Tag: Lakehead University

A worldly welcome to Lakehead University

A worldly welcome to Lakehead University

Record numbers of international students attend international orientation Amanda Gallo News Editor A record-setting number of nearly 300 international students from over 44 different countries have been accepted to Lakehead University this fall, according to Lakehead’s Office of Media Relations. Last Thursday over 200 international students were introduced to Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, and Canadian [...]

September 9, 2014

An open letter to Lakehead University President Brian Stevenson. Take leadership on rising tuition fees!

Dr. Stevenson, This Friday, Lakehead University is set to raise tuition fees for the eighth year in a row. As always, the increase is several times the rate of inflation. With this latest increase, students will be paying about 40% more than they were just a few years ago, in 2006/2007 – Commerce and Engineering [...]

March 26, 2014
Ninth annual Research and Innovation week showcases Lakehead’s talent

Ninth annual Research and Innovation week showcases Lakehead’s talent

By Amanda Gallo and Stephanie Simko, Argus News Team The Research and Innovation Week at Lakehead University is an opportunity for students and faculty to showcase their research and connect with other brilliant minds on campus and across Canada. The ninth annual event included panel discussions, interactive displays, poster displays by undergraduate and graduate students, [...]

March 12, 2014
Lakehead is number one

Lakehead is number one

Lakehead first for research in Ontario By Alicia Alves Staff Writer Lakehead University was ranked first in the undergraduate category, based on its size and type of university, for research in Ontario and second in all of Canada in the annual ranking of Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities. Universities are ranked according to the total [...]

November 6, 2013
Lakehead welcomes first Honour Society; Dr. Hettich discusses surviving the first year in the workplace

Lakehead welcomes first Honour Society; Dr. Hettich discusses surviving the first year in the workplace

Ellen Stevens Editor-in-Chief On Friday, November 1, 2013, The Lakehead University Psi Chi Chapter hosted its inaugural ceremony for the first group of 44 inductees. Psi Chi is an International Honour Society in Psychology and the first of its kind to be brought to Lakehead University. According to Psi Chi, “Lakehead is the third chapter [...]

November 6, 2013

New pathways for students

Lakehead teams up with Georgian College By Alicia Alves Staff Writer On Wednesday, Lakehead University and Georgian College signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that outlined three joint initiatives both post-secondary institutions will utilize to make student life better. These initiatives include an international, Aboriginal, and distance education components. The first initiative is an international [...]

October 30, 2013

Annual Powwow wows university and community

By Ellen Stevens Staff Writer The Lakehead University Native Student Association (LUNSA) hosted the 25thAnnual Powwow from Friday, March 15 to Sunday,March 17. It was a large event that attracted multiple First Nations groups, onlookers, students, and dancers. The colours were vibrant, the beats were steady and moving. Each dance had sacred meaning, and the [...]

March 27, 2013
It takes a community

It takes a community

Inuit culture discussed in Lakehead University Study By Ellen Stevens Staff Writer Relationships are more important than candy. On Tuesday, March 19, the Study welcomed fourth-year Indigenous Learning student, Romani Makkik, and the Regional YouthProgram Coordinator for the Quikiqtani Inuit Association,Becky Quilavvaq, to discuss Inuit culture. They focused on life in Igloolik and Iqualuit in [...]

March 27, 2013

Remembering Elder Agnes Hardy

By Stephanie Simko Staff Writer The flag around campus has been flying at half-mast to honour the passing of Elder Agnes Hardy of Biinjitwaabik ZaagingAnishinaabek (Rocky Bay First Nation).Surrounded by family, Hardy passed away peacefully on March 9 at the age of 80. Hardy volunteered as an Elder with the Native Language Instructor’s program at [...]

March 27, 2013

Need a summer job?

