Event Details

March Break Open House - Orillia

  • Date: March 17, 2020 to March 19, 2020
  • Location: Lakehead University - Orillia Campus
  • Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Calling all FUTURE THUNDERWOLVES!!  Join us for March Break Open and gear up to join the pack! 

Join us at Lakehead University's campus in Orillia, Ontario during March Break between 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. on March 17-19, 2020. This event is open to ALL - incoming high school graduates, college or university transfer students and mature students!

For more details, contact:

Tori White
Tel: 
(705) 330-4008, ext. 2160
Email: 
tori.white@lakeheadu.ca

Find out what it is like to be a student at Lakehead. Check out what's happening here: 

Starting Point:

Welcome Center / Cafeteria Building - Lakehead University, 500 University Ave, Orillia  (google map link)

Campus Tours - (approximately 45 mins in length) 

  •  9:00 am - 9:45 am

  • 11:00 am to 11:45 am

  • 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

  • 3:00 pm to 3:34 pm 

Residence Tours - 15 minutes in length)  *Please note all campus tours end in residence where the residence tour will then start 

  • 9:45 am

  • 11:45 am

  • 1:45 pm

  • 3:45 

Information Sessions

Student Affairs Support Services Meet & Greet 

Learn more about the ways we support our students and services available on campus through our Student Support and Services Meet and Greet and Q&A Session.  Topics covered may include -

  • Student Accessibility Services - learn about the services available to students with a permanent or temporary disability and/or medical conditions.

  • Academic Advising - questions around class selection, timetables, options within a program and academic plans. 

  • Student Success Centre - Learn about the many SSC services for students including free tutoring, academic workshops, leadership programs, co-curricular records, career development and exploration, orientation and more.

  • Aboriginal Initiatives - At Lakehead’s Orillia campus, the Indigenous student community is growing and so are our programming and services. Learn more about the various events, activities, volunteer and employment resources available for all students.

  • Athletics and Campus Recreation - At Lakehead Orillia, students enjoy several ways to engage and stay active throughout the year.  Find out more about joining an intramural sport, competitive team, or our YMCA student membership program

  • Health and Wellness - Lakehead is committed to the health and well-being of our students. Our Wellness Centre offers personal counselling, nurse practitioner, and naturopathic doctor services, and takes part in health promotion events throughout the year.  To find out more about these services, or getting involved in our student led 'Peer Health Education' team

Student Affairs Information Session 

  • Tuesday, March 17 - 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm - Room OA 1033

  • Wednesday, March 18 -  2:30 pm to 3:30 pm - Room OA 1033

  • Thursday, March 19 -  11:30 am to 12:30 pm - Room OA 2018 

International - Study Abroad Session 

There are many ways to integrate global experience into your university education, but none is better than travelling and studying in another country. Learn more about how you can spend a month or a semester at one of our partner institutions across more than 15 different countries. We will cover information on partner locations, application requirements, costs, and share stories from our past travellers.

Information Sessions

  • Tuesday - March 17 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am - Room OA 1002 (comp lab)

  • Wednesday, March 18 - 10 am to 10:45 am - Room OA 2006

  • Thursday, March 19 - 10am to 10:45 am - Room OA 1033 

Scholarships, Awards, OSAP Information Session 

Your university education is one of the most important investments you will make in your life. To help you with the costs involved, Lakehead University offers over $11 million in funding each year. When it comes to paying your post-secondary costs, explore the many student assistance opportunities and scholarship, award, and bursary offerings that are available. Attend this session to learn more about ways to achieve your dream of attending university. 

Information Sessions

  • Tuesday - March 17 - 1:30 pm - Room OA 2014

  • Wednesday, March 18 - 1:00 pm - Room OA 1022

  • Thursday, March 19 - 1:30 pm - Room OA 201

Program Showcase and/or Faculty Sessions 

Chat with faculty and staff to learn more about Lakehead’s academic programs. 

  • Anthropology - Anthropology’s focus is on people: how they live, what they say and do, and what they think. Anthropology’s interests (to name just a few) include the biological and cultural evolution of humans; the origins, prehistory, and history of human society; and the challenges facing traditional and modern groups in the face of globalization. 

  Program Showcase

  • Tuesday, March 17 - 1:00 pm - Room OA 3007

  • Wednesday, March 18 -  11:00 am - Room OA 3007

  • Thursday, March 19 - 1:00 pm - Room OA 3007

  • Applied Life Sciences - Get a sneak peek at your courses in first year, and do a hands-on activity to give you a taste of what your labs will be like in Applied Life Sciences. Run a gel, check out microscopes and examine some of the living organisms that will be front-and-centre during your education as a life scientist.

