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Lakehead invites alumni to “come home” for Homecoming Weekend


Lakehead University will welcome alumni and friends back to campus during our annual Homecoming Weekend, taking place from September 28-30, 2017. 

Returning alumni will enjoy events that bring together lifelong friends, celebrate alumni excellence, and provide a nostalgic return to...

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Alumni honoured with the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence

May 11, 2017 – Thunder Bay, ON

Two exceptional Lakehead University alumni received the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa on May 3.

When Tom Doherty (BED, HBA and BA from Lakehead and MED from Western) received...

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ALERT: Possible fraudulent activity geared towards University Alumni

The Alumni & Community Relations office of Lakehead University has been notified of an organization called the Worldwide Association of Notable Alumni that has been contacting alumni of Canadian Universities and claiming affiliation with their schools or alumni groups. 

Please be...

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Brian Stevenson stepping down as Lakehead President in December 2017


After seven and a half exceptional years as Lakehead University’s President & Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Brian Stevenson has announced that he will step down on December 31, 2017.

Dr. Stevenson informed Lakehead’s Board of Governors at its monthly meeting, Thursday, before sharing the...

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Boosting Post-Secondary Research and Training in the North

 

Ontario is supporting a new facility at Lakehead University to boost research and innovation, increase lab space and create 67 new local jobs.

Minister of Northern Development and Mines Bill Mauro made the announcement this morning at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. The...

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Lyn McLeod named Lakehead University’s Ninth Chancellor


Lyn McLeod has been named Lakehead University’s next Chancellor.

The announcement was made at a special event in Lakehead’s Senate Chambers by President & Vice-Chancellor Dr. Brian Stevenson, who also served as Chair of the University’s Chancellor Electoral Board.

McLeod...

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Chancellor Derek Burney honoured with portrait unveiling


A familiar face is now a permanent fixture of Lakehead University’s Senate Chambers.

Dr. Derek H. Burney, Lakehead’s eighth chancellor, proudly looks out from a portrait hanging next to the University’s seven previous chancellors. 

Since his appointment as Chancellor in...

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Thank-A-Thon 2017:  Showing Our Donors Some Love!

On February 14, we asked the student recipients of donor-funded awards to come to the Agora and show their love to our donors by writing thank you notes. Twenty eight students attended and wrote thank you cards while 18 submitted thank you messages via email.

Here are just some of the...

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Lakehead University announces the new Principal of the Orillia campus


Lakehead University has appointed Dr. Dean Jobin-Bevans as the new Principal of the Orillia campus.

During his 12 years as a faculty member at Lakehead University, Dr. Jobin-Bevans has taught as an Associate Professor in the Department of Music, and has occupied several...

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Lakehead University appoints new Dean of Faculty of Science & Environmental Studies

Following a comprehensive search, Lakehead University has announced the appointment of Dr. Todd Randall as the institution’s new Dean of the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies. His five-year appointment begins on March 1, 2017.

Dr. Randall assumes the role having previously...

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