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Research Week

February 27th to March 3rd 2017


Link to Awards Webpage. 

Links to live streams:

Truth and Reconciliation: A panel discussion direct link 

 Indigenous and Aboriginal people in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). A panel discussion direct link 


  Monday Feb 27th


 11:00am – 12:00pm    Opening Ceremony (Governors’ Lounge)

We invite you to join us for the official launch of Research Week 2017 “Diversity in Research”.  Announcements include: the Proclamation from the City of Greater Sudbury, the release of the 2017 edition of “the Key”,

and the release of the video “Celebrating 2016 - Research at Laurentian University” which will highlight and feature the wonderful research achievements of our faculty and students in 2016.


 12:00pm – 12:30pm    Lunch (W-132)


 12:30pm – 1:30pm      Keynote address (W-132)

 Kim Rudd, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources


 2:00pm – 5:00pm        Presentation by Dr. Ted Hewitt, President, SSHRC

                                    Undergraduate and Graduate Students’ Research Forum (W-132)

The Undergraduate and Graduate Students’ Research Forum will provide a venue for students to share their research results and creative works.

                                    Faculty Research Forum (W-132)

                                   The Faculty Research Forum will provide a venue for students to share their research results and creative works. 


  Tuesday Feb 28th

 9:00am – 5:00pm        Graduate Symposium (Governors’ Lounge)

The Graduate Symposium will take place on February 28th, March 1st and 2nd with prizes being given during the closing ceremony on March 3rd. There will be more than 10 prizes in the categories of: the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Management, the Faculty of Health, the Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Architecture, in French and with Aboriginal content.


 12:00pm – 1:00pm      Lunch (Governors’ Lounge)


 12:00 – 1:00 pm          Research Ethics-Design and Process (Senate)

Rosanna Langer, the Chair of the Laurentian University Research Ethics Board will give an overview of guiding principles, relevant issues, review processes and levels of review for the approval of research with human participants. A broad reference will be made to the diverse range of research being conducted by local researchers. Working with secondary data and quality improvement studies will also be addressed. This symposium will be of interest to new and experienced researchers with a curiosity about the REB processes.


 1:00pm-2:30pm           Truth and Reconciliation. A panel discussion. (Brenda Wallace Reading Room)       

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report outlines 94 “Calls to Action” urging the Canadian government and this country’s citizens to take key steps in redressing the intergenerational damage caused by the residential school system. Through various research and education activities, post-secondary institutions can play a vital role in helping to address and support the implementation of several of these calls to action, 72 of which are educational or awareness based. This Indigenous roundtable will highlight the ways in which their research is helping to support truth and reconciliation in this country.


 3:00pm – 4:00pm        Indigenous and Aboriginal people in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

 A panel discussion. (Brenda Wallace Reading Room)

Indigenous and Aboriginal people are strikingly underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (the so-called STEM fields). This moderated panel discussion with experts sharing their experiences will be a step toward raising broad awareness of the lack of representation of Indigenous and Aboriginal people in the STEM disciplines and exploring ways that the issue can be addressed.


 7:00pm – 9:00pm        Science North Science Café – Are We There Yet? (Executive Learning Centre)

Are we where we want to be in attracting and supporting a diverse scientific workforce? How can we ensure that underrepresented voices are heard? And what’s the impact on individuals and the field of scientific research itself when we fail? Join us for a great discussion on “Diversity in Research” highlighting a panel of expert panellists.


7:00pm – 9:00pm        ECHO Symposium (La Fromagerie on Elgin) 

The Evaluation Children's Health Outcomes (ECHO) research group presents a Pecha Kucha style evening in lead by their student members. The students will be presenting their research conducted with children and adolescents. (To make things even more interesting the students only have 4 minutes and only pictures can appear on the slides.) (ECHO community partners will be invited to attend.)


   Wednesday Mar 1st


 9:00am – 5:00pm        Graduate Symposium (Governors’ Lounge)


 9:00am – 12:00pm      Industry Event (Willet Green Miller Centre)

Do you want to learn how university research can assist the private sector and vice versa? This two-panel event is for you! One panel will consist of representatives of the Mineral Exploration Research Center, Vale Living with Lakes, Center for Research in Occupational Safety and Health, and Mirarco Mining Innovations and the second panel will challenge the audience with opportunities for Industry/University collaborations.


 12:00pm – 1:00pm      3 minutes competition & lunch (Governors’ Lounge)

3MT® is a university wide competition in which participants present their research and its wider impact in 3 minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges.  The challenge is to present complex research in an engaging, accessible and compelling way, using only one slide. The winners will go to the Provincial Final at University of Waterloo on April 12, 2017.


 1:30pm- 3:30pm          Driving Underground Science Excellence through Diversity (Executive Learning Center)

SNOLAB is looking to stimulate an intriguing discussion on the diversity of research underway at the laboratory and the interaction among experiments at the lab. Panelists will explore the diversity that is driving innovation through inherent and acquired diversity from SNO through to the present science programme.


