LU Conference – Northwestern Ontario in a Globalized World


THUNDER BAY – On May 25, Lakehead University’s Centre for Northern Studies, with added sponsorship from the aig+c, sponsors a Canadian International Council (CIC) Thunder Bay Branch conference which discusses the changing economy of Northwestern Ontario in a Globalized World.  The conference is open to the public.

Northern Communities in a Changing World: Towards a Better Understanding of Global Competition in a Transnational Environment starts at 8:30 a.m. on May 25, and takes place at the Finnish Labour Temple.  The keynote dinner begins at 6:00 p.m., and features keynote speaker Dipak Gyawali, member of the Royal Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, the New York Academy of Sciences, and Vice-President of the Institute of Social and Environmental Transition.  Additional biographical information on Mr. Gyawali is available at

This is the first time the CIC – Thunder Bay Branch has hosted an event of this magnitude, which will draw special guests from Finland, Uruguay, Nepal, and Winnipeg, as well as registrants and interested parties from across Canada.

Conference presenters offer a broad range of information from various organizational perspectives, including governmental and NGOs in Northwestern Ontario.  Academics whose works focus on the social impact of shifting economies will also be present.

For general information about the conference, fees, or registration, please contact Dr. Michel Beaulieu, Vice President-Thunder Bay Branch, and Co-Director, Centre for Northern Studies, Lakehead University.  Dr. Beaulieu can be reached at

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