"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


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