LAKEHEAD RESEARCH EDUCATION GALLERIES
The LAIR Galleries were founded in 2014. The 7 gallery spaces are curated by
Dr. Pauline Sameshima, Professor and Canada Research Chair at Lakehead University.
The purpose of the galleries is to hold space for exemplars of inquiry, research, teaching, and learning through various art forms.
2020- Ashley Walter
2019-2020 Robin Faye
2017-2019 Matthew O'Reilly
2014-2016 Dayna Slingerland
The Lakehead International Office Gallery opens.
A Gallery Tour is offered as as part of Research and Innovation Week.
The SPACE Gallery (Science, People, Art, Creativity Engineering), in the CASES (Centre for Advanced Studies in Engineering and Sciences) Building, and Minogin Gallery in the Graduate Education Department open.
A SSHRC Connections grant is secured to develop and implement the Lakehead University Community Connections Showcase, three events offered as part of Research and Innovation Week including our first artists' tour.
A Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation Internship is secured to fund a Gallery Coordinator.
The virtual gallery opens and features juried submissions from innovative researcher-artists beyond Lakehead.
The Baggage Building Arts Centre becomes a community partner, offering exhibition spaces at their Marina Drive location.
LAIR Gallery Award Recipients: Melissa Oskineegish, Dayna Slingerland, Varainja Stock and Holly Tsun Haggarty
Through the support of the Canada Research Chairs program, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Ontario Research Fund and the Department of Education, three physical art spaces open for juried exhibitions:
The LAIR (Lakehead Arts Integrated Research) in the Bora Laskin Education Building
In Other Words in the Education Library
The Junction: Where Science Meets Art in the ATAC Building in the Northern School of Medicine