Setting Up a Spin-Off Company: With guest presenter Jay Lefton

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Event Location: 
Ingenuity Connections Theatre, CASES FB 2023

SETTING UP START-UP COMPANIES: Tips for the Entrepreneur.

Jay Lefton practices in the areas of corporate and securities law. His clients range from start-ups to multinationals, and he also advises inventors and academic institutions in connection with the commercialization of discoveries.

He will be discussing commercial and tax considerations associated with establishing a company, getting your inventions into the company, and dealing with employees, consultants, investors and shareholders.

Jay will talk about common mistakes that startups make, and how to avoid them. Jay has been an Adjunct Faculty member of Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business. Jay is a graduate of Port Arthur Collegiate Institute and the University of Toronto law school.

DATE: Thursday, Feb. 21
TIME: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
ROOM: Ingenuity Connections Theatre, FB 2023, CASES Building, Thunder Bay campus

Lunch is included and RSVPs are required.

To register please contact: Kelly Fettes at 343-8871 or email by Friday, Feb. 15.


Patents and Pasta

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Event Location: 
ATAC 3004 (NEW Location from original poster)



In this Intellectual Property workshop, learn about the steps of technology transfer, discover how to best protect your ideas, and gain a better understanding of the patenting timeline and costs.  Remember, we are here to help!

Lunch is included and RSVPs are required.

DATE:    Thursday, February 7, 2019
TIME:     12:00 – 1:30 pm
ROOM:   ATAC 3004, Thunder Bay Campus

             OA 3007, Orillia Campus

For more information, please contact Kelly Fettes at:

Demystifying the Process - Applying to the LU or TBRHSC REB? We Can Help

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event Location: 
ATAC 5036
The LU and TBRHSC REBs have joined forces and developed a reciprocity arrangement for research ethics review.  This means that researchers whose research would normally have needed review from both institutions, only need to apply to one institution and their REB approval is accepted by the other.  This greatly reduces researcher and REB burden as well as shortens review timelines. 
If you think your research project may fall into this category, this Workshop is for you! 
The Research Ethics Officers from LU and the TBRHSC will present the new application processes to help aid in demystifying the process to get you on track for REB review and approval.
  • Refreshments will be provided at this event.

To RSVP (by January 14) or more information, please contact Sue Wright at:


CIHR Project Grants

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Event Location: 
LI 5002

Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please contact PhebeAnn Wolframe-Smith at

Creative Funding Strategies - Postponed

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Event Location: 
Ingenuity Connections, CASES

Lunch will be provided at this event.

For more information, please contact Kelly Fettes at:

- This event has been postponed until the Spring of 2019

Working with the Media

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Event Location: 
LI 5014C / OA 3007

On Tuesday, October 30th, at 10 am there will be a workshop for faculty on Working with the Media in LI 5014 C (Thunder Bay, in Teaching Commons) and OA 3007 (Orillia). This workshop will give researchers pointers on preparing to talk to the media and give an inside perspective on how the media approach interviews. Attendees will also have an opportunity to participate in a mock interview with a peer and to get feedback from the facilitators. The workshop will be facilitated by PhebeAnn Wolframe-Smith, Office of Research Services, and Brandon Walker, Media Relations. Coffee and cookies will be served. Please RSVP to by Wednesday, October 24th.


SSHRC's Partnership Streams: The Partnership Engage, Partnership Development and Partnership Grants

Event Date: 
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Location: 
ATAC 5035 / OA 2005

The workshop SSHRC's Partnership Streams: the Partnership Engage, Partnership Development and Partnership Grants has been rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 2 from 2 - 4 p.m. in ATAC 2035/OA 2005.

This workshop will go over the differences between the streams, and some tips for success with SSHRC's partnered grants. The workshop will be facilitated by Dr. PhebeAnn Wolframe-Smith, Research and Knowledge Mobilization Facilitator, Office of Research Services. Coffee and cookies will be served.

Please RSVP to Dr. Wolframe-Smith at by Friday, October 26th.

Applying to the REB: Romeo Portal training

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Location: 
ATAC 3004 / OA 3041

Applying to the REB: Romeo Portal training

Are you applying to the Research Ethics Board in the near future and are looking for training with the Romeo Researcher Portal?  Do you have questions about your research project?  If yes, please join Sue Wright, Research Ethics Officer, and Bonnie Knott, Romeo Administrator, for an hour of valuable research ethics and application information.

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Time: 10am
Location: AT3004, in Orillia OA3041
Please RSVP to

For more information, please contact Sue Wright at:

Research Data Management

Event Date: 
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event Location: 
LI 5014C and OA 3041
Research Data Management
- with Moira Davidson
This 45 minute session will introduce participants to services offered by the Library to support researchers who need to manage datasets. The Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management encourages data management planning as well as sharing and reusing datasets where possible to strengthen the research environment in Canada.

In this session, we will look at the components of a data management plan (DMP); online tools to create DMPs; considerations for sharing datasets such as metadata creation, privacy and intellectual property issues; and, preservation and storage options for datasets.

Tools for Avoiding Predatory Publishers

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Location: 
LI 5014C and OA 2005

“Dear esteemed author:” …

Have you received an email promising to publish your research article or conference presentation in an exciting new journal to great accolades?  So-called predatory publishers exploit researchers’ need to disseminate research results with flattery and false assurances.  In this session, we’ll examine ways to assess the credibility of a publisher and/or journal.  We’ll discuss tools to help you evaluate a prospective journal, select an appropriate journal for your research and understand your rights as a author.

For more information about this event, please contact Moira Davidson at: