Join Us For Orientation Week 2019!

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All Activities

Wednesday, September 18
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Activity: Aristotle's Cosmology
Location: Doran Planetarium (Left from Fraser Auditorium - elevator, one floor down)
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
This presentation will be given by Paolo Biondi (Philosophy, University of Sudbury) This series of public lectures is dedicated to questions of cosmology from the perspectives of both philosophy and science. Abstracts of presentations available here: www3.laurentian.ca/deleuzecosmo Refreshments will be served. Questions: Alain Beaulieu (abeaulieu@laurentian.ca)
For more information:
Department of Philosophy
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4336
phil@usudbury.ca
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Activity: Biidaabin Meet and Greet Fish Fry
Location: P107, Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre
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Who should attend?
Indigenous students, faculty and staff
Activity description
(advance registration required - email ax_commanda@laurentian.ca or call 705-675-1151 ext. 4052) Indigenous students, faculty and staff are welcome to join Indigenous Student Affairs for a meet and greet fish fry with Hiawatha's Catering.
For more information:
Indigenous Student Affairs
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4052
isa@laurentian.ca
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Activity: Roadmap from your Passion to your Purpose
Location: P-210 (Parker Building)
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
This workshop will help you to define your passions and transfer them into your studies and future career. Once you know what you love, understand your skills and are aware of what the world wants from you, you will be able to effectively manage your time towards achieving your goals.
For more information:
Student Transitions and Engagement

Thursday, September 19
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Activity: Talk on Academic Ableism
Location: L-516 (Parker Building)
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
In this talk, we will collaborate to address the ableist attitudes, policies and practices that are built into higher education. We will also interrogate the minimal and temporary means we have been given to address inequities, and the cost such an approach has for disabled students and faculty. Finally, we will explore our ableist biases, apologies and defenses in an effort to build tools for anti-ableist education in Canada.
For more information:
Department of English
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4340
english@laurentian.ca
Monday, September 23
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Activity: Odeweyigan Circle!
Location: Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
Indigenous Student Affairs is pleaded to host women's hand-drumming circles. Participants are asked to bring their own lunches. For more information, please contact (705) 675-1151 ext. 4052.
For more information:
Indigenous Student Affairs
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4052
isa@laurentian.ca
Tuesday, September 24
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Activity: Learn to be Heard
Location: TBD
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
This workshop will focus on communication strategies that can be used both inside and outside of the classroom. If class presentations make you nervous, your emails require too many follow ups or if you’ve ever felt like someone just wasn’t getting you then this is a great opportunity to bring out your inner, eloquent communicator!
For more information:
Student Transitions and Engagement

Wednesday, September 25
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Activity: The 'Talim' : Transforming a Visual Image to Symbols
Location: L-736 (Parker Building)
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
The International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Human Sciences (ICIRHS) proudly presents a talk by Dr. Gagan D. Kaur. This talk introduces a native handicrafts practice from India viz. Kashmiri carpet weaving, and discusses complex cognitive achievements undertaken by actors using the enigmatic artifacts of the practice which range from material to symbolic to linguistic. *Refreshments will be served. **La présentation sera donnée en français, et les questions pourront être posées en français. ***Information: Alain Beaulieu (abeaulieu@laurentian.ca)
For more information:
Department of Philosophy
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4336
phil@usudbury.ca
Thursday, September 26
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Activity: Your Brand Matters
Location: The Foundry -Jim Fielding Innovation & Commercialization space, Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation and Engineering Building.
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
The Your Brand Matters Workshop is a 1-hour session to help young people build awareness of their brand, and learn how to use their brand effectively throughout their career. Young people will learn the essentials of what makes a great personal brand, first impression, professional presence, and elevator pitch.
For more information:
Alumni Relations
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4818
alumni@laurentian.ca
Wednesday, October 2
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Activity: The Emergence of Science: The Standard Model of Cosmology
Location: Doran Planetarium (Left from Fraser Auditorium - elevator, one floor down)
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
This presentation will be given by Ubi Wichoski (Physics, Laurentian Université) This series of public lectures is dedicated to questions of cosmology from the perspectives of both philosophy and science. Abstracts of presentations available here: www3.laurentian.ca/deleuzecosmo Refreshments will be served. Questions: Alain Beaulieu (abeaulieu@laurentian.ca)
For more information:
Department of Physics
(705) 675-1151 ext. 2220
physics@laurentian.ca
Monday, October 7
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Activity: Odeweyigan Circle!
Location: Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
Indigenous Student Affairs is pleaded to host women's hand-drumming circles. Participants are asked to bring their own lunches. For more information, please contact (705) 675-1151 ext. 4052.
