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Federal Election 2021 Web Collection

  • Collection
  • 2021

Web material related to the 2021 Federal Election in three northwestern Ontario ridings: Kenora, Thunder Bay-Rainy River, and Thunder Bay-Superior North. Candidate sites and social media were captured regularly throughout the election period.

City of Thunder Bay COVID-19 Response

  • Fonds
  • 2020

Documents the public information-sharing of the City of Thunder Bay during the COVID-19 pandemic beginning March 2020. Videos include Community Addresses with Mayor Bill Mauro, and press events.

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre COVID-19 Response

  • Fonds
  • 2020

Documents the public information-sharing of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic beginning March 2020. Daily updates relate to the hospital's readiness and operations, and testing and detection of COVID-19 in the Thunder Bay region. The records include text updates and video interviews with hospital leadership and others.

Municipal Elections 2018 Web Collection

  • Collection
  • 2018

Web material related to the 2018 municipal elections in municipalities across Northwestern Ontario.

Sites crawled include those of municipalities, candidates, news sources, and third party groups making endorsements or recommendations.

Lakehead University Web Collection

  • Collection
  • 2017 - 2019

Sites crawled include the web and social media presence of Lakehead University, and associated organizations (including students, faculty, and alumni groups.)

The Argus
Bora Laskin Faculty of Law
Lakehead Athletics
Lakehead University
Lakehead University Alumni Association
Lakehead University Archives
Lakehead University Bookstore
Lakehead University Campus Recreation
Lakehead University Faculty Association
Lakehead University Library
Lakehead University Student Union
LU Radio
Thunderwolves Hockey

Age Friendly Giants fonds

  • Fonds
  • 2017-2019

Fonds consists of the records of the Age Friendly Giants project, initially conducted in 2017 through Age Friendly Thunder Bay and StoryCentre Canada. This project provided a digital storytelling workshop to 10 older adults, with a focus on neighbourhoods, communities, and aging at home. Results of the projects included 10 videos produced by the participants, posters and tip sheets, and several public events.

Phase II of Age Friendly Giants took place in 2019. Phase II included the development of an education kit to accompany the Phase I videos, Tea Talks held throughout the summer to develop community, the concluding Giants Castle event in October to share information about aging at home, and various media including cable television programs.

Phase I records include videos and handouts, as well as project documentation. Phase II records include project documentation, videos, and material produced for participants.

Bora Laskin Faculty of Law fonds

  • Fonds
  • 2013 - 2018

The records include Faculty of Law newsletters and promotional material, and a set of building plans for renovations of the former PACI building.

The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law was established at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay in 2013.

Karen Keiller fonds

  • Fonds
  • 2013 - 2019

Consists of five zipped files arranged by Google Suite app.

Keiller-UL-calendar contains ICS exports of various calendars maintained by Keiller as University Librarian
Keiller-UL-drive contains an export of all Google Drive folders and files, covering a wide range of Library matters.
Keiller-UL-groups contains MBOX exports of local Google Groups, including Librarian and Library Staff communications
Keiller-UL-mail contains MBOX exports of Keiller’s email, particularly communications with Provosts and with OCUL lists
Keiller-UL-sites contains an export of Google Classic Sites, including the Lakehead University Library Intranet and Library Annual Reports.

Thunder Cape Bird Observatory fonds

  • Fonds
  • 2009 - 2016

The records consist of daily logs and banding data for birds observed at the Thunder Cape Bird Observatory.

Thunder Cape Bird Observatory (TCBO) is a joint project of the Thunder Bay Field Naturalists, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources - Wildlife Assessment Program (OMNR-WAP), and Bird Studies Canada, working in partnership with Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, and the Canadian Coast Guard. (TBFN)

Robert Bennett fonds

  • Fonds
  • 2009 - 2016

Records relate to the creation and development of the Orillia Campus.

Laure Paquette fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1996 - 2021

Records related to the academic and artistic work of Dr. Laure Paquette, a faculty member in Political Science at Lakehead University from 1994 to retirement in 2021. These documents, in digital format, reflect her teaching, writing (including texts of many articles and books), and artwork, as well as the progression of her career at Lakehead and with many other institutions and organizations.

John Rafferty fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1995 - 2019

John Rafferty (1953-2019) was an educator, broadcaster, and politician who served as NDP MP for Thunder Bay-Rainy River from 2008 to 2015.

The records reflect election campaigns between 1997 and 2018, and his time in the House of Commons including speeches, clippings, and correspondence with constituents.

Moira Davidson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1991-2018

Records relate to the operations and management of Technical Services within the library, strategic and operational planning Lakehead University strategic planning, and conditions of work at the library including through Lakehead University Faculty Association (LUFA) documents.