Program Showcase / Faculty Meeting times - TBA

  • Business - Our Faculty of Business Administration has produced creative business leaders through mentorship, innovative programming, challenging consulting opportunities and participation in national and international business competitions. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of core business disciplines in first and second year of your Honours Bachelor of Commerce, after which you can major in Business Administration or Global Entrepreneurship. In both majors, focus is placed on decision-making and problem-solving in a business context. You will experience traditional lectures, student seminars, formal presentations, group discussions and case study work. We also emphasize group projects to assist your professional and interpersonal development.  Co-op available. 

Program Showcase

  • Tuesday, March 17 - 12:00 pm - Room OA 2018

  • Criminology - Criminology at Lakehead offers a strong applied focus useful for prospective criminal justice practitioners (e.g., policing, corrections, border services, probation, law school prep, etc.) alongside a range of exciting electives in an intimate learning environment. A degree in criminology leads to a wealth of job opportunities (e.g., police officer, lawyer, victim services assistance, youth worker, provincial or federal ministries bureaucrat), and the Criminology Program at Lakehead offers a variety of exciting courses (such as Policing, Death Investigation, and Cybercrime) in earning that degree. 

Program Showcase

  • Tuesday, March 17 - 1:00 pm -1:30 pm - Room OA 2014

  • Wednesday, March 18 - 11:00 am - 11:30 am - Room OA 2014

  • Thursday, March 17 - 1:00 pm -1:30 pm - Room OA 2014 

  • Education - The Orillia Faculty of Education offers Concurrent and Consecutive Bachelor of Education programs at the Primary/Junior level. Meet the faculty and students to find out about teacher education, the course requirements, and the changing opportunities for licensed teachers in Ontario and beyond. Jump aboard the bus and travel downtown to our Heritage Place (HP) campus – home of the Faculty of Education's Professional Program.  Tour the facilities and see where you'll learn about teaching children from Kindergarten to Grade 6.

Program Showcase and Education Facility Campus Tour

Leaving from outside Simcoe Hall at 11:45 am Tuesday and Wednesday (leaving HP at 12:45 pm, arriving back at the main campus around 1:00 pm).

  • Tuesday, March 17 at 11:45 am beside Simcoe Hall

  • Wednesday, March 18 at 11:45 am beside Simcoe Hall 

  • English - The study of English is not simply about books. English is a wide-ranging field of study that uses textual analysis to dig deeper into our society and the world around us. Join us to learn more about the flexibility of our English program which encourages you to follow your own interests within the discipline. 

Faculty Meeting

  • Tuesday, March 17 - 10:30 am - Room OA 3007

  • Thursday, March 19 - 11:30 am - Room OA  3007 

  • Environmental Sustainability - Studying Environmental Sustainability will prepare you to play a crucial role in protecting our ecosystems. You will gain both the scientific expertise and practical experience needed to solve modern sustainability challenges in Canada and around the world. Our program is known for producing environmentally conscious and responsible graduates with excellent communication skills and problem-solving abilities. You will be trained to meet the growing demands of interdisciplinary practitioners in the diverse fields of science and sustainability. This program is accredited by ECO Canada. There are options such as Co-Op, specialization in Environmental Biotechnology, Concurrent Education and a Degree Diploma combination available for this program. 

Program Showcase

  • Tuesday, March 17  - 9:00 am - Room OA 2006

  • Wednesday, March 18 - 9:30 am - Room OA 1025

  • Thursday, March 18 - 9:00 am - Room OA 2006 

  • Geography - Come meet with us to chat about our geography programs and our focus on physical geography, dealing with spatial aspects of land, water and the atmosphere, as well as human geography which explores the cultural, political and economic forces behind the distribution of human activities. 

Faculty Meeting

  • Tuesday, March 17 - 1:30 pm - Room OA 3041 

  • History - The mission of the department of history is to teach students about the past and ways of learning about the past. Geographically our courses encompass North America, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, South Asia, and the Circumpolar World. The Department of History offers a 3-year Bachelor of Arts (History Major) and the Bachelor of Arts (History Major) Concurrent with a Bachelor of Education (PJ) at the Orillia campus. 

