Announcements

See below for opportunities pertaining to competitions, employment postings, events, webinars, internship opportunities and general announcements.


 F​uture Majority Thunder Bay: Hiring for Volunteer Co-Director Fellowship *ASAP*

​Future Majority,​ a non​-partisan, non-profit organization that organizes young people to vote in ridings across the country to unite the voice of youth and put youth priorities at the centre of Canadian politics.

This is an exciting volunteer fellowship opportunity for students at Lakehead University - Thunder Bay campus - to gain valuable job skills heading into the job market this summer, build a digital community with other young people, and get more young voters in Thunder Bay involved in the democratic process.

Future Majority is hiring 2 Riding Co-Director Fellows in the Thunder Bay area to start the week of February 15th. Through a series of specialized workshops, hands on practicum, and weekly coaching, Fellows will build a volunteer team in Thunder Bay, and graduate the fellowship with experience and skills in: 

- running interviews

- training others effectively

- coaching for success

- public speaking

- digital engagement

We’re looking for hardworking, passionate individuals who are interested in growing their skills, building community, and making a difference in Thunder Bay.

​For details click here: Job Description. Applications are due Friday, February 12th. To view the application page click here: Application Page.

Questions? Contact Maeve Sharkey, Lead Ontario Organizer, by email at maeve@futuremajority.ca, or by phone at 647-888-7454.


 

FALU Talks with Rajan Bansi, Head of RBC InvestEase

The Finance Association of Laurentian University (FALU) is hosting a FALU Talks on Thursday, February 11th. Rajan Bansi manages RBC’s recently launched robo-advisor, which has a mission to bring smart investing to a new generation of investors. 

 

Event details:

 

What: FALU Talks with Rajan Bansi, Head of RBC InvestEase

 

When: Thursday, February 11th, 2021 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

 

Register: https://laurentian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtf-6qqTMpGNcwHg0V4g1sX3BGhmA8SX9y


Helping the World See Indigenous Faces: Talk with Jennifer Harper, Founder & CEO, Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics INC

The Indigenous Student Services Centre is proud to offer a speaking engagement with Indigenous entrepreneur ​Jennifer Harper on Friday, February 12th. Her business savvy and passion has led her to create a worldwide business enterprise. Join us to hear her story and much more.

Event details:

What: Helping the World See Indigenous Faces

When: Friday, February 12th, 2021 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Register in advance at: https://lakeheadu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUufuGsrjgrEtEQy_JZuT7V7HKLCzwfglQp

 ​​After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.​

 ​Jennifer Harper - An award-winning social entrepreneur, Jenn Harper is the found and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics INC.​ ​Ch​eekbone Beauty is a digitally native direct to consumer brand that is helping Indigenous youth see themselves in a beauty brand while using the concept of a circular economy in the brands ethos and in developing their latest line of products. Creating a new segment in the beauty industry - Sustainable Socially Conscious Beauty. 

 Jennifer Harper has been making a name for herself in the beauty industry for a number of years, but has been gaining popularity quickly after being on the hit CBC show, Dragons' Den (​https://www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/m_pitches/cheekbone-beauty​​).​

 During the development of Cheekbone Beauty, Jenn researched the current makeup landscape, as well as charities that are helping to close the educational funding gap that exists between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. After in-depth research, the Cheekbone team found the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society (FNCFCS). The connection between their mission and Jenn's family experience was serendipitous. 

 Cheekbone Beauty continues to support the FNCFCS today by donating 10% of the profits to Shannen's Dream. During Cheekbone's infancy, Jenn endured a heavy personal loss with the suicide of her brother BJ. This loss, though difficult, has remained a driving force behind the desire to see Cheekbone Beauty succeed with its mission - to empower Indigenous youth.

 In addition to Cheekbone's mission, Jenn strives to educate as many people as possible about the Residential School System and the effects it has had on her family and friends through decades of generational trauma. She speaks regularly to university, college and high school students about social entrepreneurship, empathy and the history of her First Nations family. She has also been invited to speak to various entrepreneur groups, women in business associations, Apple Canada and First Nations organizations. 

 In 2019, Jenn was named 'Woman of the Year' by Chatelaine Magazine: Jennifer Harper: Woman of the Year 2019 | Chatelaine

 


 

 

 

Computer Science Guest Speaker Series with Dr. Michael S. Brown, York University​ 

​Dr. Michael S. Brown, from York University, will give a talk on "In-Camera Color Processing for Digital Cameras" 1​ ​on Friday, February 12​th.​ 

Event details:

What: "In-Camera Color Processing for Digital Cameras"

When: Friday, February 12th, 2021 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

​Join Zoom meeting: ​​https://lakeheadu.zoom.us/j/97815500369?pwd=NHNRSEI3TXYycU5GcFZNaE40TXltdz09

​​Meeting ID: 978 1550 0369 

Passcode: 313437 ​


 

 

 

Student Works Thunder Bay: Hiring for Production Manager Role

 

Hello Business Students!

Looking for a high-paying job in your field this spring/summer?
I am hiring a production manager for my 100% university student run business!

I have a great opportunity that I am excited to share with you! My name is Jack Christensen and I am a 3rd year Student at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay! This is my 3rd year running my own painting company, and last year alone I brought in over $200,000 in revenue and employed 6 students full time. This summer I am looking to hit my goal of $300,000 and to do that I am hiring a production manager to take over a portion of my business and to work alongside me. If you are interested please contact me through email at Jchristensen@studentworks.com.

Thank you,

​Jack Christensen

Owner/Operator - Thunder Bay

Student Works Painting

(705)-888-8005


 

 

Department of Languages 2021 Spring & Summer Course Offerings

If you plan to enroll in any elective courses in the spring and summer terms, the Department of Languages is offering several courses:

Classics 2105: Classical Mythology

French 0500 SA: French for Beginners

French 3603: Litterature Franco-canadienne

Visit Timetable | Lakehead University for details.