Peter Fergus-Moore fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1990 - 2002

Records consist of interviews between Peter Fergus-Moore and various individuals, recorded as part of his work as a freelance journalist. Interviewees include:

Biljana Baker, artist (1 tape)
Confederation College film students, multiple interviews (1 tape)
Roy Coran, musician (1 tape)
Gloria Dowton, Magnus Theatre (1 tape)
GAMI, youth arts collective associated with Definitely Superior Art Gallery (1 tape)
Jorma Halonen, history of socialist bookstore in Port Arthur (2 tapes)
Dusty Miller, former mayor (1 tape)
Diane Potts, Magnus Theatre (1 tape)
Sleeping Giant Folk Society (1 tape)
Norman Sponchia, artist (1 tape)
Brad Stephenson, filmmaker (1 tape)
Charles Wilkins, author (1 tape)

Northwestern Ontario Prospectors’ Association Interviews:
Moe Lavigne, geologist (2 tapes)
Northwestern Ontario Prospectors’ Association Symposium (1 tape)
Ruth Petrunka, widow of prospector Dave Petrunka (2 tapes)
Stares brothers (3 tapes)
Mel Stewart, prospector (2 tapes)

Agora Magazine

  • Collection
  • 1988 - 2005

Agora was the monthly newsletter/magazine published by Lakehead University's faculty and staff. It was published by the external relations office, and read by many in the university community.

Department of Women's Studies fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1988 - 2007

These records relate to the establishment and first years of operation of the Women's Studies program at Lakehead University. After a proposal in 1988, the first classes ran in the 1990-1991 academic year. The program developed quickly, with more courses added and cross-listed, and Women's Studies was granted status as a Department in 2002.

The records, most of which date 1990-1996, include minutes of the Women's Studies Advisory Committee, and correspondence about the program and its courses. Some files also relate to fundraising, and local events and issues.

Canada Sea-to-Sea: Alexander Mackenzie Bicentennial Expeditions fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1988 - 1994

Records detailing the planning and execution of the Canada Sea-to-Sea Alexander Mackenzie Bicentennial Expeditions, 1989-1993, to celebrate the bicentennial of the voyages of Alexander Mackenzie, who was the first European person to cross Canada and reach the Pacific Ocean. Expedition leader was Dr. Jim Smithers, of Lakehead's School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Tourism.

Students traced Mackenzie's routes travelling by canoe and overland, and held events in communities along the way.

1989: from Fort McMurray, Alberta to Kendall Island on the Beaufort Sea
1990-1991: development of educational materials and full plan
1991: Lachine, Quebec, to Winnipeg, Manitoba
1992: Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Peace River, Alberta
1993: Peace River, Alberta, to Mackenzie Rock, British Columbia

Records include planning documents, brochures, sponsorship information, route maps, and reports.

Jim Bishop fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1983 - 1987

The fonds consists of New Democratic Party (NDP) campaign and fundraising material. Reference documents have a national focus; some materials address local candidates and campaigns. Most records are 1980-1987; there is also a small amount of material related to the 2015 federal election.

“A Vast and Magnificent Land” Project collection

  • Collection
  • 1982 - 1983

Support material for the production of the book "A Vast and Magnificent Land" by Matt Bray and Ernie Epp. The records consist mainly of copies of images used in the book, with information about the source of each image.

Silver Islet Cemetery Documents

  • Collection
  • 1982, 2009

Two documents containing transcriptions and images of the Silver Islet Cemetery:
"Silver Islet Cemetery," Ontario Genealogical Society, 1982
"Silver Islet Cemetery," 2007.

Northern Woman's Bookstore

  • Fonds
  • 1976 - 2016

Correspondence, business documentation, staff resources, photographs, and Literacy Group documents, kept by Margaret Phillips of the Northern Woman's Bookstore, of Thunder Bay, Ontario. The store opened in 1984 and had locations on Bay St. and Court Street, before having to close its physical location in 2016.

Paul McRae fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1974 - 1984

The correspondence, government employment program material, reports, and minutes for Paul McRae's years as Liberal MP for Fort William and then Thunder Bay-Atikokan. The records cover both national and local issues.

McRae was first elected in 1972, and served four terms in Parliament until 1984.

Northwestern Ontario Regional Child Care Committee fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1974 - 1996

The Northwestern Ontario Regional Day Care Committee / Child Care Committee operated from the 1970s to the 1990s. The Committee was a grassroots organization made up of child care workers, administrators, parents, and others concerned with the provision of child care in the region. The Committee was engaged in advocacy work, as well as supporting the work of child care centres and professionals.

Records of the Committee include reports, newsletters, minutes, correspondence, lobbying documents, and more.

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