Redi Set Go - Reach the Economic Development and Innovation team

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am EST
Event Location: 
CASES - The Atrium
Event Fee: 
Event Contact Name: 
Kelly Fettes
Event Contact Phone: 
Event Contact E-mail: 

What can the EDI team do for FACULTY and STUDENTS?

  • Do you need help finding an Industry partner?
  • Do you have an idea that you wish to protect, patent, or commercialize?
  • Would you like to learn more about funding opportunities?
  • Are you interested in starting a business?

Join us for a quick session to learn about all the ways we can help!

Refreshments will be served.

CMC Microsystems Presentation

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm EST
Event Location: 
ATAC 5036
Gord Harling, CMC Microsystems CEO, will be visiting Lakehead University on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.  "CMC Microsystems is a not-for-profit organization managing Canada’s National Design Network®.  CMC reduces barriers to technology adoption by creating and sharing platform technologies" (from CMC website).  As part of the visit, Gord will be delivering a presentation on CMC's future, and the CMC services and infrastructure available to researchers at Lakehead University.  The presentation will be delivered in ATAC 5036 from 2:30-3:30 on the 20th. 
If you are interested in attending the session, please contact Andrew Hacquoil, Research Grants Officer, at no later than November 13.  If any faculty at our Orillia or Barrie campuses wish to participate in the session, the appropriate arrangements will be made.

Decolonizing Research Ethics: Challenges and Possibilities

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm EST
Event Location: 
CASES Atrium
Event Fee: 
Event Contact Name: 
Elaine Doiron
Event Contact Phone: 
Event Contact E-mail: 

You are invited to attend a talk by Dr. Kim Anderson, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Relationships, University of Guelph, on Thursday, November 7, at 7:30 pm in the CASES Atrium, Lakehead University Thunder Bay Campus. Dr. Anderson's talk is titled "Decolonizing Research Ethics: Challenges and Possibilities."

As a Métis scholar, Dr. Anderson has spent her career working to improve the health and well-being of Indigenous families in Canada. Much of her research is community partnered and has involved gender and Indigeneity, urban Indigenous knowledge, Indigenous masculinities, and Indigenous feminism.

The talk is co-sponsored by Aboriginal Initiatives, Research Services, and Indigenous Learning.

Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. No RSVP required.



NSERC Alliance Program Information Session

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am EST
Event Location: 
ATAC 5035 and OA2005

The recently-launched NSERC Alliance grants encourage university researchers (faculty members) to collaborate with partner organizations, which can be from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. These grants support research projects led by collaborative teams that will generate new knowledge and accelerate the application of research results to create benefits for Canada.

On Wednesday, November 20th, Sarah O’Neill (Research & Innovation Development Officer) from NSERC will be visiting Lakehead University to deliver an information session on the new Alliance grants program (both Options 1 and 2).

The NSERC Alliance Information Session will be held from 9am - 11am in ATAC 5035. For faculty members wishing to participate from the Orillia campus, this workshop can be attended by Zoom in room OA2005.

In addition, Sarah will be available in the afternoon to meet with interested faculty members on a one- on-one basis to discuss specific projects or partnerships.

If you are interested in attending this workshop, or would like to schedule an individual meeting with Sarah, please contact Lexi Haslehurst at or x8290, by Monday, November 18th.

DAAD Canada – The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Webinar

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 1:00am to 2:00pm EDT
Event Location: 

DAAD Canada – The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the largest funding organization in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars. DAAD is hosting a series of webinars on funding opportunities for the 2020/2021 academic year.  You must register for the webinar. 


Research Funding for Faculty and Postdocs


Tuesday, October 1, 2019 1:00 PM EDT - 2:00 PM EDT

Faculty and postdocs at Canadian universities are invited to join DAAD On Tues. Oct. 1 (1-2 pm EDT) for a webinar on the German research landscape and funding opportunities to do research in Germany and/or with German colleagues. 

Register for the Webinar:




October 15:  Research Stays (Faculty)

November 4: Research Grants (Short and Long) for PhDs and Postdocs

November 1: Group Study Visit


If you are unable to attend the webinar but would like more information, or would like assistance with the application, please contact Jill Sherman, International Research Facilitator,

Presentation by Christine Macdonald (Mitacs) - Thunder Bay Campus

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Ingenuity Theatre in the CASES building

Lakehead University faculty members are invited to attend a presentation on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 10-12 in the Ingenuity Theatre in the CASES building on the various funding/training programs offered by Mitacs.  

It will be delivered by Mitacs representative Christine Macdonald.  Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 15 years.
Please send an e-mail to by February 19 if you are interested in attending this information session.  

Mitacs information session for graduate students - September 26

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
CASES Atrium

Dear Lakehead University Graduate Students:

Would you like to learn how to put your talent to work with an organization in Canada or travel overseas to conduct research?  Then Mitacs might just be the opportunity for you!

Mitacs offers a suite of research and training programs which enable companies (for example under Mitacs Accelerate)  to connect with top Canadian researchers.  As well, there are international research opportunities offered by Mitacs.  For example, as a student, you may be interested in the Globalink Research Award  which funds research collaborations between senior undergraduate and graduate students and faculty members at a university overseas. Programs for postdoctoral fellows include the Elevate Program.

Christine Macdonald, Director, Business Development & Team Lead - Ontario, Mitacs Inc., will be at Lakehead University on September 26  to deliver an information session on the various programs Mitacs offers for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from 11:30 to 1:00 in the CASES (Centre for Advanced Studies in Engineering and. Sciences) Atrium.  Pizza will be served!

If you are interested in attending this session, please RSVP to by September 18.

See you then!

NSERC Discovery Grant NOI Information Session

Event Date: 
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
ATAC 3004; video conference in Orillia (if requested)

Dear NSERC-Eligible Applicant:

You are invited to attend an information session on the submission of the NSERC Notification of Intent to Apply for a Discovery Grant.  The session will be held on June 7 from 11-12:30 in ATAC 3004 (Orillia - TBA).  

Information will include:

1.  General overview of the NSERC NOI.
2.  Tips and feedback on the NSERC NOI as part of the review process by two Lakehead University faculty members with NSERC Evaluation Group Experience.

If you are interested in attending, please send an e-mail to by June 1.

NSERC Community Engagement Visit

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
ATAC 5036; video conference in Orillia in OA 2005

Dear Lakehead University Faculty Member:


You are invited to attend an NSERC Community Engagement Visit from 1-4 on May 17 at Lakehead University in ATAC 5036 (Thunder Bay campus) and OA 2005 (Orillia Campus).  It will be presented by Norman Marcotte Director, Science Promotion and Operations, NSERC.  Topics will include:

  • NSERC Overview
  • NSERC information
  • Federal Budget 2018
  • Canada Research Coordinating Committee
  • Discovery
  • Innovation
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Open Access/Data Management
  • Grants Management System

We are very fortunate to have an NSERC representative from Ottawa at Lakehead University and therefore encourage our NSERC-eligible faculty members to attend. 

If you are able to attend on May 17, please e-mail Andrew Hacquoil (ahacquo1@lakeheadu.cano later than May 11, 2018.