 

 

Live Painting with Mary Wokomah

Join Faculty of Business Administration student Mary Wokomah on Monday, February 8th at 4:30pm for a live painting tribute to influential black women.   

Event Details:

What: Painting with Sunkissed

When: Monday, February 8th, 2021 at 4:30pm EST

Where: Zoom 

Register by clicking here


Research Study Opportunity for Male Undergraduate Students

The Coping Research Lab is conducting a study on resilience among male undergraduate students through the use of an iPhone App (JoyPopTM). Participants have the opportunity to earn up to $90 or, if enrolled in eligible psychology courses, $30 and up to 6 bonus points. More information is available in the flyer below and the attached document.

For more information and to sign up, contact coping.research@lakeheadu.ca.


Lakehead University Virtual Career and Summer Job Fair 2021

Date: Thursday February 25, 2021

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm EST

Location: Virtual Platform

Connect with over 45 employers through a virtual booth! Learn about the summer jobs and future career opportunities that are available to you!
This year, the Career and Summer Job Fair 2021 will use an exciting new virtual platform called Pheedloop. This virtual platform will allow you to connect with employers by:
 -        Having one on one conversations with a company representative in a virtual booth (through video or text chat)
 -        Explore employer profiles that include company information, networking contacts, job openings, etc.
 -        Setting up a student profile with detailed information for employers to explore, including the opportunity to upload your resume 
 -        And much more!
 
A special Employer Panel Q&A will take place during the fair to give you a chance to connect with 4 employers at the same time! These employers include:
 -        Domtar Inc. (Recruitment for Natural Resource Management students)
 -        City of Thunder Bay (Recruitment for all students, including summer jobs)
 -        Synergy North (Recruitment for Engineering students)
 -        Thunder Bay Police Service (Recruitment for all students)
 
The Panel Q&A will take place in the virtual fair platform on Thursday February 26, from 9:30am - 10:30am EST.
 
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR STUDENTS TO ACCESS AND ATTEND THE FAIR.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

 *Once registered, you will receive an additional email at a later date with instructions on how to log in to Pheedloop to access the fair, and how to use the virtual platform. This will include a “How to use Pheedloop” demonstration video

PREPARE FOR THE FAIR! Making Connections Virtually Webinar  with Amy Sellors

Connecting with people can be challenging. It can be even more challenging when the stakes are high – you’re looking for a job, or looking to make a lasting employer connection for future job prospects. You can leave it to chance and hope for the best, or you can learn skills and strategies that make it easier to have meaningful conversations with people that matter.
 
With everyone working online, the rules are changing all the time.  Employers are still looking for amazing candidates, but you can’t just swing by with your resume. You need to connect online.  This may be in a virtual networking session, through LinkedIn, or maybe the only option is to send an email.
 
In this interactive workshop, you will learn strategies to write messages and letters that demand attention, skills for making a great first impression in an online networking session, and best practices to improve your online presence.
Webinar presenter, Amy Sellors, has over 25 years of expertise as a Communications Expert, working with thousands of clients across North America. 

Join this interactive webinar on Monday February 22nd, at 11:30am EST by clicking the following ZOOM link: https://lakeheadu.zoom.us/j/91505348312

For a list of participating employers, please visit lakeheadu.ca/careerzone
  
We look forward to seeing you at the virtual Career and Summer Job Fair 2021!

 

Thunder Bay Campus Students: Make New Friends and Connections with DEAR STRANGER

Hello Thunderwolves! Enactus Lakehead has an exciting opportunity for you to make new friends and connections!! We present you DEAR STRANGER, an anonymous online platform where students can interact with each other without the fear of being judged. You will be able to interact with upper-year Lakehead University students and have any question answered or simply chat with them about Lakehead, classes, gaming, Thunder Bay, etc. All you need is a Lakehead email to sign up and you are ready! Sign up today and be part of a group where you don't have to worry about how your questions/comments will sound! Check out the site at dearstrangeratlu.com. For any questions please reach out to Vishwa Shah, Project Manager at vshah5@lakeheadu.ca. 


 

HRPA Calendar of Events: Winter/Spring 2021

The HRPA Northwestern Ontario Chapter is hosting a variety of virtual events throughout the year. These events are great to develop your HR skills and proficiencies and build valuable connections with peers. They are free to HRPA members, and $30 for non-members. For more information and to register, go to hrpa.ca/northwestern


 

2021 Lakehead University Ingenuity Award

Ingenuity and The Economic Development and Innovation Office would like to introduce you to our new award being presented this year at the Research and Innovation Week Virtual Reception held Thursday March 4, 2021. 

 

The Ingenuity Award​ is​ to open to all members of the Lakehead University Community who show strength in entrepreneurial spirit. They do not need to be a business owner​,​ but must be able to demonstrate how they have applied an entrepreneurial spirit and mindset. 

 

We encourage you to nominate your student, your colleague, or yourself for the 2021 R&I Week Ingenuity Award. The award carries a monetary value of $500​.​

 

The nomination deadline is Friday February 12, 2021. Nomination forms are available by emailing Kelly Fettes, Administrative Officer, Economic Development and Innovation office, at​ kafettes@lakeheadu.ca or Alyson MacKay,​ Manager, Ingenuity, at​ amackay@lakeheadu.ca. 


 

Group Tutoring & Writing Supports Available 

Group Tutoring

Do you need a little extra help with your courses? Great news! Lakehead offers free, drop-in group tutoring for major program areas through the Student Success Centre's Academic Support Zone. If we don't have what you're looking for, we can connect you with a private tutor from our Tutor Directory. Visit mysuccess.lakeheadu.ca to access the group tutoring schedule and the Tutor Directory. 