Faculty Meeting

  • Tuesday, March 17 - 10:00 am - Room OA 3041

  • Wednesday, March 18 - 1:00 pm - Room OA 3041

  • Thursday, March 19 - 1:00 pm - Room OA 3041 

  • Interdisciplinary Studies - Our Interdisciplinary Studies program is flexible in its design, allowing you to customize your educational experience. You will be encouraged to think beyond the confines of a traditional undergraduate degree and take a range of courses in different disciplines that are oriented to your individual career aspirations. You will develop advanced critical thinking skills, problem-solving strategies and specialized knowledge pertaining to a variety of topics. We also offer the ability to pursue concentrations in Human Nature, Social Justice, International Conflict and Human Rights, and Environment in Politics and Culture 

Program Showcase / Faculty Meeting times - TBA 

  • Media, Film and Communications - Media Film and Communications offers a leading-edge program in digital media, film and communications. Courses cover both the study and production of media and film, from analysis of advertising, hashtag activism, film, TV, alternative media and social media, to the production and creation of photography, film, websites, images, advertisements, soundscapes, and more. You will have the opportunity to use industry standard equipment, engage in professional internships, produce digital media and film projects, and show or screen your work at an annual media arts showcase. Media Studies graduates are prepared to enter the workforce as engaged creatives with critical and strategic communications skills and an advanced creative media and film portfolio. 

Faculty Meeting

  • Tuesday, March 17 - 11:30 am - Room OA 3007

  • Thursday, March 17 - 10:30 am - Room OA  3007 

  • Political Science - Political Science Programs at Lakehead Orillia include a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Minor in Political Science. Students can expect exceptional instruction in the classic Political Science curricula as well as valuable discussions of current affairs in Canada and around the world. We will also include information regarding career pathways for students in Political Science. 

Program Showcase

  • Tuesday, March 17 - 12:00 pm - Room OA 3041

  • Wednesday, March 18 - 1:30 pm - Room OA 2017

  • Thursday, March 19 - 12:00 pm - Room OA 2005 

  • Social Work - Social Work is a dynamic and growing profession that provides vital services to individuals, groups, families and communities that enhance well-being and facilitate positive change. Social Workers believe in the dignity and worth of each human being and the potential of all persons for continued growth and development throughout their lifespan. Our program is fully accredited by the Canadian Association of Social Work Education (CASWE) and provides students with an opportunity to learn the necessary knowledge and skills to begin a career as a professional social worker. We are committed to you -- our students -- through the use of small classes, innovative teaching methods and outstanding placement settings 

Program Showcase

  • Tuesday, March 17 - 12:00 pm - Room OA 1002

  • Wednesday, March 18 - 11:30 am - Room OA 1033

  • Thursday, March 19 - 11:30 am - Room 1002 

  • Sociology - The study of Sociology emphasizes the social relationships between people, communities and cultures. By exploring fundamental sociological theories, contemporary thinkers, and a variety of research methods. Research and hands-on application is at the core of our programs. You will graduate with the necessary skills to facilitate quantitative and qualitative research and to think creatively and inquisitively in order to better understand social patterns, behaviours and issues. It is our goal to enhance your knowledge of the society in which you live and to increase your ability to think independently and critically.  

Program Showcase / Faculty Meeting times - TBA 

Sit In a Class - Drop In Class Times and Options 

Daily throughout the day you will have the opportunity to sit in an actual university class and interact with current students from your program or an area of interest. Please note the classes offered may not be directly related to your program of interest but attending will provide you with a great opportunity to sit in a university class.

 

Tuesday 

Criminology - Forensic Psychology

Room OA 2018 - Tuesday, March 17 -  1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Instructor: Dr Beth Visser

Please Note - do to the adult content and topics covered in this class, we are asking that younger attendees (not in high school) refrain from attending this class. Class registration limited to 5 attendees only - prospective students only

Description - An examination of the relationship between psychology, crime, and the legal system. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of the psychologist in criminal justice proceedings 

 

Criminology - Race, Ethnicity, and Crime

Room OA 1022 - Tuesday, March 17 - 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Instructor - Dr. Patrick Radebe

Description - An exploration of the relationship between race, ethnicity, and crime. Particular focus is on the history of racism in the criminal justice system, the disproportionate representation of racial minorities at all stages of criminal justice procedures, theories to explain these discrepancies, and strategies to resolve issues of unequal treatment.

 

Education - Introduction to Education

Room OA 2017 - Tuesday March 17 - 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Instructor: Dr Frances Helyar

Description - A critical introduction to the theory and practice of teaching with a focus on the development of teacher identity. Knowledge about the structure and function of education in Ontario's publicly-funded schools and current trends and issues in education will be examined. The topics covered this week will be “Teachers and Teaching”

 

Geology (Environmental Studies) - Crust of the Earth

Room OA 2019 - Tuesday March 17 - 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Instructor: Ms Lisa A. Tutty

Description - Emphasis is placed on the Earth's crust especially on near-surface processes and their products. The principles of stratigraphy, significance of fossils, a variety of depositional environments and hydrogeology are some topics that will be presented. Discussion of geology and the environment will include geological resources, energy consumption and changes to the natural environment caused by human activity.

