Have Questions About Your Sexual Health? Drop-in Appointments with a Sexual Health Nurse Now Available

Have questions about your sexual health? Come by the Wellness Centre for a drop-in appointment with Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit's Sexual Health Nurse.

The nurse can help keep your sexual health on point with routine STI testing, and answering all of your questions about birth control, emergency contraceptives, STIs, and more. Drop-ins are fast, free, and easy!

Services available include:

  • STI urine testing and treatment
  • Birth control counselling (types of birth control, how and where to get different birth control options)
  • Free barriers (condoms)
  • Emergency contraceptive counselling
  • Referrals to a physician

What happens at an appointment? That is up to you! The nurse will begin by asking you what she can help you with, and you will go from there. She will answer your questions, provide resources, make referrals, and do tests if and how you want. Have questions? Email the Wellness Centre at orluwell@lakeheadu.ca or call 705-330-4010 ext. 2116 for more information.

Nutrition Month with Student Health & Wellness

Join Student Health and Wellness this month and learn some practical nutrition tips that you can implement to help you have more energy and stay healthy as you work towards wrapping up the semester.

Nutrition is so much more than “Eat Your Vegetables”. The food we eat impacts our physical and mental health, our energy levels, our mood, and even our sleep quality.

Nutrition Month Events

  • Healthy Recipes: Thurs. March 4 | 2 to 4 pm | Simcoe Hall
  • Eating & Energy with Dr Michelle: Thurs. March 9 | 2 to 3 pm | Simcoe Hall
  • Having a Healthy Ramadan: Tues. March 28 | 1 to 4 pm | Simcoe Hall

Healthy Eating Tips

  • Make water your drink of choice more often.
  • Eat a breakfast high in protein to maintain energy throughout the day.
  • Be mindful of your eating habits.
  • Take time to eat and notice when you’re hungry or full.
  • Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and protein foods.

Visit www.lakeheadu.ca/shw for more healthy eating tips!

Contact Sara Corcoran at wellness.coord.shw@lakeheadu.ca for more information about nutrition month events.

What's Happening This Week - Career Services & Co-op and Student Health and Wellness

Need a little boost to get through this semester? Come check out what the Career Services and Wellness team has in store -- they're offering 10-minute mini-coaching sessions throughout March! Here's what we have coming up for next week:

Health and Wellness: Mindfulness Jars and Stress Balls (March 20, 1 to 3 pm, Heritage Place)

Health and Wellness: Sleeping Habits ( March 23, 1 to 2:30 pm, Simcoe Hall)
Sleep is critical for learning and memory. The process of learning is actively taken up by your brain during sleep, especially during the REM stage. Sleep is essential for long-term memory formation and it is during sleep that memory consolidation and enhancement occurs. Stop by the Student Health and Wellness table to learn about the importance of healthy sleep habits and tips on how to get a better nights rest.


Career Services: LinkedIn and Resume Review  (March 20, 1 to 3 pm, Heritage Place and March 23, 1 to 2 pm, Simcoe Hall)

Looking to level up your job search? Get personalized advice on how you can stand out in the recruitment process with Michelle Slywka, Career Services Officer and former recruiter. In 10-minutes you'll receive actionable advice that will transform your resume or LinkedIn profile!

Food service hours of operation during Winter Study Week

Please see below the food services hours of operation on Family Day and during Winter Study Week, February 19 to 25.

Dining Hall

  • Monday to Friday: 7:30 am to 7:30 pm
  • Weekends, statutory holidays, Study Week: 10:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • Dine-in only. All inclusive pricing.

Simcoe Hall Café

  • Monday to Thursday: 8 am to 3 pm
  • Friday: 8 am to 2 pm
  • Weekends, statutory holidays, Study Week: Closed
  • Take out. A la carte pricing.

Public House

  • Tuesdays: 2 to 9 pm
  • Dine-in or take out. A la carte pricing.

Declining balance (DB) Dollars, flex dollars, debit, cash and credit card accepted. For more information, please contact Rebecca Gallacher, Culinary Manager, at 705-330-4010 ext. 3051.

Lakehead Leader Awards now open

Nominations for Lakehead Leader awards now open

Do you know a student who is a leader on campus or in the community? Nominations are now open for the Lakehead Leader Awards for the 2022-2023 academic year!

Lakehead Leaders are engaged contributors both on-campus and within their communities, they recognize and celebrate diversity and inclusivity, and they strive to achieve academic excellence.

Lakehead Leader Awards categories include:

  • Rising Stars
  • Academic Excellence
  • Community Engagement
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Innovation
  • Sustainability

To make a nomination and find descriptions of the awards please visit the nomination form linked here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLwiZCTkXx38XM1p35ClEfEzyHXnh3...

