Guided Art Tour with Dr. Pauline Sameshima

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Event Location: 
CASES Building
Event Fee: 
Free
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. PhebeAnn Wolframe-Smith
Event Contact Phone: 
(807) 343-8862
Event Contact E-mail: 

About the Event

 
Spark the creative spirit with a walking tour through Lakehead's art-meets-research exhibitions of student, faculty, and community works: ideas, perspectives, and research methodologies to inform, connect, and inspire!
 
  • Admission is free and all are welcome! Light refreshments will follow the tour.
  • Art tour from 1:30-2:30 with reception from 2:30-3:00.
 
For more information, please contact:
Curator: Pauline Sameshima psameshima@lakeheadu.ca
Galleries Coordinator: Robin Faye rsfaye@lakeheadu.ca
 
Galleries Email: galleries@lakeheadu.ca

Guided Art Tour

Creativity Curated Poster

 

Tim Caulfield: Battling the Bunk Machines: Health in the Era of Celebrity, Social Media & Twisted Facts

Event Date: 
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location: 
ATAC 1003 Lakehead University
Event Fee: 
Free - but please register
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. PhebeAnn Wolframe-Smith
Event Contact Phone: 
(807) 343-8862
Event Contact E-mail: 

About the Event

There is a ridiculous amount of science-free health advice floating around in popular culture.  And much of this information is conflicting, misleading or just plain wrong. Indeed, these are strange times. There is a growing amount of good science that can inform health and lifestyle decisions. But despite this reality, popular culture pushes inaccurate views about how and why we should get fit, what we should eat, and how we should address diseases.  Many of these narratives (“alternative facts”) dominate the popular press and, as a result, have a significant impact on the general public. In this provocative presentation, Professor Caulfield will explore the social forces that are contributing to this confused state, including the role of public trust in science, social media, celebrities, cognitive biases and the circulation of conflicting “expert” advice. He will conclude with recommendations about how we can address this health communication challenge.
 
Following the talk (at 8 pm) there will be refreshments and books available for sale/signing.
 
Dr. Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and author of the bestselling books Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash, and The Cure for Everything: Untangling Twisted Messages about Health Fitness and Happiness, and star of the Netflix show A User's Guide to Cheating Death.
 
Parking fees have been waived for the evening for the talk.
 
The keynote is sponsored by Lakehead Office of Research Services, Senate Research Committee, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies, and Bora Laskin Faculty of Law.
 
Battling the Bunk Machines: Health in the Era of Celebrity, Social Media & Twisted Facts

"Let us be like the Finns": Finland as the Role Model for Estonia from 1850s to 2000s

Event Date: 
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Location: 
ATAC 5036

"Let us be like Finns":  Finland as the Role Model for Estonia

Presentation by Dr. Kari Alenius, Chair in Finnish Studies, Department of History.

About the Speaker

Since 2014, Dr. Alenius has been the Head of the Department of History, Culture and Communications, and Head of Transcultural Encounters Research Center (TCERC) at University of Oulu. Kari Alenius has taught a wide variety of courses at University of Oulu. In recent years his teaching included such topics as Introduction to the History of Minorities; History of Propaganda; The Societal Development of Germany, 1918–1945; Finland and the Baltic Countries as an Area of Interest of the Great Powers, 1900–1945.

 

Research Interests

In his doctoral thesis, Kari Alenius studied the Estonian image of Finland and the Finns from the period of national awakening to the end of the Tsarist era (approx. 1850–1917). Ever since, the history of Estonia has been one of the major subjects in his research. His second monograph was on the ethnic relations in Estonia during the interwar period (1920s). He is also the author of a Finnish-language history of the Baltic States. In his fourth monograph, Kari Alenius continued to study ethnic relations. This time the subject was the development of the legal status of national minorities in Germany (Weimar Republic). He then went on to study political narratives and propaganda, focusing on the rhetoric of the Great Powers in the UN Security Council (1946–1956) in his fifth monograph. In other research projects, he has studied, for instance, inter/transcultural relations, national identities and war propaganda.

Let Us be Like the Finns Poster

Northern Visionaries: Women's Leadership and Activism in Thunder Bay 1960-2000

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Event Location: 
ATAC 1005
Event Fee: 
Free. All are welcome
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Steven Jobbitt, History; Dr. Jennifer Chisholm, Women's Studies
Event Contact Phone: 
1-807-343-8305, History; 1-807-343-8059, Women's Studies

About the Event

This panel highlights graduate student research at Lakehead University in History and in Women’s and Social Justice Studies. Looking in particular at the role that feminists played as leaders and activists in the region between 1960 and 2000, the lectures highlight the ways that women from the Lakehead intervened in their communities in an effort to both imagine and construct a better and more equitable world. The session begins with Mary Francis Maarup’s paper "Women's Leadership at the Lakehead in the 1960s" and concludes with a joint presentation by Sarah Somerville and Jennifer Blenkarn titled "Writing Feminist Resistance: The Northern Woman’s Journal, Rural Feminist Pathways, and Grassroots Social Change."

About the Speakers

Mary Francis Maarup is an MA student in History, and Sarah Somerville and Jennifer Blenkarn are MA students in the Social Justice Studies program with a specialization in Women's Studies.