 

Geography - Global Climate Change

Room OA 2015 - Tuesday, March 17 - 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Instructor: Dr Florin Pendea

Please Note - space for approximately 10 to 15 students and guests

Description - An interdisciplinary analysis of the complex issue of global climatic change. An investigation of the physics and causes of change, the likely environmental and socio-economic impacts, and the politics and technologies behind mitigation and adaptation. A portion of the course will also be given over to student-led exploration of current research on a topic of their choice.

 

History - Modern Canada

Room OA 2006 - Tuesday, March 17 - 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Instructor: Dr Michael D. Stevenson

Please Note - attendance limited to five to six individuals

Description - A broad survey of Canadian history after 1850 exploring social, political, military, economic, and cultural perspectives. Issues examined can include political struggles and development, aboriginal claims and conflicts, immigration, social reform, regionalism, gender, modernization, and multiculturalism. The course content will address such topics as Canada’s involvement in overseas conflicts, the Great Depression, constitutional adjustments, and Canada’s changing place in the world.

 

Social Work - Human Development

Room OA 1033 - Tuesday, March 17 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Instructor: Ms Joanne S. Bednarz

Description - An introduction to theories and concepts that have been developed to explain human development from birth through to old age. An exploration of the physical, cognitive, socio-emotional and relational aspects of development over the lifespan. The major emphasis of the course is on the implications of developmental issues for social work practice.

 

Wednesday 

Anthropology - Human Evolution

Room OA 2008 - Wednesday, March 18th - 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Instructor: Ms Joanne E. Lea

Please Note - Please be aware that there will be casts of skulls out for class; participants should be aware in case this makes anyone uncomfortable

Description - The field of paleoanthropology is examined in this course. Students are introduced to comparative primate biology, including behaviour, as a background to examining the fossil evidence for human evolution. 

 

Biology - Genetics

Room OA 2019 - Wednesday, March 18th -  1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Instructor: Dr Lisa Gillis

Please Note - Student presentation are scheduled for this day on topics that may include prenatal testing, gene therapy, GMO foods, DNA profiling, ancestry DNA testing, etc. Visiting students must stay for the entire class to minimize disruptions. Absolutely no electronic devices are permitted to be used during presentations.

Description - An introduction to the principles of inheritance, modern gene concepts and basic population genetics is presented in a lecture, laboratory and problem-solving format.

 

English - 18th Century Women Writers

Room OA 2010 - Wednesday, March 18th - 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Instructor: Dr Alice G. den Otter

Description - This course is a study of selected British women who wrote and published from 1700 to 1800.  Whereas only a few upper-class women wrote and even fewer published their works at the beginning of the century, by the end many women from all classes wrote extensively, some of them even earning a living by the pen.  Some of these women promote moral respectability, while others express energetic critiques of patriarchy or perceptive suggestions for familial and global equality and freedom.  Noting the variances in women’s experiences, we will be examining selected contributions to various poetic and prose genres, exploring shifts from satire to sensibility, classicism to domesticity, and elevated verse to gothic romance.  For the class on March 18, we will be finishing discussion of a novel called A Simple Story, by Elizabeth Inchbald.  The main question we will be addressing is "How Sublime are Inchbald’s Heroic Reconciliations?"

 

Political Science - Ancient & Medieval Political Thought

Room OA 2018 - Wednesday, March 18th - 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Instructor: Dr Douglas A. West

Description - The contribution of Classical and Medieval thinkers to the development of ideas about political practice in the West will be studied. The primary goal is to acquaint the student with the variety of opinions around such subjects as community, society, law and justice, and power. Students will also be encouraged to challenge the assumptions of these thinkers with regard to a wide variety of "modern" political perspectives such as technology and media, gender, and postmodernism. 

 

Political Science - Political Thought and Contemporary Issues

Room: OA 2008 - Wednesday, March 18th -  11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Instructor: Dr Douglas A. West

Description - An examination of selected problems in the relationship between contemporary political ideas and current political concerns. The topics selected are designed to stimulate dialogue and debate about the political problems of the modern world. 