March Break Open House - Student volunteers wanted!

Undergraduate Recruitment is once more looking for dynamic and enthusiastic student volunteers for upcoming on-campus events.

Lakehead University’s March Break Open House, Future Forward, will be hosted at the Orillia campus on Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15. To make this event successful, Undergraduate Recruitment is looking for a variety of volunteers throughout the entire event. Due to the nature of this event, those volunteering are able to select how you wish to volunteer based on your timetable and schedule.

Below are a list of the volunteer opportunities:

Student Greeter/Runner: These have been setup as one hour shifts but can be combined to do a few hours in a row.  This individual will assist with greeting guests, assisting with pre-screening, checking guests in and providing their registration package and schedule, guiding guests to events on campus such as program sessions as well as covering the welcome table and other tasks as needed throughout the shift.

Campus Tours Guides: We will be running campus tours each day. The start times for the tours are as follows:

  • Tuesday, March 14, at 10 am and 1 pm
  • Wednesday, March 15, at 10 am and 1 pm

We are looking for volunteers to assist and support these tours. If you have dreamed of leading a tour - today is your day! Each day we are offering four tours in each time slot so looking for students each day (tour guide lead and supporter for each tour). The tours take about one hour in length. Tour guides need to be available to support the tour 15 mins prior to the tour start time.

If you have not done a tour before and would like to provide one, tour guide training and shadowing is available. We can train you! If you have done a tour before but it has been awhile, no problem, we can provide shadowing prior to the event. This is a great opportunity for you to showcase your Lakehead experience!

Student Greet/Runner: This task can change from moment to moment - you might be assisting at the registration / welcome desk, running a family who arrived late to meet up with a tour already in progress, guide a visiting student and their family to program session or even support event setup and take down depending on the time you are volunteering

Dining Hall Hosts: One of the amazing parts of attending March Break Open House is that visiting students and guests have an opportunity to have lunch in the dining hall. This can be confusing so we are looking for a few students to help guests through the Dining Hall process and then sit and chat over lunch

Program / Faculty Session Room Host: Easy task, you are in a room hosting a session, welcoming and chatting to those who are attending and also ensuring the faculty member providing it is there (if they are not - you need to quickly let the recruitment lead staff member know). Apart from that you just do a headcount of those in attendance and provide recruitment with the numbers after the lecture. Other than that, you get to sit back and relax, listen to the lecture or activity taking place.

If you are ready and willing to help, email Tori at tori.white@lakeheadu.ca for further information, including a sign up sheet that will be shared. You are then able to place your name next to the roles and tasks you would like to assist with. 

All who assist with this event can have it added as part of their Co-Curricular Record! 

Questions? Ask away! The recruitment team looks forward to having you assist us with this event and making our March Break Open House a great event for those attending. Without amazing volunteers such as yourselves - these events could not happen!!

Develop your potential

Are you having trouble standing out with your resume or LinkedIn profile? Join our workshop and learn how to capture employers' attention. Michelle, Career Services Officer, will show you tips, tricks, and strategies to make your resume and LinkedIn profile stand out from the rest! Register on MySuccess (under Events) and be one step closer to landing your dream job!

We also invite you to attend  our upcoming Virtual Employer Information sessions:

Information Technology Branch (ITB) at Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) session is on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 12 to 1 pm. For more information and to register: shorturl.at/ctyQ2.

Shared Services Canada (SSC) session is on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 12 to 1 pm. Register online here: shorturl.at/jENX3.

Information Technology Branch at Canada Revenue Agency information session poster

Shared Services Canada information session poster


Get started on your career plan

Want to get ahead with your job search and career plan? Book an appointment now on MySuccess! Our Career Services Officer, Michelle Slywka, is available in-person every Monday and Thursday for any questions or help you may need.

Book your grad photos

You can now book your spring 2023 grad photo session online with Lassman Studios (school ID: lakehead) at https://www.lassmanstudios.com/dcs_sched/. Select "March". This years sessions will be held March 13 to 16.

Photo sessions will be held in the Alumni Commons, second floor, Simcoe Hall, at 500 University Avenue.

Questions regarding photo sessions should be emailed to: questions@lassmanstudios.com.

Drop-in Mindfulness Practice

Bring some calming energy into your day with a group mindfulness practice! Drop in to learn how to present, let go of negativity, slow down racing throughs, and calm both your body and mind.

The mindfulness group meets on Thursdays beginning January 19 to February 23, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm in the Academic Support Zone (OR 1013). All participants will receive a $5 Time Hortons Gift Card!

Contact Sara Corcoran at wellness.coord.shw@lakeadu.ca with any questions.