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February - Black History Month

Sudbury Five Game

Friday, February 2, 2024

  • 7:00 p.m. 
  • Sudbury Arena, Downtown Sudbury
  • $25.00 per person
  • Tickets available at

Join the Laurentian University African and Caribbean Students Association (LUACSA) at the Sudbury Arena for a Sudbury Five basketball game against the Newfoundland Rogues.

This game serves as more than just a sports event; it's an opportunity to embrace the richness of African and Caribbean cultures, connect with fellow students, and create lasting memories. Be prepared for an evening of cheering, camaraderie, and a fantastic showcase of talent both on and off the basketball court.

Secure your spot now and join us for a night that blends the excitement of sports with the spirit of cultural celebration!



Public Speaker's Convention

Monday, February 5, 2024

  • 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Executive Learning Centre, Fraser Building, 3rd floor

This year’s Public Speakers Convention will delve into the profound keynote topic, "Living through Stereotypes and Microaggressions as a Black Person." The convention promises a thought-provoking exploration of the experiences faced by individuals navigating stereotypes and microaggressions within the context of their identity as Black individuals. 

Attendees can expect engaging discussions, impactful presentations, and a platform for open dialogue surrounding these crucial issues. The event schedule includes an insightful pause between 11:30 am and 12:00 pm, providing attendees with an opportunity to network, share perspectives, and absorb the valuable insights presented. 

Join us for a morning of enlightenment, empathy, and empowerment as we collectively strive for a more inclusive and understanding community.



Black Entrepreneur Day

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Parker Atrium, Parker Building, 1st Floor

Join us for a dynamic and vibrant showcase of entrepreneurial talent. This event promises a unique opportunity for students and local entrepreneurs alike to explore a diverse array of merchandise from various black-owned businesses, ranging from fashion and accessories, to art, crafts, and more. The event serves not only as a marketplace for entrepreneurs to showcase and sell their products but also as a platform for students to engage with and support the local black business community.

Beyond the commercial aspect, attendees can look forward to an enriching cultural experience, fostering connections, and celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit within the African and Caribbean diaspora. This day is poised to be a lively and impactful event, creating a space for collaboration, commerce, and cultural appreciation during the month dedicated to honoring Black history and achievements.



Games Night

Friday, February 9, 202

  • 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Games Room, Laurentian Residence, Student Street

Get ready for an unforgettable night of fun, camaraderie, and friendly competition at the upcoming game night. Students will enjoy an array of classic and modern games that cater to diverse interests and gaming preferences. Whether you're a board game enthusiast, a console gamer, or someone who enjoys interactive and social games, there will be something for everyone. 

The LUACSA game night is not just an opportunity to showcase your gaming skills but also a chance to build lasting friendships and celebrate the rich diversity of African and Caribbean cultures on campus. Come join us for a memorable night of games, laughter, and community building!



Friday at the Cinema

Friday, February 23, 2024

  • 2:00 p.m.
  • Place des arts, Downtown Sudbury
  • FREE event

In collaboration with the Centre de santé Communautaire, the Laurentian University African and Caribbean Students Association (LUACSA) is hosting an enriching afternoon at the movies during Black History Month.

Students will experience an engaging selection of films that shed light on the diverse narratives within the African and Caribbean diaspora. This event takes viewers on a journey through culture, history, and shared experiences. With an array of compelling stories and narratives, LUACSA aims to create an inclusive space for dialogue and reflection.

Don't miss out on this unique occasion to celebrate Black history through the lens of powerful storytelling.



Cultural Day

Thursday, February 29, 2024

  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Parker Atrium, Parker Building, 1st floor

Get ready for an enriching cultural experience at LUACSA’s Cultural Day. Let us take you on an immersive journey into the diverse and dynamic cultures of Africa and the Caribbean, offering students a unique opportunity to celebrate and appreciate the richness of these heritages. 

Attendees will enjoy an array of engaging activities, including traditional music and dance performances, art exhibitions showcasing the creativity of these regions, and interactive displays delving into the history and traditions that shape African and Caribbean cultures. There will also be opportunities for students to actively participate, fostering a sense of community and understanding. 

From delicious culinary delights to insightful presentations, Cultural Day aims to foster unity, awareness, and appreciation for the diversity that thrives within the African and Caribbean communities. 