 

Psychology - Mind, Morality, and the Law

Room OA 1022 - Wednesday, March 18th - 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Instructor: Dr. Laurence Fiddick

Description - An exploration of morality, law, and other social norms from a psychological perspective. What are the cognitive, developmental, emotional, and neurological influences on our understanding of social norms and norm-governed behaviour? The role of psychological factors in social deviance will also be explored.

 

Social Work - Introduction to Social Welfare

Room OA 2015 - Wednesday, March 18th -  2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Instructor: Dr. Catherine Phillips

Please note - The back row (closest to the door) will be open (if possible) so if anyone joins they can easily slip in or out as needed

Description - An in-depth exploration of the experience of poverty and Canada’s social welfare system, specifically the income security programs offered as part of that system. We will examine the income security-related social policy and social programs that underlie the Canadian social welfare system. Attention is given to the history of society's response to meeting human need and to the various philosophical and theoretical perspectives and motivations for social welfare. We will look at how the social welfare system works, how it became what it is today, who makes decisions about it, what theories and approaches inform those decisions, and why certain vulnerable populations within our society are more likely to make use of it. Attention will be given to key concepts including oppression and social justice.

 

Sociology/Media Studies - Media, Culture and Society

Room: OA 2019 -  Wednesday, March 18th -  11:30 AM--12:30PM

Instructor: Ms Daniela Mastrocola

Description - Offers a conceptual understanding of media from a sociological viewpoint, and considers issues of contemporary media in the context of Canadian society and culture.

 

Thursday 

Biology - Animal Biology

Room OA 1022 - Thursday, March 19 - 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Instructor: Dr Gerardo Reyes

Description - An introduction to the study of the structure, function and organization of animal life. Discussion of the evolution and classification of major invertebrate and vertebrate animal phyla, animal body plans and reproductive strategies.

 

Criminology - Forensic Psychology

Room OA 2018 - Thursday, March 19 -  1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Instructor: Dr Beth Visser

Please Note - do to the adult content and topics covered in this class, we are asking that younger attendees (not in high school) refrain from attending this class. Class registration limited to 5 attendees only - prospective students only

Description - An examination of the relationship between psychology, crime, and the legal system. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of the psychologist in criminal justice proceeding.

 

Education - Introduction to Education

Room OA 2017 - Thursday, March 19 - 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Instructor: Dr Frances Helyar

Description- A critical introduction to the theory and practice of teaching with a focus on the development of teacher identity. Knowledge about the structure and function of education in Ontario's publicly-funded schools and current trends and issues in education will be examined. The topics covered this week will be “Teachers and Teaching.” 

 

Education - Promoting Mental Health & Wellness

Room OA 2017 - Thursday, March 19 - 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Instructor: Ms Kathryn E. Jefferies

Description - Topics in education that address current issues and practices in the field.

 

Environmental Sustainability - Materials, Manufacturing and Waste

Room OA 1025 - Thursday, March 19 - 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Instructor: Dr Chris Murray

Descriptions - Sustainable manufacturing and waste management are examined throughout the course content. Refining, extraction and production methods of materials are examined, with a focus on the associated long-term implications of the energy required and waste created. The properties of materials will be explored, especially as they define the end of materials usable lifespan and impact waste management.

 

Geography - Global Climate Change

Room OA 2015 - Thursday, March 19 - 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Instructor: Dr Florin Pendea

Special Note - space for approximately 10 to 15 students and guests

Description - An interdisciplinary analysis of the complex issue of global climatic change. An investigation of the physics and causes of change, the likely environmental and socio-economic impacts, and the politics and technologies behind mitigation and adaptation. A portion of the course will also be given over to student-led exploration of current research on a topic of their choice.

 

Geology (Environmental Studies) - Crust of the Earth

Room OA 2019 -  Thursday, March 19- 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Instructor: Ms Lisa A. Tutty

Description - Emphasis is placed on the Earth's crust especially on near-surface processes and their products. The principles of stratigraphy, significance of fossils, variety of depositional environments and hydrogeology are some topics that will be presented. Discussion of geology and the environment will include geological resources, energy consumption and changes to the natural environment caused by human activity.

 

History - Modern Canada

Room OA 2006 - Thursday, March 19 - 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Instructor: Dr Michael D. Stevenson

Please Note - attendance limited to five to six individuals

Description - A broad survey of Canadian history after 1850 exploring social, political, military, economic, and cultural perspectives. Issues examined can include political struggles and development, aboriginal claims and conflicts, immigration, social reform, regionalism, gender, modernization, and multiculturalism. The course content will address such topics as Canada’s involvement in overseas conflicts, the Great Depression, constitutional adjustments, and Canada’s changing place in the world.