 

Writing Supports

Never heard of APA citation? How about an annotated bibliography? Don't sweat it! We are here to help with all stages of your assignment. Book an appointment with a Writing Coach for support by visiting mysuccess.lakeheadu.ca to choose an appointment time. Don't forget it's best to book an appointment when you first receive your assignment, so the writing coach has ample time to guide you through the writing process.

 

If you need help navigating MySuccess, finding the group tutoring schedule or booking an appointment, please call the Student Success Centre at 1-807-343-8018 or email us at ssc@lakeheadu.ca for assistance.

 

Please note that group tutoring sessions and writing support appointments are being run via Zoom for the duration of the Winter 2021 term. 

 


 

Attention Students: Do you have an awesome prof?

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Contribution to Teaching Awards, a student nominated award that recognizes instructors who are outstanding teachers.

If you have an instructor who has had an impact on your Lakehead experience, consider nominating them for this award by Monday, February 15.

To submit your nomination, see the online submission process on the Teaching Commons web page.

Following your nomination, your instructor will be asked to submit a teaching dossier to the Senate Teaching and Learning Committee, describing how they meet the evaluation criteria found here.

The selection committee will review nominees for eligibility and their dossiers for evidence of high levels of teaching performance. The recipients of the awards are expected to be announced and acknowledged at Senate in the Fall of 2021.


 

PCP Ontario: Part-time Virtual Internship Available to begin ASAP

Work-Integrated Learning at Lakehead has an employer looking for an intern to start as soon as possible, with the possibility of a summer extension, dependent on funding.

Please note: This position is funded by the Government of Canada Student Work Placement Program and is therefore not available to international students

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For position details please see the attached PDF.

Questions? Contact Maryann Kleynendorst, Experiential Learning Navigator at mkleynen@lakeheadu.ca


 

Welcome to the Winter 2021 Term!

Important Dates

 

A reminder to students that the last day to add a course to your winter term schedule is Friday, January 22nd, 2021.  

For more LU important dates click here.


 

The Student Success Centre is Hiring

Lakehead University's Student Success Centre is hiring 2 part-time student positions for the Winter 2021 term. Undergraduate and Graduate level students (International or Domestic) are encouraged to apply.

 

Below are the Job IDs to help interested students find the job postings on the MySuccess portal: 

Job ID# 19459 - Student Success Assistant

Job ID# 19467 - Student Success Internship

 

​​If you have any questions about the positions, contact the Student Success Centre by email at ssc@lakeheadu.ca or by phone at (807) 343-8018.


 

​The Value of Mentorship: A Fireside Chat with RBC Olympian Sam Effah and RBC's Mary DePaoli​

 

​See below for details on a fireside chat hosted by Ten Thousand Coffees for Mentoring Month 2021. ​

 

Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 3:00 PM EST
Cisco Webex
Hosted by: Dave Wilkin
Join RBC Olympian and Professional Athlete, Sam Effah, and RBC’s Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Mary DePaoli, as they share industry tips for landing a job at a top brand like RBC, and how to stand out in a pile of resumes. ↵↵Learn directly from Sam and Mary as they give inside tips and advice on finding a mentor and job in 2021, and learn the importance of becoming a mentor yourself in this critical time. Don’t miss this intimate conversation hosted by Ten Thousand Coffees for Mentoring Month 2021.↵
RSVP

 

 

​Compass North Director Positions Available

 

Compass North, the interprofessional student-led health outreach group is seeking to fill two vacant Director positions. See below for position details: 

Director of Communications & Membership
- Select meeting dates and book rooms 
- Create and distribute meeting agendas and minutes 
- Maintain record of all Compass North meeting logs
- Develop posters and advertisements for upcoming events 
- New member recruitment and orientation 
- Create and manage website and/or Facebook page

 

Treasurer/Finance Committee 

- Research and apply for funding opportunities (in collaboration with Research Director)

- Organize and implement fundraisers 

- Create budgets 

- Maintain detailed budget and financial records

- Curriculum integration advancements

 

With each position, it is expected that the incumbent attends one monthly meeting, where they would present any updates they have to the group. The time commitment for each position is approximately ~2 hours per month.

 

Questions? Email Compass North Co-Chairs Katy Albrecht (kalbrecht@nosm.ca) or Victoria Anthes (vbanthes@lakeheadu.ca) for more details and how to apply to each position. 

 


 

CPA Ontario Event

 

A Deeper Dive with the Pros: Forensic Accounting 

 

 

Tuesday, January 19th, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 

 

REGISTER HERE: https://myportal.cpaontario.ca/s/lt-event?id=a1U0A0000001elOUAQ  

 

 

 

The word "forensic" might make you think of a murder scene, but not all crimes involve that chalk outline of a body on the ground. Join us for this interactive presentation at 6:00 pm on January 19, 2020 to learn more about the world of Forensic Accounting. What do Forensic Accountants do? How do you become one?

 

Hear from Mark Grenon, CPA, CA•IFA, CFF, CFE a Forensic Accounting Specialist working with the Federal Government’s Forensic Accounting Management Group (“FAMG”). Since joining FAMG in 2003, Mark has been assigned to work with the RCMP, CBSA, DND, and other government departments providing expert witness reports and testimony on criminal cases involving money laundering, proceeds of crime, fraud, Ponzi schemes, and bribery of foreign government officials. Mark obtained his CPA designation in 2002, and prior to his career as a Forensic Accountant he worked with Ernst and Young’s bankruptcy, taxation and public accounting groups. Mark is an instructor with CPA Ontario and the Canadian Police College, and has testified as a forensic accounting expert witness in the Ontario Court of Justice, the Ontario Superior Court, Immigration and Refugee Board, and the Quebec Courts.

 

 


 

CPA Ontario Event: Chartered for Finance

 

 

 

To learn more about how CPAs use their power of influence, students are invited to join CPA Ontario on Friday, January 22nd for their marquee event of the year, Chartered Finance for 2021.

