Panel Discussion: International Transfer of Educational Programming Across Small States of the Commonwealth Considerations for Online Pedagogies of Youth Work Curriculum

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm EST
Event Location: 
R&I Week Virtual Event Portal
Event Contact Name: 
Office of Research Services

Aligned with this year's Research and Innovation Week theme "Our Changing World", this year's Research Showcase highlights how Lakehead University research projects, innovative collaborations and initiatives are playing a role in the achievement of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

About the Session
Transferring educational practices between countries is an effective means to achieve educational goals but is fraught with concerns. This panel brings together members from the Commonwealth of Learning, University of the South Pacific, and Lakehead University for a discussion about experiences with transferring youth work microcredential between small states.

Panelists

  • Dr. Kirk Perris, Advisor, Education, Commonwealth of Learning
  • Deepak Bhartu, Open Education Design Architect, Centre for Flexible Learning, University of the South Pacific
  • Dr. Mairette Newman, Education Specialist, Commonwealth of Learning
  • Dr. Gary Pluim, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Lakehead University, Orillia
  • Mervyn Broderick, Course Coordinator, Commonwealth of Learning
  • Jacob Kearey-Moreland, Graduate Student, Lakehead University
UN Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-BeingDecent Work and Economic Growth
Reduced InequalitiesClimate ActionPartnerships for the Goals

Panel Discussion: New Immigrants: Health, Employment and Research Challenges The Role of Research and Innovation in Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST
Event Location: 
R&I Week Virtual Event Portal
Event Contact Name: 
Office of Research Services

Aligned with this year's Research and Innovation Week theme "Our Changing World", this year's Research Showcase highlights how Lakehead University research projects, innovative collaborations and initiatives are playing a role in the achievement of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

About the Session
This session will explore current research on New Immigrant populations in Northern Ontario, with a focus on injury, mental health, welcoming, and employment.  A discussion of research challenges will also be included.  The panel includes both researchers and community partners.

Panelists

  • Dr. Kathy Sanderson, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, Lakehead University
  • Dr. Manal Alzghoul, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Lakehead University
  • Stacey Parks, Thunder Bay Multicultural Association
  • Vicki Blanchard, Economic Development Manager, The Corporation of the Municipality of Sioux Lookout
  • Dr. Pauline Sameshima, Canada Research Chair, Lakehead University
UN Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-Being
Decent Work and Economic GrowthReduced Inequalities

Panel Discussion: Developing a Voluntary Local Review Process for Sustainable Development Goals in Thunder Bay The Role of Research and Innovation in Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals

Event Date: 
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm EST
Event Location: 
R&I Week Virtual Event Portal
Event Contact Name: 
Office of Research Services

This year's Research Showcase highlights how Lakehead University research projects, innovative collaborations and initiatives are playing a role in the achievement of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. 

About the Session
This panel features members of the Thunder Bay Voluntary Local Review (VLR) Working Group, who represent a range of government and non - profit organizations, and researchers from Lakehead University. Panelists will describe the background to the project, importance of the VLR for the Thunder Bay region, activities to date and next steps.

Panelists

  • Dr. Rebecca Schiff, Associate Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Lakehead University
  • Dr. Helle Møller, Associate Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Lakehead University
  • Bonnie Krysowaty, Social Researcher/Planner, Lakehead Social Planning Council
  • Albert Brule, Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Thunder Bay
  • Jacob Porter, Climate Adaptation Coordinator, EarthCare Thunder Bay
  • Lee-Ann Chevrette, Crime Prevention Council Coordinator, Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council
UN Sustainable Development Goals

Keynote Panel Discussion: The Role of Research as an Agent in Climate Action Initiatives The Role of Research and Innovation in Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm EST
Event Location: 
R&I Week Virtual Event Portal
Event Contact Name: 
Office of Research Services

About the Session/Panelists
Aligned with this year's Research and Innovation Week theme "Our Changing World", this year's Research Showcase highlights how Lakehead University research projects, innovative collaborations and initiatives are playing a role in the achievement of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

Join Dr. Andrew P. Dean, Vice-President Research and Innovation as he explores how research is being used as an agent for Climate Action Initiatives in Canada.  He will be joined by Dr. Ellen Field, Faculty of Education (Orillia Campus), Dr. Lindsay Galway, Canada Research Chair in Social-Ecological Health (Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences), Dr. Adam Cornwell, Department of Geography, Summer Stevenson, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Thunder Bay, and Ledah McKellar, Sustainability Coordinator, Office of Sustainability, Lakehead University.

 

 UN Sustainable Development GoalsClimate Action

 

 

Presentation: The Future of Carbon Capture: from Local Efforts to Global Aspirations The Role of Research and Innovation in Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals

Event Date: 
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am EST
Event Location: 
R&I Week Virtual Event Portal
Event Contact Name: 
Office of Research Services

Aligned with this year's Research and Innovation Week theme "Our Changing World", this year's Research Showcase highlights how Lakehead University research projects, innovative collaborations and initiatives are playing a role in the achievement of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

About the Session
Carbon sequestration - a solution to increasing greenhouse gas emissions across the globe - has emerged as a top scientific priority for nations grappling with the severe consequences of a warming planet. A recent Lakehead partnership sought to approach the issue at a local scale while looking towards the future of a global effort. 

