Big Ideas: Leisa Desmoulins talks Anishinaabe teachings

Leisa Desmoulins

While we go about our daily lives, researchers at Lakehead University's Orillia campus are busy exploring ways to improve our communities. Big Ideas with Lakehead University Orillia gives you a glimpse inside their innovative work. Keep reading to learn more.

Meet Leisa Desmoulins.

Tell us about yourself:
I’ve been with Lakehead since 2009; initially at the Thunder Bay campus but moved to Simcoe County in 2019. My passion lies in community-based research. I started as a consultant and community-based researcher and have worked on projects with the Urban Aboriginal Task Force, Thunder Bay Police Services, and the Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre among many. I am a member of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg First Nation through marriage.

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