 

This two-day conference is jam-packed with opportunities to network and learn:
  • Students can attend one of three workshops on Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental Social Governance (ESG) 
  • Top Ontario employers will be available to talk recruitment, job hunting and what they’re looking for in new employees
  • Students can also attend workshops on networking and job hunting

 

 


 

CPA Ontario Event: All About the Board of Ambassadors (BoA)

 

 

Join CPA Ontario on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 12 p.m. - 1p.m. to learn more about how you could become your campuses next BoA.

 

Interested in a professional career in business? Are you pursuing your CPA designation? Looking for leadership development opportunities? Come learn more about CPA Ontario campus Board of Ambassadors (BoA) position. 

 

The Board of Ambassadors (BoA) is comprised of top business students from over 20 university and college campuses across Ontario and acts as an advisory and advocacy group for the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) profession. The BoA also functions as a student council for CPA Ontario’s Post-Secondary Ambassador Program (PSAP), and as a professional development program for tomorrow’s business leaders. Hear from past and present BoA about the role and the opportunities it offers. Hear from CPA Ontario recruiter, Betsy Exley about BoA expectations and how to apply.

 

 


 

Reminder: Dr. Asad Aman, Acting Undergraduate Program Chair, Years 1 & 2

 

Dr. Wing Him Yeung (Chair, Undergraduate Program Years 1 & 2) will be on Sabbatical Leave from January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021. During his Sabbatical Leave, Dr. Asad Aman will be the Acting Chair, Undergraduate Program Years 1 & 2. 

 

For FOBA students in Years 1 & 2, if you have any questions about your program, or any other issues that you need to discuss, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Aman (aaman@lakeheadu.ca). Dr. Aman will review special permission requests, degree audits, provide program advice, and assist you with any other issues that may arise.

 

Allison Buchanan (abuchan2@lakeheadu.ca) will also continue to be available to assist you.


 

KPU Business Case Competition​: March 1-6, 2021

The KPU School of Business, in collaboration with their student led initiative KPU Case Analysis Network, will be hosting their inaugural Business Case Competition March 1-6, 2021. This unique case competition will see students across Canada compete virtually to solve a general business issue modeled after the headline sponsor, TD Insurance. It will consist of 12-16 teams, a minimum of 48 students, with participant schools spanning multiple provinces. 

If you are interested in participating in the KPU Business Case Competition, please email info@kpucan.com.  


 

CIBC Career Fair Webinar: January 22nd, 2021

Work-Integrated Learning at Lakehead invites students to attend a Career Fair Webinar with CIBC.

CIBC is on a mission to build the relationship-focused bank of the future and are looking for the passionate collaborators, innovators, advisors, and leaders who can get them there. CIBC's distinct culture is built on a shared commitment to do what’s right for their clients, their people, and their communities, and they strive for excellence in everything they do. Because life at CIBC is not only what you do, but how you do it.

 

Please join CIBC Campus Recruiters for an information session followed by a question-and-answer period on January 22nd, 2021.

CIBC Career Fair Webinar @ Lakehead University

 Friday, January 22, 2021

Session 1: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (EST) Register at:  Session 1

 

Session 2: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (EST) Register at: Session 2

For further event details contact Maryann Kleynendorst at mkleynen@lakeheadu.ca.

 

To learn about opportunities in CIBC banking centres for; Customer Service Representatives, Financial Services Representatives and Financial Advisors, please visit cibc.com/careers.

CIBC works hard to make banking easier for all their clients.

They  need amazing, talented people to help shape the future of banking.
They need you.


 

The Fraser Institute Webinar Series

A brand new series of webinars will be revealed soon! Students who attend the programming will learn from experts, receive certificates of completion they may use to update their LinkedIn profiles, and will also be eligible to win a $25 Uber Eats gifts card.

The Fraser Institute held a speaker series in fall 2020. Full webinar recordings can be found at freestudentseminars.org, with speakers such as Bjorn Lomborg, Arthur Brooks, Hernando de Soto, and many more. 


 

Experience North Summer Placements: Now Accepting Applications

 

Northern Policy Institute is now accepting applications for placements located in Hearst, Kirkland Lake, Sioux Lookout, Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay. The deadline to apply is January 17th, 2021.

 

See below to read the press release about the available positions using the links below:

English Experience North Press Release

French Experience North Press Release

For more information and how to apply, please visit Northern Policy Institute's career page

The Experience North program is geared towards students looking for crucial hands-on experience. Since 2014, the program has helped young professionals build capacity through partner relations, applied research, and real-world policy making. Some youth learn first-hand about the cut and thrust of public policy debate while others explore the inner workings of a not-for-profit. You can find more information about the program and see past placements on their website.


 

2020 INFORMS Annual Meeting: A Holiday Treat for Undergraduate Students

 

This year INFORMS held its 2020 Annual Meeting virtually, yielding a wealth of recorded talks. Recognizing the extraordinary potential value of this content for educational purposes, INFORMS has decided to extend a limited offer to allow undergraduate students to access the recorded sessions from the Virtual 2020 INFORMS Annual Meeting at no cost. See below for details. Happy viewing!

​A Great Opportunity to Introduce Your Undergrads to O.R. and Analytics

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, INFORMS held its 2020 Annual Meeting virtually, yielding a wealth of recorded talks spanning countless topics relevant to students in our field. Recognizing the extraordinary potential value of this content for educational purposes, INFORMS has decided to extend a limited offer for faculty that would allow your undergraduate students to access these recorded sessions from the Virtual 2020 INFORMS Annual Meeting at no cost.