By Alicia Alves The Argus It’s always tough finding a job, let alone competing with the rush of seasonal applicants. So how can you put your best foot forward and stand out? Sharon Kovacic, the marketing and communications officer at YES Employment Services, says to keep it short: “Resumes should be fairly brief. What employers [...]

March 27, 2013

Building strength together

Preview: Feathers of Hope Youth Forum By Stephanie Simko Staff Writer The Feathers of Hope Youth forum is being held from March 24 to 28 at the Best Western Nor-Western Hotel and Conference Center. The forum is supported by the Provincial Advocate for Children, and Youth and the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services. [...]

March 20, 2013

Future LUSU VPSI eager to start

Charmaine Romaniuk will focus on student accessibility, involvement, and awareness By Erin Collins News Editor Although Charmaine Romaniuk just claimed the title for LUSU’s next Vice President Student Issues, she already has a solid plan of how she will strive to serve and empower Lakehead students. The Anthropology student was eager to sit down with [...]

March 20, 2013

Electronic voting obstacle course

Working toward an accessible online voting system for upcoming LUSU elections By Stephanie Simko Staff Writer With another LUSU election come and gone – not without its hiccups and speed bumps – the LUSU elections committee is looking into implementing a new voting system that would bring Lakehead into the 21st century. The electronic voting [...]

March 13, 2013
New LUSU executive announced

New LUSU executive announced

By Erin Collins News Editor The recent ballot count revealed the 2013-2014 leaders of the Lakehead University Student Union. Ian Kaufman looks forward to serving students as President, while Ayoub Ansari claimed the Vice President Finance title, and Charmaine Romaniuk earned Vice President Student Issues. Ian McRae secured the Orillia Executive position − the first [...]

February 26, 2013
Security breach postpones elections

Security breach postpones elections

VPSI candidate and current VP Finance candidate disqualified, asked to resign By Gary Musson Photo & Graphics Editor A security breach surrounding LUSU elections that occurred on February 1st, the day after advance polls were held, caused general polls to be postponed until February 11th and 12th, and advance polling to recommence on February 7th, [...]

February 13, 2013
Food for all adds to successful International Development Week

Food for all adds to successful International Development Week

Four-day multicultural event runs without a hitch, despite fire next door By Erin Collins News Editor This year’s International Development Week was well-attended and enjoyed by all, Multicultural Centre director Ayoub Ansari was happy to report. A food day was one of the many add-ons to the annual week, which was hosted by the Agora [...]

February 13, 2013

Canadian women proclaim: “This is My Body”

Advocacy video speaks out against women’s health issues and reproductive legislation By Stephanie Simko Staff Writer “This Is My Body” is a women’s rights advocacy video created in response to the attacks on women’s health and reproductive rights throughout the United States in 2012. The video, by Jason Stefaniak, features women of all races and [...]

February 13, 2013

Blue and Gold

Strong Lakehead Contingent in Local Men’s Basketball League By Noah Cain Sports Editor The Dominion Motors Northstar Winter Basketball League (NWBL) is the best basketball Thunder Bay has to offer − besides our own Thunderwolves varsity teams. Its membership includes numerous Lakehead students and alumni, many who used to play varsity for the Thunderwolves. Nine [...]

February 13, 2013
Winter Carnival: dogsledding, game night, snow day and more

Winter Carnival: dogsledding, game night, snow day and more

Cold snap couldn’t put a freeze on winter fun By Stephanie Simko Staff Writer What better way to kick off the winter semester than with some snow-filled festivities! Lakehead continued the tradition of the annual Winter Carnival through the week of January 21st, providing students an opportunity to take a break from their studies and [...]

January 29, 2013
LU parking lot woes include limited spaces and security

LU parking lot woes include limited spaces and security

Students weigh high parking pass fees against vehicle and personal security By Stephanie Simko Staff Writer Many LU students have long found the university parking lots to be frustrating to maneuver with the steady streams of vehicles pouring in and out of the lots, especially in the winter months. With both G and R parking [...]

January 23, 2013