Northern Visionaries

Climate Change, Policy Choices, and the Future of Woodland Caribou - Presentation by Dr. Nancy Langston, Fulbright Canada Research Chair

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Event Location: 
ATAC 1003 Lakehead University

About the Event

In May 2018, woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) were declared functionally extinct in the United States after the last remnant population in the Selkirk Mountains of Idaho dwindled to three lone females.  In the Lake Superior basin, a genetically distinct population of woodland caribou nearly met the same fate in February 2018. Across the Canadian north, woodland caribou have disappeared from roughly half their 19th century range. Is climate change dooming woodland caribou? Or has climate change become an excuse to avoid making difficult policy decisions that could save the caribou but antagonize industry and environmental groups?

 Fulbright Logo

 Climate Change, Policy Choices Poster

"Research Outside the Box" Panel Discussion

Event Date: 
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Location: 
Faculty Lounge
Event Fee: 
Free - no registration required
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. PhebeAnn Wolframe-Smith
Event Contact Phone: 
(807) 343-8862
Event Contact E-mail: 

About the Event

This panel is aligned with our 2020 Research and Innovation Week theme, "Our Creative Mind" and will focus on "Research outside the box," defined as research that defies disciplinary boundaries, traditional research methods, and accepted understandings or theories. Research outside the box employs creative strategies and unique intersectoral partnerships to help us better understand and address a multi-faceted problem. It may involve participatory action research, experiential learning, living labs, arts-integrated research, storytelling, unique applications of social media or artificial intelligence, or other innovative methods. It may employ tools or techniques from one discipline to solve problems in another.
 
The panel will highlight how Lakehead researchers across disciplines are working "outside the box" to create change in their communities and the research process itself.
  • Light refreshments will be served. 
 
Parking Information
  • Off campus event attendees should use the following code when parking on campus:  LU2280


Panelists

Dr. Salimur Choudhury, Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • Topic: Deep-learning mapping algorithms to help manage at-risk caribou populations
 
Dr. Martha Dowsley, Associate Professor, Anthropology
  • Topic: film-making and field school projects in partnership with Lac Seul youth
 
Dr. Lindsay Galway, Associate Professor, Health Sciences
  • Topic: Lake Superior Living Labs Network
 
Dr. Bart Gajderowicz, Mitacs Postdoctoral Fellow, Computer Science and Senior Research Scientist at Wondeur Ai
  • Topic: application of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques towards understanding human behaviour
 
Dr. Lana Ray, Assistant Professor, Indigenous Learning
  • Topic: An Indigenous Food Sovereignty approach to health service policy and access, and to improved health wellbeing for Indigenous people
 
Dr. Pauline Sameshima, Canada Research Chair in Arts Integrated Studies and Professor, Education
  • Topic: Arts integrated interdisciplinary methodologies and poetic inquiry in Education research
 
Moderated by: Prof. Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, University of Alberta
 

Research Outside the Box Poster
 

 

 

How Has the Internet Changed Creativity?

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Location: 
Brodie St Public Library

About the Event

 
This round-table discussion will examine the impacts of digital culture on creative research and creative expression.  Speakers will be included representing members of the Lakehead University community and from the broader public.
 

Speakers

How has the internet changed the way we think about creativity? Poster

Journey of a Data Scientist: Using AI, Machine Learning and Big Data to Solve Problems in the Retail Industry

Event Date: 
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Location: 
CASES Atrium

About the Event

Our event will host Amir Tavasoli, Data Scientist from Home Depot. We will host his talk on the use of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics to solve problems in the retail industry. This event will also announce the launch of the CIER Analytics Lab.
 
Journey of a Data Scientist Poster

NSERC Alliance Information Session with Alejandra de Almeida

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Event Location: 
Ingenuity Theatre (FB 2023) in the CASES building

About the Event

On Tuesday, March 3rd, the Deputy Director of NSERC's Ontario Regional Office, Alejandra de Almeida, will be leading an information session on the NSERC Alliance Program. This session will provide an overview of Option 1 grants, and discuss the newly launched Option 2 grants in greater detail. It will be held from 1:30pm - 3:30pm in the Ingenuity Theatre (room 2023) in the CASES building. Please RSVP to Lexi Haslehurst at ahaslehu@lakeheadu.ca or x8290 by Monday, March 2nd.

Celebrating Our Authors

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Event Location: 
Chancellor Paterson Library 5002

About the Event

Members of the Lakehead community published a number of books this year on a rich range of topics. Authors will read briefly from their works, talk about the project, and answer questions from the audience about their work.

Featured Authors

Dr. Rhonda Koster, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice Provost (Teaching & Learning)  Dr. Rhonda Koster

Dr. Barb Parker, Department of Sociology Dr. Barb Parker

Dr. Pauline Sameshima,  CRC in Arts Integrated Research, Faculty of Education

Dr. Pauline Sameshima

Dr. Chris Southcott, Department of Sociology

Dr. Josephine Tan, Department of Psychology

 

Dr. Todd Dufresne, Department of Philosophy

Dr. Todd Dufresne

Dr. Max Haiven, Chair in Culture, Media and Social Justice, Department of English

Dr. Max Haiven

Celebrating our Authors Poster

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