We have heard from previous undergrads that attendance at the Annual Meeting has helped them: 

  • Identify potential graduate programs and faculty advisors whose research interests them
  • Identify research areas of interest
  • Broadly understand the field and inspired them to apply to graduate school in O.R. and analytics

The Annual Meeting has over 4,000+ presentations on analytics, OR/MS, data science, machine learning, and more. To take advantage of these free resources for undergraduates, your students should register for the conference using the special Undergraduate ticket. Once there, students should then enter UNDERGRAD20 when prompted for a discount code, which will reduce the cost of registration to $0. If you are interested in using this content with your students, you are welcome to forward this email on to your students so that they have the discount code and information. 

We also have a large collection of case studies and other great educational content, including presentations from past Edelman finalists, in the INFORMS Video Library and on our YouTube Channel for you and your students to view at your convenience. 

For undergraduates beginning the decision-making process for graduate school selection, INFORMS offers the Education Program Database, which is a resource for evaluating different programs and institutions. 

Wishing you peace and happiness from INFORMS as you head into the New Year.

 


 

Study Abroad Information Session

 

Are you interested in studying abroad? Lakehead International Student Services is hosting an information session on Thursday, December 17th at 11am. See below for details.

Event details

What: Study Abroad Information Session

When: Thursday, December 17th @ 11:00 am

Where: Zoom meeting https://lakeheadu.zoom.us/j/97047784667

Questions: Contact Laura Pudas at studyabroad@lakeheadu.ca

 
 

New York Institute of Technology's Delta Talks: Invest Like A King with Shivam Khurania

 

Shivam Khurania, 4th year FOBA student (HBComm Accounting major), has been invited to speak at the New York Institute of Technology's Delta Talks event on Friday, December 18th at 7pm. Please see below for event details. All the best with the talk Shivam!

 

Event details:

What: Invest Like a King: The Importance of Financial Literacy and the Greater Impact it will have in your life with Shivam Khurania

When: Friday, December 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Where: ​Zoom https://nyit.zoom.us/j/95466399763 or https://nyit.zoom.us/join. Meeting ID: 954 6639 9763 / Dial: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592

International numbers available: https://nyit.zoom.us/u/abPe9GJlnQ

 

Canada's Future Workforce: Top Employers 2021

Future WorkforceTop Employers for 2021 were announced at last week's Future Workforce conference. 

 

Future Workforce surveyed more than 16,000 students from coast-to-coast in 2020 during the first months of the pandemic (March to early July). Each student had the opportunity to "vote" for their top 5 employers and provide evaluations of those employers – resulting in a total of more than 65,000 votes and evaluations of employers.

Usually there aren't big changes from year to year; however, this wasn't a year like any other. This has resulted in some significant shifts as to where Canadian students want to work in 2021. 

 

 


 

Exam Preparation and Wellness Tips

 

As the end of the fall term approaches, many of you have begun preparing for final exams. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you begin preparing for exams:

  • Understand your exam formats 

  • Create a study plan

  • Check your tech

  • Know where to access your exams, and ensure that the programs open correctly on your computer

  • Keep yourself well-rested, hydrated and satiated

  • Take time to recharge yourself in-between study sessions and exams

 

Lakehead University has several resources and supports that students can access for exam preparation and wellness tips:  

The Academic Support Zone created an informative webinar about exam preparation, which can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/9FL0IDpYXbU

 

Students can also access helpful infographics and handouts on the Academic Support Zone webpage in the "Resource Library: Academic Success Resources". The webpage also includes information about tutoring options and 1-on1 appointments for academic support here: lakeheadu.ca/tutoring.

 

Students can also contact the Student Success Centre to talk to an Advisor about exam tips: 

 

Student Central - Exam Central:

https://www.lakeheadu.ca/studentcentral/exams-grades/exam-central 

 

Academic Success Centre - Study Skills & Test/Exam Prep:

https://www.lakeheadu.ca/students/academic-success/student-success-centre/skills-for-success-seminars/orillia/node/40439

 

If you have any questions about your exams, don't hesitate to contact your instructors in advance. 


 

Employment Opportunity (Bilingual English/French) 

A paid research position is available for a student that is bilingual in both English and French.

 

If there are any questions about the position, please contact Maryann Kleynendorst at mkleynen@lakeheadu.ca. 

Please visit the link below for position details and to apply:

 

Virtual Internship Project: Research Assistant Bilingual (French advanced) 

Employer:  Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN) 

Our organization is able to offer a virtual internship opportunity for 1 student starting immediately.

 

The primary focus for the student will be:  

Provide assistance to the Skills2Sector Workforce Development team by collecting data, keeping records, conducting literature and technical research, analyzing data and preparing reports.

 

Representative Duties 

1. Literature & Data Collection: collect data to replicate English research, in various forms (documents, videos, links to training, etc.) to replicate existing research collected on the Agriculture and Mining sectors.

 

2. Record Keeping: keeps excellent records of information obtained during research in ODEN’s SharePoint and Project Boards. 

3. Collaborates with other team members when needed.

 

4. Presents research material in a clear and professional manner. 

Skills & Strengths Required:

 

• French as a first language; fully bilingual  

• Research, assessment, and analytical skills

 

• Strong documentation skills 

• Able to work independently and communicate with Intern Supervisor

 

Our goal at the end of this experience is:  

To curate materials in French that will be used to provide training and upskill opportunities for job seekers who are looking to enter the Agriculture and Mining Sectors

 

We will plan to communicate with our virtual intern using these communication tools: email, phone and video conferencing (Microsoft Teams)


 

Learn How to Trade and Invest in the Stock Market 

Followed by a Q&A on the Stock Simulation

Event Details:
What: A short presentation on the Stock market and some ways in which one can invest their money
Speaker: Dr. Herman van den Berg, Associate Professor, Lakehead University 
Date: Friday, November 27th from 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Register: https://lnkd.in/gcVHt5Q

Hope to see you all there! 

