Park Workshop for Students

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Zoom

Help us design Lakehead University's first Climate Action Park! Green spaces on campus should be designed by the community they serve.

The Office of Sustainability, Department of Geography, and Lake Superior Living Labs Network invite students to share their vision and ideas about what a Lakehead University Climate Action Park should do, look like and feel like!

Register here by May 25: https://tinyurl.com/5vb8khrr

The first 10 students will receive a $10 gift card to Bay Village Coffee.

Climate Action Park Workshop for Faculty and Staff

Event Date: 
Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Zoom

Help us create a blueprint for Lakehead University's first Climate Action Park.

Green spaces on campus should be designed by the community they serve. The Office of Sustainability, Department of Geography, and Lake Superior Living Labs Network invite all faculty and staff to share their vision and ideas about what a Lakehead University Climate Action Park should do, look like and feel like.

We want to hear from you!

REGISTER here BY MAY 25: https://tinyurl.com/2bvrt8sz

Panel Discussion: Turtle Conservation in Ontario: Challenges & Opportunities in a Rapidly Changing World

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 1:45pm to 3:15pm EST
Event Location: 
Online
Event Fee: 
Free
Aligned with this year's Research and Innovation Week theme "Our Changing World", this year's Research Showcase highlights how Lakehead University research projects, innovative collaborations and initiatives are playing a role in the achievement of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Panelists:
  • Tricia Robins, Park Ecologist, Parks Canada - Bruce Peninsula National Park
  • Sara Solaimani, Public Outreach Education Officer, Parks Canada - Georgian Bay and Ontario East Field Unit
  • Dr. Stephen Hecnar, Professor & Researcher, Department of Biology, Lakehead University
  • Dr. Linda Rodenburg, Director, Community Engagement & Lifelong Learning, Lakehead University
Moderator:
  • Dr. Todd Randall, Dean, Faculty of Sciences & Environmental Studies, Lakehead University

Register here

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Panel Discussion: Unmasking the Infodemic: Research in/on Social Media and Algorithms

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 1:45pm to 3:15pm EST
Event Location: 
Online
Event Fee: 
Free

Aligned with this year's Research and Innovation Week theme "Our Changing World", this year's Research Showcase highlights how Lakehead University research projects, innovative collaborations and initiatives are playing a role in the achievement of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

About the Session
Alongside the COVID-19 pandemic is a divisive, attention-grabbing, obsession-inducing infodemic. Moving beyond the discourse of fake vs real news, we probe the relative invisibility of algorithms and the hidden-in-plain-sight codes and conventions of old and new media to provide some perspectives and frames for understanding major news events of 2020.

Panelists

  • Dr. Michael Hoechsmann, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Lakehead University
  • Cassandra (Iowyth) Witteman, Graduate student, Faculty of Education, Lakehead University
  • Miranda McKee, Graduate student, Faculty of Education, Lakehead University
  • David van Dyke, Graduate student, Faculty of Education, Lakehead University
  • Dr. Sandra Jeppesen, Professor, Media, Film and Communications, Lakehead University

Register here

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Panel Discussion: New Immigrants: Health, Employment and Research Challenges

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST
Event Location: 
Online
Event Fee: 
Free

Aligned with this year's Research and Innovation Week theme "Our Changing World", this year's Research Showcase highlights how Lakehead University research projects, innovative collaborations and initiatives are playing a role in the achievement of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

About the Session
This session will explore current research on New Immigrant populations in Northern Ontario, with a focus on injury, mental health, welcoming, and employment.  A discussion of research challenges will also be included.  The panel includes both researchers and community partners.

Panelists

  • Dr. Kathy Sanderson, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, Lakehead University
  • Dr. Manal Alzghoul, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Lakehead University
  • Stacey Parks, Thunder Bay Multicultural Association
  • Vicki Blanchard, Economic Development Manager, The Corporation of the Municipality of Sioux Lookout

Register here

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Presentation: Current research at the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm EST
Event Location: 
Online
Event Fee: 
Free

Aligned with this year's Research and Innovation Week theme "Our Changing World", this year's Research Showcase highlights how Lakehead University research projects, innovative collaborations and initiatives are playing a role in the achievement of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

About the Session
For more than 50 years, the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area in Northwestern Ontario has studied whole lakes and their watersheds to understand how human populations affect our freshwaters. This globally unique organization continues to tackle important issues like habitat restoration, plastics, oil spills, climate change and pharmaceuticals all while focusing on non-invasive monitoring techniques.

Speaker

  • Dr. Vince Palace, Chief Scientist, IISD Experimental Lakes Area

Register here

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