Research Showcase: "EV Battery Health Monitoring and Management" - Dr. Wilson Wang

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:00am EST
Event Location: 
Ingenuity Theatre, FB 2023

About the Presentation

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are commonly used in electric vehicles (EVs). However, the Li-ion battery performance degrades over time due to problems such as capacity degradation and impedance growth over time. A reliable battery health monitoring and prognostics system is very beneficial to diagnose the battery's state-of-health and predict the remaining-useful-life in order to improve battery performance. This speech presents a new technology to improve battery state-of-health monitoring and remaining useful life prediction. An enhanced particle filter technique is proposed to reduce the impact of sample degeneracy and impoverishment in state estimation. An evolving neurofuzzy predictor is developed to deal with the lack of new battery measurements during the prognostic period.

Speaker

Dr. Wilson Wang, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Research Showcase: "Implementing and Evaluating the JoyPopTM App as a Tool to Support Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Youth in Northwestern Ontario" - Dr. Aislin Mushquash, Ishaq Malik, Jaidyn Charlton

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Senate Chambers

About the Presentation

In partnership with Dilico Anishinabek Family Care and Children's Centre Thunder Bay, we will present on the implementation and pilot evaluation of the JoyPopTM app into mental health services for youth in Northwestern Ontario. We will also describe future research to test the effectiveness of the app as a tool for youth.

About the Speakers

Photo of Dr. Aislin MushquashDr. Aislin Mushquash, Department of Psychology

Dr. Aislin Mushquash is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Lakehead University. Her research program is focused on coping – the conscious or voluntary efforts used to regulate or manage one’s emotions, thoughts, behaviours, and physiological reactions in response to stress. Within this area, Dr. Mushquash’s work can be divided into research (a) examining predictors and consequences of maladaptive coping; and (b) implementing and evaluating innovative interventions to support adaptive coping. Dr. Mushquash has led the implementation and evaluation of the JoyPop TM mobile mental health app as a tool to support resilience and mental health among youth in Northwestern Ontario. Dr. Mushquash is a Registered Clinical Psychology and provides consultation, assessment, and treatment services for First Nations children, youth, and adults through Dilico Anishinabek Family Care.

 
 

Photo of Ishaq Malik (MA student)Ishaq Malik (MA student)

Ishaq (Izzy) Malik is a Master’s student in the Clinical Psychology program at Lakehead University under the supervision of Dr. Aislin Mushquash in the Coping Research Lab. His research currently focuses on implementing and evaluating innovative interventions to support adaptive coping. Specific interests centre around the acceptance of mobile mental health apps and the associations between personality, coping, and mental health.

 

Photo of Jaidyn Charlton (MA student)Jaidyn Charlton (MA student)

Jaidyn Charlton is a Master’s student in the Clinical Psychology program at Lakehead University

under the supervision of Dr. Aislin Mushquash in the Coping Research Lab. Her current research is aimed at further understanding personality (e.g., psychopathy), coping, and stress in everyday life. She has experience supporting projects examining the JoyPop TM mental health app, childhood adversity, youth mental health, Indigenous mental health, help-seeking, resilience, substance use, attachment, and housing stabilization.

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Research Showcase: "Community-Based Workplace Research: How to get involved with EPID@Work" - Drs. Kathy Sanderson, Deborah Scharf, Vicki Kristman

Event Date: 
Monday, February 27, 2023 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm EST
Event Location: 
Ingenuity Theatre, FB 2023

Research Showcase LogoAbout the Presentation

Enhancing the Prevention of Injury and Disability @ Work (EPID@Work) is a research centre that focuses on increasing workplace health and safety. This panel will present three current opportunities for employers, employees, students, and researchers to get involved with community based research. Come and join us to learn about new and exciting projects on mental health stigma, improving sleep for high risk workers, and an upcoming cohort study.

Speakers

  • Dr. Kathy Sanderson, Faculty of Business Administration
  • Dr. Deborah Scharf, Department of Psychology
  • Dr. Vicki Kristman, Ontario Research Chair in Injury & Disability Prevention, Department of Health Sciences, Director & Senior Scientist, EPID@Work Research Institute

IGNITE - Trivia Edition

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Lakehead University Faculty Lounge

IGNITE Interests.     IGNITE Conversations.     IGNITE Connections.

IPED invites you to an early evening of trivia fun where 3 speakers will showcase their research, project, innovation or journey. Interactive presentation software will allow our audience to: learn more about current research and partnerships; participate in a fun and interactive way; and provide an opportunity to network, form teams and win prizes.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This event is open to all students, faculty and staff from any department as well as business, industry, not-for-profit groups, and all levels of governments throughout the region.

