Lakehead Senate approves Orillia Research Centre for Sustainable Communities

April 4, 2014

The Lakehead University Senate has approved plans for a new Research Centre for Sustainable Communities at the university’s Orillia, Ontario campus. The concept for the centre, which will focus on environmental, economic and social sustainability, was shaped by a committee of researchers formed in 2011; the creation of the centre is one of the goals included in Lakehead’s 2013-18 Orillia campus plan. “The centre will add to Lakehead University’s growing research reputation, with the objective of positioning Lakehead as a national and international leader in research on sustainable communities, and as a superlative research institution,” says Sreekumari Kurissery, the head of Lakehead’s interdisciplinary studies department. Orillia Packet and Times