Global ME - Faculty & Staff

Global Mobility Experience Program - Global ME is not only for students. The Global Engagement team facilitates providing various opportunities to our Faculty members and staff at Lakehead. Gaining global mobility experience will benefit you in many ways - It provides an opportunity to us all to learn different practices and will enhance social and cultural awareness, global competencies, and broaden your teaching skills for professors.

Current Opportunities

There are mobility opportunities for Lakehead Faculty and Staff members available through our global partners such as Erasmus+ programme, International Guest Lecturer programs and programs offered by Global Affairs Canada. 

  • Call for Expressions of Interest:  The 100K Strong North America Grant Competition to Expand Climate-Action, Inclusive Education Exchanges (CLIMA/IE) 
    Internal deadline:  05 January 2024
    External deadline:  29 Feb 29, 2024
    Call for Proposals:  Download HERE.
    The CLIMA/IE Initiative is offering 9 grants of up to USD$ 25,000 for trilateral teams proposing innovative, inclusive student/faculty exchange and training programs in various thematic areas of study focused on addressing climate related challenges.  Proposals must include institutional partners in Canada, the USA, and Mexico working on Climate Action Projects (CAPs). Eligible thematic and academic areas include but are not limited to:
    • Biodiversity Protection
    • Bio-Economy and Sustainable Value Chains
    • Climate Justice, Climate Technology
    • Community Conservation Practices
    • Conservation and Reforestation
    • Endangered/Threatened Species Management and Protection
    • Environmental Protection, Green/Climate Finance
    • Renewable Energy, Natural Resource Management
    • Protection, and Restoration of Oceans and Corals
    • Public Health and Climate
    • STEM for Climate Purposes
    • Sustainable Design
    • Architecture, and Construction
    • Sustainable Land Use
    • Sustainable/Regenerative Agriculture and Food Security
    • Sustainable/Electric Transportation and Water Protection and Restoration
    This initiative is funded by  Global Affairs Canada along with Amazon Inc. and the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.  We are seeking expressions of interest from Lakehead faculty and staff who may be interested in contributing to an institutional proposal.  For more information, please contact Jill Sherman at intl.research@lakeheadu.ca.
  • Short-term Faculty/Staff Mobility to Norway through North2North consortium 2024/2025 - OPEN
    • All academic and administrative staff members officially employed at Lakehead can apply for a north2north scholarship to partially cover travel and accommodation in connection with the north2north exchange.
    • Application deadline - February 15, 2024
    • Duration of Mobility - 1 to 2 weeks
    • Find more details and apply HERE
    • If you have further question regarding this call, please contact us at mscorgie@lakeheadu.ca
  • Short-term Faculty/Staff Mobility to Norway through North2North consortium 2023 (CLOSED) RECIPIENTS:
    • Dr. Azim Mallik (to UiT The Arctic University of Norway )
    • Dr. Noah Phillips (to UiT The Arctic University of Norway )
    • Dr. Evgeny Chugunov (University of Agder)
    • Dr. Debra Scharf (University of Bergen)
    • Dr. Amanda Maranzan (University of Bergen)
    • Dr. Leigh Potvin (Sámi University of Applied Sciences)
    • Ms. Keira Loukes (Sámi University of Applied Sciences)
    • Dr. Oliveira Frederico (Sámi University of Applied Sciences)
    • Dr. Sharla Peltier (Sámi University of Applied Sciences)

Are you interested in research collaboration with visiting professors or students from all around the globe? The Research and Innovation office facilitates the Visiting Scholar Program. Please see this page for more information.

Support for Faculty & Staff

When your academic and research activities extend beyond Canada's borders, the Global Engagement team provides the resources you need. To better support and facilitate Global ME - Faculty & Staff, the Office of Global Engagement provides various services. 

  • Learn about Lakehead's current international agreements
  • Seek assistance with hosting international visitors and delegations to Lakehead
  • Research funding opportunities available to Lakehead faculty and staff
  • Advise on various cross-cultural matters, including culturally appropriate gifts, forms or address and country–specific recommendations

 

Travel & Safety Resources

Lakehead Travel Briefing

Prior to travelling on behalf of Lakehead University, it is important to meet with our dedicated Global Engagement team: Anna Choi and/or Maiko Scorgie. Lakehead's Travel Briefing helps you to prepare for your trip and provides you with resources for your intercultural experience. 