 5:00pm – 7:00pm        Twittérature (Alphonse Raymond Atrium)

Come celebrate Laurentian research while kicking off the Francophonie month with the Office of Francophone Affairs! During a social event, francophone and francophile researchers, the Laurentian and Greater Sudbury communities are invited to use Twitter as a platform of literary creation, to highlight the francophone scientific activities Sharpen your metaphors, prose and alliterations, and most importantly, your latest research activity to create inspired works in 140 characters or less, using the hashtag: #SavoirsUL


                                    RSVP before February 17th, 2017 at 

   Thursday Mar 2nd 

 8:30am-9:50am           Histoire du Canada depuis 1914 (Arts building, Room A-219)

This is a series of workshops offered by the Department of History and Sociology, which will feature different researchers who will discuss questions and observations around the theme of oral history. This lecture is open to the public.


 9:00am – 5:00pm        Graduate Symposium (Governors’ Lounge)


 12:00pm – 1:00pm      ICEBATS  Performances (Governors’ Lounge)

Join us for ICEBATS (Imaginative Connections Emerging Between the Arts and Sciences) where science meets art! This event is an art show focused on scientific concepts and envisioned as a way to connect with non-traditional scientists.  Researcher-Artists and Artist-Researchers find new ways to explore the world around us and share their visions of what art and science tell us about that world.


 9:30am – 3:30pm        Health Research Day (HSN, SDHU, NOSM, LU)

Participants of this full day event will have the opportunity to attend individual events at 4 of Sudbury’s leading institutions for health research.  Join us as we visit Health Sciences North, Sudbury and District Health Unit, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and Laurentian University for special health related activities and for your chance to meet and interact with some of Canada’s most renowned researchers.


 3:45pm – 5:00pm        Stack Brewery Beer Tasting (University Club)

Learn about the science and research behind beer making and sample some of Stack Brewery’s products.


 5:00pm-7:00pm           Contributions (passes, présents et à venir) de l’histoire orale à la complexification des récits nationaux         (Motley Kitchen)                 

This is a round table discussion where four researchers will be discussing the contributions to oral history with a particular lens on cultural backgrounds such as First Nations, French minority and the working class. Using a diversity lens, the panelist will investigate the complexity of our national history. 


   Friday Mar 3rd 


8:30am – 3:30pm                Un voyage aux frontières de la recherche en éducation :

                                            diversité et applications pédagogiques dans le contexte contemporain en Ontario

                                           (School of Education, Rooms 110, 208, 209, 310)

The Faculty of Education Symposium “On a Journey to the Frontiers of Research in Education: Diversity and Psycho-pedagogical applications in the Contemporary Context of Ontario” offers a useful experience promoting informed reflections on diversity and various pedagogical strategies in order to create an optimal atmosphere for learning and growth and also to facilitate students’ integral wellbeing and genuine academic achievement. 

 9:00am-11:00am        Coffee with the Vice President, Research (Governors’ Lounge)

Please join Dr. Rui Wang, Vice-President, Research for coffee, muffins and discussion.  Rui and the Office of Research Services staff will be available to answer questions and speak with all faculty about research at Laurentian University.  This is your opportunity for a one-on-one discussion about your research, collaborations and ideas.  We look forward to rounding out Research Week during this informal session.



 12:00am – 1:00pm     Graduate Student Scholarship Workshop (Governors’ Lounge)

Considering applying for scholarships this year?  Not sure how to write your application or even where to start?  Come to an interactive panel consisting of scholarship winners and successful grant recipients who want to help you!


 1:00pm – 3:00pm       Voyageur’s Innovation Challenge (Executive Learning Centre)

The Voyageur’s Innovation Challenge is inspired by the television show “Dragons’ Den”. Where this reality television show features entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas to a panel of venture capitalists in order to secure investment finance, the Voyageur’s Innovation Challenge will be an academic version where teams present their innovative ideas to a panel of Sudbury business leaders. Join us to see all the amazing and innovative ideas from our very own!


 1:00pm-3:30pm          Brown Bag Seminar (Governors’ Lounge)

                                    The Faculty of Management has been active in the world of research and they want to show you!

                                    Join us for this brown bag seminar where we will showcase the diversity of research in our Faculty!


 4:00pm – 6:30pm       Closing Ceremony and Reception (Willet Green Miller Centre)

To wrap up the week, the university community is invited to come out and celebrate with their peers. Prizes will be awarded for the Graduate Student Symposium, 3MT Competition, ICEBATS, Voyageur’s Innovation Challenge, Laurentian’s Top 10 Research and Innovation Achievements in 2016, and the Research Excellence Award.


                                    Research Week Awards

Laurentian University proudly extends an invitation to all staff and faculty to attend our Research Week Closing Ceremonies – “A Celebration of 2016”.  Don’t miss this exciting and significant event in the auditorium of the Willet Green Centre.  It will be a celebration of our success like no other  - cheering, clapping and whistling are strongly encouraged!  A social event will follow immediately.

We will be unveiling our most prestigious award winners at the Closing Ceremonies including:  Best PhD and Best Masters Presentation from the Graduate Symposium, 3MT, Student Forum People’s Choice Award, Faculty Forum Winner, Icebats, Voyageurs’ Innovation Challenge, the Innovation Award, Research Excellence Award, and the Top 10 winners of the 2016 Research Achievements.


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