*This will be a general overview of the Stock Market and does not advise any individual to follow the presented points*

*Please do your own due diligence while Investing*

 

Any questions, contact BOSS at: 

Gmail: bosslakehead@gmail.com

Instagram: @bosslakehead

Facebook: @BOSSlakehead 

LinkedIn: @BOSSatLakehead  

P.S: The registration for the Stock Simulation is still OPEN!  


 

FoBSA Virtual Coffee Date

Registration for FoBSA's "Virtual Coffee Date" speaker series is open.

You can reserve your spot by clicking here: https://forms.gle/j8u8DbuaK6rt2nXp8

We are proud to host a variety of industry professionals from various sectors who are eager to chat and share their knowledge with the FOBA community. This event will run on November 19th and 20th through Zoom. This is a valuable experience for all years of students!

We have limited spaces available for each speaker in order to receive a more personalized experience. You will not want to miss out on this fantastic opportunity! 

Sincerely,

Your FoBSA Executive Team


Motivation Workshop

Delivered by the Thunder Bay Literacy Group, the Motivation Workshop will look at the four main types of motivation and help you determine how you are motivated as a individual.

Event details:

What: Motivation Workshop

When: Wednesday, November 25, 12-1pm

How to Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/motivation-workshop-presented-by-thunder-bay-literacy-group-tickets-128939055185


United Way/CAHEP Cookbook Project - Positions Available

To all International Students:

Building off an existing project to highlight recipes from various cultures and countries, Lakehead University and Confederation College, Community Arts and Heritage Education Project (CAHEP) in partnership with United Way, is putting together a cookbook and website highlighting dishes from around the world. In addition to the cookbook and website, we hope to partner with local restaurants to cook dishes featured in the cookbook/website. 

Here are all the different team members. We are looking for international students from Thunder Bay to fill the roles highlighted in bold: 

·      Digital Design Team: 

o   One (1) Document designer: cookbook layout and artwork for website and cookbook

o   Two (2) Video editors: edit cooking videos for website

·      Computer Science Team: 

o   One (1) Web Designer: develop website

·      Business Team: 

o   Two (2) project managers and publicists

·      Content Developer Team: 

o   Two (2) content developers: write text for cookbook and website, work with cooks to research history and culture of dishes

·      Cook Team: 

o   Each cook can submit up to 5 recipes

o   Responsible for writing out recipe, filming making the dish, and liaising with content and design teams

Please apply for the available positions via the following Google Forms link by end of day November 25, 2020: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_8ksCiQchBHu0ctGVBBm1t54Pq5IUNjtCyOjPKyoUeo/edit?ts=5f36e284

An honorarium of $200 will be awarded to members of the cook team. An honorarium of $600-$800 will be awarded to each participant in the design, web, business and content teams. Participants cannot participate on more than one team.

Please note: at this time we are asking for applicants to have a valid study permit, and have a Social Insurance Number.

The project is due to be fully-launched by March 1, 2021.

For more information and questions, please email arao1@lakeheadu.ca

 


 

RBC Future Launch at Home Virtual Programs 

RBC Future Launch at Home  offers a suite of virtual programs designed to keep you engaged and connected.

These at home resources feature:

 

- Skills Development

 

- Networking

 

- Work Experience

- Mental Well-Being 

Maryann Kleynendorst, Experiential Learning Navigator, will host a demonstration webinar on Tuesday, November 24th from 2:30 - 4:00 pm, which will provide information about the resources available. If you have any questions please contact Maryann at mkleynen@lakeheadu.ca

Event details:

What: RBC Future Launch at Home Demonstration Webinar

When: Tuesday, November 24, 2020  2:30 - 4:00pm

Where: Zoom at https://lakeheadu.zoom.us/j/95104054960

Meeting ID: 951 0405 4960

 


 

Sandbox Centre for Shared Entrepreneurship and Innovation - Part-time Internship Opportunity

Sandbox Centre for Shared Entrepreneurship and Innovation is ​looking for a virtual part-time intern starting as soon as possible and running through to the end of March 2021. Contingent on continued funding​, the position may become full-time for the spring and summer 2021. Please see the link below for the position details and application:

Community Engagement Coordinator:  Sandbox Centre For Shared Entrepreneurship and Innovation ​If you have questions about this position please contact Maryann Kleynendorst, Experiential Learning Navigator at mkleynen@lakeheadu.ca.


Verico Mortgage Wellness Group - Full-time Internship Opportunities in Barrie/Orillia Area 

Verico Mortgage Wellness Group is looking for two interns starting in January 2021 through to the end of March 2021. Contingent on continued funding, the positions will become full-time for the spring and summer 2021. If you have any questions please contact Maryann Kleynendorst, Experiential Learning Navigator at mkleynen@lakeheadu.ca.

Please see the links below for the positions' details and applications:

 

 

Part-time Internship Opportunity

Work-Integrated Learning at Lakehead University has partnered with an organization that is gathering information on employment structures and barriers in the mining and agricultural sectors. The virtual internship position is available immediately with an end date of March 31, 2021. Fluency in French is a requirement of the position.  This position is open to all students at both campuses. 

 

Please contact Maryann Kleynendorst, Experiential Learning Navigator, at mkleynen@lakeheadu.ca for further information.

 


 

FoBSA Virtual Coffee Date

Good afternoon FOBA Students!

 

Are you interested in speaking with some industry professionals? Eager to see what the business world is really like? Your Lakehead University FoBSA is proud to announce our "Virtual Coffee Date" speaker series event, running November 19th and 20th through Zoom.

You will have a chance to brush up on those networking skills while you chat with experienced professionals from sectors such as accounting, finance, information systems, economics, international business, and many more. This is a valuable experience for all years of students!

We have limited spaces available for each speaker in order to receive a more personalized experience. Current FoBSA members will have early access to securing their slot, starting this Friday, the 13th. All other FOBA students will be able to sign up for time slots starting Monday the 16th. You will not want to miss out on this fantastic opportunity!

Stay tuned for sign-up forms and more information on our speakers!

Sincerely,

Your FoBSA Executive Team


 

Riipen Winter 2021 Internship & Co-Op Opportunities

Riipen has begun recruiting for their winter intern cohort. This posting is also open to non-co-op students (students taking a reduced course load or students taking the semester off for work, as it's a full-time internship). Riipen has opportunities in Industry & Academic Sales, Client Success, Strategy, Marketing, and Product.

 
Students that are interested can apply here: https://riipen.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=90
 
 

Technation & Riipen Technology for Business Health Challenge

Riipen has an exciting challenge for students with an entrepreneurial spirit! Technation and Riipen are teaming up to host the Technology for Business Health Challenge designed to advance modern business practices.

In teams of 2-4, students will find a current problem in the business world and present research on new innovations with the potential to solve their chosen issue. Examples include utilizing AI to improve efficiencies, app development and creative digital marketing strategies.

A top prize of $5000 is up for grabs with subsequent cash prizes for second and third place. This would be a great opportunity for students who have a passion for innovation to develop relevant, employable skills that will drive them to early success in launching their careers. Here's the challenge link if you would like to learn more. Feel free to send it to students and get them excited.

Questions? Contact Felipe Soares at felipe.soares@riipen.com 


 BOSS Stock Simulation Competition 

BOSS presents Stock Simulation Competition (2020-2021)! A stock simulation competition to give a real-life trading experience with virtual money!

Event details:

This competition is going to take place from November 2nd, 2020 till February 12th, 2021.

You will start with virtual money and your goal is to invest/trade stocks and make the most profit/minimizing the losses. 

The person with the most profit in the end wins. Only enrolled Lakehead students are eligible to receive a prize. Faculty and executive BOSS members can participate but are not eligible to receive any prizes.

Everyone is welcome to participate, and we will be posting weekly leaderboard rankings on our BOSS Instagram handle to provide updates. Cash rewards and e-certificates will be given to the top 3 positions. 

Cash Prizes:

1st Prize: $100 + E-certificate

2nd Prize: $50 + E-certificate

3rd Prize: $25 + E-certificate

Rules:

Attached PDF with the rules and the use of Instruments. 

Click the link below to register: 

Google Form: https://forms.gle/DL4REJ6CV4WV958i8

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at -

Gmailbosslakehead@gmail.com

Instagram: @bosslakehead

Facebook: @BOSSlakehead 

LinkedIn: @BOSSatLakehead  


Financial Literacy Study - Student Athletes

Dear Lakehead University Student Athlete,

We are a group of 4th year undergraduate business students conducting student research on financial literacy for student athletes.  This research is part of our course requirement for Accounting Theory (BUSI-4212).  You can find more information about the project on the first page of the survey (see link below).

We value your participation. Please read the information on the first page prior to answering any survey questions.

You can find the survey by clicking the following link: SURVEY

If the above link is not working please use this web address: https://forms.gle/kgojjvfCnHjAq83j8

 

Thank you,

Shivam Khurania, Student FOBA, Lakehead University, 807-355-2658, skhurani@lakeheadu.ca
Conner Serrick, Student FOBA, Lakehead University, 416-602-1309, cbserric@lakeheadu.ca
Oshane Burton, Student FOBA, Lakehead University. 807-355-5897, oburton@lakeheadu.ca
Samuel Hendricken, Student FOBA, Lakehead University, 807-633-0336, sjhendri@lakeheadu.ca

 

Lakehead Financial Literacy Month

November is here, and that means it is time for Lakehead’s annual Financial Literacy Month. For the first time, it’s virtual!

 

Below are the details on an upcoming webinar: 

Repaying my Student Loans 

Meet with a National Student Loans Service Centre representative, Marc Guindon, to get your questions answered about what student loan repayment looks like after you leave your studies.

 

Event details:

What: Repaying my Student Loans: Webinar with Marc Guindon, National Student Loans Service Centre

When: Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 10:30 - 11:30am

Where: You can find the webinar link on LU's Financial Literacy Month website here.

 

Repaying Student Loans is just one of 9 events happening during Financial Literacy Month, including the annual Lakehead Financial Literacy Fair.
Tune into other events this month such as:
• Financial Literacy Panel: Managing Financial Stress
• Financial Literacy Quiz Night
• Presentation and Q&A with Rob Brown: Author of Wealthing Like Rabbits
• Saving and Investing with Financial Planner Jeff Rock

Learn more at: www.lakeheadu.ca/flm

Hope to see you there!
The Lakehead Student Awards and Financial Aid Team


SCAN Health Virtual Business Case Competition 2021.Covid-19 Challenge

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted significant supply chain challenges as health systems around the world struggle to manage the impact and spread of the coronavirus. Participating students will take the role of a consulting team advising the Government of Canada on the development of a coordinated healthcare supply chain to support health systems in sourcing critical supplies such as personal protective equipment (PPE). This is an incredible opportunity for students to respond to a timely, real-world and urgent healthcare challenge. 

This competition is hosted by the Odette School of Business and in partnership with HIMSS. There are cash prizes to be won as well as an opportunity to present at HIMSS21 Global Health Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas. HIMSS21 offers exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge products and powerful networking.

 

If you are interested in forming a team to complete, please contact Kathy Sanderson kjsander@lakeheadu.ca

 

Northern Policy Institute Co-Op opportunities - Accounting & Communications

Northern Policy Institute (NPI) is advertising for two student Co-Op positions for the Winter 2020 term (January to April 2021): One Finance/Accounting position and one Communications position.  

Application deadline for both positions: November 15, 2020

 

For position descriptions please contact abuchan2@lakeheadu.ca

 


Bob Ross Paint Night

Lakehead University's Jack.org chapter is hosting a Bob Ross Paint Night on November 10th. Turn your "happy little accidents" into stunning art.

