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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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Pumping out precious water

Pumping out precious water

For about nine months now, around the clock, water has been pumped out of the ground near my Bradford home as a former farm/wetland is "de-watered" in preparation for a water treatment plant and a housing development.

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How irresponsible! It is not right to waste such a precious resource no matter what! Consider contacting LSRCA about this as wel... Read More
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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 is the best of the holiday season?

What is the best of the holiday season for you? Food,  presents, decorations, social events, spiritual renewal? Or just the chance to spend some time reading and relaxing?

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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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Muskie love

Muskie love


Muskelunge are one of Ontario’s top gamefish and are at the top of the food chain wherever they reside. They are known as the "fish of a thousand casts" but highly skilled muskie anglers will dispute this notion.

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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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Fishing action in May and June

May is a BIG Opening Month for Lake Simcoe Anglers
May 10 — the second Saturday of the month — is huge on Simcoe! Lake trout, whitefish, northern pike and walleye season all open. For those who can’t wait and want to wet a line before then, they can fish Simcoe’s yellow perch, sunfish, rock bass, brown bullhead, bowfin, black crappie and even common carp as they all have a year round open season. These fish are found in good numbers – both in the lake and her many tributary rivers.

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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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Winter's leftovers

Winter's leftovers

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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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