Panel Discussion: The Role of Research as an Agent in Climate Action Initiatives

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm EST
Event Location: 
Online
Event Fee: 
Free

Poster for Climate Action Event

About the Session/Panelists
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).  

Join Dr. Andrew P. Dean, Vice-President Research and Innovation as he explores how research is being used an agent for Climate Action Initiatives in Canada.  He will be joined by Dr. Ellen Field, Faculty of Education (Orillia Campus), Dr. Lindsay Galway, Canada Research Chair in Social-Ecological Health (Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences), Dr. Adam Cornwell, Department of Geography, and Summer Stevenson, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Thunder Bay.

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Panel Discussion: Strengthening Indigenous Health Research through Meaningful Relationships

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST
Event Location: 
Online
Event Fee: 
Free

This year's Research Showcase highlights how Lakehead University research projects, innovative collaborations and initiatives are playing a role in the achievement of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. 

About the Session
St. Joseph’s Care Group offers unique opportunities for Indigenous health research collaborations. Hear from researchers who have partnered with St. Joseph’s Care Group, and learn about opportunities for Indigenous-focused research within the areas of mental health, rehabilitation, and long-term care. An overview of the research supports offered by St. Joseph’s Care Group will also be provided.

Panelists

  • Dr. Michel Bédard, Dean, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, Lakehead University
  • Paul Francis, Director of Indigenous Relations, St. Joseph's Care Group
  • Dr. Lana Ray, Assistant Professor, Indigenous Learning, Lakehead University
  • Denise Taylor, Manager Regional Rehabilitative Care Program
  • Carrie Gibbons, Manager of Volunteers, Library & Research Services, St. Joseph's Care Group

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Artwork by Jordan Quequish

Artwork by Jordan Quequish

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Research Showcase: How Lakehead University research projects, innovative collaborations, and initiatives are playing a key role towards the achievement of the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 10:00am EST to Friday, March 5, 2021 - 3:30pm EST
Event Location: 
Virtual
Event Fee: 
Free

Research Showcase List of Events

Panel Discussion: Sustainability Stories: Digital Storytelling across Lake Superior

Event Date: 
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 1:45pm to 3:15pm EST
Event Location: 
https://pheedloop.com/lakeheadri/site/sessions/?event=lakeheadri&section=58607&id=SESZ4B5LHTMA2HMHH
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
Screening of four short videos about different sustainability projects around Thunder Bay which are part of the Lake Superior Living Labs Network. Each video prompts discussion about sustainability engagement, and those involved in the projects will be in a panel following the screening.   

Panelists

  • Rachel Portinga, PhD Student, Department of Health Sciences, Lakehead University
  • Dr. Lindsay Galway, Associate Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Lakehead University
  • Gavin Shields, Student, Lakehead University
  • Ledah McKellar, Sustainability Coordinator, Office of Sustainability, Lakehead University
  • Dr. David Greenwood, Professor, Faculty of Education, Lakehead University

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Panel Discussion: Developing a Voluntary Local Review Process for Sustainable Development Goals in Thunder Bay

Event Date: 
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm EST
Event Location: 
https://pheedloop.com/lakeheadri/site/sessions/?event=lakeheadri&section=58607&id=SES4FCV6GL58X8PH3
Event Fee: 
Free

This year's Research Showcase highlights how Lakehead University research projects, innovative collaborations and initiatives are playing a role in the achievement of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. 

About the Session
This panel features members of the Thunder Bay Voluntary Local Review (VLR) Working Group, who represent a range of government and non - profit organizations, and researchers from Lakehead University. Panelists will describe the background to the project, importance of the VLR for the Thunder Bay region, activities to date and next steps.

Panelists

  • Dr. Rebecca Schiff, Associate Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Lakehead University
  • Dr. Helle Moller, Associate Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Lakehead University
  • Bonnie Krysowaty, Social Researcher/Planner, Lakehead Social Planning Council
  • Albert Brule, Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Thunder Bay
  • Jacob Porter, Climate Adaptation Coordinator, EarthCare Thunder Bay
  • Lee-Ann Chevrette, Crime Prevention Council Coordinator, Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council

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Presentation: The Future of Carbon Capture: from Local Efforts to Global Aspirations

Event Date: 
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am EST
Event Location: 
https://pheedloop.com/lakeheadri/site/sessions/?event=lakeheadri&section=58607&id=SESY4Q8NIPLSFWILU
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
Carbon sequestration - a solution to increasing greenhouse gas emissions across the globe - has emerged as a top scientific priority for nations grappling with the severe consequences of a warming planet. A recent Lakehead partnership sought to approach the issue at a local scale while looking towards the future of a global effort. 

Speaker

  • Dr. Florin Pendea, Associate Professor, Department of Sustainability Sciences and Geography, Lakehead University

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Panel Discussion: International Transfer of Educational Programming Across Small States of the Commonwealth

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm EST
Event Location: 
https://pheedloop.com/lakeheadri/site/sessions/?event=lakeheadri&section=58607&id=SES4KMS9CCEGQ53WX
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
Transferring educational practices between countries is an effective means to achieve educational goals but is fraught with concerns. This panel brings together members from the Commonwealth of Learning, University of the South Pacific, and Lakehead University for a discussion about experiences with transferring youth work microcredential between small states.

Panelists

  • Dr. Kirk Perris, Advisor, Education, Commonwealth of Learning
  • Deepak Bhartu, Open Education Design Architect, Centre for Flexible Learning, University of the South Pacific
  • Dr. Mairette Newman, Education Specialist, Commonwealth of Learning
  • Dr. Gary Pluim, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Lakehead University, Orillia

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Climate Disruption: What Is Lakehead Doing About It?

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm EDT
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 EST
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 EDT to Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 11:45pm EDT
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.

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