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Students Showcase Original Research

The week of March 7 is Research & Innovation Week at Lakehead University - Orillia.

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Science in the Making

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Have you ever wondered how something works or whether or not what you’ve heard is actually true? This is the first in a series of posts that I will be sharing that have been written by two of our exceptional professors, and members of our Sustainability Sciences Department, Dr. Chris Murray (left) and Dr. Thamara Laredo.

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Lakehead Professor Brings Sustainable Living Home

Lakehead Professor Brings Sustainable Living Home

I recently had the chance to visit the home of one of Lakehead University’s professors, Dr. Florin Pendea, who specializes in climate change and historical ecology and is a member of the departments of Sustainability Sciences and Geography.

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Lakehead research interns dish the dirt on fieldwork

Lakehead research interns dish the dirt on fieldwork

Over the summer, Lakehead University gives students the opportunity to gain experience as research interns.

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Is Orillia Ready for a Local Food Policy?

Is Orillia Ready for a Local Food Policy?

On Tuesday May 19, from 2-3:30pm at the Orillia Public Library, community leaders will gather to discuss the importance of a local food policy, and discuss the how and why such a food policy could be established.

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A look into the intriguing history of Orillia’s Champlain monument

A look into the intriguing history of Orillia’s Champlain monument

Since moving to Orillia, Dr. Michael Stevenson, professor of History at Lakehead University, has been fascinated by the Champlain monument. 

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Research on display March 9-13

Research on display March 9-13

Research on Display

Mark your calendars for March 9-13, 2015, as Lakehead University’s Orillia campus is hosting its annual Research & Innovation Week. All events are FREE and open to the public, and will take place in Simcoe Hall, at Lakehead’s 500 University Avenue campus.

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Attention all Coffee Lovers!

Attention all Coffee Lovers!

What do you get when you cross a physicist, a food chemist, and a cup of coffee? As a university student, coffee is one of my main food groups, so I couldn’t wait to find out the answer to this question.

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Historic "Emily May" replica unveiled at Innisfil Town Hall

Historic "Emily May" replica unveiled at Innisfil Town Hall

On Jan. 6, 2015, the Innisfil Historical Society unveiled the "Emily May" a replica of the paddlewheeler that plied Lake Simcoe in the late 1800s. The unveiling took place in the lobby of the Innisfil Town Hall where the boat will be permanently on display.

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Lakehead Research Highlights of 2014

Lakehead Research Highlights of 2014
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2014 was an exceptional year for research at Lakehead University’s Orillia campus. Here are some photos that help depict the many achievements that helped make 2014 one of the best years yet!

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Looking at microorganisms to improve water quality

Looking at microorganisms to improve water quality

If you ask any Ontario resident what some of their favourite pastimes are, I guarantee many answers would involve being in and around water.

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What exactly is a Sustainable Community?

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My name is Stephanie Edwards and I am a third year Honours Bachelor of Arts & Science/Anthropology student at Lakehead University’s Orillia campus. I will be writing this blog alongside some of Lakehead’s exceptional professors who are involved in many different kinds of research. Much of their research is focused on the development of sustainable communities.

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Stretch your knowledge about muscles

It used to be common knowledge that you were supposed to stretch before and after your workouts. That was how you “warmed up your muscles” and prepared them for activity.

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The good news about back pain

Lumbar disc bulges and herniations are without a doubt one of the more challenging conditions I see in my office.

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Exercise is simpler than you think!

I usually introduce myself as a exercise-based chiropractor, but what does that really mean?

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Head and shoulders, knees and toes. As well as backs!

Are you not sure what to do about the shoulder injury you have? Or the recurrent sprained ankle?

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It's never too late to feel better!

Let's see how many people this next sentence resonates with:“I'm ___ years old now, there's no way I can _______”.

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Ron Fleming blog: In memory of Samwise

Ron Fleming blog: In memory of Samwise

The first day of my March Break was March 8, so I ushered it in by driving the roads west and north of Newmarket in search of local birds. 

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Walk amongst the Swans at Burlington Bay

On Boxing Day of 2012, my husband and I did our yearly tradition of sitting down by the docks at Sibbald Point Provincial Park and drinking coffee.

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Medicine and Chiropractic can get along

There is a long history of animosity between the Chiropractic and Medical professions.

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