A New Chancellor
Arthur Mauro, OC, OM, was born in 1927, in Thunder Bay (Port Arthur), ON. He studied law at the University of Manitoba and was called to the Bar of Manitoba in 1953. Until 1969 he practiced law, specializing in transportation and communication law. Arthur Mauro has had an illustrious career. In 1967, he was appointed Chairman of the Royal Commission on Northern Transportation, and in 1969 became a senior executive with Great Northern Capital Corporation. From 1972 to 1976, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Transair Limited, and joined the Investors Group in 1976 to become its President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman. From 1991 to 2000 he was Chancellor of the University of Manitoba.
In September 2001, Arthur Mauro made a major contribution to St. Paul''s College at the University of Manitoba to establish the Centre for Peace and Justice. In 1987, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada and was later promoted to Officer in 1992. He received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Manitoba in 1987 and an Honorary Doctor of Commerce from Lakehead University in 1997. In 2004, he was awarded the Order of Manitoba. At present, Arthur Mauro is Chair of the Winnipeg Airport Authority.
The Chancellor's primary responsibilities include building bridges between the University and stakeholder groups as well as the broader publics – locally, nationally, and internationally; fostering the mission, vision, and values of Lakehead; and undertaking specific duties such as conferring degrees at Convocation, representing Lakehead University on special occasions, and participating in select initiatives to promote the University.
Cruelty to Children
Since its inception in 1927, the LCBO subjected alcohol consumption to its disciplinary gaze and generated knowledge about the drinking population. This book details how the LCBO tracked all alcohol consumption and capitalized on technological advances in order to generate categories and profiles of individuals so they could “control” drinking in the province. While this is a historical project, it also investigates how categorical treatment of populations like First Nations helped to develop and foster stereotypes around addiction that persist to this day.
Scott Thompson (MA’06) worked as a research assistant under the direction of Gary Genosko and was funded by a SSHRC Northern Research Development Program. The research was jump-started through community collaborations with Nishnawbe Aski Nation and political consultant David Peerla. Scott is currently a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of Victoria, in Victoria, BC.
Music from the Early Renaissance
“The music scores represent a significant addition to our Music Library and are a fitting tribute to the memory of Geoffrey Engholm, a man who loved classical music,” says Associate Professor Glenn Colton, Chair of the Department of Music. The collection includes music scores from French, Italian, and English composers of polyphonic music. It covers an important period of music history when Western art music was reaching a high stage of development that anticipated the style of the early Renaissance era.
“Geoffrey got so much pleasure out of music and he loved sharing what he knew with anyone who was interested,” says Jean Engholm. “This gift will be of long-lasting value to many students to help them develop a love of music.”
Older Drivers Needed
Study investigators need 1,000 older drivers, aged 70 and older, to be recruited from seven Canadian cities: Victoria, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, and Montreal.
The lead researcher in Thunder Bay is Professor Michel Bédard, Canada Research Chair in Aging and Health and Director of the Centre for Research on Safe Driving at Lakehead University. Any Thunder Bay (and area) resident over the age of 70 who owns a 1996 vehicle (or newer) and who drives at least four times per week is an appropriate candidate to participate. For more information call 807-766-7256, 1-866-233-1133, or visit www.candrive.ca.
Researchers are challenged with asthma management issues because the cellular and molecular mechanisms for this condition are not clear. Subsequently, they continue to work toward finding methods for early detection, monitoring prognosis, and new therapeutic avenues that can offer more effective treatment.
Rui Wang's research revolves around the presence of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) within the lungs and how it contributes to bronchoconstriction in asthma patients. He hypothesizes that by increasing H2S production levels in the airways and the lungs, bronchoconstriction and airway remodelling will ultimately be lessened.
Tomson Highway, Patricia Cano, and Dino Pepe
The Finnish Connection
On her return, Laurie Hayes stopped in Helsinki where she met with the Rector of Helsinki-Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and renewed an Exchange Agreement outlining the terms and conditions for student exchanges and other academic activities. Lakehead University currently has agreements with three other Finnish Universities: Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki; University of Lapland, Rovaniemi; and University of Oulu, Oulu.
2009 Distinguished Researcher Award Recipients
Lori Chambers, Women’s Studies
Deli Li, Mathematical Sciences