For more information:
Indigenous Student Affairs
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4052
isa@laurentian.ca
Thursday, October 10
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Activity: "Truth and Reconciliation" Cinema: A Case Study of Residential School Imagery in Contemporary Indigenous Film 2008-2018
Location: Senate Room (Parker 1125)
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
The International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Human Sciences (ICIRHS) proudly presents a talk by Dr. Tyson Stewart. This paper focuses on residential school system imagery, its official purposes, its place in the historical archive, and, most importantly, the way it is being reworked and reimagined by Indigenous filmmakers in films like Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013) and The Grizzlies (2018). *Refreshments will be served. **La présentation sera offerte en anglais, et les questions pourront être posées en français. ***Information: Alain Beaulieu (abeaulieu@laurentian.ca)
For more information:
Department of Philosophy
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4336
phil@usudbury.ca
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Activity: Gaining Skills by Giving Back
Location: The Foundry -Jim Fielding Innovation & Commercialization space, Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation and Engineering Building.
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
Come listen and meet Laurentian alumna and LUAA board member, Lisa Demmer, on the importance of volunteering and how the skills and networks gained can translate to the workplace.
For more information:
Alumni Relations
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4818
alumni@laurentian.ca
Wednesday, October 23
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Activity: Ernst Bloch et la cosmologie
Location: Doran Planetarium (Left from Fraser Auditorium - elevator, one floor down)
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
This presentation will be given by Lucien Pelletier (Philosophie, University of Sudbury) This series of public lectures is dedicated to questions of cosmology from the perspectives of both philosophy and science. Abstracts of presentations available here: www3.laurentian.ca/deleuzecosmo Refreshments will be served. Questions: Alain Beaulieu (abeaulieu@laurentian.ca)
For more information:
Department of Philosophy
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4336
phil@usudbury.ca
Monday, October 28
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Activity: Odeweyigan Circle!
Location: Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
Indigenous Student Affairs is pleaded to host women's hand-drumming circles. Participants are asked to bring their own lunches. For more information, please contact (705) 675-1151 ext. 4052.
For more information:
Indigenous Student Affairs
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4052
isa@laurentian.ca
Wednesday, October 30
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Activity: Workshop on Publication and Copyrights
Location: Room L-1125 (Parker Building)
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Who should attend?
The workshop is designed for graduate students, but everyone is welcome.
Activity description
This workshop is presented by the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research Studies (ICIRS), the Human Studies Students Association (HUSSA), the Graduate Students Association (GSA) and the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Questions can be asked in either French or English. A light meal will be served. For more information: Alain Beaulieu (abeaulieu@laurentian.ca) laurentian.ca/research/centres/icirhs
Monday, November 4
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Activity: Odeweyigan Circle!
Location: Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
Indigenous Student Affairs is pleaded to host women's hand-drumming circles. Participants are asked to bring their own lunches. For more information, please contact (705) 675-1151 ext. 4052.
For more information:
Indigenous Student Affairs
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4052
isa@laurentian.ca
Wednesday, November 6
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Activity: Neutrinos and Dark Matter
Location: Doran Planetarium (Left from Fraser Auditorium - elevator, one floor down)
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
This presentation will be given by Gennady Chitov (Physics, Laurentian University) This series of public lectures is dedicated to questions of cosmology from the perspectives of both philosophy and science. Abstracts of presentations available here: www3.laurentian.ca/deleuzecosmo Refreshments will be served. Questions: Alain Beaulieu (abeaulieu@laurentian.ca)
For more information:
Department of Physics
(705) 675-1151 ext. 2220
physics@laurentian.ca
Thursday, November 7
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Activity: Taking Your Degree Around the World
Location: The Foundry -Jim Fielding Innovation & Commercialization space, Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation and Engineering Building.
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
This workshop will explore opportunities for you to both work and travel abroad after graduation.
For more information:
Alumni Relations
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4818
alumni@laurentian.ca
Monday, November 11
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Activity: Odeweyigan Circle!
Location: Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
Indigenous Student Affairs is pleaded to host women's hand-drumming circles. Participants are asked to bring their own lunches. For more information, please contact (705) 675-1151 ext. 4052.
For more information:
Indigenous Student Affairs
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4052
isa@laurentian.ca
Thursday, November 14
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Activity: Cosmos and Chaos: From the Stoic Sage to Deleuze's Cosmic Artisan
Location: Doran Planetarium (Left from Fraser Auditorium - elevator, one floor down)
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
This presentation will be given by a guest speaker: Janae Sholtz (Philosophy, Alvernia University, USA) This series of public lectures is dedicated to questions of cosmology from the perspectives of both philosophy and science. Abstracts of presentations available here: www3.laurentian.ca/deleuzecosmo Refreshments will be served. Questions: Alain Beaulieu (abeaulieu@laurentian.ca)
For more information:
Department of Philosophy
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4336
phil@usudbury.ca
Monday, November 18
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Activity: Odeweyigan Circle!
Location: Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
Indigenous Student Affairs is pleaded to host women's hand-drumming circles. Participants are asked to bring their own lunches. For more information, please contact (705) 675-1151 ext. 4052.
