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Haley Mantha - Thesis Defence - Chemical Sciences

Date: July 26

Time: 10:16am

Location: FA-386 Executive Learning Centre


Event Description:

Nanoscale examinations on the sequestration of Cu by organic material in contaminated soils

 

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2018 Maamwizing Indigenous Conference

Date: November 16 - November 18

Time: 9:54am - 9:54am

Location: Laurentian University


Event Description:

Registration is now open for the 2018 Maamwizing Indigenous Conference “Pursuing Indigenous Research in a Good Way” being held November 16-18, 2018 at Laurentian!

This conference aims to question the way in which universities conduct Indigenous research by better understanding the relationships between students, researchers, and communities.

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Ms. Moriah Thorpe - Thesis Defence - Master of Human Kinetics

Date: July 24

Time: 9:00am

Location: SE-104A School of Education Building


Event Description:

The relationship between gross motor skills, psychosocial adjustment, and peer victimization in school-aged children

 

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Ontario Universities' Fair (OUF)

Date: September 28 - September 30

Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre


Event Description:

Visit OUF's website for more information.

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2018 Watershed Lecture

Date: September 14

Time: 12:00pm

Location: Vale Living with Lakes Centre (LL102)


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Ms. Breeanna Streich - Thesis Defence - MA Psychology

Date: August 23

Time: 1:00pm

Location: C-304 (Classroom Building)


Event Description:

THE IMPACT OF PRODUCT HEALTH DESCRIPTION AND SERVING SIZE INFORMATION ON CONSUMPTION

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Laurentian celebrates pride

Date: July 11

Time: 7:00pm

Location: ISLC


Event Description:

Thanks to Mitch Seguin and the facilities team, we have paint and supplies for two rainbow crosswalks on campus. Please join us at the loop across from the ISLC today at 7 p.m.

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Ms. Gerusa Senhorinho - Thesis Defence - PhD Biomolecular Sciences

Date: July 06

Time: 10:00am

Location: F-228 (Science II/Fraser Building)


Event Description:

ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF FRESHWATER GREEN MICROALGAE ISOLATED FROM WATER BODIES NEAR ABANDONED MINE SITES IN ONTARIO, CANADA

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Urban diet linked to obesity and elevated blood glucose in raccoons

Urban diet linked to obesity and elevated blood glucose in raccoons

Laurentian University study examines the consequences of human food waste on wildlife

Raccoons living in urban landscapes are feasting on our leftovers and suffering the consequences. Researchers at Laurentian University have examined how access to human food waste is increasing body mass and blood glucose in raccoon populations.

The study, recently published in the journal Conservation Physiology, was led by Dr. Albrecht I. Schulte-Hostedde, professor in evolutionary ecology at Laurentian University, in collaboration with assistant professor in obesity and metabolic disease research Dr. Jeffrey Gagnon.

“Urban environments are novel habitats for raccoons from an evolutionary perspective,” said Dr. Schulte-Hostedde. “We wanted to see if they are experiencing the same health problems as humans—obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome.”

“At Laurentian, there is a wealth of wildlife biologists and ecologists,” said Dr. Gagnon. “This collaborative study allowed me to provide expertise on how metabolism is affected during weight gain driven by a high fat and sugar diet.”

The study compared data from three groups of raccoons: those with high access to human food waste living on the grounds of the Toronto Zoo, those in a conservation area with moderate access to garbage, and those in a farming area with little access to food waste. The results were clear: due to a high consumption of human food, urban raccoons are not only putting on excessive weight, but are also experiencing higher blood sugar levels.

The project was also conducted as part of Laurentian University’s department of Biology undergraduate thesis course with fourth-year student Zvia Mazal. “This is a major achievement for Zvia to have published a peer-reviewed article this early in her career, and is testament to the quality of our students and programming,” said Dr. Gagnon.

Dr. Claire Jardine, a veterinarian and associate professor from the University of Guelph, also contributed to the study.

“The next step,” added Dr. Schulte-Hostedde, “would be to explore what—if any—impact human food is having on raccoons from an evolutionary perspective. Stay tuned!”

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Ms. Shelby Diebert - Thesis Defence - Master of Human Kinetics

Date: June 29

Time: 10:30am

Location: FA-386 Executive Learning Centre


Event Description:

Canadian University Student Experiences Participating In a Health Promotion Without Borders Excursion to Mongolia.

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