Speaker

  • Dr. Florin Pendea, Associate Professor, Department of Sustainability Sciences and Geography, Lakehead University
UN Sustainable Development GoalsClimate Action

Panel Discussion: Unmasking the Infodemic: Research in/on Social Media and Algorithms The Role of Research and Innovation in Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 1:45pm to 3:15pm EST
Event Location: 
R&I Week Virtual Event Portal
Event Contact Name: 
Office of Research Services

Aligned with this year's Research and Innovation Week theme "Our Changing World", this year's Research Showcase highlights how Lakehead University research projects, innovative collaborations and initiatives are playing a role in the achievement of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

About the Session
Alongside the COVID-19 pandemic is a divisive, attention-grabbing, obsession-inducing infodemic. Moving beyond the discourse of fake vs real news, we probe the relative invisibility of algorithms and the hidden-in-plain-sight codes and conventions of old and new media to provide some perspectives and frames for understanding major news events of 2020.

Panelists

  • Dr. Michael Hoechsmann, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Lakehead University
  • Cassandra (Iowyth) Witteman, Graduate student, Faculty of Education, Lakehead University
  • Miranda McKee, Graduate student, Faculty of Education, Lakehead University
  • David van Dyke, Graduate student, Faculty of Education, Lakehead University
  • Dr. Sandra Jeppesen, Professor, Media, Film and Communications, Lakehead University
UN Sustainable Development GoalsPeace, Justice and Strong InstitutionsPartnerships for the Goals

Presentation: Current research at the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area The Role of Research and Innovation in Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm EST
Event Location: 
R&I Week Virtual Event Portal
Event Contact Name: 
Office of Research Services

Aligned with this year's Research and Innovation Week theme "Our Changing World", this year's Research Showcase highlights how Lakehead University research projects, innovative collaborations and initiatives are playing a role in the achievement of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

About the Session
For more than 50 years, the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area in Northwestern Ontario has studied whole lakes and their watersheds to understand how human populations affect our freshwaters. This globally unique organization continues to tackle important issues like habitat restoration, plastics, oil spills, climate change and pharmaceuticals all while focusing on non-invasive monitoring techniques.

Speaker

  • Dr. Vince Palace, Chief Scientist, IISD Experimental Lakes Area
UN Sustainable Development GoalsClean Water and SanitationSustainable Cities and Communities
Climate ActionLife Below Water

Panel Discussion: Strengthening Indigenous Health Research through Meaningful Relationships The Role of Research and Innovation in Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 10:00am EST to Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 11:30am EDT
Event Location: 
R&I Week Virtual Event Portal

This year's Research Showcase highlights how Lakehead University research projects, innovative collaborations and initiatives are playing a role in the achievement of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals. 

About the Session
St. Joseph’s Care Group offers unique opportunities for Indigenous health research collaborations. Hear from researchers who have partnered with St. Joseph’s Care Group, and learn about opportunities for Indigenous-focused research within the areas of mental health, rehabilitation, and long-term care. An overview of the research supports offered by St. Joseph’s Care Group will also be provided.

Panelists

  • Dr. Michel Bédard, Dean, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, Lakehead University
  • Paul Francis, Director of Indigenous Relations, St. Joseph's Care Group
  • Dr. Lana Ray, Assistant Professor, Indigenous Learning, Lakehead University
  • Carrie Gibbons, Manager of Volunteers, Library & Research Services, St. Joseph's Care Group
  • Esme French, Northwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Network, St. Joseph's Care Group
  • Dr. Chi Cheng, Psychiatrist & Physician Researcher, St. Joseph's Care Group
UN Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-BeingReduced Inequalities
Peace, Justice and Strong InstitutionsPartnerships for the Goals

Panel Discussion: Turtle Conservation in Ontario: Challenges & Opportunities in a Rapidly Changing World The Role of Research and Innovation in Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 1:45pm to 3:15pm EST
Event Location: 
R&I Week Virtual Event Portal
Event Contact Name: 
Office of Research Services
Aligned with this year's Research and Innovation Week theme "Our Changing World", this year's Research Showcase highlights how Lakehead University research projects, innovative collaborations and initiatives are playing a role in the achievement of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Panelists:
  • Tricia Robins, Park Ecologist, Parks Canada - Bruce Peninsula National Park
  • Sara Solaimani-Baghainia, Public Outreach Education Officer, Parks Canada - Georgian Bay and Ontario East Field Unit
  • Dr. Stephen Hecnar, Professor & Researcher, Department of Biology, Lakehead University
  • Dr. Linda Rodenburg, Director, Community Engagement & Lifelong Learning, Lakehead University
Moderator:
  • Dr. Todd Randall, Dean, Faculty of Sciences & Environmental Studies, Lakehead University
UN Sustainable Development GoalsLife on Land

Panel Discussion: Sustainability Stories: Digital Storytelling across Lake Superior The Role of Research and Innovation in Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals

Event Date: 
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 1:45pm to 3:15pm EST
Event Location: 
R&I Week Virtual Event Portal
Event Contact Name: 
Office of Research Services

Aligned with this year's Research and Innovation Week theme "Our Changing World", this year's Research Showcase highlights how Lakehead University research projects, innovative collaborations and initiatives are playing a role in the achievement of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

About the Session
Screening of four short videos about different sustainability projects around Thunder Bay which are part of the Lake Superior Living Labs Network. Each video prompts discussion about sustainability engagement, and those involved in the projects will be in a panel following the screening. 

Click on each of the titles below to watch the videos in advance to get inspired:

Panelists

  • Rachel Portinga, PhD Student, Department of Health Sciences, Lakehead University
  • Dr. Lindsay Galway, Associate Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Lakehead University
  • Gavin Shields, Student, Lakehead University
  • Ledah McKellar, Sustainability Coordinator, Office of Sustainability, Lakehead University
  • Dr. David Greenwood, Professor, Faculty of Education, Lakehead University
UN Sustainable Development GoalsPartnerships for the Goals