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Lakehead University is dynamic, modern, highly learner-centred and acknowledges all of its students as valued leaders of tomorrow, whose education and success are most paramount to the institution.

Both campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia promise the total university experience: a blend of academic excellence and opportunity with a rich variety of social and recreational activities.

Lakehead also promises excellence in research; it is the proud host to nine Canada Research Chairs and revolutionary facilities such as a world-renowned Paleo-DNA Laboratory and a Biorefining Research Institute.

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QAnon members participate in a protest against the counting of electoral votes in Washington, DC, which affirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Mothers of the movement: Leadership by alt-right women paves the way for violence

Women have assumed different roles in alt-right movements, including organizing protests, spreading misinformation and organizing militias.
A woman looks through the locked gates at the Prospect Cemetery in Toronto in April 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

How obituaries helped people grieve during the pandemic

The pandemic has forced people to discover new ways of maintaining connection with one another and to consider their own mortality — obituaries played a part in making this easier.
Freemium software in education exacerbates the digital divide for students who may be economically disadvantaged compared to their peers. (Shutterstock)

Why freemium software has no place in our classrooms

Software that advertises premium features for a fee is ill-suited to school environments, where children should experience universal access.
A person holds a sign for the “freedom convoy” a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, as people rally against COVID-19 restrictions on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Whose freedom is the ‘freedom convoy’ fighting for? Not everyone’s

Instead of a self-serving, diesel-stinking, neighbourhood-clogging mob that negatively impacts the freedom of others, the convoy should consider going home and learning about different perspectives.
Our healthcare system needs to respond in a more just, inclusive, caring and timely way to allow in-person final goodbyes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

People should be allowed to visit, say goodbye to those who are dying during COVID-19

Our health-care system needs to respond in a more just, inclusive, caring and timely way to allow in-person final goodbyes from those who matter most to those at the end of life.
A temporary memorial for Canada’s residential schools is blessed by Indigenous elders in a pipe ceremony in Calgary in August 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland

Reckoning with the truths of unmarked graves of Indigenous children, education systems must take action

Here’s what the education system needs to do to help teachers address, repair and heal education towards and beyond reconciliation.
ECOWAS is effectively protecting ousted president Alpha Condé, who manipulated the constitution to run for another term. Cellou Binani/AFP via Getty Images

Guinea coup highlights the weaknesses of West Africa’s regional body

If the Economic Community of West African States is to be a champion for good governance, it should address the root causes of political instability and coups.
The feeling of desertion by Nigeria’s federal government has not left the region that was defined as Biafra during the country’s civil war. Stefano Montesi - Corbis/Getty Images

Nigeria: a deleted tweet, a Twitter ban and Biafran wounds that have never healed

Until the conditions that led to the Nigeria-Biafra war are resolved, the debate on the viability of one Nigeria will continue to arise.
All 129 men who embarked on the Franklin expedition died. DNA analysis is being used to identify the remains. (Shutterstock)

DNA analysis reveals the identity of a member of the doomed Franklin Arctic expedition

129 officers and crew died during the 1845 Franklin Northwest Passage expedition. DNA analysis from their remains of members can reveal the identity of the men who perished during the journey.
President Joe Biden speaks during a rally at Infinite Energy Center to mark his 100th day in office on April 29, 2021, in Duluth, Ga. Biden has spoken often about his lifelong struggle with stuttering. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Treatment for stuttering may be most effective when addressing anxiety as well as speech

Stuttering has gained attention since the election of U.S. President Joe Biden, who has had a stutter since childhood. Research is changing how stuttering is understood, as well as approaches to treatment.

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