LSSU Library Scholar Series Presents “Localized Extinction And Reintroduction of Fisher Populations “

Dr. Andrew Rankin, King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Asst. Professor

Friday, April 15, 2022 at 11am

The fisher is a carnivorous, forest dwelling mammal whose
historical range included boreal forests of Canada, the Great
Lakes region, and portions of the Rocky Mountains and
Cascade Mountains. Fisher populations declined after the
early 1900s due to trapping and habitat loss, but were an
early subject of reintroduction efforts during the past
century.A picture of a fisher in a tree. a fisher is a carnivorous mammal, from the wessel familyDr. Rankin will discuss the natural history of the fisher and present data from a genetic assessment of a translocated fisher population in the northern Rocky Mts. This population originated from two translocation events that occurred in the 1990s where fishers were moved from northern Minnesota and Wisconsin into northern Idaho. Also discussing the factors that influence population restoration in reintroduction projects

LSSU Library Poetry Series Presents Lesley Belleau

Presenting: Lesley Belleau

Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 3pm in the Library Learning Commons.

Head Shot of Lesley Belleau. Pictured is the face of a lady with long brown hair .Lesley Belleau is an Anishnaabekwe writer, educator, and activist from the Ojibway Nation of Ketegaunseebee (Garden River First Nation), located outside of Bawating/Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.  She is a Ph.D candidate in the Indigenous Studies Department at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, focusing on studying Indigenous Feminine Literature and Narratives, and is currently a Pre-Doctoral Fellow at Queen’s University.  Lesley is the author of the short fiction collections The Colour of Dried Bones (Kegedonce Press) and Sweat (Your Scrivener Press), and most recently was the winner of the Pat Lowther Award for her poetry collection Indianland (ARP).

the Cover of Lesley Belleau's book Indianland.

Belleau will give an overview of her works, which explore feminist and Indigenous perspectives, and discuss lived experiences, followed by a reading and questions from the audience. This event will be held in the Learning Commons area of the Kenneth J. Shouldice Library.

Cover of Lesley Belleau book, the Colour of Dried BonesThis event is free and open to the public, there will be light refreshments.

Conversation Café

Thursday, April 7th, 2022 at 4pm
in the Library Learning Commons

Cartoon style picture. A green, blue and purple mugs of hot liquid with faces are talking to each other.The topic for this Conversation Cafe will be the
Line 5 Pipeline

If you are tired of small talk, join LSSU Library for some Big Talk!
LSSU Library will be hosting a Conversation Cafe, a simple and easy-to-follow discussion format that allows people with diverse opinions to meaningfully contribute in a respectful environment.