Lakehead University - 50th Anniversary Call for Nominations Celebrating 50 Years of Research Excellence

Deadline:  There is still an opportunity to submit your story ideas until January 26, 2015.

Please submit nomination form to:  The Office of the Vice-President Research, Economic Development, and Innovation, UC 2009, Lakehead University Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 5E1 (

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Lakehead University is seeking story ideas featuring the positive legacy from research and innovation activities.  These research contributions may include significant innovations, research milestones, and research projects undertaken by faculty and/or students that have taken place throughout the past 50 years. The 50th Anniversary of Lakehead University provides an excellent opportunity to showcase Lakehead’s past and ongoing research contributions regionally, nationally and internationally.

The selection of the 50 Research Stories will be decided by a committee managed under the auspices of the 50th Anniversary Committee and the Office of the Vice-President, Research, Economic Development, and Innovation at Lakehead University.  This initiative is intended to celebrate the accomplishments of Lakehead researchers; as such, the selected 50 Research Stories will be recognized during the 10th Anniversary of Research and Innovation Week in 2015.  In addition, each nominee will be featured on Lakehead University’s 50th Anniversary webpage.  The mission of the 50th anniversary celebration is to recognize our alumni. As such, stories which highlight how alumni have been involved in a research project are especially encouraged.

Note:  Lakehead is accepting story ideas.  The actual writing of the story will be done through the Office of Research Services.



  • A research story (completed or currently underway) in which a researcher or research team, alumni, and/or a community(ies) or organization(s) have demonstrated a positive impact or improvement in the state of knowledge of the research community.
  • Nominee(s) must be a Lakehead University faculty member (past or present) or alumni.
  • We encourage you to look to the past as well as the present.
  • Nominations must be written in lay language.


Nomination Procedure

A signed nomination letter for the award, accompanying the following form, must be submitted stating why the researcher(s) and/or team has been nominated.  Self-nominations from Lakehead University faculty with accompanying documentation will be accepted.

 Signed letters and forms may be returned by e-mail to

Selection Criteria

As noted above, this project is more about celebration rather than a competition. However, if more than 50 stories are submitted then the committee will determine which ones will be featured using the following criteria:

  • Evidence that the research advanced the field of knowledge and/or had a positive impact and produced societal/economic benefits;
  • Excellence of the researcher(s) and their team; and
  • Contribution to training of highly qualified personnel and/or involvement of alumni in the project.


Also please note that it is not guaranteed that every story idea submitted will be used.


Deadline & Award Dates

Nominations must be received no later than January 9, 2015. Announcement of the award will be made during the 2015 Research and Innovation week. Some award winners may be invited to make a public presentation about the project during Research and Innovation week.


Further Information

For further information about the award, please contact:

Dr. Andrew P. Dean, Vice-President, Research, Economic Development, and Innovation (Interim)


Please submit nomination form to:

The Office of the Vice-President Research, Economic Development, and Innovation, UC 2009, Lakehead University Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 5E1


+1 (807) 343-8201