Research & Innovation Week 2022

Welcome to R&I Week 2022


A panel event during research and innovation week

Lakehead University’s 2022 Research and Innovation Week is coming soon! In March 2022, our Thunder Bay and Orillia campuses will once again be celebrating together virtually.   

2022 Theme:

Planetary stewardship is the act of respecting and caring for our home, Earth. It is clear that humans need to change their ways if we are to be honest stewards. Some areas, like addressing climate change, require more action now. This change ranges from local to global settings, to enhance the combined sustainability of human well-being and the planet's ecosystems. As we are confronted with environmental and social inequalities, this is a time to listen, learn, explore, discover and act. This is our planet, our home, and research and innovation can be a catalyst for change.

Open Call for Presentations - Research Showcase 2022: deadline February 1, 2022


Poster advertising Research Showcase 2022:  Open Call for Presentations - Deadline: February 1, 2022

Lakehead University has declared the 2021-2022 school year as being the Year of Climate Action (YOCA). In support of the YOCA, Research and Innovation Week's theme of Planetary Stewardship will showcase Lakehead’s contributions to climate change and climate action research. Lakehead University faculty, along with their students and community partners, from all disciplines are invited to organize panel discussions, workshops, and creative presentations that showcase how Lakehead University research, innovative collaborations and initiatives are playing an active role in addressing climate change.  The Research Showcase will be held Tuesday, March 8 from 9 AM - 4:00 PM

*Additional time in the schedule may be available depending on interest.

Faculty members interested in delivering a presentation/panel/workshop event are asked to complete the simple Google registration form, which can be accessed here, by February 1, 2022.  One hour time slots are available through the Pheedloop virtual platform. Panel presentations that fit the RI Week “Planetary Stewardship” theme are encouraged.  Please click here for more information.

Program of Events


Please visit back soon for an updated program of events and information on how to register!

Day 1 - Monday, March 7th, 2022
Day 2 - Tuesday, March 8th, 2022
Day 3 - Wednesday, March 9th, 2022
Day 4 - Thursday, March 10th, 2022
  • Ignite! Researchers Talk - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

  • Celebrating Lakehead University's Faculty Authored Monographs - 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

  • Distinguished Researcher 2021 Presentation, Dr. Ed Rawana - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

  • Distinguished Researcher 2021 Presentation, Dr. Mitch Albert - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

  • Research and Innovation Awards Ceremony - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Day 5 - Friday, March 11, 2022
  • Department of English External Speaker