Event details:​​

 

What: Bob Ross Paint Night

When: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 6pm 

Email to Register: lumhps.club@lakeheadu.ca

 

(Additional details will be provided upon registration, including materials needed and the Zoom link)


 

 W​​ebinar Recording Available: ​

Q&A Opportunity: Charting a Path to Your Career Success at RBC 

 

This was a great session with lots of questions answered and information shared.

To access the recording​ please visit this link:​

 

Q&A Opportunity: Charting a Path to Your Career Success at RBC

Many of you have expressed an interest in learning how to create a career path with RBC. In response, RBC On Campus and Work-Integrated Learning at Lakehead have partnered to invite you to​ a Q&A opportunity with RBC leaders on Friday, October 30 from 12-1pm. 

Event details:

What: Q&A Opportunity: Charting a Path to Your Career Success at RBC

When: Friday, October 30 from 12-1pm

Where:​ https://lakeheadu.zoom.us/j/97887620200

​To submit questions prior to the event please contact Maryann at ​mkleynen@lakeheadu.ca.

 


Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Virtual Networking Event  

This virtual panel event on November 4th from 6-8pm has limited tickets left. The event also includes a mini trivia game with prizes to be won, so brush up on your knowledge of MLSE teams! 

 

Students can secure a spot using the following link: ​https://am.ticketmaster.com/tfc/virtualnetworking#/ using the promo code LAKEHEAD

 

Event details:

What: MLSE Virtual Networking Event
When: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 from 6-8pm
 

Scavenger Hunt 

 

Lakehead University's Jack.org chapter is hosting a scavenger hunt on November 5th. This is a good opportunity to take a break and enjoy a fun activity with fellow students!

 

Event details:

What: Scavenger Hunt

When: Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 4pm

Email to Register: lumhps.club@lakeheadu.ca


Pitch It Competition 2020

 

The Pitch It Competition is back and going virtual this year. This “dragons den” style event is for students and recent grads up to 3 years. For more details visit https://www.nwoinnovation.ca/pitch-it-2020 and see the attached poster.

 

This year it will be a bit different, here are the steps:

1.       Apply by November 8, 2020. Submit your application here: https://podio.com/webforms/25198910/1860411

2.       Attend a virtual pitch workshop

3.       Create a 5 minute pitch video

4.       Videos will be launched November 16th and shared on social media

5.       Judges will meet and winner will be announced November 20th

6.       $1500 CASH TO BE WON


The Parking Lot As Nature: A Webinar by Dr. Mirella Stroink

 

As part of the Sustainability Across Discipline Series, Dr. Mirella Stroink will present Part 1: The Parking Lot as Nature on November 18th.  

 

Event details:

What: The Parking Lot As Nature: A Webinar by Dr. Mirella Stroink

When: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 700-7:45pm 

Register here: https://bit.ly/3j7vRLX  


A Message from the Faculty of Business Students Association (FoBSA)

Hello FOBA students!
 
My name is Sasha Wilson and I am a third-year student in the HBComm program. I am also the Secretary of the newly established Lakehead University Faculty of Business Students Association (FoBSA). 
 
FoBSA seeks to represent Business students and create an inclusive and engaging environment for both undergraduate and graduate students. We have our first event planned for sometime in November so stay tuned for more information!
 
We are currently looking for hard-working, problem-solving, and creative individuals to join our team as part of the Representative Team. At this time we are looking for one fourth-year, one LGBTQ+, and two graduate student representatives. If you are interested in representing students in the Faculty of Business Administration, you can apply by following this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdTSNEZjcL23kTaRWSJmjyWRQ8QHq1MfF9rwfqjiTnipteX0g/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0YLA3vwMYjTMSq4wThlsAwSQqxf03xZJ7ZdZ1b5msXzo71b-0SH7QIDF4
 
If anyone has any questions about FoBSA, please do not hesitate to reach out to lakeheadfobsa@gmail.com. You can also reach us on Instagram, @lakeheadfobsa. We look forward to hearing from FOBA students and growing as a community.
 
All the best,
Sasha Wilson
FoBSA Secretary
 

2021 Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) Student Competition

The IDeA competition challenges university students to develop innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions to accessibility barriers for people living with disabilities. Students in all programs - including architecture, arts, business, computer science, early childhood education, engineering, industrial design, medicine, nursing, political science, psychology, sociology and social work - are encouraged to enter the competition for a chance to win up to $5,000. You can meet the winners of the last competition and learn more about their innovative projects here.

Universities Canada is proud to administer the IDeA student competition on behalf of Employment and Social Development Canada 

CONTEST DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2021

Visit www.univcan.ca/accessibility for contest guidelines

 


Now Available: Webinar Recording of Finding and Landing Your Dream Job

Topic: Finding and Landing Your Dream Job
Date: Oct 9, 2020 12:44 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Passcode: w8kI#kXt 
 

 

CPA Ontario Webinar Event: Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 @ 12-noon

 
Are you a student interested in a professional career in accounting and business? Join us for
the Accounting for the Future Conference Series, a conference geared toward students
attending universities in Northern Ontario. The goal of this conference series is to increase
knowledge and awareness of the accounting profession and encourage direct links between
students and industry. The conference allows students to engage with CPA leaders within our
communities each month, and discuss current topics about the profession.

The first conference of the series - Accounting for the Future: Soft Skills and Networking - will feature Emily Mantle, Senior Manager (MNP) and Julia Moskal, Campus Recruitment Manager (MNP). 
 
Come and learn more about MNP as well as how to:
  • Prep for virtual networking events
  • Know what types of questions to ask at events
  • Know virtual best practices (webcam, dress code, etc).
All students who register will be entered into a draw to win one of three $50 gift cards.