 Ignite Trivia Edition PosterSpeakers List to Date:

  • Dr. Nathan Basiliko, Faculty of Natural Resources Management
  • Maxwell Robinson, Ingenuity Ascend Graduate
  • Dr. Anna Koné, Health Science

 Event Details

4:00PM............................Registration and Networking

4:30PM............................Welcome - Presentations begin

5:45PM............................Closing Remarks

 

Event FAQ

Complimentary Appetizers -  Please fill in the dietary restrictions portion of the registration section in advance if needed.

May I bring a guest?  Yes, please feel free to bring a guest. However, we WILL require you to register your guest, as this is a catered event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?  Printed tickets are NOT required.  We will have a list of registrants at the door.

What are my parking options upon arriving at the Lakehead campus?   Please follow the event signage to the parking area upon entering the campus via the Oliver Road and Balmoral Street entrances. Parking is COMPLIMENTARY for this event.

Event is in Partnership with:

Lakehead University's Ingenuity - On Campus Student Business Incubator Space

Thunder Bay's Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC)

Registration

To register for this event, please click here.

Celebrating Lakehead University's Faculty Authored Monographs

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:00am EST
Event Location: 
Online event

About the Event

The library is pleased to host a webinar which will highlight the exciting research conducted by Lakehead University faculty members. Three of our distinguished faculty members will be highlighting aspects of their research and published books.  The library is proud to host Dr. Gerald Walton, Dr. Ravi Gokani, and Dr. Sandra Jeppesen for this event.  The library holds a special collection of titles authored by the Lakehead University community and this presentation is a glimpse into the extraordinary research and book publishing accomplished here at the university. To explore book titles published by LU faculty and staff, please see this discovery tool which illustrates the rich and diverse nature of their research. Additional information concerning the special collection of Lakehead University Author Monograph's can be found here.

All are welcome.

Registration

To Register for this event, please click here.

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"Functionalized Water-Soluble Lignin-Derived Polymers": Distinguished Researcher 2022 Presentation, Dr. Pedram Fatehi

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Ingenuity Theatre, FB 2023

About the Presentation

Lignin has been regarded as an underutilized by-product of the chemical pulping and cellulosic ethanol industries. To improve the financial profit of these processes and prevent a major loss of resources, value-added products could be produced from lignin. Recently, different processes were developed for generating lignin at commercial scales in an effort to facilitate the production of value-added products from lignin. For example, the LignoBoost and LignoForce technologies are commercial processes for producing kraft lignin, while TMPBio technology is employed for producing hydrolysis lignin in a cellulosic enzymatic process. Due to the commercial availability of lignin, extensive research has been conducted on producing altered lignin-based value-added products.

Dispersants and flocculants are water-soluble chemicals with significant worldwide applications. Dispersants are widely used in the mining, oil, textile, and construction industries. Flocculants are widely used in the mining industry for density control in thickeners, or as rheology modifiers in the concentrate thickeners, for instance. They are also used in municipal and industrial wastewater systems. However, the commercial dispersants and flocculants are mainly oil-based, ineffective, expensive, and/or non-biodegradable.

Lignin can be tailored to have diverse charge densities, molecular weights, and degrees of hydrophilicity, all of which are of significant importance for dispersants/flocculants. After chemical modification for dispersant and flocculant production, lignin-based polymers will inherit some unique features from lignin (e.g. hydrophobicity and three-dimensional structure) that are not available in the currently used commercial flocculants/dispersants. In this presentation, Dr. Fatehi will elucidate 1) recent development in the production of lignin-based water-soluble products following polymerization and grafting pathways, 2) fundamental challenges and opportunities associated with the generation, characterization, and use of such products, and 3) the future trend in sustainable material development.

Photo of Dr. Pedram FatehiAbout the Speaker

Dr. Fatehi is a professor, Canada Research Chair (Tier II), and Industrial Research Chair of the chemical engineering department at Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada. He is also the Director of Biorefining Research Institute of Lakehead University. His main research area includes biorefining, lignin, nanotechnology, lignocellulose valorization, waste management, and colloid and interface science. His outstanding achievements were recognized with many awards nationally, such as, the Hatch Innovation award (2019) from the Chemical Institute of Canada, the Emerging Leaders in Chemical Engineering from the Canadian Society of Chemical Engineers (2018) and Early Researcher Award from the Government of Ontario (2014), John C. Smith Award from Pulp and Paper Association of Canada (2011), and regionally, such as the Distinguished Research Award from Lakehead University (2022). Dr. Fatehi was among the top two percent of researchers in the world on both categories of career and annual contributions determined by Stanford University in 2020, 2021 and 2022. Since 2008, he has co-authored more than 250 journal articles (> 6500 citations identified by Google Scholar search engine, Jan 20 2023), 8 book chapters, and more than 100 conference papers. He has been working with many international companies, and he holds 6 patents. Since 2012, he has secured more than $ 9 M in research funds from private sectors and government organizations. He has trained more than 70 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

Research and Innovation Week Opening Ceremonies

Event Date: 
Monday, February 27, 2023 - 11:30am to 12:30pm EST
Event Location: 
Lakehead University Agora

Lakehead University's 18th Annual Research & Innovation Week will be celebrated in Thunder Bay from February 27 – March 2, 2023 with the theme Improving our Lives through Research.

