News Archive 2004

News & Updates


New Book Released
I am pleased to announce the publication of Karelian Exodus: Finnish Communities in North America and the Soviet Union in the Depression Era, (Aspasia Books/Journal of Finnish Studies),edited by Ronald N. Harpelle, Varpu Lindström and Alexis Pogorelskin. [Read more] November 23, 2004


New Learning Tool Launch at Lakehead U
Lakehead University’s Department of History and Faculty of Education have teamed together to create a new tool to help teachers and students learn about a unique subject. [Read more] October 13, 2004


CIDA Recognizes History Professor’s Documentary with Significant National Award.
The internationally acclaimed documentary Banana Split has earned another significant national award. The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has given the film the first annual Deborah Fletcher Award of Excellence in Filmmaking. [Read more] June 06, 2004
Project Received SSHRC Standard Research Grant
Dr. R. Harpelle was awarded grant for a project entitled "Protestants, Missionaries and Imperialists on the Central American Frontier." [Read more] June 05, 2004


History Conference Focuses on one of the Region’s Pioneering Communities
Lakehead University’s Department of History is hosting an international conference next month to celebrate the Finnish community in Canada. Finnish Immigrants in the Decade of Depression 1929-1939, at the Prince Arthur Hotel, is expected to draw more than 100 people from around the world including scholars, filmmakers, diplomats, journalists, and, of course, the large Finnish community in Thunder Bay. [Read more] February 01, 2004


‘Fatal Flower’ Blooms at Lakehead
Members of the local film community have teamed up with faculty and students from Lakehead to pay tribute to one of the most important episodes in the history of film in Canada. [Read more] January 04, 2004
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