January 18th to January 31st

The Winter 2024 Laurentian Architecture Lecture Series Begins Today

The first event of the Winter 2024 Laurentian Architecture Lecture Series is scheduled for Thursday, January 25 at 5:40pm in the Lecture Hall. The guest lecturer will be Métis architect Tiffany Shaw from Reimagine Architects.

This lecture is presented by the Ontario Association of Architects. It is free and open to all. Please note that this lecture qualifies for two Ontario Association of Architects Continuing Education Structured Learning Hours.
Click here to view the poster.

Interprofessional Health Luncheon

The CNFS invites you to a luncheon on Tuesday January 30th, from 12-1pm in West Residence Room W132 or via Zoom

Enjoy a free lunch while you listen to three impressive professionals who work in various fields of health. Their journey and experience are inspiring and can help guide you in your own journey. Providing quality health care, maintaining good mental health as professionals, working in French, services for vulnerable populations, advice for success, and resources to flourish will be discussed. 

Click here to register and for more information.


Entrepreneurship Part II – Value Proposition and Target Market

Daryl Dominique, Product Manager at Safebox Systems/ Ionic Mechatronics, will be the second guest speaker in our Basics of Entrepreneurship series. Join us in the Jim Fielding Innovation Space on January 30th at 12pm and enjoy a snack as Daryl talks about value proposition and identifying your target market.

Click here to view the poster.


Professional Development (PD) Day

We're thrilled to let you know that there are still a few spaces available for our upcoming Professional Development (PD) Day Camp on Friday, February 2nd. This is your last opportunity to join us for a day of fun activities indoor and outdoor.

Date: Friday, February 2nd
Time:  8am to 5pm
Location: Voyageur Campus Recreation

The cost to attend this dynamic PD Day Camp is just $60, and we're excited to sweeten the deal – pizza will be provided for all attendees!

To secure your spot, simply follow these steps:
1. Visit our registration page or call (705)673-6573.
2. Complete the online or by phone registration form.
3. Make a payment of $60 to confirm your attendance.

Please note that spaces are limited, and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Entrepreneurship Part III – Pitching your Idea and Funding Your Venture

Join us in the Jim Fielding Innovation Space on February 8th at 12pm to meet Brendan Skiffington, Coordinator - Regional Innovation Center, NORCAT for Part III of the Basics to Entrepreneurship Series. Brendan will talk about how to present your idea to potential investors and funding opportunities available to kickstart your venture. Stop by for a snack and bring your questions.

Click here to view the poster.


LUAPSA Curling Tournament:

February 23rd, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Come and spend the afternoon curling with your friends and colleagues at the Laurentian University Curling Tournament proudly hosted by LUAPSA!

Whether you're a seasoned pro, or this is the first time you've ever touched a curling stone, it will be an afternoon of fun and everyone is welcome.

Please see the invitation for the registration details. We look forward to seeing you there (Idylwylde Curling Club, 400 Walford Rd, Sudbury).

Click here to view the poster.


Save the Date: Procrastination Awareness Week

Save the date for a week of outstanding anti-procrastination programming: March 4th - 8th, 2024.

Universities and colleges across Canada are coming together and offering workshops and virtual study halls to help students make progress on their end-of-term to do lists.

Click here to view the poster.


Join the One School, One Book discussion of Moon of the Crusted Snow

The Architecture Library invites you to join the One School, One Book discussion of Moon of the Crusted Snow on Thursday, March 7 at 6 pm in the Architecture Library led by Professor Tammy Gaber. The author, Waubgeshig Rice, will be joining us to discuss this book, along with its sequel Moon of the Turning Leaves.

If you haven't had a chance to read this book yet, copies are available at the Architecture Library, and additional print, audio and eBook copies are available through the public library.

All are welcome to meet the author and join the discussion whether you have read the book or not.


Women’s Indoor Track
Jan. 26th AT McGill
Jan. 27th AT McGill
Feb. 3rd AT York

Men’s Indoor Track
Jan. 26th AT McGill
Jan. 27th AT McGill
Feb. 3rd AT York

Women’s Basketball
Jan. 26th VS York at 6:00 pm
Jan. 27th VS McMaster at 6:00 pm
Feb. 2nd AT Toronto at 6:00 pm
Feb. 3rd AT Toronto Metropolitan at 6:00 pm

Men’s Basketball
Jan. 26th VS York at 8:00 pm
Jan. 27th VS McMaster at 8:00 pm
Feb. 2nd AT Toronto at 8:00 pm
Feb. 3rd AT Toronto Metropolitan at 8:00 pm