You are cordially invited to attend:

Opening Ceremonies

Join us in launching the 18th Annual Research & Innovation Week with greetings from dignitaries and a proclamation from the City of Thunder Bay.

 

Date: Monday, February 27, 2023

Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: Lakehead University, Agora

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R&I Week Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Julie Angus: "Rowing Across the Atlantic: Strategies to Reach Your Goals"

Event Date: 
Monday, February 27, 2023 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Lakehead University Faculty Lounge

About the Event

Join us for a luncheon with Keynote Speaker, Julie Angus, CEO and co-founder of Open Ocean Robotics, from 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, Faculty Lounge.

 Registration

Registration required. Please register by Monday, February 20 at: http://bit.ly/3JCmiVR

Photo of Keynote Speaker Julie AngusAbout the Speaker

Julie Angus is a leading adventurer, bestselling author, scientist, and entrepreneur. She was awarded National Geographic’s “Adventurer of the Year” award when she became the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean from mainland to mainland. She is currently the CEO and co-founder of Open Ocean Robotics, a marine drone company that is transforming how we understand and protect our oceans. Julie has an honorary doctorate from McMaster University and is a Royal Canadian Geographic Society Fellow. In 2020, she was awarded Innovator of the Year by BC Business, and in 2021 she was recognized as Industry Icon by the BC Cleantech Industry.

Rowing across the Atlantic Ocean seemed impossible at times – the distance was too vast and the obstacles too great. Yet through goal setting, managing risk, perseverance and dealing with the unexpected, including two hurricanes, Julie crossed 10,000 km of open ocean. By juxtaposing the difficulties she faced to the challenges in our business and personal lives, Julie offers an insightful and entertaining perspective on how to overcome our fears, learn more about ourselves, and set goals that help us reach our ambitions.

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Research Showcase: "The Effect of a Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Intervention on 6 Month Exclusivity Among Primiparous Women: A Multicentre Randomized Controlled Trial" - Dr. Karen McQueen

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm EST
Event Location: 
Ingenuity Theatre, FB 2023

About the Presentation

Dr. Karen McQueen, Associate Professor, will present on collaborative research of an innovative intervention to improve breastfeeding outcomes among first time mothers. The 4-site randomized controlled trial was conducted in Thunder Bay and the Greater Toronto Area. The presentation will focus on the intervention, methodology, findings, and implications.

Photo of Karen McQueen, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Lakehead UniversityAbout the Speaker

Dr. Karen McQueen, School of Nursing

Karen McQueen, RN, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at Lakehead University. She has extensive experience in the area of perinatal and women’s health as an educator, researcher and Registered nurse. Her research focuses on infant feeding among diverse populations including first-time mothers’ self-efficacy, individuals who use substances during pregnancy and those with perinatal mood disorders. Additional research includes qualitative exploration of the experience of sexual assault disclosure.

Research Showcase: "Developing Sustainable Co-culture of Wild Rice and Fish Farming with Indigenous Communities" - Dr. Vince Palace

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm EST
Event Location: 
Ingenuity Theatre, FB 2023

About the Event

IISD-ELA, in collaboration with Myera Group, Lakehead University and Indigenous communities, has undertaken a multi-year research project to study changes to water quality and fish and aquatic ecosystem health associated with co-culture of fish and wild rice. The project aims to evaluate the capacity for wild rice to bioremediate aquaculture waste products and determine what beneficial effects the plants can receive from this treatment in terms of growth and nutrient composition. The project will develop and implement community-based water quality monitoring, assess the health of resident fish and the quality of aquatic habitats, and allow sustainable practices to be established for the co-culture of fish and wild rice by Indigenous communities.

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Dr. Vince Palace, IISD-ELA

Dr. Vince Palace is the Head Research Scientist at the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area, responsible for coordinating both ongoing research projects and developing and facilitating new research initiatives. He is an aquatic toxicologist with 25 years of experience in determining exposure, evaluating potential impacts and developing mitigation strategies related to chemical and non-chemical aquatic stressors. Working with industry, government and community stakeholders, Vince has led projects on the impacts of agriculture, hydroelectric power, the oil and gas industry, and mining on aquatic ecosystems and has co-authored more than 125 papers in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.

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