To book a virtual meeting with our International Relations team, kindly email us at global.engagement@lakeheadu.ca or by clicking the button below.

Book a Meeting

Travel Advisories

Travel Advice and Advisories are the Government of Canada's official source of destination-specific travel information. They give you important advice to help you to make informed decisions and to travel safely while you are abroad.

No matter where you plan to travel, make sure you check the Travel Advice and Advisories page for your destination twice: once when you are planning your trip, and again shortly before you leave. Safety and security conditions may change between the date you book your travel and your departure date.

Review Travel Advice and Advisories

Helpful Links

Register as a Canadian abroad

Government of Canada's Travel Advice and Advisories

Assistance Abroad (Canadian embassies and consulates abroad)

Returning to Canada (Customs)

Faculty-Led Programs

The Office of Global Engagement is here to support and facilitate developing Faculty-Led Programs with our partner institutions. You can see the list of our global partners from this link. Please contact us at global.engagement@lakeheadu.ca for more information.

Testimonials
 
Dr. Azim Mallik
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
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My recent visit to Tromso was a truly enriching experience. During my stay, I had the privilege of meeting dedicated professionals at UiT's Department of Biology and presenting exciting opportunities for student exchange and research collaboration at Lakehead University. I was impressed by the keen interest shown by UiT colleagues in fostering undergraduate student exchange. The potential for research collaboration, especially in the field of ecology, was evident, and discussions with experts like Dr. Braathen and Dr. Jaakola were particularly inspiring.

My presentation to undergraduate students about biology opportunities at Lakehead University was very well received by the enthusiastic students. Attending a captivating presentation at the Natural History Museum of Tromso on arctic and alpine plant gardening with Dr. Cooper added another layer to my visit. It was the most informative and entertaining presentation with spectacular examples of gardening of flowering plants covering the global northern latitudes. The visit wasn't just about work; I experienced the local culture, enjoyed the diverse weather, and was treated to a delightful dinner with reindeer meat, courtesy of Dr. Cooper.
In summary, my time in Tromso was academically productive and culturally enriching. I look forward to future collaborations with the passionate researchers at UiT. (2023 Spring)

Dr. Wing Him Yeung
Rennes School of Business, France
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I was very glad that I was given the opportunity to represent Lakehead University and attend the International Staff Week hosted by Rennes School of Business, the partner institution of our first-ever international dual degree at Lakehead University. As a professor, while I had participated in International Guest Professor programs in Finland and Germany before, this was the first time I attended an event focusing on sharing experience related to international mobility, in which I found very value-adding and interesting. I was able to visit the campus of Rennes School of Business, the city of Rennes, as well as the nearby attractions (Saint-Malo and Mont-Saint-Michel). This allows me to provide better information to our prospective international dual degree students, especially when it comes to promoting events and information sessions about the international dual degree. Through the International Staff Week, I also learned many new things about international mobility, best practices for managing culture shocks, and how to better prepare outbound students for exchanges and welcome inbound students. This definitely helps me, especially with the expected increase in international student and exchange student enrolment given all the new and ongoing efforts in building transfer credit agreements, international pathways, and international dual degrees.

Dr. Wing Him Yeung
Pforzheim University, Germany

PforzheimThe visit was amazing and an extremely valuable experience for me. I was very glad that the visit was possible after about two years of COVID-19 travel restrictions. I was able to visit the campus in-person and meet some of Hochschule Pforzheim’s faculty members and students, as well as a couple of other international guest professors. While I was there, I also initiated a discussion about a potential international dual degree between Hochschule Pforzheim and Lakehead University, and I am hoping that the discussion will continue and eventually lead to additional forms of collaborations between the two institutions. Through the visit, the meetings, and the teaching, I was able to learn a lot about the German education system and German culture, as well as to visit the city of Pforzheim and a few other nearby cities. I also visited the Black Forest region of Germany, which was truly beautiful. Moreover, I enjoyed visiting their historical buildings and their old towns. I would definitely visit Hochschule Pforzheim again if I were given another opportunity to do so in the future.

Contact Us

Would you like to learn more about what we do and mobility opportunities that are available? Please contact us at global.engagement@lakeheadu.ca.