For more information:
Indigenous Student Affairs
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4052
isa@laurentian.ca
Wednesday, November 20
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Activity: Exploring the Quantum Void and C(hao)osmic Fractals with Gilles Deleuze
Location: Doran Planetarium (Left from Fraser Auditorium - elevator, one floor down)
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
This presentation will be given by: Alain Beaulieu (Philosophy, Laurentian University) This series of public lectures is dedicated to questions of cosmology from the perspectives of both philosophy and science. Abstracts of presentations available here: www3.laurentian.ca/deleuzecosmo Refreshments will be served. Questions: Alain Beaulieu (abeaulieu@laurentian.ca)
For more information:
Department of Philosophy
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4336
phil@usudbury.ca
Thursday, November 21
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Activity: Getting Ready for Grad Studies
Location: The Foundry -Jim Fielding Innovation & Commercialization space, Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation and Engineering Building.
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
Graduate Studies can be a daunting world, yet it is extremely rewarding to all who have been on such journey. This 1h workshop will give you tips to approach and succeed in grad school and answer all the questions you have to go beyond the wall.
For more information:
Alumni Relations
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4818
alumni@laurentian.ca
Monday, November 25
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Activity: Odeweyigan Circle!
Location: Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
Indigenous Student Affairs is pleaded to host women's hand-drumming circles. Participants are asked to bring their own lunches. For more information, please contact (705) 675-1151 ext. 4052.
For more information:
Indigenous Student Affairs
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4052
isa@laurentian.ca
Monday, December 2
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Activity: Odeweyigan Circle!
Location: Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
Indigenous Student Affairs is pleaded to host women's hand-drumming circles. Participants are asked to bring their own lunches. For more information, please contact (705) 675-1151 ext. 4052.
For more information:
Indigenous Student Affairs
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4052
isa@laurentian.ca
Wednesday, December 4
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Activity: La cosmologie comme lieu de rencontre de la théologie, de la philosophie et des sciences
Location: Doran Planetarium (Left from Fraser Auditorium - elevator, one floor down)
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
This presentation will be given by: Denis Hurtubise (Philosophie, Laurentian University) This series of public lectures is dedicated to questions of cosmology from the perspectives of both philosophy and science. Abstracts of presentations available here: www3.laurentian.ca/deleuzecosmo Refreshments will be served. Questions: Alain Beaulieu (abeaulieu@laurentian.ca)
For more information:
Department of Philosophy
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4336
phil@usudbury.ca
Monday, December 9
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Activity: Odeweyigan Circle!
Location: Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
Indigenous Student Affairs is pleaded to host women's hand-drumming circles. Participants are asked to bring their own lunches. For more information, please contact (705) 675-1151 ext. 4052.
For more information:
Indigenous Student Affairs
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4052
isa@laurentian.ca
Monday, December 16
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Activity: Odeweyigan Circle!
Location: Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
Indigenous Student Affairs is pleaded to host women's hand-drumming circles. Participants are asked to bring their own lunches. For more information, please contact (705) 675-1151 ext. 4052.
For more information:
Indigenous Student Affairs
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4052
isa@laurentian.ca
Thursday, January 16
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Activity: Job Search 101
Location: The Foundry -Jim Fielding Innovation & Commercialization space, Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation and Engineering Building.
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
The Job Search 101 Workshop is a 1 hour session. As a facilitator, you'll lead the workshop in a peer-to-peer fashion to help young people who are looking for, applying to, and interviewing for their first job.
For more information:
Alumni Relations
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4818
alumni@laurentian.ca
Thursday, January 30
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Activity: Communicating Experience and Outcomes to Employers
Location: The Foundry -Jim Fielding Innovation & Commercialization space, Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation and Engineering Building.
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
"I can't get a job because I can't get experience. I can't get experience because I can't get a job." Break this vicious cycle because you do have experience! This session will teach you how to convey the experiences you've earned through university and volunteer work to help you get your next job.
For more information:
Alumni Relations
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4818
alumni@laurentian.ca
Thursday, February 13
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Activity: Speed Networking
Location: The Foundry -Jim Fielding Innovation & Commercialization space, Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation and Engineering Building.
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
Speed networking is a structured process for facilitating introductions and conversations. It’s based on the speed dating model, where you can meet a lot of people in a short amount of time, with the end goal being to increase the size of your professional network of contacts and to enhance your networking communication skills.
For more information:
Alumni Relations
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4818
alumni@laurentian.ca
Thursday, March 12
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Activity: Writing for the Workplace
Location: The Foundry -Jim Fielding Innovation & Commercialization space, Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation and Engineering Building.
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
BRB. TTYL. LMK. Have you forgotten how to write instead of text? Employers don't care about your sweet texting skills, they want you to be able to write emails and reports. This session will ensure you can.
For more information:
Alumni Relations
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4818
alumni@laurentian.ca
Thursday, March 26
Time
Activity
Location
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Activity: Adaptability
Location: The Foundry -Jim Fielding Innovation & Commercialization space, Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation and Engineering Building.
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Who should attend?
Everyone.
Activity description
Key to adaptability is developing and strengthening your emotional resilience. This session will explore how to adapt to situations, manage emotions, thoughts and actions, handle demands with confidence, and other helpful tips.
For more information:
Alumni Relations
(705) 675-1151 ext. 4818
alumni@laurentian.ca