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.
Monday March 9
Environmental Sustainability Research Panel: 11:30 am-1pm, Room 1022
Dr. Sree Kurissery, Department of Sustainability Sciences, chairs a research panel about the Environmental Sustainability program. The panel of professors and students will showcase some of the interesting research taking place at the campus and throughout the Lake Simcoe region.
Film Screening: 7-9pm, Room 1022
Dr. Ronald Harpelle, an award-winning filmmaker and member of the Lakehead History Department, will screen the documentary, “Pulp Friction: Peoples, Places, and the Global Economy.” The film explores the effects of globalization on three small resource-based towns, including one in Northern Ontario.
Tuesday March 10
Research Panel: 11:30 am-1pm, Room 2019
Three different research presentations will be featured during this session. Dr. Kevin Willison, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, will discuss his research on ‘Improving End of Life Care Communication and Decision Making’, followed by Master of Environmental Sustainability students, Kristen McLeod and Crystal Ferguson, who will discuss their paleoecology research projects in northern climates of Russia and Canada.
Wednesday March 11
Undergraduate Research Poster Display: 11 am-1 pm, Learning Commons
Fourth-year students have been working hard since September on their academic posters and papers. This display is an opportunity to meet students and discover their many exciting research projects. Projects on display will range in disciplines from English, Geography, Sociology, and beyond, so there will be something of interest for everyone!
Thesis Presentations: 2:30-4:00pm, Room 2019
Honours Thesis students present their research findings; these students have worked one-on-one with faculty supervisors and can’t wait to share their findings with the community.